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 period of time but let me give you an example of Captain Sig’s latest movements. Earlier this month, I saw a video clip of Sig in Norway, then he made an appearance in Wisconsin for a major fish fry at a casino and lodge. Keep in mind of course, that Sig and Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand also have nine events that they’re appearing together at and those venues stretch from the west and east coasts and up into Canada, and if that doesn’t boggle the mind, the skipper of the F/V Northwestern has even managed to squeeze in a photo shoot and interview for Yachting Magazine!
It’s the August 2010 issue that Sig Hansen appears on and the story featuring him and 12 others is called ‘Pioneers of Adventure’. Check out the excerpt below and then make the jump and read the entire article. Magazines should still be available at your local bookstore if you’re interested in this issue…
Treacherous weather, life-and-death decisions, and the sheer white-knuckle power of the Bering Sea have made “Deadliest Catch” a must-watch for any boater seeking serious armchair adventure. For one
of the show’s stars, Captain Sig Hansen, the real adventure is not just hunting for king crab through dangerous passages and raging storms. Instead, it’s exploring his industry’s hidden past—and exposing it to the world for the first time.
“There’s only so many crab pots you can pull,” Hansen says. “So now it’s turned into being about the personalities of the captains and crew. It’s a neat little history lesson for the public. For years, this was a very low-key industry. It was almost clannish. Because of ‘Deadliest Catch,’ knowledge is exploding. And when you understand the history of something, you can get a broader perspective than you would ever imagine.”