The 2006 Red King Crab season will be Jerry's last season at sea.
Jerry made his first trip to the Bering Sea right after high school.
Jerry's nickname is "Corky".
Jerry's other crabber, the Watchmen is on charter to Oregon State University to pull test samples from the ocean floor and compare the results to tests taken 30 years ago.
Jerry has a 1600 ton Masters License.
By the age of 15, he was the proud owner of his own 15' Cedar skiff and 50 fathoms of gillnet.
One of Jerry's deckhands, Carl Powers, join the Aleutian Ballad, after of his deckhands quit.
Jerry's daughter, Nicole, has been fishing with her father since she was 12 years old.
Jerry is 5' 11" tall.
Jerry's Zodiac sign is Virgo.
In the 2006 Oplio Crab season, Jerry's boat, the Aleutian Ballad, lost 80 of its 120 pots, because of the got stuck under the ice pack. But, was able to get them back.
Jerry's greenhorn, Lysander, forced Jerry to head back to port because he got scared of the waves that Berring Sea made
Jerry's boat, Aleutian Ballad had a 320,000 pound quota for the 2005 Red King Crab season and was only able to delivered 100,000 pounds of his quota because of a huge 60ft rouge wave that damage his boat to point where he had to head back to port
Jerry has four childern -Jesse, Matthew, Jerry Jr., and Nicole
Jerry is parters with Phil Harris's crabber, the Cornelia Marie.
Jerry is owner of the 50 foot-crabber, the Terry S, and owner of the 30-foot gill-metter, the Dotty.
Jerry along with David Lethin are part owners of the Aleutian Ballad, and Jerry is part owner of another bigger crabber, the Watchmen.
Jerry:(on the cameras crews)They were just there, like wallpaper.
Jerry:(on his youngest son, Jerry Jr.)There's nothing he can't do. It's just in his blood. He's just a wonderful kid.
Jerry:(On his son, Matthew)He's extremely intelligent. You show him something once and he's got it. Other kids, you show them 20 times and they still don't get it.
Jerry:(On his daughter, Nicole)She is just a natural.She loves the ocean and loves being on the boat. She's as tough as nails. She baits, runs the cranes, does everything.
Jerry:(On the show)I think it's really great as far as letting the masses know what it takes to get crab to them. Maybe they'll be a little more appreciative. We go through hell trying to catch that crab.
Jerry:(right before his boat his hit by the rouge wave)We thought we didn't have any current problems, but evidently I was wrong.
Jerry (On the processers and the new quota system): They wanted the [king] crab before Thanksgiving, and the whole time I was struggling to catch the crab. We didn't fish like the derbies, but pretty close to it.
Jerry(On the rouge wave that knock his boat on her side):If we had gear on deck, I doubt I would be talking to you right now. She would have gone down.