The Deadliest Catch is a long running series on Discovery following the adventures of the various fishing boats that operate out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
The show highlights the dangers and the rewards of operating in what many regards as the most dangerous fishing grounds in the world as they fish for Alaskan king crab.
Each year the fleet head out in October for the king crab season and again in January for the snow crabs…read more
The very dangerous nature of the task often makes for riveting viewing as the crew deal with the high swells and try to avoid being hit by any of the heavy equipment on deck.
The location of the fishign grounds in the Bering Sea also means the weather is often freezing and theboats are often a long way from any help.
Over the years the ships and captains have become very familiar to viewers, with many having a favorite.
They have included Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie, Sig Hansen of the Northwestern, Andy Hillstrand of the Time Bandit and Keith Colburn of Wizard.