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Deadliest Catch

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Chumming for fish:
Vomiting over the side of the rail into the sea.
 
Greenhorn:
A first time fisherman.
 
Let 'em Soak:
Expression used to indicate that the pots will be left in the sea for a long duration, with the goal of catching more crab than would be caught with a shorter 'soak'.
 
Master Baiter:
A name given to a Green Horn once they have mastered the art of filling bait jars or baiting halibut hooks.
 
On the crab:
When fishing is great and the pots are full.
 
Pots:
Crab pots (or traps) made of wooden slates or more commonly wire mesh. They are set individually or in strings on the bottom of the ocean to catch crab. The traps can be up to ten feet square and are usually baited.
 
Red Gold:
Red Gold, Alaskan King Crab, that stuffs the many fishing vessels out in the Bering Sea which can fetch upwards of $1,000,000 in a season for a single ship.
 
Riding the Pot:
In the old days of crabbing, when hydraulics were not on crab boats, riding the pot referred to when a rogue wave knocked the pot loose and anyone in its path jumped on top to avoid being hit and took a ride with it.
 
Skunked:
Pulling up an empty pot.
 
Wheelhouse:
Where the captain drives the boat.
 

Warning: Deadliest Catch guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Adventure | Discovery/Science | Drama
Status: Returning Series
Network: Discovery Channel ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 12, 2005
Episode Order: 16
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