The race is on for catching the most crab for this season on the Deadliest Catch. As we saw in the first episode, a wager has been made among the crab boat captains on who will catch the most crab by the end of the fishing season. Each captain anted up $100 with a total pot of $900 on the line. The rookie captain Blake Painter of the Maverick has made it his mission to be the top dog at the end of the season and take the pot for him and his crew.
This week's episode 3 brought on a surprise for the fleet as they searched for that elusive treasure called Opilio crab.
As noted earlier, crabbing is one of the most dangerous jobs man can do. The season is no different. Already one boat from the fleet has been lost, along with a few hands. If that lost of life wasn't enough, Lenny Lakanoff, a full share deckhand on the Wizard, experienced an accident while retrieving pots. Lenny cut his finger severely enough to cause the Wizard to return to shore for immediate medical treatment. Despite a good haul, the return to shore prevented the Wizard from capturing the lead. Below is this week's crab total. See you all next week!
Season 3 Crab Top Totals at the end of Episode 3
Corelia Marie - 130,000 pounds
Wizard - 110,000 pounds
Farwest Leader - 56,000 pounds
Northwestern - 33,000 pounds
Maverick - 29,000 pounds (rookie captain Blake Painter)