‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Wild Bill Wichrowski’s ‘Every Day’ in Alaska Pic of the Mountains Looks Like a Bob Ross Painting

by Joe Rutland

When “Deadliest Catch” star Wild Bill Wichrowski shared this incredible picture, it definitely brings to mind one of TV’s favorite painters.

Remember Bob Ross and his TV show? Sure you do, Outsiders. People still watch reruns of him working on art as it gives them some semblance of peace. Wichrowski, who captains the “F/V Summer Bay” fishing boat, snapped a beautiful photo.

Check this out from his Instagram account.

Wow…what a view of mountains and water that Wichrowski snapped a photo of while out and about.

“Deadliest Catch” keeps up with the seasons in the Bering Sea. Wichrowski has been a part of the Discovery Channel show since its sixth season. But he also captained two other boats, “F/V Kodiak” and “F/V Cape Caution,” before his current fishing vessel.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Season Finale Shows Wichrowski, Crew Tossed About in Icy Waters

It’s been quite a ride for him as part of the “Deadliest Catch” cast. You can see the season finale titled “Of Ice and Men” right now online at the show’s website.

Speaking of “Deadliest Catch,” it’s quite a final episode for Season 17 to see.

As one captain goes through a block of ice, he says, “Ice is like the big bully. We all gotta work together. Kick that bully right in the mouth.”

Wichrowski ends up getting tossed around in the icy waters along with his crew. It definitely is not summer for the “F/V Summer Bay.”

What a way to close a season on “Deadliest Catch” that aired at the end of September. Like we said, you can go watch it on the show’s website right now.

Crab Fishing Captain Went Further North With Delivery and Encountered Tough Moment

Why? Well, the “Deadliest Catch” captain had his own things to deal with on the show. First, a number of COVID-19 restrictions affected his usual work schedule. Second, Wichrowski didn’t have any surveys for navigating the waters from the Alaska Fish and Game Department. Surveys weren’t done because of those COVID-19 issues.

It left him and his crew wandering around in the waters.

“Yeah, it was the risk,” Wichrowski said about that time on the high seas. “From where we were fishing to St. Paul Island [it] was over 300 miles. So you’re talking a 500-mile journey to deliver crab.” 

There’s one delivery that really proved harrowing.

He was making a delivery into St. Paul Harbor when a boat was nearby, waiting to leave. Wichrowski and his crew had to deal with getting rolled over on its side.

“We’re pushing farther north than we ever have,” Wichrowski said. “I mean, I’ve never fished as far north in 40-some years.”