Another year of “Deadliest Catch” has started, and it may be the most dangerous one yet. As the drama unfolds, the true enemy of Season 11 is going to be the weather. Terrible storms ravage the boats and their crews, leaving the possibility of disaster in sight.
Captains Keith Colburn and Johnathan Hillstrand stopped by Zap2it to talk about the new season of “Deadliest Catch” and were very clear about how bad things are going to get. “It’s the worst weather we’ve had in years, and it haunts the fleet,” Hillstrand says.
“It was a bad year for us,” Colburn adds. “It opened up pretty well for us with decent weather, then all hell broke loose. That’s gonna come through loud and clear.”
Of course, bad weather isn’t the only thing causing drama for the “Deadliest Catch” crews. There’s also the inevitable clashes between boats that makes some unlikely allies work together — like Colburn and Hillstrand.
“We’ve had issues in the past,” Colburn says. “But now, believe it or not, people are going to say, ‘No way, those two are working together? Hillstrand and Colburn? Impossible!'”
It’s hard to not team up when you’re working against a common enemy. “We end up fishing together,” Hillstrand teases. “We wanted to block this other boat. I’m not saying what kind of blocking, we wanted to block him from crab.”
“Pot blocking,” Colburn chimes in.
Whoever ends up on the wrong side of these two is going to have a difficult day at sea.
“Deadliest Catch” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery.