Deadliest Catch 2011 OAD 2010 King Crab Season

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  1. Apr 21, 2011 #41 of 327
    LifeIsABeach

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    I noticed they have a picture of Phil in the opening credits rather than the new captain of the CM. I wonder if that means he doesn't last long.

    So a good pot of red king crab has about 40-50 and a good pot of blue king crab has about 15-20. Does blue king crab sell for that much more money to make that worth fishing blue crab? If so why would that be? Just because they are rarer? Are they any tastier?
     
  2. Apr 21, 2011 #42 of 327
    windracer

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    I found it hilarious how excited the Ramblin' Rose captain was over his pots:

    "4! Yeah!"

    His naivete is not helping the crew's morale.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2011 #43 of 327
    Frylock

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    Interesting... While I had crazy respect for the intense work that they do, I wish they'd cut the segments out. I want to watch a show about crab fishing, not rescuing. Though a spin-off makes a lot more sense, since they could then focus on that aspect.

    What really bugs me about it is how L O N G they drag it out for to create the suspense.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2011 #44 of 327
    Hank

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    They rigged up the Coast Guard helicopter with cameras and film crew.. they need to use some footage from it to justify the cost if nothing happens with the crab fleet.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2011 #45 of 327
    WhiskeyTango

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    From what I've been able to find, blue are generally bigger than red and have a milder flavor than the red. I don't know if these numbers still hold true today but in 1981-82 & 83-84 14 million pounds of blue crab sold for $32 million. While red crab fishing since 1959 has yielded 2 billion pounds worth $1.6 billion. So I guess the rarity plays a factor in the price. I also thought I heard one of the CM crew say their quota was 120,000 lbs while other boats were around 300,000 lbs. So I guess a higher sale price would offset the lower quota.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2011 #46 of 327
    pmyers

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    I've been looking for similiar information because I had the same question. It does look like the blue crabs have shorter legs, but the legs are bigger around, which could certainly make them more desirable. That's the only difference I could see by looking at them.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2011 #47 of 327
    ehusen

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    Oh come on, it's too easy....

    "It's a cookbook!"
     
  8. Apr 22, 2011 #48 of 327
    Gunnyman

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    As they showed the rescue I said this exactly, I'd totally watch a show based on Coast Guard rescues.
     
  9. May 6, 2011 #49 of 327
    BeanMeScot

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    The Cornelia Marie captain told the camera that he would never let Jake drive the boat again because he smelled like pot. Why couldn't he tell Jake that?
     
  10. May 6, 2011 #50 of 327
    windracer

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    Help me with some math there ...

    When the Ramblin' Rose went in, the captain was guessing at 35,000lbs of crab and Mike Rowe's voiceover said that was about $100k.

    Then the count turns out to be only 13,000lbs and Rowe says the crew splits $8k. Did he really mean each crew member got $8k and not the entire payout for the 13,000lbs of crab was $8k? Or maybe I misheard.

    Loved watching the new greenhorn on the Seabrooke trying to load the bait machine. The cameramen are so steady you really don't get a feel for how much the boats are moving until you see something like that. And then after two hours he's whining to the captain that the other deckhands are calling him names? Wow.
     
  11. May 6, 2011 #51 of 327
    brettatk

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    I was wondering the same thing about the payout. I don't understand how he could be that far off on his count. He either isn't keeping pot records or the crab count for each pot was really off. I'm guessing he won't make that mistake again.

    That greenhorn did crack me up when he was trying to load the bait. The captain had just warned him about taking crap from the crew. I'm guessing he isn't going to last too long.
     
  12. May 6, 2011 #52 of 327
    etexlady

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    Does it bother anyone else that they call what they do "fishing"? To me fishing is what you do with a pole or a rod and reel.
     
  13. May 6, 2011 #53 of 327
    JFriday

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    Well that makes since, the crew doesn't get to split everything brought in. They probably take out the cost of food, gas, other expenses, plus I'm sure the owner and Captain get a good cut as well.
     
  14. May 6, 2011 #54 of 327
    Hank

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    :up:

    Totally... I thought I was the only one who thinks this. It's more like "trapping" or "harvesting" than it is "fishing."
     
  15. May 6, 2011 #55 of 327
    windracer

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    pole = crane
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    hook = crab pot

    Fishing ... just with bigger components. :)
     
  16. May 6, 2011 #56 of 327
    Hank

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    My guess is yes, the crew splits the $8k. If 35k lbs of crab is worth $100k, then 13klbs of crab is worth $37k TOTAL, before overhead. If each crew member got $8k, and there are 5 crew members (not counting the captain), that's $40k right there, so that doesn't work. I'm guessing there's $30k of fuel, food, maintenance, bait, and other overhead (boat payments or rental, etc) to come out of the total, leaving very little for the crew. The $30k of fixed overhead makes more sense when the total haul is >$100k than it does when the total haul is $40k.
     
  17. May 6, 2011 #57 of 327
    bareyb

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    The new CM Captain just really doesn't feel the love for the boys does he? :p

    I wonder why Captain Phil never bothered to teach them more? The fact that their own Dad didn't think they were capable, kind of makes me think they might never be. I just don't see either one of those two ever being a Captain. I just can't picture it... :eek:
     
  18. May 6, 2011 #58 of 327
    scooterboy

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    Well, Jake could always be a "Captain Jack".
     
  19. May 6, 2011 #59 of 327
    vertigo235

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    Well, I think it's harsh to say never, but they definitely were not ready to learn yet (and still aren't). I think he knew that, but I don't think he knew how little time he had (obviously).
     
  20. May 6, 2011 #60 of 327
    hummingbird_206

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    Yeah, Jake and Josh hadn't really been on the boat long enough to be training to be captains under Phil. They both needed more experience as deck hands. Jake has a lot of growing up to do and giving up the drugs would help. I think Josh is mature enough to start training, but I don't think he could do it on a boat with Jake on it as Jake is way too immature to take orders from his brother.
     

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