The salmon fishing season comes to a close, but not before the crews give it a last-ditch effort.
Each crew hits a wall of mistakes and obstacles, patience wearing, but walk away with monster hauls.
The infamous tides of Cook Inlet wreak havoc on the fishermen.
The captains race to a hot zone and move quickly before the salmon flee and the nets come up dry.
Some captains have another profitable day, but others are plagued with faulty gear and bad strategy.
As the season begins, some are fast out of the gate, while others can't even get to the grounds.
The Alaskan salmon season is under way and captains race into Cook Inlet to secure their share of payday. Captain Dan's fishing mojo has been missing all season long, so he calls in his 11-year-old son to help change his mediocre season.
To avoid a grudge match, rookie captain Gavin on the North Crow pulls a risky maneuver that pays off big-time. Captain Wes on the Night's Edge isn't so lucky - the only whopper he pulls in is a $3,000 fine for fishing across the legal boundary.
Onboard the Night's Edge, the surly crew faces a third day of bad luck when the boat's hydraulics break down. On the North Crow, Captain Gavin makes a rookie mistake -- grounding his boat on a sandbar. Captain Dan on the Paragon breaks away from the fleet and scores big.
Merciless fishing captains race to Cook Inlet for a share of wild salmon and millions of dollars.
During the Alaskan summer, 400 vessels with unrelenting fishing captains race out into Cook Inlet in an intense competition to secure a share of the wild Alaskan salmon run worth 60 million dollars.
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