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In this reality series, crews of crab fishing boats brave the icy waters off the coast of Alaska to haul in the valuable crustaceans. The job is dangerous, and the rough-and-tumble lives of the fisherman also cause turmoil. The series debuted in 2005 on the Discovery Channel, and its fifteenth season began in 2019.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
1 Season, 303 Episodes
April 12, 2005
Drama, Reality
Cast: Mike Rowe, Sig Hansen, Keith Colburn, Edgar Hansen
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Deadliest Catch Full Episode Guide

  • In the season finale, with just ten pots to go, a crushing injury requires Coast Guard rescue. Josh and Casey face a huge loss when their offload gets cancelled. Sig rolls the dice on an early finish, while Monte hauls more crab than the Wizard can hold.

  • Following the high-sea adventures of a crew of Alaskan crab fishermen.

  • As smoke starts to fill the Wizard, Keith and Monte face a dark ship nightmare. Massive breakers shatter Jake's steel anchor forcing him to fight to avoid the rocks of St. Paul Island. Battered by relentless seas, Sig turns to his family to fill the Northwestern's tanks.

  • As the crab become harder to find, veterans Sig Hansen and "Harley" Davidson form an unusual alliance, however trust doesn't come easy for old school captains. Freddy pays a price for Keith's decision to haul in rough seas and Jake tempts fate to become a boat owner.

  • Monte returns to co-captain the Wizard just as massive storms slam the fleet from the south. Jake risks hauling his pots in 30 foot seas to return to his family. Wild Bill goes farther north into the icy Arctic than any other boat in the fleet.

  • The fleet battles a freight train of back to back storms; Sig's crew pays a price for stuffed pots; Harley risks gear on an elusive hoard under the ice; Freddy attempts self-surgery on the Wizard; and the Summer Bay crew gets news on Nick's future.

  • As the captains make up for lost time due to the storm, the deckhands pay the price in blood. On the Corneila Marie, Josh takes the helm as Casey conducts surgery at sea. The Brenna A tests the mettle of a former Marine and Sig receives a call from home facing a worst case scenario.

  • In stormy seas, the Cornelia Marie's crane goes off the rails, smashing Josh and Casey's wheelhouse and injuring deckhand Taylor. Sig risks navigating a rocky passage in treacherous seas and the Wizard takes a rogue wave without warning.

  • 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.

  • As arctic superstorm Elsa continues to intensify, a rare forecast warns of isolated waves of unusual height. Trapped in the crab rich northern grounds by Elsa, the Corneila Marie, Wizard and Southern Wind haul pots as big as the waves, until one boat faces a 60 foot monster wave.

  • The wrath of Arctic Storm Elsa hits the Cornelia Marie the hardest as a breakaway pot violently thrashes Josh and Casey's crew. Keith orders his deckhands onto the stack as Elsa's icy blasts threaten to capsize the Wizard. Jake gets no rest as the Saga takes a rogue wave.

  • Josh and Casey haul their all time biggest pots, starting a gold rush to the Russian line; Cpt. Bill gets inside intel, while Harley confirms numbers his own way.

  • Josh and Casey risk a 500 mile trek north to the icy Russian line. Jake tracks his own fast-moving crab horde. Sig does double duty on the Northwestern. The Bering sea cracks the Wizard's 74 year-old steel hull as the Colburns face the loss of their dad.

  • Sean faces an engine room fire; Summer Bay deck boss suffers a season-threatening injury; Harley offers a newfound nephew a trial run at greenhorn; and Monte races to fill Wizard's Bairdi quota so Keith can say farewell to their father.

  • In the winter season premiere, the coldest weather in nearly a decade threatens to crush hulls and freeze the sea. Monte must fill his tanks fast to get home to his ailing father, while a shocking mishap leaves a Hansen family member grasping for life.

  • The Bering Sea takes a brutal toll on captains and crew. Wild Bill calls the Cornelia for help.

  • In the biggest storm of the season, Jake faces a life and death decision when a shifting stack threatens to capsize the Saga. Sig and Mandy haul through angry seas, while Josh and Casey gamble on quota but find there's more on the line than sheer numbers.

  • With Mandy alone at the helm, a freak accident threatens the Northwestern crew. Josh changes course on the Cornelia while Casey sleeps. Harley's launcher snaps at the worst possible moment, and a short circuit cuts power to the Wizard's forward lights.

  • As the first arctic storm of the season arrives, Saga's deck boss takes a knife to the ribs. Josh and Casey's record-setting haul gets interrupted when a hand gets tangled in the coiler. Capt. Bill takes one last stab at motivating a lazy greenhorn.

  • Atop the king crab super swarm, full pots boil over into conflict as young guns Sean and Jake join forces to set down Sig. Keith and Harley reignite a decades old rivalry, and Sean faces the long arm of Alaska law when crab in his tank come up short.

  • Hours before king season, a massive new boat with a renegade captain discovers the crab are all in one spot. As the fleet races to find the quarter billion-dollar hoard, captains battle each other and the Bering Sea to claim their share of the bounty.

  • In the aftermath of the season that changed every captain, deep cutting issues must be resolved before the new season can begin. The captains return to Dutch Harbor just days before opening of king crab season to face off head to head and settle their unfinished business once and for all.

  • With millions on the line, a crab captain must be as strategic as a four star general. But is deception a necessary tactic for a success and survival on the Bering Sea? There's only one way to find out is as master fishermen meet the science of polygraph.

  • Greenhorns arrive in Dutch Harbor each season looking to pocket thousands for a few week's work. But how do crews train guys to survive the world's most dangerous job? Captains and a clinical psychologist compare "tough love" to "new school" methods.

  • The only thing as dangerous as Deadliest Catch is filming it. Executive producers Decker Watson and Arom Starr-Paul detail the struggles our camera crews face alongside the fisherman they film.

  • Scars still fresh from a harrowing season on the Bering Sea, and battered by a never-before-seen supermoon storm, the captains reveal the most critical decisions they've made, and how those choices and actions have made them the captains they are today.

  • Captains take on the steepest waves yet in an epic final surge to hit their quotas. Jake fights through a debilitating crew injury on deck. Josh gambles big on his crab count, while engine failure leaves Sig dead in the water.

  • As rogue waves threaten to capsize their boats, Jake and Sean must make life or death decisions for their crews on deck. Wild Bill faces a choice that could end his career, and Keith returns to the Wizard put an unexpected end to his brother's rule.

  • With a winter storm tearing across the fishing grounds, every skipper in the fleet has to decide how to respond. The Brenna A's Sean Dwyer and the Summer Bay's Wild Bill tempt the fates and steam out of port to catch crab in the deadly winds and waves. Captain Jake Anderson believes the weather is too dangerous, but when he finds safe harbor in the leeward side of St. Paul Island, the storm wreaks havoc on his anchor. Meanwhile, the captain and crew of the Wizard find themselves in the belly of the beast. Surrounded by the storm before they realize it, they're forced to fish in the most dangerous conditions imaginable.

  • A greenhorn's life hangs in the balance as the Summer Bay crew scramble to steal one of their own from the Bering Sea's icy grip. Saga and Cornelia Marie battle colossal waves of the supermoon storm, while Mandy tackles her first haul in extreme weather.

  • A lunar phenomenon wreaks havoc on the Bering Sea fleet as a rare Supermoon delivers ferocious tides and big waves to confound the crab captains. While a serious engine problem shuts down Sig Hansen, the Supermoon tides take the crab off the bite for the other captains. While some, like Sean Dwyer, elect to stop fishing, others stubbornly fight through the conditions. In the end, the last man standing is Captain Wild Bill. He outsmarts the tides and fills his tanks with crab, but the celebration turns to horror when one of his crew plunges overboard into the frigid Bering Sea.

  • Mandy Hansen returns to the Northwestern where she's put to the test, hauling in heavy seas. On the Wizard, Monte is forced to play referee between his chief engineer and veteran deckhand Freddy Maugatai. The crew, led by Freddy, believes the chief is spending more time working in the engine room so he can avoid working on deck. Things come to a head when the ship's "head" overflows nearly bringing Freddy and the Chief to blows. Struggling to catch up after a tough start to his season, Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski learns that his crew has forgotten to stock enough bait jars. The skipper is forced to adjust his strategy on the fly. Though the crew gets a piece of Bill's mind, all is forgiven when the boat lands on big numbers.

  • A blackout leaves Jake Anderson and the crew of the Saga dark ship; and Keith Colburn hopes to recruit Josh Harris to save his business.

  • With this year's super moon bringing the most powerful tidal surges in 150 years, the stage is set for the worst winter season of our lifetime. Tenuous new partners Josh and Monte chase their bairdi bounty deep into an arctic storm. A steering malfunction comes at exactly the wrong time for Monte. After a major engine failure, Wild Bill hopes to get his broken boat off the dock. The rest of the fleet arrives for the start of Opilio.

  • Keith is forced to hand over the Wizard. Josh fights for the helm despite a bad showing. Major engine trouble threatens Wild Bill's season.

  • A USCG chopper attempts to thread the gantries of a pitching ship to save a life; Sean and Josh look for help from above; and Edgar takes a major gamble and rejects advice from brother Sig.

  • Jake makes a devil's bargain, huge crab for hidden perils, until his boat itself is on the line. Sig serves cold justice at sea, while Wild Bill chases a King Crab jackpot. The Cornelia Marie crew learns when you bet on a boat, the house always wins.

  • With the worst blow of the season bearing down on them, nearly every boat in the fleet frantically tries to finish fishing so they can head for a safe harbor to wait out the storm. Captain Jake Anderson rushes to pick up his pots, but the high winds and big waves force his stack of gear to come loose, threatening to capsize the Saga. Brenna A Captain Sean Dwyer quickly sets his pots, but his only greenhorn struggles to keep up. Summer Bay skipper Wild Bill Wichrowski is the only one who decides to brave the weather. Desperate to meet his quota before the season ends, Wild Bill gambles the lives of his crew that he can take crab out of the mouth of the storm.

  • As the 2017 season reaches its midpoint, skippers look to put a close to their final king trips, with the Northwestern in the throes of speedy fishing on the far reaches of the northern grounds. Sig wraps kings and gives the helm to Edgar to set his first bairdi pots. While Edgar gets to work, Sig runs the crane on deck, a skill he hasn't used in over 20 years. Captain Keith Colburn returns to the grounds when he feels something strange in the Wizard's ride. His engineer finds a serious threat to his boat in the Wizard's bow; the collision void is flooding, threatening to take down the ship. Jake decides to shuffle his pots in an attempt to get speed up his season. But in the process of stacking, a hydraulic hose in the block bursts and fishing is shut down indefinitely. With no replacement aboard, Jake must think fast or risk falling further behind on his 213,000-pound quota. Opting to come to town light to take tend to two injured deckhands, the Cornelia Marie crew is on edge. If the men aren't cleared to fish, Josh and Casey will be forced to fish shorthanded, a move that could cripple their season.

  • Sig embarks on a daring midnight mission to shake his rivals. The Cornelia Marie pays the price for a rotten alliance, and an injured deckhand could force the boat in early. Keith gets big news from his doctor on a mystery illness.

  • Wild Bill risks it all on a new bait and fish strategy hoping it will pay off big. Sean and Casey forge an alliance, but when one strikes crab, will he betray it? A dangerous mistake jeopardizes Jake's offload. The Cornelia Marie is whipped by bad weather.

  • Bering Sea draws first blood in a daring Coast Guard rescue. Jake strives to become an independent Captain, & Keith offers to take him on as an apprentice, but accusations fly and suspicions grow as the captains plunge head first into a brutal start.

  • Sig and Jake have a falling out; Josh Harris returns to captain his father's boat; Sean plays dirty, but Wild Bill shows him he's messing with the wrong captain.

  • To launch the new season of Deadliest Catch, captains Sig, Keith, Wild Bill, Jake & Sean sit down with host Matt Rogers in front of a live audience at the historic Market Arms in the heart of Seattle's Ballard fishing district. The captains celebrate a milestone 200th episode of Catch by looking back at the greatest moments, wildest waves, biggest hauls, worst injuries and more, while looking forward to a pulsating 14th season. Keith & Sig give an exclusive tour of the Wizard, and the captains discuss their latest battles with the Bering Sea. And there will be a huge announcement about a the return of a legendary vessel to the show - its captains join Matt and the rest of the crew to talk all about it.

  • Ahead of the second episode of Deadliest Catch season 14, all seven captains join Matt Rogers at The Market Arms in Seattle to discuss the fallout from episode one, what's to come in episode two, and look ahead to the biggest moments that will shape the upcoming season. Sig, Jake & Keith face each other for the first time since Sig learned that Jake snubbed him in order to partner up with Keith, while Wild Bill reveals to Sean how he beat him so comprehensively in their pot race. Josh and Casey reveal how nervous they both really were when Josh took the wheel of the Cornelia Marie for the first time after 18 months off, and host Matt Rogers seeks retribution from the captains for making him bite the head off a herring.

  • A USCG swimmer, pilot and captain along with Sig, Keith, Bill, Casey, Jake and Sean give an insider's look at the scariest Bering Sea rescues. On the worst day of their lives and in the harshest weather, fishermen's desperate maydays go out to the USCG. This is the story of the men and women who respond to the call no matter the risk to themselves. Many lives are saved, and sadly, a few aren't.

  • For Alaskan crab fishermen, one small triangular 70,000 square mile area along the western edge of the Bering Sea is by far the deadliest. Why have hundreds of boats mysteriously vanished there - many without a mayday call - never to be seen again? The Deadliest Catch captains, the U.S. Coast Guard, and ocean scientists look into why hundreds of boats, including the Destination, mysteriously vanished there.

  • With this year's super moon bringing the most powerful tidal surges in 150 years, the captains discuss what it means to battle breakdowns. Northwestern crew discuss their most recent oil leak and demonstrate the importance of sniffing out disaster, in Smell and Tell. Wild Bill details being stuck at dock with a broken boat, and finds out what people really think of him in Good Tweet Bad Tweet. Keith and Monte bring in Keith's relief Skipper Harry who gives a good tell-all on what it's like to be the old new guy, and crabbers participate in an all new Crabber Olympics Pot Push of Pain. Sig leads two contests: Truth or Herring, and Hot Pepper competition to test whether Keith and Matt Bradley can compete under pressure.

  • In a Bait exclusive, Wild Bill gives his personal reaction to the Summer Bay's man overboard crisis. Deckhands question captains' decisions, and captains give their inside take on the worst ways to get injured at sea.

  • The Captains discuss how the crew on the Wizard handled a conflict between an over-eager deckhand and a seemingly lazy engineer. Captain Keith calls a a truce between Josh & Casey and Sig, who set his pots on top of theirs. The Captains compete in a cook-off in which each boat prepares its favorite crew meal, with the winner chosen by Keith - a former chef. And the Captains confront Jake about his struggles to lead his crew and garner their respect.

  • For the season finale, captains share inside accounts of the season's epic final surge, and discuss the next generation of leaders. Captain Wild Bill reveals why he may have fished his last season, and Sig relives the terror of being dead in the water.

  • With the scars still fresh from a harrowing season on the Bering Sea, and battered by a never-before-seen supermoon storm, the captains reveal the most critical decisions they've had to make, and how their choices and actions have made them they captains they are today.

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Deadliest Catch Video Clips & Extras

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