We can think of other things we would like to hit the jackpot on, but for the crew on board the Cornelia Marie on Deadliest Catch, crabs are as good as gold.
Here we take a look at the Discovery hit show Deadliest Catch and when the excited crew members hit the jackpot for the bottom dwellers.
After hauling in a season record pot of crab just a month earlier, the boat, Cornelia Marie, is still on a high streak.
“God Help Us.”
Their luck may be coming to an end, though. With a massive winter storm quickly approaching the boat, the last place you want to be is on the open ocean.
“Up north here, it’s a gamble,” says Cornelia Marie Captain Josh. “When that storm approaches, oh, it’s gonna turn nasty. Nowhere to hide. Nobody to save you. It’s coming. God help us.”
Eerie. Terrifying. Nope. No, sir, that is not for us. I like dry land.
“Just 200 miles to the northeast and closing in fast, the threat of the season’s biggest storm isn’t keeping captains Josh and Casey from doubling down on the cold, nutrient-rich northern waters.”
“We’re on some pretty damn good numbers out here. But I’m hoping it wasn’t a fluke,” states the captain.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the median average wage for fishing workers, including crab fishermen, was $28,530 in May 2017. The highest 10% earned more than $48,170.”
Considering that these men are bordering the brink of a million sets the stage for what kind of year the Deadliest Catch crew are having.
“Now, with a million bucks worth of additional quota within their grasp, they need this one-hit-wonder to go platinum.”
Deadliest Catch Crew Strikes Big
After the first haul, the crew starts to cheer upon seeing the full pot.
“Woah, yeah, that’s a good one! Boom! That is amazing is what that is,” screams Captain Josh. “780 right there. This is the type of numbers I’d see in my dad’s book, ones just like this.”
Based on the crew’s enthusiasm alone, we could tell it a good haul, but Deadliest Catch narrator Mike Rowe tells fan just how many delicious crabs found their way into the net.
“A good opie pot has at least 200 crabs. Their first haul nets nearly quadruple that number.”
The next pot wasn’t about to disappoint either, with another nearly full net of crab being reeled in.
“This is 1,000! This is 1,000 right here!” screams the ecstatic captain. “They don’t get any bigger than that! That is as big as it gets!”
Captain Kacey grabs a money gun and makes it rain dollar bills on the captain as they celebrate in their room overlooking the deck.
The 2020 season was one for the record book, according to Captain Josh. The person he wishes he could share it the most with, his father, is still proud of him in spirit.
“This is the best opie fishing I’ve seen in my career as a captain, ever. Like, I keep looking at that picture, and he keeps looking back at me, and he’d probably give me an ‘attaboy’ and be like, ‘way to go, kid.'”