Tonight, April 12th is the season premiere of the 7th season of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. This will be the 6th season in a row that our fishing boat has been featured on the show. (We played a very small part in season one). Tonight’s premiere episode is two hours long starting at 9 pm. We know it features a final farewell to our skipper, Capt. Phil Harris. I wrote about this in earlier blog and was able to see a sneak preview at CatchCon on Saturday. It looked like the stars aligned for Capt. Phil to have a ceremony like he probably would have wanted. His Dad and two boys were there, surrounded by all his fishing buddies.
According to Discovery, “Two new boats join the fleet this season. Dubbed “the floating frat house,” the Ramblin’ Rose introduces a young, rowdy crew skippered by Elliott Neese, all of 28 years old, and already boasting about his fishing prowess. Seabrooke Captain Scott Campbell Jr., 36, adds youth and cockiness as well but behind the steely confidence, Junior is still haunted by the loss of a deckhand at sea. Can he battle back and conquer his demons?”
If you can’t wait for the show to begin and want to learn a little more about what to expect, then go to the DeadliestCatchFan.com site. The folks there learn things fast and always surprise me with new information.