The fishing is going well on the Red crab grounds, while on the Blue crab grounds it is a different story. “The Seabrooke” is hauling gear in very rough weather. Captain Scott Campbell Jr. is getting respectable numbers but the weather and rough seas are hard on his crew.”The Ramblin’ Rose” is dealing with the same storm. On the “Wizard”, Captain Keith Colburn checks on his injured deckhand, Danny Maki, and convinces him to go back to work. The “Wizard” has had problems finding Blue crab and Captain Keith makes the decision to abandon the Blue crab grounds and switch to Red crab. On the “Kodiac”, Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski is pulling stuffed pots and decides it is a good time to put his son Zack on the hook. Zack does well at first, but halfway through the string things start to fall apart for him. Captain Wild Bill goes down to the deck to give Zack the benefit of his experience with a few pointers, but leaves frustrated after an offhand remark from Zack. On the “Northwestern”, Jake Harris is getting a lesson on throwing the hook ‘Norwegian style’. After four tries he finally manages to snag the pot. Lesson over, Captain Sig puts Edgar back on the hook. The “Seabrooke” is pulling into St. Paul for the first offload of Blue crab of the season. As they are leaving they meet the “Ramblin’ Rose” on the way in to offload. The “Wizard” is back in Dutch Harbour switching out their Blue crab pots for the Red when Keith fires greenhorn Danny Maki. On the “Northwestern” Captain Sig Hansen receives a call from Josh Harris aboard the “Time Bandit”, calling to wish his brother Jake a Happy Birthday.
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.