Clear blue skies. Even clearer water. A colorful meal with sweet fruit and a sandy white beach. This is not the typical setting of “Deadliest Catch.” However, Captain “Wild” Bill Richowski recently posted a picture of this lush setting. And fans are super jealous.
“Come on I’ll buy you lunch,” the sea captain captioned the photo.
Fans gushed at the setting, which is presumably a Labor Day getaway before the rigorous fishing season begins.
“Directions please?” one fan asked.
“On my way boss!” another stated.
The “Deadliest Catch” captain deserves a little reprieve after the tasking fishing up in Alaska. With the cold, rough seas and grueling hours, we’re happy to see he’s living his best life!
‘Deadliest Catch’ Airs Spinoff with ‘Bloodline’
Speaking of warmer weather and fair seas, the recent spinoff of “Deadliest Catch” entitled “Deadliest Catch: Bloodline” follows the crew down to Hawaii.
The show came to fruition through a happy accident. After Captain Josh Harris’s dad, Phil Harris, passed away, the angler wanted to follow in his footsteps. While he did that by purchasing the Cornelia Marie with co-captain Casey McManus, Harris found something even more intriguing.
Leftover fishing maps showing fishing spots in the Kona region of Hawaii were found by Josh Harris. He soon learned they belonged to his dad – and he really wanted to follow them to see what would happen.
Thus, “Deadliest Catch: Bloodline” was born. Harris speaks of the series of events as if they just sort of spontaneously happened.
“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 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.
Additionally, Harris said that while it was fun to see where the filming would lead them, it also really meant something to him to be discovering history about his dad – which made him feel that much closer to the late sea captain.
“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.