EXCLUSIVE: Navigating the Treacherous Cove on 'Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove' Finale


After weeks battling the Pacific Ocean, Captain Mikey Retherford Jr. must navigate the F/V Winona J through one more treacherous path before safely returning his crew and son Ashton safely to shore.

In ET’s exclusive sneak peek of the Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove finale, Retherford faces lethal waves as they approach the Newport Bar off the coast of Oregon.

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Located within a mile from shore, this narrow and treacherous stretch of water connects the Newport Harbor with the Pacific Ocean. While closely monitored by the Coast Guard, it’s impossible to tell when danger will strike -- like the 30-foot waves known to take down vessels in its path.

Both the Coast Guard and Retherford find themselves battling waves from both sides, as news of the dangerous bar conditions quickly spreads through town. Watching from ashore, Retherford’s wife and daughters can only hope and pray that the F/V Winona J makes it back to safety.

With the season nearly over, the dramatic finish proves that dangers lurk at every corner. But the payoff for Retherford and Oregon’s crab fleet could be huge, (hopefully) making every risk worth it.

The Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove finale airs 9 p.m. ET on Discovery.