Captain Sig Hansen of the Northwestern keeps his fingers crossed that his remaining crab pots are full as his crew hurries to finish the king crab season. According to a Twitter post by “Deadliest Catch” on April 11, Hansen’s crew hits the jackpot, and quickly hauls up their remaining 125 pots. Brother Edgar Hansen is thrilled they were able to bring in their quota so quickly because it gives him more time to fish bairdi crab when he takes over the boat from Sig.
When former Northwestern deck hand Jake Anderson, who now is captain of the Saga, recently teamed up with Josh Harris and Casey McManus from the Cornelia Marie, Sig thought it would be fun to mess with them. He hurried up to where they were fishing and set lines near their strings. They turned the tables on him and quickly retaliated, setting their strings on either side of Sig, which made him angry and he let Jake know in no uncertain terms just how he felt.
Fans were able to ask Jake Anderson about that incident and more during his live question-and-answer session he recently held on the “Deadliest Catch” Facebook page. He does tease that following the new episode of Deadliest Catch, there will be a sneak peek of one of his craziest moments of the season.
On the next episode titled “No Good Deed,” Captain “Wild” Bill Wichrowski of the Cape Caution is willing to risk what could be his biggest lead ever in order to bail Josh Harris from the Cornelia Marie out of trouble. A sneak-peek clip reveals that he isn’t too happy with what Harris does, and it looks like he definitely ends up regretting his good deed.
Brenna A captain, 23-year-old Sean Dwyer, will soon find out if he has what it takes as a new captain out on the Bering Sea crab grounds. Captain Sig Hansen previously offered Dwyer the chance to catch around 200,000 pounds of bairdi crab for him. This was a golden opportunity for the young skipper and Dwyer knew it, so he readily accepted the generous offer.
In the meantime, veteran skipper Johnathan Hillstrand from the Time Bandit puts more pressure on his crew to stuff their boat full of crab. He is in for a pleasant surprise when a well-timed tip from a friend helps to turn his season around. He also acquired fan favorite Freddy Maugatai, who was previously part of Keith Colburn’s crew on the Wizard. So far Freddy has impressed Hillstrand, and he has been a major asset to the Time Bandit.
Fans of the Time Bandit can now take a virtual tour of the boat by accessing Deadliest Catch: 360. After getting an up close and personal interactive view of Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand’s vessel, the Cornelia Marie and the Northwestern can be viewed as well. These new 360 interactive, virtual tours are gaining in popularity, and are becoming widely available as people experiment with the new VR technology that is available for most iPhones and iPads.
This season the fleet will continue to battle the brutal conditions, but so far the captains have been bringing in full pots, which has kept crew morale up and spirits high. Captain Keith Colburn had some mechanical problems and he was forced to return to Dutch Harbor, but the Hillstrand’s help him out so he can have a chance to catch up with the rest of the fishing vessels.
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