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Season 1

Episode 1 - Greenhorns

Introductions to the crews of the ships and the backgrounds for the greenhorns who would be working for the first time on some of the ships, as well as some boats’ traditions for dealing with greenhorns-Sig Hansen, captain of the Northwestern, refuses to greet or acknowledge greenhorn Bradford Davis until after he sees how he ...

Air Date: Apr 12, 2005

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Episode 2 - Long Sleepless Nights

The crews of the ships set all of their crab pots and waited to retrieve them up. The greenhorns started to feel fatigued after only one night. The Northwestern greenhorn, Bradford, was unnerved by the sight of his first king crab-“they look like aliens,” he observed-but was corrected by deck boss Edgar Hansen: “They’re gorgeous! ...

Air Date: Apr 19, 2005

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Episode 3 - Lady Luck

The crews continued to set their crab pots with mixed results-highliner boats like the Fierce Allegiance and the Northwestern were pulling lower numbers than expected; the Western Viking finally found the crab after an extremely bad first string. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the end of the season after only 2 days ...

Air Date: Apr 26, 2005

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Episode 4 - Beat the Clock

The fleet is forced to make difficult decisions about whether to continue last-minute pot placements or pull in all of their gear and cut their losses on the short season rather than violate the law. The Hansen brothers on board the Northwestern decide not to launch any more pots and instead go after a string ...

Air Date: May 3, 2005

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Episode 5 - Dead of Winter

The ships left Dutch Harbor for the deadlier opilio crab season, the last one to be held under the derby-style rules. The weather was treacherous, with heavy gale warnings and high seas predicted. The Lady Alaska had to return to port due to electrical problems, costing them a day of the already short season. The ...

Air Date: May 10, 2005

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Episode 6 - Man Overboard

The last man was found from the Big Valley disaster, raising the death toll to five, with Cache Seel as the only survivor. The boats of the fleet were finally able to begin casting pots after a day of delays. However, shortly after getting started, a man fell overboard on the Sultan. The ship was ...

Air Date: May 17, 2005

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Episode 7 - High Hopes

The Bering Sea claimed the lives of six fishermen less than a day into the opilio crab season. Crab pots had been soaking for 12 hours, despite the loss of human life the crews began to pull pots. Hopes were high as the weather changes again, for the better. Fishing was easier for the first ...

Air Date: May 24, 2005

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Episode 8 - Good Fishing

With calm seas and unusually warm weather, three days of record catches for the fleet had crew seeing dollar signs. One boat had a huge problem that left them vulnerable in the Bering Sea; they scrambled to return to fishing. Day four of the opilio season got underway, with high numbers still coming in, rumors ...

Air Date: May 31, 2005

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Episode 9 - The Clock's Ticking

Opilio crab season was eighty-four hours old, and the hunt for “Alaskan Gold” intensified as rumors flew about the season closure. This rumor pushed the crews harder, so boats were wondering where to put the extra crab. Other boats were just now hitting the sweet spot, and trying to make up for lost time. As ...

Air Date: Jun 7, 2005

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Episode 10 - The Final Run

This opilio season had been a deadly one, with the deaths of the Big Valley crew and a crewman from the Sultan who fell overboard just hours later. Boats were reaching their holding tank capacities and crews were reaching their mental and physical limits, but the fleet kept going in an effort to catch the ...

Air Date: Jun 14, 2005

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