‘Deadliest Catch’: Why Do Keith Colburn and Scott Campbell Jr. Have Beef?

by Joe Rutland

When drama hits Deadliest Catch, then it can kick up dust or even big waves. Why do Keith Colburn and Scott Campbell Jr. have issues?

Outsiders, let’s see what all the brouhaha is about. We check out an interview with Colburn from TV Shows Ace in 2016. He’s asked about the time “Wild” Bill Wichrowski became a mediator between Colburn and Campbell.

“First off I’m going to plead guilty of not seeing that segment,” Colburn says. “I tuned in late. When they mentioned that it was going to be a face-to-face with Junior and with Wild Bill, I thought, well, Bill would be a good moderator for this.

“My guess is this is not going to go well,” he says. “I’m not sure how it turned out on TV, but my guess is it didn’t go well… because things generally don’t go too good between me and Junior.”

‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Says He, Junior ‘Are Friends Still’ Away From Competition

The Deadliest Catch star elaborated on his point a bit.

“That’s the thing is that in the warehouse or on the beach, we’re all very civil,” Colburn says. “We are friends still, I mean I’ve had good conversations with Junior outside of fishing that have been great and we’ve interacted before and it’s been good.

“For some reason, Junior and I both ruffle each other’s feathers once we get out on the fishing grounds…,” he says. “And now it seems like Harley is a thorn in my side all the time too. Yeah.” Colburn has been on Deadliest Catch since its third season. Campbell Jr., though, was just on Seasons 16 and 17.

The Discovery Channel show just finished its 17th season back in September. Outsiders, if you missed an episode or want to check out show details, then head to its website.

Fishing Captain Says He Tries To Learn ‘Something New’ Every Day

While Colburn might find himself caught up in a little drama on Deadliest Catch, he also says that he tries to learn something new each day.

Colburn, who moved to Alaska at just 22 years old in 1985, came there to fish.

But the humble captain also had another goal, a broader one than just moving to fish there.

“One of my first goals, when I got to Alaska, was I wanted to learn something new from someone every day,” Colburn said. “I still do that now.”

A lot of the Deadliest Catch captains do care about getting out there and doing their jobs. Still, a dose of humility helps everyone stay connected.

Colburn keeps himself focused on the prize while out in the Bering Sea’s dangerous waters. Keep an eye on him, Outsiders.