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Fishing vessel:
The Wizard

Years aboard current vessel: 14

Previous vessel(s)
:F/V Alaska Trader; F/V Sirene (owner)

Years of captain experience: 16
Total years at sea: 23

Hometown: Redmond, Washington

Strength(s): Knows where the crab are


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Keith Colburn Bio: Capt. Keith Colburn of Redmond, Wash., has served at the helm ofThe Wizard for the last 14 years.He took a huge risk in 2005 purchasingThe Wizard without any of her valuable crab quota. A World War II-era ship that was converted into a fishing vessel in 1978, The Wizard, a perennial top five producer, is one of the largest vessels in the fleet at 155 feet in length. Being forced to lease his entire crab quota, Keith struggled in his first year owningThe Wizard. This season the stakes are that much higher for his ship and crew.

Described as having a "militaristic, hard-a** style of leadership,” Keith considers himself to be an overly-prepared and meticulous captain who is more cerebral in his decision-making than most other skippers. Keith is a first-generation fisherman who grew up in Lake Tahoe, Calif., and worked in restaurants from the time he was 14 until his early 20s. He decided to try fishing in 1985, at which time he went to Alaska with $50, a backpack and a tent. Now married with two children, Keith describes the fishing as being the greatest and worst lifestyle in the world. Having taken over a more managerial role for much of the year has allowed Keith to spend more time with his family, but leaves him missing time out at sea. During the off-season, Keith travels, bicycles, runs triathlons, and coaches little league. Always the adventure, seeker he recently ran with the bulls in Pamplona.
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Captain Profile Page - Deadliest Catch WikiKEITH COLBURN'S RESUME

Past Professions: Restaurant business, Deckhand


  • It only takes one bad wave to ruin your day.

    • Keith and Monte have a fight.(from season 4 sneak peaks)

    • The search for the Cup 'O Noodles S4


    Favorite body of water:

    Hobbies:Coaching Little league, Diving, Adventure seeking, traveling

    Family: Wife: Florence; Children: Caelan and Sienna

    Other: Capt. Keith is a first generation crabber
    Capt. Keith MUST have a Cup 'O Noodles carton to use as a spitoon! It is one of his superstitions.

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    Courtesy of Capt. Keith
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    ..Left,Keith Colburn,center,Matt Bradley,right,Edgar Hansen.
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    saigonmarc Captain LOSER DOUCHEBAG aka Keith Colburn 1 Jun 16 2012, 4:50 PM EDT by whiteflange
    Thread started: Jun 2 2012, 7:10 AM EDT  Watch
    Keith you are a total DOUCHEBAG! To be NICE about it a total piece of ****! How dare you treat the cameraman like that? He is NOT even a crewmember of yours. You are lucky he didn't lay you out! I don't believe in violence, yet i truly wanted to ***** SLAP YOU SO HARD, that i knock your teeth down your throat... I would NEVER have put up with your INSANE,OBNOXIOUS,ARROGANT,BABYISH attitude & actions... I would like to put you in the crab trap toss it over & use YOU for bait, as that is about all your worth... I detested you BEFORE seeing this episode BUT now i like & admire you as much as Hitler's turd... I'm truly being "NICE" & restraining myself & my comments about you... I RARELY ever "POST" on these sites BUT YOU are WAY OUT OF CONTROL & OVER THE TOP! Life is SHORT, WHY be a DICK?LOSER your whole life??? I could go on & on but i want to keep it short & sweet...Hopefully your career is short lived & you go crawl into some hole in Afghanistan... P.S. where did you "learn" your most heinous,aweful LOSER leadership skills(if you can even dare call it that)??? I hope they OMIT you from the show in the upcoming seasons, NO ONE wants to see YOU & YOUR OUTRAGEOUS NEGATIVITY! Beat off *****!
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    marzsit ***** 0 Aug 17 2010, 3:58 AM EDT by marzsit
    Thread started: Aug 17 2010, 3:58 AM EDT  Watch
    keith is an arrogant *****. no commercial fishing backround, no military backround, yet he considers himself to be an expert on human behavior and an expert at crab fishing. he obviously knows nothing about old, rusty steel WW-II vessels even though he owns one.......shot-to-hell rust bucket on the verge of crumbling and sinking. typical braindead northwest fisherman......
    mgemini75 Hi Keith 0 Jun 19 2010, 10:12 AM EDT by mgemini75
    Thread started: Jun 19 2010, 10:12 AM EDT  Watch
    How are you to day you can reach me on this id Keith let's nagosheta i want to learn how to got grabbing i do shrimp and lobster in Narragansett RI....
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