Ole Helgevold


"If there's a bounty on its shell, I've fished it." The most veteran of Jake's veteran crew, Ole started crabbing in 1972.

Ole fished with Sig Hansen's dad, Sverre, and he once spent 4 hours evading Russian capture while fishing for Opies.
He and his boat, the Arctic Dawn, were even featured on America's Deadliest Seasons, the progenitor to Deadliest Catch. Those are just some of the highlights to his long and storied career.

He's been out of the game a little while, but after splitting from his wife, he's come out of retirement to return to what he knows best: crabbing.

This season, he'll be chiefing the Saga as a favor to longtime friend and boat owner, Lenny Herzog. He'll also be a support for Jake, imparting his wisdom and experience to the young captain.

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