The Captains are in Dutch Harbor, gearing up for King Crab Season. With just hours before they go fishing, the guys meet for a real-time edition of their very own pre-show: The Bait. There are insider tours of the boats, deckhand interviews, past-season recaps, and a first look at the newest captain in the fleet.
Back after a long hiatus, the Deadliest Catch captains scrutinize the ups and downs of every boat. Sean Dwyer, finds himself in the hot seat defending his unique style of leadership, and Captain Sig Hansen has heated words for Jake Anderson.
The captains have a lot to cover leading up to tonight’s two-hour episode. Young captain Sean Dwyer proves there’s a new way to run a boat. Wild Bill confronts Josh Harris over a major miscommunication. Sig and Keith reveal some tricks of the fishing trade.
Captain Sig and brother Edgar detail the fire damage on the Northwestern. Captain Jake Anderson stresses out over the condition of the Saga, and the Bait Bin gets a special visit from Captain Sean Dwyer’s mom. Then, Mandy stops by and the guys test her knowledge of maritime facts.
Captain Keith defends his longstanding problems with greenhorns. Then, Captain Jake and Keith hold a screaming contest. Later, Comedian Ben Bailey shows up to comment on some of the show's best pranks.
The captains face the facts of a hard life at sea and discuss the luck of finding the biomass. Mandy Hansen shows up to shed some light on life on the Northwestern. Captain Josh discovers a pot of gold, and a sleep expert delivers some tough medicine.
On the season finale of The Bait, Sig opens up about his heart attack and Wild Bill and Zach square off about their future together. All the captains take stock of their high-risk lifestyles as they look forward to the season finale of Deadliest Catch and beyond.