Original air date: June 13, 2006
The Time Bandit picked up its last string of pots, with mediocre results. The Maverick lost two pots to the ice pack. The Cornelia Marie gingerly navigated through the edge of the ice pack, driving Phil Harris’ blood pressure sky high, but eventually they made it back to open water. On the Rollo, large amounts of crab were brought up. Father and son had a line coiling competition on the Cornelia Marie, and Phil handily beat his son Jake. A crew member was fired from the Maverick. The boats returned to St. Paul and Dutch Harbor to offload, collected their paychecks, and reunited with their families. The Northwestern completed two successful seasons in one—cod and opilio crab—and Sig Hansen opened the “suggestion box” and read the entries with great amusement (“‘Skipper takes more than one shower a month’—is that Edgar’s writing?”). The Northwestern returned to its home port of Seattle and celebrated a successful season with their happy wives and children.