The Deadliest Spinoff
Of all the shows we record and watch when we get around to it, there are a selected few that we view as soon as possible. One of those is Deadliest Catch. While we struggle baiting our own hooks and can’t stand the taste of most fish, we are undeniably obsessed with the tales of crab fisherman in the Bering Sea.
So imagine our delight when word hit that Discovery Channel is spinning off its “Deadliest Catch” series with a new series that explores the lives of Dungeness crab fishermen and their families in and around Newport, Oregon.
“Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove,” which the network says is a working title, is set in one of the last remaining fishing towns along the edge of the Oregon coast, heading north to British Columbia an area that has earned the dubious distinction of being crowned “Graveyard of the Pacific” because of the unpredictable weather conditions, coastal features and currents that have caused a large number of shipwrecks over the years.
Slated to premier in the fall of 2016, the series will document Dungeness crab season and the millions of dollars up for grabs in one of the last derby-style fisheries in the world. The competition is won by being the fastest boat and the first back to the dock to sell. Reports are that five Yaquina Bay fishing vessels will be featured.