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: 45

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.

    Captain Profile Page - Deadliest Catch WikiKEITH COLBURN'S PHOTOS

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    Keith Colburn - Deadliest Catch Wiki

    Courtesy of Capt. Keith
    Keith Colburn - Deadliest Catch Wiki
    ..Left,Keith Colburn,center,Matt Bradley,right,Edgar Hansen.
    Keith Colburn - Deadliest Catch Wiki
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