The fleet makes a push towards the end of the season before a storm hits the Bering sea. On the Ramblin’ Rose, the crew continues to grumble about Captain Elliot Neese driving them hard. A few talk about not returning next season. However, when the season ends and the deckhands receive their $30,000 share of the 182,000 pounds (83,000 kg) blue crab haul worth $900,000, all four deckhands agree to return. On board the Northwestern, Captain Sig Hansen receives a call from former deckhand Matt Bradley who missed the king crab season due to a drug relapse. Matt asks for his spot back for opilio season. After the crew finishes up the season, Edgar Hansen tells Captain Sig that he will not be returning for the opilio season in January. It is prank time on board the Time Bandit. The first prank is an initiation for deckhand Justin Tennison as he is asked to return for opilio season. The crew rigged up the last pot of the season with flour bombs so that when Justin reels in the pot, flour explodes from the block. The second prank is pulled on Captain Sig of the Northwestern. Several sky lanterns on launched up wind of the Northwestern to spook Captain Sig into thinking he saw a UFO. The season’s bad luck on the Wizard continues when five pots of the last string of the season are lost due to heavy currents which pull the buoys underwater.
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.