Decisions made, the Seabrooke, the Ramblin’ Rose and the Wizard are headed to the Blue crab grounds. A friendly wager is made between Captain Scott Campbell Jr. and Captain Elliott Neese, the first boat to catch 100,000 pounds of crab gets $1000.00. The Seabrooke is on good fishing, but the Ramblin’ Rose is having problems finding crab and with rough seas. Elliott is having attitude problems on deck. On the Red crab grounds, the Time Bandit is on the ‘slime banks’ for another year carrying the ashes of deckhand Justin Tennison who died on February 11th, 2011 in his home town of Homer, Alaska. Also on the Red crab grounds, aboard the Northwestern, Captain Sig Hansen and brother Edgar discuss Edgar’s future. A leak in a hydraulic line halts fishing until Edgar repairs it. They are rewarded with full pots, catching 25,000 pounds of crab in one day. Back on the Blue crab grounds Captain Scott Campbell Jr. notices his pots are starting to come up light and realizes that the Ramblin’ Rose has ‘potted him down’ placing pots along his string. He calls Captain Elliott Neese to confront him with little success.
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.