Deadliest Catch

Tuesday 9:00 PM on Discovery Channel Premiered Apr 01, 2005 In Season




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AIRED ON 7/16/2019

Season 1 : Episode 16

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Season 1 : Episode 17

Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Greenhorns
      Episode 1
      The Deadliest Job in America is claimed to be crab fishing on the Bering Sea. Some 1,500 fishermen and a fleet of 250 boats have come to Dutch Harbor, Alaska for the 2005 Alaskan King crab season. There are 14 million pounds of crab available for the fishermen to bring home. A good season can make one man a year's salary in just a few days!

      The season starts and the boats are off! Problems and fish guts is the name if the game! Every man will work harder and pull longer hours just to grab a piece of an $80 million prize.
    • Skipper Harris in Training
      A deckhand is injured; crew members make repairs to the Northwestern.
    • 4/19/05

      After a long sleepless night of baiting and setting crab pots, the fisherman anxiously await the captain's call to begin fishing. Each captain has a different theory on what is the optimal soak time for maximum crab. The first pot pulled of the season sets the mood. Some boats are on the crab, while others are pulling blanks. The early losers, like the Fierce Allegiance, agonize over strategy hoping to make up for a lost catch. Who's got crab and where are they is the question? Winners, like the Northwestern, try to figure out how to keep the crab coming. But for the Western Viking. Its still not time to fish. The Viking has broken bin boards in the storage tank and this present a dangerous environment for the crabs. It has to be fixed, before they can pull in their first pot. Time spent fixing costs this crew serious money. The greenhorns learn quickly, that there's no sympathy.

    • Lady Luck
      Episode 3
      Plagued with problems for various boats, they crews are working nonstop to get as much crab as they can. The crews come upon hour 42 of the Alaskan king crab season and the pressure is mounting. Not helping matters any is the fact that the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game is closing the season early. With only 24 hours left to get pots out of the water, they either find crab or risk a huge financial setback for the year.moreless
    • Beat the Clock
      Episode 4
      Time is ticking away, and crews race the clock to get all the crab they can into the holding tanks. Between bad luck and mechanical problems, some captains are facing a financial nightmare. The captains must bring in a certain about of crab just to cover their cost, not to mention make the crew money.

      With the midnight deadline upon the crews, they race to get holding tanks unloaded. Once the boats reach the processing plants, they are unloaded on a first-come, first-serve basis. All the while captains know a few minutes can mean the difference in getting unloaded right away, or waiting in the harbor. A long wait means that crab could die, which would costing them money!
    • Dead of Winter
      Episode 5
      For Opilio crab season 171 boats come out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska to hunt for crab. Some boats will sail as far as 450 miles to find “Alaskan Gold”. This season will be plagued with bad weather, repairs and death. One captain is forced to turn back for repairs, which is costing him money. An emergency signal rings for a sister boat and the radios are blaring with gale warnings. Ice is a deadly problem at sea ice build up can capsize a boat. At noon the Opilio crab season begins!

    • Man Overboard
      Episode 6
      One boat is sunk and the crew is missing, there are Good Samaritan boats still fishing the icy waters for survivors. News of the tragedy travels fast, boats to far out to sea decide to keep fishing. There are still 170 boats at sea looking for “Alaskan Gold”, before long tragedy strikes again. The radio blares a frantic call for help, a deckhand has fallen overboard. Death takes another fisherman; crews remain on edge while they continue to chase America’s deadliest catch.moreless
    • High Hopes
      Episode 7
      The Bering Sea has claimed the lives of six fishermen less than a day into the Opilio crab season. Crab pots have been soaking for 12 hours, despite the loss of human life they begin to pull pots. Hopes are high as the weather changes again, for the better. Fishing is easier for the first time this deadly season; the Bearing Sea is calm at the moment.moreless
    • Good Fishing
      Episode 8
      With calm seas and unusually warm weather three days of record catches for the fleet have crew seeing dollar signs. One boat has a huge problem that leaves them vulnerable in the Bering Sea; they scramble to return to fishing. Day four of the Opilio season gets underway, with high numbers still coming in, rumors fly of early closure. Captains are speculating when the quota will be met and the season closed.moreless
    • 6/7/05
      Opilio crab season is eighty-four hours old, and the hunt for “Alaskan Gold” intensifies as rumors fly about the season closure. This rumor pushes the crews harder, so boats are wondering where to put the extra crab. Other boats are just now hitting “the sweet spot,” and trying to make up for lost time. Crews are getting fatigued and the pending closure of the season pushes the men harder. The men fish in a derby-style competition; this will be the last year fishing like this. Everyone wants to make this last run, the best!moreless
    • The Final Run
      Episode 10
      This Opilio season has been a deadly one, with the deaths of the Big Valley crew. Boats are reaching their limit, but keep going to catch the year’s wages in 24 hours. As the last few hours tick down the second leg of the race begins, to the processing plant. Off-loading is done on a first-come-first-serve basis, decisions are critical of when to head back to port. Crab won’t last forever on a boat; their place in line would be hours or days. Days could cost thousand in dead crab.moreless
    • Deadliest Catch Special-Best of Season 1
      In this two hour special, Discovery takes a look back at all of the highs and lows of first season of Deadliest Catch. Also included in this special is an interview of the only survivor of the Big Valley sinking.
    • Episode 13
      Episode 13
      Episode 11
    • Sixty foot monster
      Episode 12
      As arctic superstorm Elsa intensifies, a rare forecast warns of isolated waves of unusual size. Trapped in the crab-rich northern grounds, the Cornelia Marie, Wizard and Southern Wind haul pots as big as the waves, until one boat faces a 60-foot monster.
    • 7/2/19
      Just miles from the fleet, the fishing vessel Destination disappears without a trace. In an unprecedented investigation, the mystery can finally be solved. But captains must make big changes, or risk sailing into the same peril on the icy Bering Sea.
    • Episode 14
      Episode 14
      Episode 14
    • Crane Wreck
      Crane Wreck
      Episode 15
    • Devil's Cut
      Devil's Cut
      Episode 16
      Deckhands pay in blood as captains make up for time lost to the storm. On the Cornelia Marie, Josh takes the wheel as Casey conducts surgery at sea. Brenna A tests the mettle of a former Marine. And a call from home has Sig facing a worst case scenario.
    • Episode 15
      Episode 15
      Episode 16
    • NEXT EPISODE AIRS 7/23/2019 AT 9PM ON Discovery Channel

      Episode 16
      Episode 16
      Episode 17
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