Danger at every turn, high stakes, and compelling characters. Believe it or not, you don’t need to see a scripted show or movie to get these thing, because on one show in particular they are all very real. In 2005, when the Deadliest Catch first premiered on the Discovery Channel, people were instantly drawn in to the show. The documentary series shows the harrowing ventures that Alaskan fisherman go through in their quest to fish for top tier crab in the Bering Sea. Between storms, heavy equipment, and the turbulent waters, there is natural danger to the job these men take on, and the cameras are there to catch it all.
Now in its 14th season, the show has established a loyal fan base, with new people still discovering it all the time as well. If you’ve been watching the show since day one you might think of yourself as the expert on all things Deadliest Catch, and feel like you really know all the ins and outs of the show. But you might be surprised to learn just how much your favorite captains are worth, who got sued by a crew member, or who narrates the show. So sit back, relax, and let’s dive in to everything you need to know about the show.
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Sigurd Johnny Hansen, or better known as Sig, is one of the most well known and recognizable boat captains on Deadliest Catch. He started fishing at a young age on his family’s boat, and after high school he began working on boats full time. By age 24 he was captaining the Northwestern and never looked back. His time on Deadliest Catch and in the crab industry has been very successful, and today he has a net worth of around $3 million! Sig has faced many ups and downs on the show, including a heart attack in 2016 that was caught on camera. But despite everything, he remains a fan favorite.