Deadliest Catch, Season 6, Episode 3 premiered on Discovery Channel Tuesday night. The seas were getting rougher in this particular show, but good King crab catches were also coming in well, though the bait was in short supply on some boats. Season 6, Episode 3 of Deadliest Catch witnessed one of the shipmates celebrate his birthday, but he wasn’t doing any partying on Discovery Channel. And a deckhand trade that occurred in the first show has come to an end.
Season 6, Episode 3 of Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel Saw Jake Harris Turn 24
Northwestern Captain Sig Hansen says that he loves his brothers, including Deckboss Edgar, who he’s been spatting with, but now he’s got to worry about hitting the leading edge of some bad storms. New deckhand Jake Harris celebrates his 24th birthday on Season 6, Episode 3 of Deadliest Catch, but is doing the line throwing from the rail as a “present.” A day late, Harris’ dad Captain Phil and brother Josh from the Cornelia Marie wish him a Happy Birthday via phone. But Jake has to cook breakfast for the crew as the boat bobbles about spilling pancake batter. Edgar makes him cook without power, but Harris still made a 5,000 calorie breakfast for the crew in 15 minutes.
Kodiak Captain “Wild Bill” Wichrowski took the advice of Time Bandit Captain in Episode 2 from Captain Hillstrand and put his 260 pots just south of the Time Bandit, and struck paydirt in the stormy seas, but he still has to get 90,000 pounds caught and delivered in 4 days. “Wild Bill” then confesses to the Time Bandit Captain Hillstrand that he’s hired Russell, who was fired form the Time Bandit. Captain Hillstrand doesn’t make a fuss to “Wild Bill” on Season 6, Episode 3 of Deadliest Catch. But careless baiting by Wichrowski’s crew (going through 12,000 pounds prematurely) has left the boat short of bait, potentially costing King crab catches.
Season 6, Episode 3 of Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel Showed that Wearing Goggles Will Get You Razzed
Time Bandit Captain Johnathan Hillstrand and his crew are working through the night to get the boat full, and despite the snow and wind, this crew has been netting great catches of King Crab for 21 days straight. One of the deckhands wears goggles to keep the jellyfish slime out of his eyes but that means getting razzed by the rest of the deckhands who tough it out without goggles.
On the Cornelia Marie, Captain Phil Harris has just cashed in $200,000 from his last delivery, but when he hoists up the next pots, there is hardly any King crab. Captain Harris begins lamenting his fate on the seas, something he’s been doing a lot of on Season 6 of Deadliest Catch. So he drops the pots in a place not tried before and scores a hit of those money fish as the seas get nicer. The ambitious Jake Anderson proves himself on the boat, and wins over his deckhands, but Captain Harris wants to see his son Jake back, and agrees to trade back Jake Anderson for his son Jake, who’s on the Northwestern. This experiment of switching Jakes on Deadliest Catch lasted 3 episodes.
On the 155 foot Wizard, Captain Keith Colburn finally gets some good King crab numbers, $1,500 per pot, but the crew is also short on bait (cod). So his deckhands decided to use recycled bait (unbeknownst to the skipper for days) to help alleviate the shortfall, but it’s not solving the problem and they eventually run out. The deckhands hoped futilely they would get full pots to avoid Captain Colburn’s wrath. The crap hits the fan and Captain Colburn jumps on his brother Monte the Relief Captain over it.
After three episodes of Season 6 of Deadliest Catch, the Wizard is kicking butt despite bait problems with 170,000 pounds of King crab, followed by the Time Bandit (145,000), Northwestern (135,000), Cornelia Marie (120,000). The Kodiak lags way behind at 80,000 pounds.
This hour moves so fast and keeps viewers engaged. It’s energizing to see more work than pissing and moaning. That’s why Deadliest Catch is in Season 6. For those of you who need recaps, you can read about Season 6, Episode 1 here; Episode 2 here.
“Sea Tested”, Deadliest Catch, April 27, 2010, Discovery Channel