After a disappointing season on the F/V Kiska Sea, deckhand and aspiring skipper Jake Anderson has returned to fish for Bering Sea king crab on the F/V Northwestern, as chronicled on Discovery’s Tuesday reality hit “Deadliest Catch.”
‘Deadliest Catch’: Jake Anderson trusts in God and Sig Hansen
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“I wanted to go back home,” Anderson tells Zap2it, “and play with the crane and argue with Matt Bradley and see my uncle Nick and Norman and Sig and Edgar. I toned it down, but I still have the dream. The goal is still the same, to make it into the wheelhouse.
“There were a lot of job offers, people don’t know. I just wanted to go home, settle down, take the hit, whatever it was. Because I sure do love that boat.”
When viewers first met Anderson as a Northwestern greenhorn, he was a baby-faced kid, making a living on the sea after an injury derailed his career as a professional skateboarder — and after he had pulled himself out of homelessness and substance abuse.
In the years since, cameras have followed as Anderson dealt with the premature death of his sister, and with his father’s 2010 disappearance and the finding of his body two years later.
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