Last night, skippers Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, along with Sig Hansen, began their ‘Evening with the Captains’ tour in Portland, Oregon! They’re traveling cross-country and making a total of nine live appearances that stretch from the west to east coasts and up into Canada (see list of appearances below). If you’re a ‘Deadliest Catch’ fan interested in learning some behind the scenes tidbits and having your questions personally answered by these seasoned veterans of the industry, then this is a must for you!
According to a web article posted on last night’s event, fans were treated to a wealth of ‘Deadliest’ secrets that we wouldn’t know otherwise. You should read the entire article to get all the juicy details but I’ll give you a short excerpt here…
Capt. Phil Harris’ fishing vessel, the Cornelia Marie, is going to continue next season (most likely on “Deadliest Catch”) with Capt. Phil’s boys, Jake and Josh, running things (co-owner Cornelia Marie will still be the owner). The breaking news is that Sig will help them out during King Crab season, and Jonathan will be there for Opilio.
Andy and Jonathan want to retire after one more year, so they’re still hoping Jonathan’s son, Scotty, might take over the boat. (Their top pick from the Time Bandit crew, Mike Fourtner, ended up getting his own fishing boat, so he can’t commit to them for the entire year anymore.)
They have no complaints about the editing, and think that Discovery depicts their situations as honest and truthful as they can — although Sig did complain that his boat catching on fire didn’t make it into the show. He said he understands they have to cut four months of footage down into a few hours, “But what about my fire?!” He also said he won’t keep doing the show forever, though it’s been better than he thought. “I’ve kicked the cameras off my boat only twice.”
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