Original air date: June 8, 2010
On the Northwestern, both deck boss Edgar and injured deckhand Jake Anderson are bumming as Captain Sig grinds the entire crew relentlessly. Eventually, Jake can take no more with his injured hand, and walks off the deck, putting his career in jeopardy. On the Cornelia Marie, Captain Phil heads to the “Rock Pile”, a very tricky ground that made him famous early in his career. Although his first two strings miss, the third string finds its mark and the boat stuffs its tanks. While moving its pots to a new ground, the Time Bandit starts listing starboard due to freezing spray, and water gets into the rusted rails and the fuel tanks. They manage to filter the water out of the fuel and get their pots cast off to eliminate the list. Greenhorn Jeremy finally makes it on deck to begin working, but after a long bout of seasickness his mind isn’t into it, and he eventually gives up. On the Wizard, the crew plays a prank on greenhorn Paul, who has been lagging, by locking him into a pot and taking him for a ride on the crane. But with bad fishing at the time, Captain Keith doesn’t appreciate the timing of the prank. One night, a call comes over the radio as a deckhand on the cod vessel Alaskan Leader has a heart attack, but bad weather stymies medevac efforts by the Coast Guard.