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DEADLIEST CATCH | EPISODE TITLE: High Hopes
Original Air Date: May 24, 2005

Season: 1

Crab Count:
Northwestern - 62,000 lbs.
Maverick - 53,000 lbs.
Lady Alaska - 40,000 lbs.
Billikin - 28,000 lbs.
Vixen - 26,000 lbs
Retriever - 13,900 lbs.

SYNOPSIS: Less than a day into the Opilio crab season, the Bering Sea has already claimed six lives. Despite these losses, the rest of the fleet begins to pull the pots they set 12 hours before, their hopes high.

As the weather turns for the better, fishing is made easier, and for the first time this season, there is a moment of calm on the Bering Sea.

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DEFINING SHOT

NW on the crab
The Northwestern pulls 700+ pots, the table nearly isn't big enough.
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CATCHY QUOTES
MEMORABLE MOMENTS

  • "You can't have a kick a** season every time. That's why they call it fishing". -- Deckboss Edgar Hansen - Northwestern

  • "Show me the money, I am not out here for my health" --Matt Bradley, Northwestern Deckhand


  • Maverick Boat Mom Donna works the deck helping sort crab




EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS
  • The pots are coming up blanks for many of the boats.

  • The shots become tangled when the Maverick starts a new string, they are able to save the pot of 300+ crab

  • Edgar blows of steam by lighting a fire



Boat Profile Page - Deadliest Catch WikiMAN VS. NATURE ON THE DEADLIEST CATCH
MAJOR SETBACKS
VICTORIES
  • The Lady Alaska used salmon as bait but the crab are not biting as they are pulling up miserable pots. They must haul all of the pots and re-bait with fresh cod.







  • The Northwestern pulls 700+ pots, almost filling the first hold in 12 hours






MOST HAIR-RAISING MOMENTS








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dont try this at home
Edgar plays with fire - don't try this at home!

Mav

Donna helps sort

Jeff

Jeff and Jim talk strategy



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