‘Deadliest Catch’: Josh Harris and Crew Face ‘Hard Decision’ After Receiving ‘Hot Tip’ in New Episode Teaser

by Courtney Blackann

After hours fishing in grueling seas and cold weather, the last thing a crew wants is to start all over. But for the “Deadliest Catch” guys of the Cornelia Marie, that’s exactly what they may be in for. After receiving a tip that a hot spot of crabs is lurking nearby, co-captains Casey McManus and Josh Harris have a tough decision to make.

In a new teaser posted on Twitter, the latest episode shows the crew finishing up a tough round of fishing. That’s when Captain Casey McManus gets a tip that the crabs are blowing up about six hours from their current spot. The reward will be high, but it will test the limits of the deckhands.

Captain Josh Harris is leaving the decision up to McManus. While he says he would stop and let the crew get some rest and eat, McManus is ready to let the guys push their boundaries in order to make the haul.

“I would do it differently, but you’re in the seat,” Harris tells McManus.

“They’ll be alright. I’m not worried about it,” McManus replies.

The crews spend days at sea, battling weather, swells and other dangers. The hunt for king crab in the Bering Sea is a life-risking career that takes both skill and knowledge to make a successful season. While each captain is seasoned, the room for error is always minuscule.

The new episode airs tonight at 8 p.m. on Discovery and Discovery+.

“Deadliest Catch” Captain Reveals Illness

In addition to dangers at sea, the current pandemic leaves crews at risk in other areas of their health.

Recently, it was revealed that Captain Josh Harris came down with Covid-19 and had to cancel his part in the upcoming activities.

After a brief video call, Harris informs his coworkers that he has a positive Covid test and will have to quarantine before he resumes any work.

“I can’t go anywhere, I have to quarantine,” the sea captain can be heard saying in a video clip. “I don’t feel sick or anything right now, but I mean, I don’t know. You watch the news and you see what happens to people and it’s scary,” he adds.

While this adds a major kink in their plans, his fellow captains tell him to be safe and to recover before he comes back to work.

The pandemic largely threatened the world in 2020 and is still reeling from the effects of the illness which claimed thousands of lives.

Luckily, however, Harris made a full recovery and was able to join his crew after a successful quarantine.