After consulting with the crew, Captain Sten Skaar decided to let go of greenhorn Darrell Labay before the start of the new crab season. The next day he draws galley duty, having to deal with Edgar's hazing while trying to prepare breakfast. This results in a dressing down by Captain Phil to his sons about working together. After four tense hours, the crew finally recovered the anchor. One boat had a huge problem that left them vulnerable in the Bering Sea; they scrambled to return to fishing. Tensions on board the Northwestern came to a boil when greenhorn Jake Anderson and Deckhand Matt Bradley came to blows after Matt felt threatened by Jake's eagerness to learn new jobs on deck. The Rollo continued to bring up good pots.
A pin broke in the picking hook pulley aboard the Time Bandit. Johnathan's son Scott returned for the opilio season. . Paul Island, Co-Captains Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand decided to reward younger brother Neal for his many years of service by telling him he was no longer required to work on the deck. He reminded Edgar Hansen of his ritual of biting the head off a for good luck and hoped following the ritual would bring better luck. The repairs to the Northwestern prompted Captain Sig Hansen to dig into his archives and try a different strategy and fish further south than the rest of the fleet, but just as the boat is ready to push off from the dock and head out to sea, Captain Sig realizes Jake Anderson is missing. The crew celebrate the end of the king crab season by smashing several whipped cream pies in the face of Andy Hillstrand, who will be captain during the upcoming opilio crab season.
Captain Phil told Murry that he was diagnosed with a that came loose in his leg and traveled up through his heart into his lung, the doctors say could have killed him. On the Northwestern, the fate of Jake Anderson's father still weighs on his mind. After a 24-hour soak, the walrus herd turns out to indeed be a good omen as the crab pots are full and the Wizard fills her tanks full. On the Farwest Leader, greenhorn Raghnild cut her hand in the galley and Deck Boss Chilly hurried downstairs with Captain Greg to help her; the distracted crew failed to notice that the launch signal had not been given and launched a crab pot. Greenhorn Josh Warner asks Captain Keith if he could have a spot on the boat if he returns in September, but Captain Keith tells him that he will not bring him back on the boat and to pack his bags. On the Wizard, Captain Keith is worried about the performance of greenhorn Paul, wanting a greenhorn to actually last through a full season for once. On board the Wizard, Greenhorn Josh Warner tells Captain Keith Colburn that he will be getting off the boat at the end of this trip so that he can see his brother who is shipping off to.
On board the Cornelia Marie, an 8 hour soak on their 180 pots produced great numbers, but two engine warning lights on their newly overhauled engine forced the boat to return to Dutch Harbor. The Wizard finally drops the first pots of her season on the southern end of the fishing ground. The boat also picked up a new greenhorn—Guy, a former rodeo cowboy—after greenhorn Nick injured himself and had to leave the boat, but greenhorn Guy found the work difficult. An Police Officer escorted the greenhorn personally from the dock to the airport to ensure his departure from Dutch Harbor without further incident. Photo by Discovery Last season, , even though This season, all the boats from season 14 will once again be featured, along with a new vessel.
Captain Keith calls for an abort of the work, but the crew does not hear him and the boat takes a big wave which engulfs the crew. Two weeks after the season ends, the captains gather to settle the Captain's Wager. Josh finally decides to fly to Anchorage, where Captain Johnathan, who went to the hospital after being informed by Andy, picks him at the airport and takes him there to join Jake. Back on the Time Bandit, Mike and Scotty continue their feud. This season, Harley was able to break out ahead of others to look for crab.
The crew worked together to patch the pipe before it could flood the engine room. After a long soak time for the pots, the crew hauled in massive numbers to the delight of Captain Andy. They get good numbers of keepers and head to Dutch Harbor to offload. Captain Keith Colburn receives a call from his brother, Monte, updating Keith on Monte's injury suffered at the beginning of the opilio season. The Northwestern finally finished cod fishing and prepared to go crab fishing. The Time Bandit finished up a 42-hour grind to finish the season and headed to Dutch Harbor to offload. The Cornelia Marie arrives at the fishing grounds with Captain Phil planning to fish near the ice pack.
Paul to offload while the weather is clear. In Anchorage, Phil tells Josh he regrets not being there as much as he wanted to, but Josh shows no regrets for his upbringing as he says that Phil taught him everything that he needed to know to be a man. Northwestern deckhand Matt Bradley, who made his Seattle court date in time to avoid a lengthy jail sentence, returned to the Northwestern crew with his legal troubles behind him. Captain Keith Colburn handed over the Wizard to his brother, Monte, after having to return home due to a family emergency. Retired Engineer Lenny Lekanoff has only agreed to go on a single trip to replace the injured Monte Colburn. Saga After years of hard work, Jake Anderson has whipped the Saga into ship shape and hired a strong crew.
The broken pulley dropped a steel cable on deck, nearly hitting greenhorn Shea Long. The crew of the Northwestern kept up their grinding schedule of 20 hour days for the past four weeks up until the very last pot. The Northwestern set its second load of 150 pots while dealing with a broken hose on the hydraulic launchers. Captain Keith encourages Josh to stick it out for the rest of the season. Captain Phil does not make things easy for Josh.