Deadliest Catch Season 12 is coming up and the synopsis reveals 8 major plots you need to know. The series will return at the end of March.
According to TV Series Finale, a new generation of captains are emerging on the scene in Season 12 of Deadliest Catch. The last 11 years have featured veteran captains battling the Bering Sea as they make a dangerous living crab fishing.
— Bill Wichrowski (@captwildbill) February 16, 2016
Captain Sig Hansen of the F/V Northwestern doesn’t have a lot of faith in the new guys despite the opportunities.
“I don’t see as much fear as I would have hoped to see,” Sig says. “They don’t seem fearful because in their mind, there is nothing to fear. At sea, you find out what a guy is made out of. Not everyone makes the cut.”
So, what are the main plots for Deadliest Catch Season 12? There are 8 major plots to watch for in 2016.
- Sean Dwyer of the Brenna A is the youngest captain ever to appear on Deadliest Catch. Dwyer has fished all his life and has followed in the footsteps of his late father, but he’s never faced the Bering Sea. This season, Dwyer will operate a vessel that hasn’t fished crab in eight years. Additionally, an all-rookie crew will be on-board. There will also be extra pressure with a 290,000-pound quota ordered from Sig.
- Jake Anderson will be on his own after mentoring with Sig. In Season 12, he takes on the first full season of the Saga. Jake tried proving himself as a fisherman, father and captain in Season 11. Jake is given full rein to show what he’s got. The question is, can he command a crew he also sees as friends?
- On the Cornelia Marie, young Josh Harris makes his debut commanding the vessel that was once commanded by his father, the late Captain Phil Harris. The boat has been completely updated with electronics and engine room. In order to pay for the spendy upgrades, Josh was hard-pressed to sell a big portion of the boat to investors. His job heavily depends on how much crab he can bring in or investors will go elsewhere to find a fisherman who can do the job.
- Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski of the Cape Caution will have a new crew working with him. He depends on his son, Zach, to gather and train the vessel’s crew. The teaching process hasn’t been an easy task for either Zach or the crew. A lot hinges on whether he’s up for the challenge to take over the wheel house.
- Captain Keith Colburn of The Wizard is having a tough time personally — and on the dock. Deadliest Catch Season 12 focuses on Keith’s fresh start after splitting with his wife of 25 years — and dealing with the fact that his kids are all grown up. When it’s time for The Wizard to head to sea, Captain Colburn is nowhere to be found.
- On the Time Bandit, Jonathan Hillstrand and his brother, Andy, are in a sticky situation that could be costly. So costly, in fact, that a quarter of a million dollars is on the line. It could also risk them losing their fishing license. Viewers will have to see if Jonathan makes the right decision.
- Captain Sig Hansen makes the big decision to search for crab in an area that he hasn’t been to in over 10 years. Will it be the right decision for him to take the the Northwestern over there, or will he be reminded as to why he avoided the grounds?
- El Nino manages to push the crab deeper, which makes it more difficult for the fisherman on Deadliest Catch to capture them. It’s especially hard on the rookie captains and crew as they fight to bring in as much crab as they can. Injuries, tantrums, and violent weather upset the journeys.
— Bill Wichrowski (@captwildbill) February 22, 2016
Deadliest Catch season 12 premieres on Tuesday, March 29 at 9 p.m., ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.
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