Big Weather, Big Trouble
Original Air Date: June 17, 2008
Jeff P. – TwoCents Reviewer
It’s the third week of the Opilio crab season and the fleet is scrambling to get their share. But this episode kicks off with a hurricane warning and it’s heading right to the Opilio grounds. Uh-oh.
The Cornelia Marie
Captain Phil is leaving from Dutch Harbor after repairing his vessel. He is 75 thousand pounds short of his quota, and has to get back to work fast. Later he is battling the weather to pull his test pots. Phil notices that his youngest son Jake isn’t on deck helping, and calls him to order him out on deck. Jake stops into the wheelhouse and Phil threatens his that he’ll dock him a percentage if he doesn’t put in the work. The hurricane is coming, but the crew has to work through it to make a 48-hour deadline.