Friday, January 9, 2009

Alaska's Deadliest Catch

Some of you know that DH is a fisherman and some of you know that we love to watch the Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel(the one show we can actually agree on!). The new season does not start until April (which is killing me!), but I have a few suggestions for those die hard fans.

We both just read the Hillstrand brothers' book Time Bandit: 2 Brothers, the Bering Sea and one of the World's Deadliest Jobs . It was excellent and a quick read (like I read it in one day).

The other suggestion is a newish blog that I found today called Dutch Harbor Dirt. This is the main port of call for the crabbing boats. Carlisleboy is the hotel manager of the main (only?) hotel in Dutch Harbor. Even if you don't like crab boats, his pictures of Alaska in general are breath taking!

So that's it, my personal recommendations for all you Capt Phil, Jake and Josh, Sig and Edgar, Jonathan and Andy, Keith etc.. fans!


Dysd Housewife said...

I don't watch this show, because it scares the jeebies out of me. I love water, but thats just TOO much water. LOL

Caution Flag said...

I always think of you when I watch the show. Are you ever going to document for us your husband's fishing? I would love that. Now off to check out that blog.

scargosun said...

ooooooo! I finally got all caught up on DC. When Phil, John and Sig were intown for the book tour I got my books signed! Both were really good. I enjoyed the way the Hilstrand one was done.

Melisa with one S said...

We watch the show ALL THE TIME. Love it!

Vodka Mom said...

Sassy and I LOVE deadliest catch!! We LOVE IT!

I need to send DaGoddess over- she'll love this.

Joanie said...

Thanks for the links (to you and Vod, Vod Kaknockers). Glad to hear Phil is back in the wheelhouse, at least for opilio season.

Do you have the other Deadliest Catch book from Thom Beers? Both my son and I have read it and loved it. Still waiting to get a copy of John and Andy's book. It's on the wishlish.

Da Goddess

Sue said...

Caution Flag: Ha, do not want to go out with him, but he would welcome anybody from the Discovery Channel!

And Joanie, I have not read the Thom Beers book, that will have to be on MY wishlist! Thanks for the suggestion!

Sarah Clapp said...

I don't watch Deadliest Catch but I hear a lot of buzz around how good it is. I saw the Perfect Storm and I think that scared me off of fishing shows.