Original air date: May 1, 2007
Good fortune smiled upon the Time Bandit after the rescue of the man overboard as they pulled up very full pots in a once-in-a-lifetime season. The Northwestern continued to have good luck after offloading nearly $800,000 in crab, though deckhand Matt Bradley was continuing to struggle with the uncertainty about making his upcoming court date. Edgar Hansen painted prison stripes on Matt’s oilskins as payback for Matt’s continued complaints about not wanting to spend Christmas in jail—”don’t do the crime if you don’t want to do the time,” Edgar reminded the deckhand. Aboard the Maverick, Captain Blake Painter decided to risk striking out on his own and picked a spot to fish without any advice from other captains, resulting in full pots. Lenny, the injured engineer aboard the Wizard, returned to work the deck for the last strings. The Farwest Leader pulled up empty pots, but pulled up decent pots after receiving a tip from Johnathan Hillstrand on the Time Bandit.