Jake Harris gets to run the rail on his 24th birthday during another storm on the Northwestern. The next day he draws galley duty, having to deal with Edgar’s hazing while trying to prepare breakfast. Jake Anderson gets to hook pots on the Cornelia Marie, but loses a bet with Freddy that he can pull 20 pots without missing one. He does well, though, earning the crew’s respect. The Kodiak finds better fishing thanks to a tip from the Hillstrands, but runs out of bait, jeopardizing their season. The Wizard also runs out of bait, but not before the deck crew tries to extend it by recycling, drawing Captain Keith’s ire.
Deadliest Catch is a reality television series produced by Original Productions for the Discovery Channel. It portrays the real life events aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab, snow crab and bairdi crab fishing seasons.
The Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, is the base of operations for the fishing fleet. The show's title derives from the inherent high risk of injury or death associated with the work.
Deadliest Catch premiered on the Discovery Channel on April 12, 2005, and currently airs in over 200 countries. The first season consisted of ten episodes, with the finale airing on June 14, 2005. Subsequent seasons have aired on the same April to June or July schedule every year since the original 2005 season. The 12th season premiered on March 29, 2016.