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Season 2

Episode 1 - Heading Out to Sea

The crew returned to their boats in October 2005 for the start of the first King Crab season run under Individual Fishing Quota (“IFQ”) rules. The fleet had been cut by over half due to new regulations and quotas; however, the season had also been lengthened to three weeks in an effort to make crab ...

Air Date: Mar 28, 2006

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Episode 2 - Batten Down the Hatches

As a pair of storm systems began converging on the fishing grounds, several boats faced major mechanical issues made even more dangerous by the bad weather. The Rollo had a number of problems common to older fishing boats: Leaking hydraulic lines on the crane; broken hoses on the coiling block; two old ropes giving way ...

Air Date: Apr 4, 2006

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Episode 3 - On the Crab

The crews made headway in bringing crab on-board and fought even more rough weather. The Maverick dealt with two crew issues: Blake’s continued trumpeting his coming rise to the captain’s chair that had been verbally promised to him by Captain Quashnick during the offseason; and angry veteran crewmember Hiram, who was frustrated that the Maverick ...

Air Date: Apr 11, 2006

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Episode 4 - Finish Line

Many of the crews, including the Northwestern and Maverick, headed to St. Paul Island to offload their northern IFQ share catches. The Northwestern catch was smaller than expected, putting Sig Hansen significantly behind on making his overall quota; however, none of the Northwestern crew voiced anything but praise for their captain’s fishing instincts. Edgar Hansen, ...

Air Date: Apr 18, 2006

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Episode 5 - Friends and Rivals

The Aleutian Ballad, knocked over by a rogue wave, managed to right itself, but with several crew members injured-including Captain Tilley’s own daughter, Nicole-as well as its computer not coming back on line and the wheelhouse and deck damaged, Captain Tilley decided to return to port for repairs rather than risk more damage in the ...

Air Date: Apr 25, 2006

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Episode 6 - A New Hunt Begins

The opilio crab season officially began, but a forecast for wind and heavy icing, which can make the vessels top heavy, forced many captains to wait out the storm in Dutch Harbor. As in king crab season, the Time Bandit threw caution to the wind and left early. The Rollo fished grounds long abandoned, and ...

Air Date: May 2, 2006

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Episode 7 - Smoke on the Water

The Maverick and the Rollo raced to offload their pots and sought refuge at St. Paul Island before a storm arrived. Concerns about the quickly expanding polar ice pack grew. Aboard the Time Bandit, bad bait made for low crab count; freshly caught bait made for better fishing. The Northwestern continued fishing for cod. The ...

Air Date: May 9, 2006

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Episode 8 - Man vs. Ice

Long days and freezing temperatures frayed nerves aboard the Maverick and the Rollo. The Time Bandit dealt with ice forming on the ship. The Northwestern continued to fish for cod.

Air Date: May 16, 2006

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Episode 9 - On the Edge

The Time Bandit fished along the ice pack. The Maverick was on the crab on a secret sandbar. Bad luck continued on the Cornelia Marie. The Northwestern finally finished cod fishing and prepared to go crab fishing.

Air Date: May 23, 2006

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Episode 10 - Pribilof Stare

The Time Bandit pulled large number of crab after dealing with ice build-up along the ice pack. The Aleutian Ballad had 80 pots under the ice pack. Aboard the Maverick, the stiff arm on the block used to haul the pots from the sea broke. The Rollo continued to bring up good pots. The Northwestern ...

Air Date: May 30, 2006

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Episode 11 - Race Against the Ice

Long hours aboard the Northwestern caused tension between captain and crew; Captain Sig allowed the crew to rest after a series of long strings when Edgar convinced him that the men could not go on any longer, but the next morning when the weather had gotten significantly colder, Sig awoke the men after only three ...

Air Date: Jun 6, 2006

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Episode 12 - Cashing In

The Time Bandit picked up its last string of pots, with mediocre results. The Maverick lost two pots to the ice pack. The Cornelia Marie gingerly navigated through the edge of the ice pack, driving Phil Harris’ blood pressure sky high, but eventually they made it back to open water. On the Rollo, large amounts ...

Air Date: Jun 13, 2006

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