The boys are at a place called The Shack.
Well I'm excited to see what we'll learn from the Captains after everything that has went on so far this season.
Captains Sig Hansen, Johnathan Hillstrand, Andy Hillstrand and Keith Colburn are at the table with Mike Rowe.
This episode is called "Low Tide". Mike said there have been some moments this year that have given everyone pause. Sig says we weren't fishing we were in survival mode. Sig Hansen said they had storm after storm after storm it just wouldn't let up.
They talked about Captain Phil Harris and the filming of the memorial where all the boats got in a circle. Josh and Jake Harris have joined the group. Josh says the weather was really good that day which was unusual. Jake said Phil would have loved it. Keith says he didn't realize until after the fact that he was standing on the stack of the Wizard 30 or 40 feet above where Johnathan was firing his hand gun. They talked about having Phil's ashes in the motorcycle gas tank and how they couldn't get the cap off. Also how difficult it was to keep the boats in a circle like they were and that the Captains weren't at the helm because they were at the service. That makes me wonder who was driving the boats. Sig said it is hard to ride past the Cornelia Marie and not want to pick up the radio and talk to Phil.
They show some of the clips of Derrick Ray and the Cornelia Marie. Jake Harris says thank God that's over. Mike asks Sig what his thoughts are. Sig said he's glad he wasn't there. It's a family boat, it's a tough spot for him to step into. It's a no win. Keith says each boat develops a personality.
Josh says this guy did it the wrong way. Josh is getting upset. He said this guy said he was the best fisherman. I promise your gonna make money, and then to degrade me and my brother tell us we are stupid we didn't know anything about our boat when he didn't know anything about out boat. Sig asks who worried about the fuel costs and all that stuff. Josh says we did. Sig says no, before. Josh, my dad. Sig and what did your dad do? Josh, if you came on our boat would you ever talk shit about my dad. Sig of course not. Josh goes around the table asking each Captain would you? Andy, no. Keith, never. Johnathan I don't think answered. Sig asks Josh why all of a sudden then would you concern yourself with these issues. I think maybe you are biting off more than you can chew. Josh, point blank is this, as a captain and him working us he did great. In my opinion and this is my opinion was him knocking my old man and that's where I had to draw the line, and because he said this is this and this is that and there is no grey matter. Unfortunately we were the ones with money in the bank to supply this whole operation and he was guaranteed a paycheck so he didn't have to worry about shit. He could say just keep going. We didn't have that option we we went $267,000 backward. Keith says welcome to owning a boat. Johnathan asked if Phil would have quit. Josh says Phil never wanted to go blue crabbing. Johnathan that was the first mistake you made. Josh says we had no choice we had to throw the dice. Mike says in the interest of fairness Derrick is here. I think it would be really cool to bring him out, if it is cool with you guys. I'm getting the distinct impression that the captains are siding with Derrick on this issue.
Derrick comes out. Johnathan and Andy have left the table. Mike asks Sig and Keith what kind of reference they would give Derrick. Keith says he would give him a very strong reference. Sig says he hasn't fished with Derrick, but everyone gets a reputation whether you want one or not and his is a good one.
Mike, you went back with Phil as well. Derrick, yeah. If you found Phil, you found Ricky on the Maverick, Me, and Dave on the Ocean Ballad. Keith, It was the four amigos and if you seen one of them coming you just went oh god cause you knew the rest of them would be there, if I'm on hot fishing.
Derrick said initially Cornelia called him. He said the boat didn't have any quota. He had crab quota. He said I'll put my red crab quota on the boat. He said they leased 115,000 blue crab from five other fisherman and his 30,000 pounds of red crab. The Wizard was one of the five other fisherman. Josh says the deal that was made, everyone went out of their way to help us out. Derrick did he spent a lot of time and one thing I learned recently was Keith and his wife did which I did not know. But also in that deal, was something that is a bond with fisherman that is so f'ng strong that irritated me more than anything that has happened is the fact that we were going to be taught how, taught the right way to live survive and maintain the crew and everyone else. Not to be knocked for it, not to be knocked by our lack of knowledge, not to be knocked. Derrick, you agreed to do it on my terms, you said that at my house. Josh, you have to understand one thing, for you to knock my father. Derrick, I did not. Well we all know that isn't true. It's kind of hard to understand them they are talking on top of each other. Josh said he did knock his father. Jake says he was rolling in his f'ng grave. Josh, you tell me I don't know anything about fishing so you write out on paper what we are going to spend. We are already over that. Then you tell me how I'm an idiot and how my dad did such a big injustice. Derrick finished the sentence by not teaching you. Josh says for as a Captain I respect you because we did work for you. Derrick, did you ever own a boat before your dad died? Josh, I'm learning you told me no question is a stupid question. I asked you one f'ng question the whole season you shut me down make me feel like shit then you proceed to start fights with every crew member on that boat. Sig is sitting there kind of shaking his head in agreement. It was not your boat to start with, you knew that your boat was a different story. This boat was already created and so was the crew. You did great on Opies. What happened in between is beyond me. Keith has his chin in his hand looking up at what might be Phil's picture. Josh is pretty loud at this point. Josh says you treated us like shit and then you demanded respect. Derrick says you two bleep bleep he gets up from the table. Josh says he's not being unreasonable. He thinks Derrick is a great captain. Mike Rowe says you are yelling. Josh says yes I'm yelling. Derrick tells Josh he doesn't know bleep about running a bleeping boat he can't even tie a bowing. There is a whole lot of bleeping going back and forth Derrick called Josh a selfish little bleep. Josh says FU back bleep bleep bleep Jake said something Josh says this is between me and you not him. Derrick says I'm going to knock you on your ass. He starts walking away again. Keith, Mike and Sig are all just sitting there. Josh says I don't want to fight with you, I have questions for you and this is exactly what I am talking about. Derrick says he's a bleep narcistic pathalogical lying piece of shit because you don't know shit about running a boat. Todd comes in and starts telling the guys knock it off. Todd says this is what he had to do all the time. Derrick is now calling Josh an idiot. Todd tells him to stop. Todd tells Josh to quit yelling to stop and listen. Mike says they are going to break and collect themselves and when they come back maybe Derrick will get a chance to talk.
When they come back Jake, Josh and Derrick are gone from the table. Mike says these guys are all personally offended. During the break they went their separate ways. Mike thanks Todd for coming out. Mike asks how often on the boat did you do what you just did. Todd said all the time, even when Phil was there he had to do it. Todd thought Derrick didn't know what to do he was used to running a tight ship. Keith hails in then he was running a lucy goosey ship. Todd in case you don't remember is the camera man who worked with Phil for all the seasons he was on.
Elliot Neese has joined the table. Elliot says its nice to meet the man who keeps calling him the greenhorn skipper. Mike asked him if he is having fun. Elliot says for the most part. Says he's dealing with some bull shit from some of the other people on the show. I'd say he brought a lot of that on himself. Todd is now the camera man on Elliot's boat. He's asking you questions you don't want to answer. Elliot says Todd keeps asking the same questions over and over again. They show clips of Todd and Elliot fighting. Todd says if he was aboard the Cornelia Marie or any other boat for that matter he would feel a lot safer. Mike says season one all the captains said the same thing. Everyone had to Forest Gump it through their relationship with the cameras.
Elliot evidently had concerns that if the camera men showed the dirty engine room he would get fired. He said it's not like he's Wild Bill who has been around so long nobody really gives a F. Wild Bill's not going to get fired. His point being Sig and Keith own their boat, and Bill's been around so long he's not going to get fired for a dirty engine room. He as a first year captain could be. Todd told Elliot you can't start off as the hot shot. Sig says it takes years. Todd says Elliot had a successful season they showed that. Elliot said we will see what the powers that be say about next year. I say to Elliot if your worried about getting fired because your engine room is dirty either clean, tell one of the guys to clean or don't be on a TV show where it can be seen.
They are showing repeated clips of Sig calling for Edgar. Edgar comes in with a flashlight he says is to lighten the mood. Then he gives the light to Sig and says next time your boat dies on you you can find your way with that one. Johnathan and Andy have returned. Mike says he has heard that Edgar is the heart of the Northwestern.
Sig says he has spoken those words. Edgar says he has never heard it. Johnathan says when they first met Sig and Edgar they saw Johnathan hug Andy and Sig said to him did you just hug your brother? Johnathan made them hug at that meeting. Edgar gets up and hugs Sig. Edgar says thats the first time in thirty four years. They are all laughing at Sig because he's turning red. I guess they forgot Johnathan just said he made them hug when they met and Sig did hug Edgar this season before they left for Opies. Guess they forgot.
Edgar says when crap hits the fan it's his name that gets called. Keith says every boat needs an Edgar. They showed a clip about when the Northwestern ran out of power and almost hit the dock. Sig says as a control freak when you don't have control you freak. They have different engines and they rotate them on different trips. Sig says we know this engine is quirky. So having the same guy is helpful because they know these things. Keith talks about Monty being his Edgar. Mike asks if Monty was here would you hug him? Keith has to think about that. Johnathan tells Edgar people like to watch this show because of guys like Edgar. Sig gets up and says I'll hug you now. Come on the cameras aren't on and gives him a hug.
Sig and Edgar go surfing by standing on surf boards with oars. Two norweigans that can't swim. Sig has a swimming pool at his house and doesn't know how to use it.
Nick Mavar is there. Sig says Nick is the middle guy the voice of reason. Nick says they argue all the time and come to him saying what'd he say. Nick, oh he says he loves you. Nick is 46 and the oldest on board. Edgar says Nick will keep going like the energizer bunny. Which prompts Mike to ask Edgar about his retirement. Edgar says it's hard to get out of it when you are born into it. Edgar says he needed it mentally and physically. Edgar passes out photos of what he has been doing at home. He says he needs the money so for King Crab he would like to come back but for Opies he would like to run the boat. Sig says there's a left hook. Edgar says he doesn't think he can do King crab and then a month later Opies. Sig says he understands being on deck sucks. Sig says Nick has told him if Edgar runs the boat he isn't coming back. Nick says that's not true his concern is after the Opie season they just had was really bad. Keith says opies are a bad season to break in for your first crab season. Sig can't believe Nick is saying that he'd be okay with Edgar now. Sig said when he ran the boat for cod fish (pointing at Edgar) and you got off of there you said you would never fish with him again.
Wild Bill has arrived. Bill said he was in Hawaii eight years ago but the statue of limitations finally ran out so he could come back. They show clips of Capt Bill auctioning fish. Bill says he's not going to give up his crabbing job for this.
Brooks Takenaka from the Honolulu fish auction house has arrived. He brought two plates of exotic pu-pu. (an assortment of fish, squid, spicy tuna, octopus different things). Johnathan takes a piece of fish and says that's octopus. LOL Brooks is describing how the auction house works, that the first guy back gets his fish on the auction line first. Okay Johnathan has taken a piece of sushi and put it on his fork and he is lighting it with his lighter. Everyone's laughing at him, instead of listening to Brooks. Someone says so much for the sushi.
Well Discovery said they thought Jake, Josh and Derrick were coming. I guess they are glad they invited them now. Oh my. Josh did tell Derrick several times he thought he was a good captain, even with everything they have been through. You gotta respect Josh for that. Yes Derrick may have been in a no win situation, but he didn't catch the crab, and I still think an apology is in order for his comments about Captain Phil.
I wonder why Captain Scott and Captain Lara weren't there.
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