In this season of Deadliest Catch, the captains of the Bering Sea are setting sail in what will prove to be the roughest, toughest and most competitive crab season ever. Returning for its massive 15th season, the crews are putting all their chips on the table to see who can claim the biggest fortune, but the wrath of Mother Nature won’t make it easy for them. A storm is brewing, as wild weather has major implications, doing more damage to the boats than the captains have seen in years, with boats almost freezing on the seas in its coldest conditions yet.
Plus, there’s a new boat in town that’s rumoured to know where over a quarter billion dollars-worth of king crabs are located – and everyone wants in on the score. The new, no-nonsense Captain Steve “Harley” Davidson has already made an enemy out of Captain Keith Colburn; his boat, Southern Wind, is 45 metres long and the second largest in the fleet. The risks are high, but the rewards can be even higher. No one ever said that the American dream was easy.