S2: Episode 12This is a featured page

Original Air Date: June 13, 2006

Season: 2

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SYNOPSIS: It's the end of the season, and the entire fleet is digging in deep and kicking the fishing into overdrive. The Northwestern may have been the last one out the starting gate for opilio '06, but their cod-fishing gamble is paying off huge as they continue to pull up massive pots. Rick Quashnick on the Maverick is precision fishing on the ridges of
ocean-floor cliffs, a method he calls "threading the needle." It's a difficult fishing tactic, but when the Maverick is on the crab, they're pulling up record numbers. Now the only thing Rick has to worry about is gathering all his pots before the northern ice pack covers them up and sucks them down.

After one final push, the opilio fleet plugs the holds, stacks the pots and heads for port. Everyone is done fishing, but the dangers of the Bering Sea are far from over. With full holds and iced-over decks full of pots, the risk of tipping over while steaming back to port is high. Captains and crews batten down the hatches and hole up in their bunks. Back home in Seattle, the wives and children of the Northwestern crew wait with nervous anticipation. In the end, a teary-eyed reunion on the docks is the perfect way to cap off this long, bitter cold, crab-fishing season.

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  • The season was long, cold and not full of crab. - Deckhand Mike Fourtner - Time Bandit

  • That's why they make good crab fishermen. They live in the moment. - Captain Andy Hillstrand - Time Bandit

  • This ice right here isn't any different than what the Titanic smacked into. It just slices the hulls of boats open. - Captain Phil Harris - Cornelia Marie

  • Jake finally gets his turn at running the boat


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  • The Maverick loses 30 pots under the ice but luckily they only end up losing a couple.

  • The Cornelia Marie goes into the ice to get to a 20 pot string that is 15 miles away and gets lost in the ice.

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how is the crab season going on??
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