‘Deadliest Catch’: Josh Harris and Friends Don Blonde Wigs in Hilarious New Update

by Amy Myers

Deadliest Catch star Josh Harris and fellow crew members are paying homage to fellow castmate Johnathan Hillstrand with their new hairdos. Just in time for Halloween, the trio dressed up as the legendary brothers in blond wigs and posted the hilarious snapshot on Instagram. Harris, himself, opted for a platinum bob and captioned the photo with two fitting tags, “#don’task” and “#hillstranded.”

Now, we’ll have to see if Hillstrand returns the favor and sport a spiky, dark hairdo in his next photo.

If it wasn’t already clear, Hillstrand and Harris are pretty close when they’re not competing against each other on Deadliest Catch. Both Alaskan anglers have proved to be formidable forces on the Bering Sea. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t crack open a couple of cold ones together once crabbing season’s over.

Earlier this week, Harris posted a photo with his blond-haired and bearded friend on Instagram, but nothing quite captures their friendship quite like the photo of the two on the Papa’i Ke Ali’i. The Deadliest Catch star posted the photo earlier this year, reminiscing about the good times he had with Hillstrand while fishing in Hawaii. In the snapshot, Harris can hardly contain his laughter while his buddy cranks in a fish at the reel.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Josh Harris Rejoins the ‘Time Bandit’

Typically, you can find Deadliest Catch star Josh Harris at the helm of his vessel, Cornelia Marie, with co-captain Casey McManus. However, this season, Harris decided to rejoin his old friend and former boss Hillstrand on his boat when coronavirus left him without a partner. Just before the king crab season began, Hillstrand’s brother Andy contracted the virus and had to stay home while he recovered.

Hoping he could count on his former deckhand to join him on the Time Bandit, the fellow Deadliest Catch star offered a proposition. If Harris joined him for king crab season, he would give the remaining crew on the Cornelia Marie a part of his quota.

Naturally, after some consideration, Harris agreed to the arrangement. After all, Hillstrand not only helped Harris learn the tricks of the trade but also helped his father fairly often when he was alive. So, Harris felt he owed the fellow Deadliest Catch star his services.

More than just a business proposition, Hillstrand also promised to teach Harris anything he had yet to learn as a captain on the Bering Sea.

“I need somebody over there with me,” Hillstrand told Harris during a previous Deadliest Catch episode.

He continued, “I just want to make sure that there’s nothing that Phil didn’t teach you. I want to teach you everything I know.”