Season 5 Episode Material
501: The First Time Fishing
Host, Don Meissner, kicks off season five of Fishing Behind the Lines on Lake Ontario. Don teams up with Captain Ed Monnete and first Mate Hunter Wosjlaw, of Cannon Ball Charters, to take guest, Ed Smalls, fishing for the first time. The group leaves Oswego Harbor in search of lake trout and salmon.
502: Big Bass on the St. Regis River
Host, Don Meissner, teams up with Mohawk guide, Will Clute of Gajo Baits, to take guests, Jim and Sharon Kaznowski, fishing on the St. Regis River in search of some monster fish.
503: Summertime on the St. Lawrence River
Host, Don Meissner, is joined by volunteer, Stephen Eldridge of Pink Fishing, to take guest, Scottie Monroe, fishing on a gorgeous day on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands looking for bass, and pike.
504: Friends from West Point Part 1
In part one of this two-part episode, host, Don Meissner, reunites with friend Rodney Ryan and new friend Josh Miguas to fish for pike and bass on Oneida Lake in Oswego County, New York.
505: Friends from West Point Part 2
In part two of this two-part episode, host Don Meissner reunites with friend Rodney Ryan and new friend Josh Miguas to fish for pike and bass on Oneida Lake in Oswego County, New York.
506: A Day to Give Back
Host, Don Meissner, joins a group of Charter Captains from Oswego New York who donate their time to take veterans out fishing for salmon and lake trout on Lake Ontario. Don talks with Captain Tom Burke about why it is important to give back to those who have served.
507: Family Matters
Host, Don Meissner, reunites with good friend, and volunteer Justin Walts. Justin’s wife Shannon, and their two children, River and Reed, join Don to fish the Black River for bass. As they fish, Shannon helps shed some light on what it’s like to be the family that stands in support behind a soldier.
508: A Summer Day Drift
Host, Don Meissner, and volunteer, Rust Eddy, team up to take Marine Bill Demers drifting and wading down the scenic Grass River on a hot summer day. The groups eagerly anticipate anything that bites, including bass and pike, and maybe even a surprise wall-eye.
509: A Wild Day of Muskies Part 1
Hang on to your hats for part one of this episode as host, Don Meissner, meets up with friend and Marine, Wild Bill Locy, for a crazy day of fishing Muskie on the Grass River. The pair navigate the small river in a canoe while trying to avoid tree branches and shallow rapids, all in the hopes of tangling with a few Muskies, the elusive Kings of the River.
510: A Wild Day of Muskies Part 2
Hang on to your hats for part two of this episode as host, Don Meissner, meets up with friend and Marine, Wild Bill Locy, for a crazy day of fishing Muskie on the Grass River. The pair tangle with a giant Muskie and then Wild Bill shows Don how to cook fish, and other wild game from Northern New York for a delicious meal.
511: Canadian Friends
Host, Don Meissner, travels into Canada to fish with his old friend, Nicolas Cote, and new friend, Sebastien Bouchard. The trio take to the chilly waters on the Bay of Quinte in search of wall-eye. Along the way, Nicolas and Sebastien share their insights on why they chose to serve their country.
512: Fall Fishing for Salmon
Bundle up as host, Don Meissner, takes to a frigid stream in Oswego County, New York, with guest, Tom Bryant, and volunteer, Michael Ortiz. The three men wade the cold waters in search of the salmon and steelhead that swim their way up the rivers from Lake Ontario. Don discovers more about the life cycle of the salmon, who spawn their eggs before dying, and the steelhead who follow in hopes of feasting on salmon eggs.
513: How Time Flies When You’re Fishing
Host Don Meissner spends a cold winter day inside with friend Rocky Rockwell, and the two sip coffee and talk about the power of fishing while taking look back at some of the best moments of Fishing Behind the Lines Season 5.