HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 22:  (L-R) Jake Anderson and Johnathan Hillstrand attend the premiere of the 10th season of "Deadliest Catch" at ArcLight Cinemas on April 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
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The Record
Breaking Haul On
Deadliest Catch
That Made The
Crew Big Money
Although the name "Deadliest Catch" is a reference to the extreme risks of Alaskan crab fishing in the Bering Sea, the true driving force behind the show is the crew's attempt to pull in as much crab as possible for the highest profit. It’s especially rewarding when they pull in a record-breaking pot like the one Johnathan Hillstrand caught in 2017.
During Season 13 of "Deadliest Catch," Captain Johnathan Hillstrand and the crew of the F/V Time Bandit took their ship over 600 miles away from their berth: over to the coast of Russia. This extreme gamble paid off almost immediately, as the first pot they pulled contained 440 opilio crab, worth about $13,000 at the time.
In the end, Hillstrand and his crew set a record for the biggest haul of crab the show had ever seen. This specific haul is a perfect example of how "Deadliest Catch" keeps the audiences on the edge of their seat — as Hillstrand's risky maneuver earned the team an impressive payday while narrowly avoiding severe danger.