Back out on the Bering Sea, the crews set sail for this round of crab fishing. With new rules and more time to fish, the stakes are still high.
With the weather calm on the Bering Sea the fleet takes full advantage. With a storm brewing out at sea, the decision to stay or run needs to be made.
With Mother Nature in full force, crews decide to stick it out in search of Alaskan Gold.
The crew of the Northwestern makes a profit at Akutan Island. They make the decision to head back out to sea in search of more King Crab.
The fate of the Aleutian Ballad is relived after being slammed by that 65 foot rouge wave. Meanwhile the crews of the other boats must endure the terrible weather conditions.
A new crab season beings and this time its the Opilio Crab season. As the crews and the ships return to Dutch Harbor in January, they prep their ships in hopes that this new season will be better than the last one.
With the fierce arctic storm continuing, the Time Bandit pushes through the ruff waters with a limited amount of bait. While the Rollo and the Maverick drop their posts quickly to avoid rolling into the sub-zero waters. Meanwhile, a frustrated Cornelia Marie is stuck at port and the Northwestern sticks with what works, Cod.
Fights break out on the Maverick and the Rollo, due to fact of fray nerves that is being caused by two factors, bad crabs and long days. Meanwhile the Time Bandit, despite the artic onslaught, presses northward and Sig wakes up from a short nap to find out that his ship is lost.
The Time Bandit finds the ice pack that the rest of the other ships are avoiding, while the Rollo fishes through nasty weather. The Maverick must work through a flu epidemic and the Cornelia Marie has trouble finding the Crab. Now the Northwestern switches from Cod to Opilio Crab.
The freezing weather and the dangerous icing takes its toll on board the Cornelia Marie, when one of its deckhands, Dave Gilbert becomes the first victim, by falling on the deck. Also the Time Bandit atempts to navigates the northern ice pack and the Maverick must attempt a jury-rig repair of the shattered stiff arm.
The Rollo and the Maverick have off loaded their crab, a miscalculation sends a Captain into a frenzy. A race back to the crab grounds is underway to see who can bring home the crab.
The end of the Opilio season is upon the fleet, and crews push hard to bring in the last of the crab. With the crab tanks full, the next task is to make it back to portin one piece.