Original air date: April 19, 2005
The crews of the ships set all of their crab pots and waited to retrieve them up. The greenhorns started to feel fatigued after only one night. The Northwestern greenhorn, Bradford, was unnerved by the sight of his first king crab—”they look like aliens,” he observed—but was corrected by deck boss Edgar Hansen: “They’re gorgeous! Look just like giant dollar bills!” Some ships started catching lots of crabs immediately—the Northwestern had two “riders” on pots kept in underwater storage to add to their tanks before even pulling their first official pots—while others experienced problem after problem with both equipment and finding the crab.