‘Deadliest Catch’ Stars Reveal Their ‘Golden Ticket’ Superstitions for Reeling in Massive Haul

by Samantha Whidden
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They’ve been successful when it comes to catching various types of fish, and now the Deadliest Catch stars reveal their “Golden Ticket” to reeling in a massive haul.

In a Deadliest Catch clip, Josh Harris speaks about superstitions each fisherman has when it comes to fishing. “Fishermen have all kinds of crazy ideas on how to hunt their prey. I know my old man definitely did.”

Meanwhile, Captain Phil also said that fishermen should keep an eye on crab gas. “These crabs have gas. Find those fart bubbles, we’ll have that made. Just watch. Where there’s fart bubbles, there’s crabs.”

Josh then goes on to reveal that Jason King would rather think with his stomach when it comes to his fishing technique. “Jason, well. He thinks eating is his ‘golden ticket.’”

“I kind of want to finish my sandwich, but I kind of want to get the fish,” King declared in the clip. As he was eating, he noticed his fishing rod started going. “It worked!” He shouted while laughing. “You can’t make this s— up!”

‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Josh Harris on His Daughter Being Interested in Fishing or Crewing a Boat

During an April 2021 interview with TVShowsAce, Deadliest Catch star Josh Harris opened up about how his daughter is showing some interest in fishing or crewing a boat. “Whenever we go on the little boat, she has to drive. And we go crabbing sometimes. It’s for fun with Dungeness crab. She grabs them out of the bot. And me being a dad, I’m like, ‘Whoa, you know. You can’t just be grabbing them!’”

In response, the Deadliest Catch star’s daughter said, “‘It’s fine, dad.’ It’s fine. I tell her they’ll snap your fingers in half. And there is no fear in that kid of mine. No fear.”

Meanwhile, when it comes to succeeding, the Deadliest Catch castmate tells his daughter that school is important. “No, it’s not overrated. And you’re going to go to school. And you’re going to do well as this [fishing] industry is up and down. You never know. I’m hoping that she goes to school and is focused on that. She knows I didn’t graduate school. So she was like, ‘Look how you turned out.’ I tell her that it’s a little bit different. It’s a lot harder life. And that she is smart and good with people. She has a lot more avenge of that than when I was younger.”

In regards to his future plans in Hawaii, the Deadliest Catch star added, “Well, we’re looking at it because our model for the fishing business is ‘From the hook to the plate in 48.’ There are many places that we get the fish to in that timeframe without freezing it. You don’t want to freeze it. It is all about the flavor. So, as they set up in Hawaii and they’re getting pretty established there, Jeff, mainly because he’s been there his whole life.”