Phil and Josh Harris’ Online Chat Transcript 07 May 22

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Gcgrad05: How hard is it to work with both of your sons in such close quarters?

Phil Harris: It's hard sometimes. As you've seen on tonight's episode, the kids are both so different. If he wants something, Jacob will bug you and bug you until it drives you insane. Joshua is more like his mother - he has to get the last word in and always has something to say. That drives me absolutely haywire too. So between the two of them when they get going, I don't know whether to shit or go blind, to be honest.

Rwalter: I know the TV show covers the season for king crabs and opies, but is there a tanner season or what other crabs do you fish for?

Phil Harris: The Cornelia Marie mainly fishes for king crab and opilio. In spring we tender herring, and that's what the boat is doing right now. In summer, we catch salmon with the boat.

Tgilstrap: Do you guys watch the show? Is there anything that you are embarrassed of on the show?

Phil Harris: I don't watch every episode. I'm kind of embarrassed about my language at different times. But this is real. They don't script us on the show. Everything you see is really what's going on. So I'm embarrassed about my language at times - I think it could be a lot better.

Josh Harris: Yeah, sometimes we have time to catch an episode or two. I'm not really embarrassed. But it's funny to watch sometimes - it feels like a dream to be watching something that happened months ago.

Tgilstrap: Do you ever go fishing with a rod and reel for fun?

Josh Harris: I haven't in a long time, but I enjoy it as long as it's a big fish. It takes the fun out of it when you're fishing for trout, I can tell you that much.

Phil Harris: I love sport fishing. I used to take the boys out as kids. I just love fishing all the way round.

Crabby Mom: Evening guys, thanks for being here. Josh, I'd like to know if the pressure is a little more intense being the skipper's son.

Josh Harris: Yes. When you first step on the boat, you're a marked man. Not only do you have to be good, but you have to be really good. You get harassed by the guys. If something goes wrong or if my dad says something to me, I'll get harassed on deck because of it. But it's all part of the learning process, I guess.

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