Ed Hansen’s Online Chat Transcript 07 May 29

9 / 10

fisherman: We only see great catches, have you ever had a very poor season?

Edgar Hansen: I personally have fished for a month and a half, and I didn't even make enough for my airfare. This was years ago. So, every dog has his day; you have to take the ups with the downs.

sokes_in_PA: Do you like to rod and reel fish? Like in a stream?

Edgar Hansen: No, I'll leave that for the girlie—men! Joking — LOL. I do like to fish Dungeness in Puget Sound with little pots and a Bayliner.

interestedfi: Edgar, what are the qualities that you look for in a greenhorn?

Edgar Hansen: Young and dumb, being able to close his eyes and open his ears. A guy that's willing to go the extra mile. Just to be able to muddle through the pain and the sleep deprivation and not complain about it.

Chasity: Edgar, what was the worst mistake you've made while on the boat, and what did you learn from it?

Edgar Hansen: There are so many, that's how you learn. Not to be too much of a cowboy and try to do everything yourself. Because if you do, you're just going to burn out and fade away. We're not supermen, we need to remember that. A bad one, for example, I forgot to turn on my fuel pump to fill my day tank with fuel, therefore, killing the engine. It got fixed in a hurry, but it was just a brain fart.

Nyxie: Hello Edgar! I greatly admire your bravery ( or maybe lack of healthy fear). As a landlocked college girl, I can't even image what it's like out there! My question is, what do you think is the most important superstition to heed while at sea?

Edgar Hansen: Do not talk about the weather. If it's actually a nice day and you mention the fact it's a nice day, it's not going to be a nice day any more.

oceangirl_99: Who cooks for you guys. and what is your favorite comfort meal Edgar?

Edgar Hansen: I used to cook for 7 to 8 years, until I became engineer. Now Matt is our cook. And a favorite meal would be steak and shrimp, because that's usually our going—in meal. That's our meal when we're on our way to town.

drinkr23__Sp: Have you ever thought of starting a greenhorn training camp?

Edgar Hansen: I should start my own Greenhorn Variety Show, and have an elimination process. My first choice of greenhorns, would be Mikey from Orange County Choppers. I want that kid on my boat!

About the blog:
More on
Deadliest Catch