Season 2 Episode Descriptions
Episode #201-Steve Comtois
Host, Don Meissner, takes to the waters of Lake Ontario in Oswego, NY with Coast Guard Petty Officer, Steve Comtois. Don learns what life in the Coast Guard is like as he and Steve go fishing with Captain Ed Monette of Cannonball Runners.
Episode #202-Brian Eisch
Brian Eisch, retired Army Ranger and Wounded Warrior, takes host, Don Meissner bass fishing on the Oneida River near Pheonix, NY. Brian shares his story of courage and sacrifice during his time in the military and his life now as a retired veteran.
Episode #203-Steph Martin
Host, Don Meissner, travels to Plantagenet, Ontario, to fish for Muskie on the Ottawa River. Don is joined by guest Steph Martin, a retired engineer in the Canadian Royal Forces.
Episode #204-David Robinson
Host, Don Meissner, and guests David Robinson, and Captain Mike Seymour fish for bass, pike, and walleye, on the St. Lawrence River. David talks about his transition to civilian life after a twenty-year military career.
Episode #205-Erin Rhodes
Host, Don Meissner, and guest, retired Army Sergeant, Erin Rhodes, fish Lake Ontario near Chaumont, NY. Captain Greg, his son Brandon, and Mate Richie Moore guide Erin through her first time charter fishing.
Episode #206-Colin McKeown
Retired Canadian Navy veteran, Colin McKeown, joins host, Don Meissner on the Salmon River in Pulaski, New York. As they fish for steelhead, Colin discusses what life was like in the Canadian military. As a civilian, he is the producer of another PBS fishing show, The New Fly Fisher.
Episode #207-Roger Graham and Rod Kester
Host, Don Meissner, fishes for small and large mouth bass on Tooley Pond in Canton, New York, with Pilot, Roger Graham, and Flight Nurse, Rod Kester. Hear their stories of transitioning from the military into the emergency response field as they catch some great fish.
Episode #208-Mike Rist
Host, Don Meissner fishes, the St. Lawrence River for small and large mouth bass with guest Mike Rist, and Captain, Will Clute. Mike shares how he transitioned from being active military to the head of Healing Waters, a fly-fishing support group for returning soldiers.
Episode #209-Corey and Kadin Zeigler
Host, Don Meissner, fishes the Grasse River with retired Army Helicopter Pilot, Corey Zeigler, and his son Kadin. Guide, Rust Eddy, helps them navigate the rocks and rapids to where both small and large mouth bass thrive.
Episode #210-Ray Moore
Host, Don Meissner, is joined by guest, Ray Moore. Captain, Ed Monette, and his mate, Hunter, show Don and Ray the tricks of the trade as they make lures and fish for salmon and steelhead on Lake Ontario in Oswego, NY. Ray discusses his time serving his country in the military and how he helps other veterans make the transition to civilian life.
Episode #211-Terry and Paula Sutton
Host, Don Meissner, fishes the Grasse River for the illusive Muskie with guests, Terry and Paula Sutton. Known as the fish of 10,000 casts, the Muskie is the dominant predator of the waterways. Terry and Paula compete to see who can catch this illusive fish.
Episode #212-Keith Kilgore
Host, Don Meissner, fishes for Salmon in Dexter, NY with retired Army Chaplin, Keith Kilgore. After retiring from the Army, Keith pursued higher education and became a Social Worker at Carthage Area Hospital. Don and Keith also visit the Fishing for Freedom Bass Tournament and talk to veterans about what fishing means to them and how it can bring the military and civilian communities closer together.
Episode #213 Highlight Episode
Host, Don Meissner, travels to Pulaski, NY, to participate with the group, Healing Waters, as they bring veterans from all over New York to fish for salmon. Along the way, Don reflects on some of the best catches of the season and the great friends he made along the way.