On Discovery’s latest “Inside the Catch” blog where they give out clues about season 4, we’re introduced to Sten Skaar, the skipper of the F/V North American which is the newest addition of featured fishing vessels for the next season of “Deadliest Catch”. (Photo at right courtesy of Discovery). As mentioned a week ago, Sten is the son of Erling Skaar who fished for Sverre Hansen, father to Captain Sig Hansen of the F/V Northwestern. According to this latest blog post, Captain Sten has been fishing for 20 years, he’s from Seattle, Washington, he’s 41 years old and enjoys working closely with his brother and crew. The similiar elements between the North American crew and Northwestern crew are highly noticeable: they’re both family driven crews, they may have the same fishing habits as they’re all heavily influenced by Sverre Hansen, they’re both of Norwegian descent, even the fishing vessels have similiar names and slightly similiar appearances. Should be very interesting dynamics between these two in season 4….
Also reported in this latest blog post on Discovery is the ongoing antics of the fishing crew, namely on the F/V Timebandit….Andy Hillstrand–both crewman and skipper of the F/V Time bandit has made a new discovery….Apparently someone heard that one can make a taser out of disposable cameras. So in true mythbuster style, Andy Hillstrand proved the hypothesis true so you can imagine what he’s been doing to the Timebandit crew lately…..