‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Wild Bill Is All About Making Dreams Come True With Amazing Mountains Pic

by Joe Rutland

There is nothing that Deadliest Catch star Wild Bill Wichrowski likes more, other than catching crabs, than making dreams come true.

Wichrowski, who has been a part of the Discovery Channel show since its ninth season, shared a picture on Instagram on Sunday.

We don’t know, Outsiders, where this picture was taken. But just looking at the glorious shades of color around the snow-capped mountains is breathtaking.

Wild Bill has been captain of two boats, the F/V Cape Caution, and the F/V Summer Bay.

According to his website, “Wild Bill is in his eighth season with the television show that chronicles King Crab fishing in the Bering Sea, a profession recognized as one of the most hazardous in the world. Over more than three decades of working his way up the ranks, he’s seen it all — life-threatening conditions, brutal weather, backbreaking labor, isolation, sleep deprivation, accidents, and death — and has lived to tell about it. And what stories he can tell.”

Deadliest Catch has been on for 17 seasons. It has finished airing new episodes this year, but you can watch them on the show’s website right here.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Talks About Facing Adversity in Season 17

It was not the greatest of starts to a crab season. In fact, that was what Wild Bill Wichrowski talked about when glancing back on what happened.

As we said, Outsiders, Wichrowski is the captain of the F/V Summer Bay, as seen on Deadliest Catch. 

In an article from Looper, Wichrowski has been working out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, since 1978.

It is the home port for crews in the series. But Wichrowski said, “It was the most uncomfortable season I’ve ever had.”

Why? Well, the COVID-19 pandemic hurt the boats and crews on the show.

Wichrowski Said Start of Crab Season Was ‘The Worst Thing Ever’

Wichrowski said the start of the season was “the worst thing ever because we had to spend a quarantine, you couldn’t move around freely, vendors were shut down.

“Half the fleet didn’t even go,” he said. “Everything was so difficult, just to get off the ground and get out of town.”

The Deadliest Catch captain and his crew got out there in the Bering Sea. Life became easier. Having the crab distributed was definitely a challenge for this season.

“Then the delivery, the deliveries were totally thrown off because a couple of shore plants had an outbreak,” Wichrowski said. “So instead of taking your load of crab and driving to town and waiting maybe 16, 18, 24 hours, sometimes it’s four to six days to offload the crab.”