There’s one “Deadliest Catch” featured crew that hasn’t come home yet and that’s the F/V Wizard. What a season of fishing they’ve had! The rest of the skippers and crews have been done for a short while and have already kicked off with some appearances.
According to Andrew Zimmern’s food and dining blog, the “Deadliest Catch” skippers appeared at a Discovery function along with other well known names where all Discovery affiliates presented existing and future programming to advertisers.
Captain Phil Harris made several events in San Diego, California and spent some time with the Bloody Decks forum people. By the looks of the picture posted, the skipper had a fun time!
The Aleutian Ballad–the fishing vessel from season 2 of “Deadliest Catch” that was knocked over by a 60′ rogue wave–was docked in Seattle, Washington and offered tours for all visitors on April 3rd, before heading back up to Ketchikan, Alaska. The former commercial fishing vessel was completely revamped last year to become a crab-catching tourist vessel. And if you ever go to Ketchikan on your travels, consider going on a one-day tour aboard the Aleutian Ballad, where you can see firsthand, what it’s like to haul potloads of crab onboard.
The Aleutian Ballad in Seattle, Washington, April 3rd. (All photos posted with permission of “Deadliest Catch” fan Melly)
The F/V Maverick owners–Rick and Donna Quashnick–were also on the scene in Seattle, greeting fans. This particular little fan and many others were happy to see the couple who as always, are heavily involved in multiple fisheries.
Another surprise greeted fans this day…The popular F/V Time Bandit was docked nearby as well.
Skippers and owners Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand mentioned in an earlier interview that the Time Bandit would be getting some needed maintenance and repairs during the off-season. Looks like serious work being done!