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The Deadliest Catch Crew Member Who Wanted To Quit After Only Six Hours

The Deadliest Catch Crew Member Who Wanted To Quit After Only Six Hours

Bill Wichrowski slight smile

Those looking to work a dangerous job with long hours, harsh weather, and weeks away from home should be happy to know that crab fishing in the Bering Sea is something that exists. However, for those more comfortable watching other people deal with those harsh conditions while remaining warm and dry in their own homes, there’s Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch.”

“Deadliest Catch” has been on since 2005 and has earned itself a loyal fanbase and the respect of a lot of people for how difficult the work is. The series is an eye-opening look into where exactly the popular seafood dish is found and how its brought from the sea to the dinner table. The crew members on the boats must be willing to go through some awful days and nights to bring home the big bucks at the end of each season, not to mention the dangerous amount of sleep the cast of “Deadliest Catch” actually gets. Due to the show, many viewers might get the idea that anyone can do the job. However, one new addition to the crew, who went in with optimism, underestimated the job so badly that he wanted to quit after just six hours.


In Season 10, a greenhorn wasn’t as cut out for the job as he thought he was

Kelly Collins in red coat

There are a lot of “Deadliest Catch” cast members that fans can’t stand, and many of them don’t stick around for too long because of how grueling the job can be. In an interview with, Captain “Wild” Bill Wichrowski went into detail explaining just how demanding life on the fishing boats really is, and when asked about the different personalities that come and go on the boat, he recalled greenhorn Kelly Collins. “I had the one guy that was pretty famous on the boat,” Wichrowski elaborated. “His name was Kelly Collins. He was in Kodiak telling me he was going to run circles around everybody on the deck and run circles around me as a fisherman. Well, the first day, in six hours, he’s up in the wheel. He says he wants to quit.”

Collins was on “Deadliest Catch” in Season 10, and though he wanted to quit numerous times throughout the fishing season, he stuck it out until the end. Though not without stories to tell. In a separate interview with Today, Captain Wichrowski mentioned an injury that befell Collins while on the boat when a king crab pinched his finger. Though not an uncommon occurrence, a king crab claw gripping a finger would be a painful situation.

Though Collins finished out the season, it wasn’t without leaving a lasting impression on Wichrowski and the crew. In the same interview with Today, Wichrowski remembered Collins as difficult to have on board. He explained, “Throughout the season, it went through a cyclic ride where there were times when the guys were trying to help him and get him to perform and encourage him, and there were other times when everybody was pretty much fed up with his lack of effort.”




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