Deadliest Catch, Season 6, Episode 6 premiered on Discovery Channel Tuesday night. The Time Bandit had to endure the stormy and unpredictable False Pass. And the Northwestern was still fishing in parts not well known. Season 6, Episode 6 of Deadliest Catch even saw one boat fishing with a new captain for a different kind of crab. Tuesday nights on Discovery Channel have been “mandatory” like Bible Study is for others on Wednesdays.
False Pass Doesn’t Claim the Time Bandit on Season 6, Episode 6 of Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel
The Time Bandit Captain Johnathan Hillstrand is heading to False Pass and encountering terrible seas, still over 200 miles from home with 40-plus knot winds and 25 foot waves. False Pass is four miles of hell and the captain is advised to not try to go home yet in those conditions, but Hillstrand doesn’t listen. Deckhands like Mike help to spot sea buoys. The waves are speeding the boat up at double full throttle, but the Captain gets them through the roller coaster ride. The season catch of 260,000 pounds of crab got 1.1 million dollars for the boat, and $32,000 per deckhand.
Northwestern Captain Sig Hansen is still fishing for Blue King crab about 500 miles away from Dutch Harbor. The catch isn’t coming in very well, but the captain is showing patience amidst unfavorable winds and tides. A crab pot almost crushes crew because it couldn’t be secured due to freezing. Only 200 pounds of crab have been caught in 3 hours. Sig’s brother Edgar takes the helm temporarily, instructed by the captain on Season 6, Episode 6 of Deadliest Catch. The crew thinks it’s quieter without Edgar on deck. For 15 hours, the crab harvest has been bad, and the crew is griping, but finally Captain Sig calls it a season with 301,000 pounds of Red King Crab (plus 25,000 pounds of Blue King crab) caught for 1.3 million dollars, and a whopping $50,000 per crew member.
The Wizard has come back after an Episode 5 hiatus with a new captain, Monte, who is Captain Keith’s brother. The boat is now fishing for Beardie crab, which brings in a good harvest, 225-plus average. Greenhorn Joe is slowing down, and keels over temporarily, but doesn’t get much sympathy, and is fired on shore since he doesn’t cut it. The 431,000 pounds of crab caught brought 1.9 million dollars for the boat, and $31,000 per crew member.
The Kodiak Still Has More Hard Luck on Season 6, Episode 6 of Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel
On the Cornelia Marie, Captain Phil needs just 20,000 pounds to stuff the tanks, but the sea isn’t sympathetic, and the generator goes out, with the sirens blaring. There’s a closed fuel valve causing the problem, and a 30 cent zip tie is all that stands between keeping the boat going since there’s no $2,000 part available. The boat reaches shore safely. The season landed 240,000 pounds of crab and 1.1 million dollars, for deckhands’ shares of $27,000 each as mentioned on Season 6, Episode 6 of Deadliest Catch.
On the Kodiak, Captain “Wild Bill” Wichrowski needs 115,000 pounds to meet his quota, but the hard luck crew gets little of the crab after 13 hours of fishing on Season 6, Episode 6 of Deadliest Catch. The captain has had it with this season, and heads to shore, 40,000 pounds short of his quota, so he has to go out again. This boat has 316,000 pounds so far, but no money numbers were mentioned for the crew.
The Red King crab season is over. There’s a short break before the boats go out again (except the Kodiak). For those of you who need recaps, you can read about Season 6, Episode 1 here; 2 here; 3 here; 4 here; 5 here.
“False Pass”, Deadliest Catch, May 18, 2010, Discovery Channel