Category Archives: Crab Fishing

Sig Hansen on cover of Yachting Magazine

It’s kind of hard to believe how much traveling some of the ‘Deadliest Catch’ fishermen do in the summer during off season, especially Sig Hansen!  Literally, it’s impossible to keep track of the activities and events taking place in a short … Continue reading

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Finding Fishing Jobs is Tricky, but can be done…

 Heads up to everyone who–thanks to ‘Deadliest Catch’–now has fishing fever!  Here’s some supporting evidence that work actually can be found in Alaska’s fishing industry, and here’s how someone did it: Daniel Pye of the Towanda News wrote a story–a … Continue reading

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Opilio Fisherman Lost…

A fisherman has lost his life.  On January 6th, the F/V Seabrooke–which was several miles northwest of Cold Bay–reported that one of their deckhands went overboard after his feet became entangled in a crab pot line.  The US coastguard was … Continue reading

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2008-2009 King Crab season was a long one….

According to Unalaska’s local news station–KUCB News–the Bristol Bay King crab season was fished quite a bit later into December compared to the normal average finish date of November 15th.  As of Christmas Eve–December 24th–there was still one crabber out … Continue reading

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2008-2009 Registered Opilio fishing vessels

For the 2009 Snow crab/Opilio season, the State of Alaska posted their list of pre-season registered vessels in October.  Each year the boats listed become more familiar to ‘Deadliest Catch’ fans.  How many do you know? Adventure               Alaska Challenger       … Continue reading

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The Crab Harvesting has begun!

(Photo courtesy of Anne Hillman of KUCB) KUCB New out of Unalaska/Dutch Harbor reports that the first loads of Red King crab were delivered last weekend by the F/V Bering Star.  They brought in about 14,000 pounds as they picked … Continue reading

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