‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Josh Harris Is Soaking Up Some Sunshine in Hawaii

by Courtney Blackann
(Photo by David Yellen/Corbis via Getty Images)

If you’ve followed “Deadliest Catch” for any length of time, you’ll know that star Josh Harris recently discovered his father’s unchartered fishing maps from Hawaii. Which is why it would make sense that after filming “Deadliest Catch: Bloodlines,” the captain may be back in Hawaii filming another season of the spinoff.

In a recent Instagram photo, the fishing captain posed with two others looking every bit relaxed. And he should considering Hawaii’s gorgeous landscapes.

Harris simply captioned the photo: “#hawaii” but he is all smiles in the picture.

Typically, we’re used to seeing the co-captain of the Cornelia Marie barreling through the rough waters of the Bering Sea. King crab fishing alongside fellow captain Casey McManus still takes precedence. However, Harris seems pretty relaxed with a bit of island time.

The whole experience of filming “Deadliest Catch: Bloodlines” was a complete accident too. Harris discovered some fishing spots in Hawaii from his late father Phil Harris. He thought it would be pretty fun to fish those areas and further his connection with his dad and fishing idol.

“Deadliest Catch” Star Traces Father’s Footsteps

The Discovery team thought it sounded pretty interesting as well. The next thing Harris knew, they were following him and McManus on a plane down to the island and creating a new spinoff.

Harris thought the adventure was great to capture on film as well.

“…we’re getting on an airplane and we’re going to Hawaii. We’re really doing it. They were already filming us doing the boat stuff. So they’re like, ‘well, we’ll, we’ll tag along to this. This sounds interesting.’ And they [Discovery] do a full blown show! We didn’t anticipate that we were going to shoot for this, it just kind of happened.  I’ll say that there’s talks about still going back and doing another round [of Bloodline],” Harris said.

The experience of filming was not only great for ratings, it additionally brought Harris closer with his father.

“This was kind of an experiment that we did and it turned out to be really cool. I got to learn a lot about my father. It was a success all the way around,  the viewership was good and I got to learn more about fish that I still can’t pronounce,” Harris said.

The fisherman knew they had something great with their travels and it also let Harris feel closer to his late dad and fishing captain.

“Also, I learned about what my dad was doing it in Hawaii, and running into people that he met and things like, [my dad] had a sign that’s on the walls still today in this office [which] is kind of funny to read what he’d wrote to people. Because I remember, back in the day, when we get together and do the Catch Cons and the stuff that he would write on people’s autograph cards,” he said.