Deadliest Catch crabbing captain Josh Harris doesn’t just do all of his fishing in Alaska waters. Harris, who we featured in a Q&A in 2020 in our sister publication Alaska Sporting Journal, decided to take on a new challenge, this one an emotional and spiritual journey as far away from the Last Frontier. Discovery Channel’s spinoff series from the popular Bering Sea fishing fleet, Deadliest Catch: Bloodline, chronicles’ Harris’ experiences getting into the commercial fishing business on Hawaii’s Big Island, a place Josh’s late father Phil Harris also explored, somewhat mysteriously. We profiled Harris’ Hawaiian adventures in May, 2020.
The young Harris is now back for another attempt to catch those big fish on the Big Island with another family member joining him for this quest to finish what Phil Harris started. Here’s a trailer and a press release from Discovery for the April 19 season premiere:
(LOS ANGELES) – As the world opens back up, demand is up for seafood from captain Josh Harris and Casey McManus’s warm water fishing operation in Hawaii, but so is the competition. Needing all the help they can get, Josh reaches out to his estranged older brother, Shane, for the first time since their father Captain Phil’s death over a decade ago. Can Josh and Shane put bad blood behind them to follow in their father’s footsteps to find the fish their company needs to succeed? Or will opening old wounds push the partners and family further apart? DEADLIEST CATCH: BLOODLINE premieres on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery after “Deadliest Catch” and will be available to stream the same day on discovery+.
With a 3000-pound fish quota to meet every week, Josh, Casey and business partner Jeff Silva are living Captain Phil’s dream of running a successful off-season fishing operation in Hawaii. But as demand grows, so does the need for reliable partners to help. The more Josh tries to follow his father’s footsteps, the more he is reminded that his estranged older half-brother, Shane had a much deeper knowledge of Captain Phil’s formative years fishing in the 1980s. Josh and Shane were close growing up but after the divorce, Phil remarried and the two half-brothers drifted apart. Now this is an opportunity for Shane to join Josh, Casey and Jeff on a fishing adventure that will hopefully rebuild their brotherly bond and provide them with a big payday.
As Josh and Shane dive into their shared past, they uncover new clues to Captain Phil’s lost years in the 1980s when their dad lived in Louisiana while building his legendary boat, the F/V Cornelia Marie. To follow his trail, the brothers leave Hawaii and explore the Gulf Coast for answers. While there, they find a man who knew Phil and helped build the F/V Cornelia Marie. Soon they discover that Phil himself attempted his own fishing operation in Louisiana. But can his sons pick up the trail decades later and finish what their father started?
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DEADLIEST CATCH: BLOODLINE is produced for Discovery by Original Productions, a Fremantle company. For Original Productions, Executive Producers are Jeff Hasler, Brian Lovett, Ernie Avila, Arom Starr-Paul, Thom Beers and Co-Executive Producers Johnny Beechler and Jeff Brick. For Discovery, Executive Producers are Joseph Boyle and Bill Howard with Coordinating Producer Cameron Doyle.