One such case is Captain Mikey Retherford Jr., who finally lets his son, Ashton, get a taste of the fisherman’s life in an all-new episode airing on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. Aboard the Winona J, Ashton straps on his bib and starts counting crabs.
While a seemingly simple task, Mikey knows it’s important for Ashton to start learning about what it means to work. “It’ll be good for him,” the captain says, adding: “I really want him to understand how to work and what it’s like to work.”
But it’s not all lessons learned, as the experience proves to be a bonding moment between father and son. “It’s great that I have a job that I can bring him out on the boat with me,” Mikey says. “I think that’s great experience regardless if he becomes a fisherman or not.”
“He’s acting like a man for a day,” he proudly adds.
Of course, life on the sea can change at any moment and Mikey and his son got lucky to work together on such a calm day. As we’ve seen in the past, there’s constant danger out on the sea, especially when the waves can turn at any moment.
Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Discovery.