Deadliest Catch: Bloodline S1E2 Script

Proving Grounds (2020)

Josh: HOW OLD IS YOUR OLD MAN NOW?

Jeff: MY OLD MAN JUST TURNED 71, MAN.

71?

YEAH.

MY DAD FISHED FOR A LONG TIME.

HE'S AN OLD-SCHOOL HAWAIIAN.

HE'S BEEN OUT HERE SINCE THE LATE '60s, EARLY '70s.

SO HE PROBABLY WAS THERE WHEN MY DAD MADE THESE CHARTS.

YEAH.

Casey: THIS IS HOW I'M LOOKING AT THIS, RIGHT?

JOSH AND I ARE ON A SERIOUS TREASURE HUNT RIGHT NOW.

IF YOU HAD A PIRATE MAP AND YOU HAD ONE OF THE PIRATES THAT WAS ALIVE FROM THAT TIME, IT MIGHT BE GOOD TO BE LIKE, "HEY, WHAT WAS BLACKBEARD UP TO?"

YEAH, I MEAN YOU GUYS CAN PICK HIS BRAIN.

HE MIGHT EVEN BE ABLE TO POINT YOU GUYS IN THE DIRECTION OF SOME OF THE THINGS YOU GUYS ARE LOOKING FOR ON YOUR DAD'S MAP, MAN.

WHATEVER IT IS THAT WE HAVE TO DO, LET'S DO IT.

MY NAME IS JOSH HARRIS.

MY DAD WAS CAPTAIN PHIL HARRIS, A LEGEND ON THE BERING SEA.

YOU CAN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN ME.

I'M JUST A SMILING JACK.

WHEN HE DIED, HE LEFT ME A MYSTERY --

CHARTS COVERED IN NOTES HE MADE YEARS AGO WHILE EXPLORING THE WATERS OF HAWAII.

AND NOW WITH THE HELP OF MY BUSINESS PARTNER CASEY McMANUS AND BADASS LOCAL FISHERMAN JEFF SOLA...

THIS FISH COULD BE WORTH $2,000.

ONE FISH, TWO GRAND.

...I'VE COME TO THE KONA COAST TO DISCOVER WHAT MY DAD WAS PLANNING.

HERE WE GO!

HOLY THIS WEATHER'S ABOUT TO KICK OUR ASS.

OH SHARK!

WOW!

MY DAD CONQUERED ONE FISHERY IN HIS LIFETIME, BUT WITH THIS CHART, WAS HE LAYING THE GROUNDWORK TO MASTER ANOTHER?

THAT'S WHAT CASEY, JEFF, AND I ARE HERE TO FIND OUT.

HERE'S TO YOU, OLD MAN.

HE'S LISTENING.

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Jeff: HERE WE ARE PULLING IN.

THIS IS MY FOLKS' PLACE RIGHT HERE.

Josh: LET'S SHED SOME LIGHT ON THE SITUATION.

WHAT'S UP, DAD?

HOW ARE YOU GUYS DOING?

JEFFREY'S POPS, HUH?

YEAH. CASEY.

GOOD TO MEET YOU. NICE TO MEET YOU.

HOW WE DOING, MY MAN? JOSH.

GOOD TO MEET YOU. HOW YOU DOING, BROTHER? GOOD.

GOT SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU, MY MAN.

Casey: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SPOT HERE.

LOOKING AT HIS CHART COVERED IN ALL THE DIFFERENT MARKINGS AND NOTES, IT'S PRETTY HARD TO KNOW WHERE TO START.

THAT'S WHY TODAY I'M HOPING TO GET A PERSPECTIVE OF A FISHERMAN FROM MY DAD'S GENERATION.

SO MY DAD CAME OUT HERE IN THE '80s, '90s, WHEN THE CRASH OF KING CRAB AND SNOW CRAB HAPPENED, AND HE STARTED BUILDING THIS CHART HERE OF HAWAII.

OBVIOUSLY SPENT A LOT OF TIME OUT HERE, SO WE'RE KIND OF MAKING SENSE OF ALL THIS.

DURING THE '80s AND '90s, YOU WERE OBVIOUSLY OUT FISHING AROUND HERE.

OH, FOR SURE. YOU'RE OLD SCHOOL.

I MEAN...

YEAH, I RECOGNIZE ALL THESE POINTS AND STUFF FOR SURE.

I GOT A QUESTION FOR YOU.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON THIS SIDE OF THE ISLAND?

OH, YEAH.

ALL THESE MARKS ALONG THE KONA COAST, ONE SPOT THAT HE MARKED, I'M VERY CURIOUS ABOUT.

IT'S RIGHT ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE.

WHERE THIS GOOD FISH MARK IS, IT LOOKS LIKE MY DAD WAS DOWN HERE QUITE A BIT.

I MEAN, THERE'S MULTIPLE MARKS.

Larry: SOUTH POINT, MIDDLE LEE, IT'S DESOLATE.

THERE'S NOTHING AROUND, NOTHING AROUND BUT FISH.

WHAT KIND OF FISH ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

I'M TALKING ABOUT MOSTLY JUST BIG AHI.

BUT MAN, THIS IS HARDCORE FISHING DOWN IN THERE.

I MEAN, IT'S ROUGH. I MEAN...

CHECK THIS OUT, JOSH, WHERE YOUR DAD WROTE "VERY ROUGH."

WIND JUST WHIPS THROUGH HERE.

15, 20, 30 KNOTS.

DOWN HERE?

EASY. EASY.

I USED TO COME DOWN IN HERE AND THEN YOU'D SEE THE WIND LINE GO OUT.

OH, BOY, I TELL YOU, I NEVER EVEN SHUT MY MOTOR OFF DOWN IN THERE.

THE WIND DOWN THERE, IT CAN SWITCH ON US.

THERE'S A LOT OF SQUALLS. THERE'S JUST WEATHER.

I MEAN, IT'S THE SOUTHERNMOST TIP OF THE U.S.

Josh: LOOKING AT THE NOTES, BAD CONDITIONS OR NOT, HE SEEMED TO BE GOING BACK, MORE THAN ANY OTHER AHI SPOT ON THIS CHART.

Phil: I MEAN, THIS AIN'T NO JOKE.

I USED TO SIT AROUND AND LISTEN TO THE WEATHER AND GET ALL WORRIED ABOUT IT AND EVERYTHING.

I GAVE ALL THAT UP.

WE'RE GOING TO BE HERE. WE GOT A JOB TO DO.

LET'S GO AND DO IT.

IF IT MEANT MAKING A GOOD CATCH, MY DAD WAS NEVER AFRAID TO TAKE A LITTLE WEATHER.

IS IT WORTHWHILE?

YES, YES, DEFINITELY.

Josh: SO IF MY OLD MAN WAS WILLING TO STICK IT OUT DOWN THERE, ROUGH WHETHER OR NOT, THAT MUST MEAN THAT HE FOUND THE HONEY HOLE.

COULD IT BE THE MECCA OF AHI? I DON'T KNOW.

THERE'S ONLY ONE THE WAY TO FIND OUT.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, IT WAS GOOD REMINISCING.

IT'S A LONG TIME SINCE I'VE EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT THAT AREA DOWN IN THERE.

WELL, I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, WE'RE ABOUT TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT.

ALRIGHT, MAN. GOOD LUCK. BE SAFE.

OH, THAT'S THE NAME OF THE GAME.

APPRECIATE THE HISTORY. YEAH.

VERY NICE TO MEET YOU.

ALRIGHT, GOOD MEETING YOU GUYS.

Josh: GOING OUT FOR THE BIG SHOW NOW.

Casey: YOU GOT IT, BUDDY.

DUDE, IT'S TIME TO GO CATCH A TUNA.

THERE IS, THEY'RE JUST LITTLE TINY THINGS IN THE ROCKS.

POUND FOR POUND, AHI IS MOST VALUABLE FISH IN THESE WATERS, WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY MY OLD MAN'S CHART IS COVERED WITH NOTES ABOUT THEM.

LARRY CONFIRMED THE FACT THAT, RIGHT WHERE IT SAYS

"VERY ROUGH" ON THE OLD CHARTSKI IS SUPPOSED TO BE VERY ROUGH WEATHER.

THE QUESTION IS, IS THE FISHING DOWN BY SOUTH POINT REALLY WORTH THE WEATHER?

YOU GUYS READY?

GAME ON.

Jeff: THIS SPOT ON JOSH'S DAD'S CHART, THE CONDITIONS ARE UNPREDICTABLE.

IT COULD GET ROUGH.

THEY AIN'T GOING TO BE SMOKING CIGARETTES AND DRINKING COFFEE BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO HOLDING ON FOR THEIR LIFE ON THEIR LITTLE BOAT.

Josh: TODAY'S GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY.

LET'S KNOCK THIS OUT.

Jeff: IT'S A GOOD 35-MILE RUN DOWN THE SOUTH WAY.

SO OUR PLAN TODAY IS TO WORK TOGETHER, KIND OF TRY TO STAY CLOSE.

I'M GOING TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO HELP THESE GUYS OUT.

OVERALL, THEM CATCHING A FISH TO ME WOULD BE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS ME GETTING ONE.


DAMN IT.

WHAT?

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING.WHAT AM I DOING?

YOU WAIT.

Josh: BEING PARTNERS WITH CASEY McMANUS IS ONE BIG, HUGE DEBACLE, BUT I'VE MADE MORE MONEY WORKING WITH CASEY McMANUS THAN I HAVE PAID IN PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP, SO FIGURE THAT AS A WIN.

WE'RE HERE.

THIS IS SOUTH POINT.

THIS IS THE SOUTHERNMOST TIP OF THE UNITED STATES.

WOW.

Casey: THE WEATHER'S NOT ALWAYS PRETTY OVER HERE.

YOU GET DOWN SOUTH, IT STARTS TO BLOW, IT'S NOT GOING TO BE NICE.

IT'S GOING TO BE SNOTTY, AND THESE ARE SMALL BOATS.

WE'RE USED TO 130 FEET OF STEEL UNDER US.

NOW WE'VE GOT 19 FEET OF FIBERGLASS.

SO I'M GOING TO GO OUTSIDE OF YOU GUYS.

WE'LL TRY TO STAY A LITTLE BIT CLOSER.

WE DON'T HAVE TO BE HOLDING HANDS ALL DAY, BUT WE'LL JUST TRY TO STAY CLOSE TODAY.

WHATEVER WE FIND, WE'LL TRY TO WORK TOGETHER.

OKYA.

LET'S GET GOING.

USUALLY WHEN WE'RE FISHING WITH OTHER BOATS, WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP SOME DISTANCE SO THAT WE CAN COVER MORE GROUND, BUT BECAUSE THESE BOYS STILL GOT THEIR TRAINING WHEELS ON, I'M GOING TO STICK A LITTLE CLOSER TO THEM.

BAIT IN THE WATER.

MAKE US PROUD, BUDDY.

MAKE US PROUD.

THEY NIBBLE, TUG, TUG, AND THEN, WHOO, THEY RUN ONCE THEY FIGURE OUT SOMETHING SHARP'S IN IT.

HERE COMES SOMETHING RIGHT THERE AT THAT LEVEL.

YEP.

IT'S BIG.

OH, YOU GOT ONE.

OH, YEAH, WE GOT A FISH, DUDE.

ALRIGHT! FANTASTIC.

OHH.

OH, OH.

LET'S SEE.

STARTING COME INTO MARKS.LET'S SEE HOW BIG HE IS.

OH!

THAT THING HAD A REALLY BIG TAIL!

REALLY? YEAH.

I GOT TO TRADE OUT. LOOK OUT.

WHAT IS IT?

STAY ON, STAY ON, STAY ON.

GOT A WHOPPER ON?

YEAH, I SAW A REALLY BIG TAIL.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL IT IS.

KIND OF LOOKED LIKE A MAHI-MAHI TAIL, BUT...

OH, THAT'S A SHARK! OH, IT'S A SHARK!

OH

TOLD YOU I SEEN A BIG FIN.

NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?

I DON'T KNOW.

OH, BOY. NOW WE'RE IN A PREDICAMENT.

OH, HE'S GOT TWO HOOKS.

DUDE, YOU'VE GOT TO BE CAREFUL.

CASEY.

ISN'T THERE A TRICK WHERE YOU CAN, LIKE, FLIP THEM ON THEIR BACK OR SOMETHING?

Casey: SHARKS ARE A PROTECTED SPECIES HERE IN HAWAII, AND I DON'T WANT TO CUT THE LINE AND HAVE THE POOR SHARK SWIMMING AROUND WITH HOOKS STUCK IN ITS MOUTH.

WE SAW THAT IN "NEMO." THAT DIDN'T WORK OUT.

THE SHARK WAS ALWAYS GRUMPY.

Josh: CASEY?

OKAY, I GOT HIM UPSIDE-DOWN RIGHT NOW.

I JUST DON'T THINK THAT'S A SMART IDEA.

DUDE, DON'T BITE ME, OKAY?

I WANT TO GET THESE HOOKS OUT OF YOU AND I'LL LET YOU GO.

DUDE. CASE?

OH. AH!

CASEY!

Casey: RIGHT HERE, BUDDY.

OH, HE'S GOT TWO HOOKS.

Josh: DUDE, YOU'VE GOT TO BE CAREFUL.

Josh: CASEY, JEFF, AND I ARE IN THE SOUTHERN END OF THE KONA FISHING GROUNDS.

WE'RE TESTING A SPOT ON MY DAD'S CHART THAT HE THOUGHT WAS PRIME TERRITORY FOR TWO DIFFERENT THINGS --

AHI TUNA AND ASS WEATHER.

Josh: CASEY?

OKAY, I GOT HIM UPSIDE-DOWN RIGHT NOW.

I JUST DON'T THINK THAT'S A SMART IDEA.

WELL, THE CHART DEFINITELY DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT HUNGRY SHARKS, BUT THEY'RE DEFINITELY DOWN HERE.

THAT'S A FACT.

DUDE, DON'T BITE ME, OKAY?

I WANT TO GET THESE HOOKS OUT OF YOU AND I'LL LET YOU GO.DUDE. CASE?

OH. AH!

I JUST DON'T THINK THAT'S A SMART IDEA.

JOSH, QUIT BEING NEGATIVE.

OKAY. ALRIGHT.

GOT HIM. DID YOU?

I POPPED BOTH HOOKS OUT. YEP.

NO WAY.

GOT OUR HOOK BACK AND HE GOT THE OTHER ONE LOOSE.

WOW.

DUDE.

TOLD YOU WE COULD GET IT.

Jeff: IT LOOKS LIKE WE GOT A PRETTY BIG RAIN CLOUD COMING TO THE NORTH OF US.

AND THIS WEATHER IS ABOUT TO KICK OUR ASS REAL BAD.

WE'RE PRETTY FAR SOUTH, SO I'M GOING TO TELL THE BOYS, MAKE A PLAN OUT OF THIS RIGHT NOW.

Casey: WHAT UP, BUDDY?

YOU GUYS SEE THAT RAIN CLOUD OUT THERE?

IT'S ROUGH BACK UP TOWARDS KONA.

IT'S BLOWING LIKE 25, 30 KNOTS.

I MEAN, I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE USED TO THAT, BUT ON THAT THING, THAT'S GOING TO KICK YOUR ASS, MAN.

WE'RE A GOOD 30 MILES FROM THE RAMP RIGHT NOW.

I DON'T THINK IT'S WORTH GOING THROUGH THIS SQUALL.

SO WHAT'S OUR OTHER OPTION?

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT GOING INSIDE AND TYING UP ON A MOORING AND MAYBE JUST SPENDING THE NIGHT DOWN THERE?

YOU TALKING ABOUT LIKE CAMPING?

ANCHORED UP? YEAH.

Josh: ON THE BERING SEA, THE SOLUTION TO BAD WEATHER IS NEVER, "LET'S GO 'CAMPING.'"

BUT, I MEAN, I KNOW MY LIMITS. LET'S BE REALISTIC HERE.

I'M IN NO HURRY TO GET TOSSED OFF THIS LITTLE DINKY BOAT INTO SHARK-INFESTED WATERS.

WE'LL GET ONTO THE BEACH. WE'LL SET UP A LITTLE CAMP.

I GOT SOME CAMPING STUFF.

LIKE A REAL-LIFE BEACH?

YEAH, LIKE A BEACH.

IT'LL SAVE US AN ASS-KICKING HOME.

YEAH, OKAY. IT LOOKS NASTY.

I'M COOL WITH IT. OKAY?

TAKE US TO THE PROMISED LAND, MY MAN.

LET'S GO SEE THIS BEACH.

DUDE, I'M THINKING MAI TAIS ON THE BEACH, PALM TREES.

IT'S GOING TO BE SLICK.

Casey: CAMPING IN HAWAII, CRUISING UP ON THE BEACH, SPENDING THE NIGHT THERE -- WHAT COULD BE BETTER?

Jeff: JOSH AND CASEY DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW WE GOT TO TIE THE BOAT ON A MOORING AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO ACTUALLY HAVE TO SWIM UP TO THE ROCKS, CLIMB UP THE ROCKS, AND ACTUALLY HIKE FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO THE ACTUAL BEACH.

YOU KNOW, WE DO GOT SOME SURF AND IT'S ROUGH, BUT THIS IS WHAT IT'S ABOUT.

Casey: WE'RE GETTING A LITTLE BREEZY OUT.

THAT STORM IS MAKING IT'S WAY DOWN TO US.

NOW IT'S STARTING TO RAIN PRETTY GOOD.

DEFINITELY, IT'S COMING IN.

THIS ISN'T THE TYPE OF BEACH I ANTICIPATED.

Josh: I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY DO THINGS IN HAWAII, BUT I'M USED TO WHEN THEY SAY "BEACH," LIKE SANDY, NICE.

Casey: COCKTAIL.

THERE'S GOATS.

DUDE, LOOK AT THE LITTLE BABY GOAT UP THERE ON THE TREE.

HEY. HEY, MAN, YOU SEE THAT GOAT UP THERE?

HE'S IN YOUR BED.

I'LL TELL HIM TO MOVE.

I'LL TELL HIM TO GET OUT.

SURE THIS IS A GOOD PLAN?

I MEAN, THESE ARE STRAIGHT CLIFFS.

YEAH, IT'S THE BEST PLAN WE GOT.

THIS IS WHERE THE HAWAIIANS USED TO COME AND LAND THEIR CANOES, FOR REAL, DOING EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE DOING.

THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF SURGE.

SO WE'LL COME UP TOGETHER.

DON'T RUSH IT.

YOU GUYS RUSH IT, YOU END UP GETTING ALL UP IN THE ROCKS.

I'LL TIE UP ON THE FRONT THROUGH A MOORING, THEN WE'LL RUN A LINE OFF THE BACK.

EVERYTHING'S TIGHT. EVERYTHING'S GOOD.

JUST BUTTON UP YOUR BOAT, COVER YOUR ELECTRONICS, PUT EVERYTHING AWAY BECAUSE WE AIN'T COMING BACK TILL THE MORNING.

WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

ISN'T THAT WHAT THEY SAID ON THE TITANIC?

IF JEFF DOES IT, WE CAN DO IT.

NOT REALLY.

I MEAN, WE DON'T HAVE MUCH OF A CHOICE, DO WE?

RIGHT?

HOLY LOVELY.

WELL, ADD ANOTHER TICK TO THE DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY ON US HERE.

LET'S DO THIS, BUDDY.

WOW!

DID YOU FEEL THAT SWELL?

WE DON'T WANT ANYBODY GETTING HURT, SO WE'LL SWIM IN TOGETHER.

ALRIGHT. GOOD LUCK.

OH


HOLY Casey: THAT'S NOT GOOD.

OH, MY GOD. DUDE, COME ON.

KEEP GOING. KEEP GOING.

OH, MAN.

I'LL GET OUT FIRST. I'LL SHOW YOU GUYS WHERE TO GO.

Josh: OH, MAN.

Casey: WE GOT IT, BUDDY.

I GOT IT.

I FEEL LIKE LINGUINI.

DID YOU SEE THAT THING?

IT WAS LIKE THAT BIG!

DUDE, IT BOUNCED UP AND HIT MY LEG AND WENT RIGHT OUT THAT WAY!

AND I'M NOT TRYING TO MAKE JOKE.

I SWEAR TO GOD.

Josh: MY DAD, HE WASN'T SCARED TO TAKE CHANCES AT ALL.

WELL, WE'RE HERE SWIMMING AROUND IN SHARK-INFESTED WATERS.

I'M SCARED MY DAD WOULD HAVE LOVED IT.

SO, WE'VE GOT ABOUT A FIVE-MINUTE HIKE.

WE'LL GET INTO SOME OF THE TREES, GET INTO SOME OF THE COVER.

SO AT LEAST TOMORROW WE'LL GET AN EARLY START.

I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE MORE BEACHY THAN THIS.


Casey: GOOD IDEA ON BRINGING THESE IN.

TOO BAD THEY'RE NOT COLD.

COOLED DOWN TO THE NICE SEAWATER TEMP OF 86 DEGREES.

Jeff: THEY'RE A LITTLE WARM.

GOING TO DO IT THE REAL WAY. GOOD CAMPING.

OH, NO WAY.

OKAY. YOU KNOW WHAT?

HONESTLY, THAT'S THE MOST IMPRESSIVE THING YOU'VE SHOWN ME SINCE YOU'VE BEEN OUT HERE.

SERIOUSLY.

Josh: CASEY, JEFF, AND I WERE TESTING OUT OF ONE OF THE OLD MAN'S MARKINGS ON THE CHART, AND THEN WE SUDDENLY GOT NAILED BY A STORM.

THAT WAS A ROUGH SWIM ON THE WAY IN, MAN.

IT FELT LIKE THE CURRENT WAS PUSHING US OUT THE WHOLE TIME.

TOMORROW WE'RE HITTING THE WATER EARLY.

GOING TO FIND OUT IF MY DAD LED US TO BIG FISH OR A WILD GOOSE CHASE.

DO YOU THINK YOUR DAD WOULD'VE ANCHORED THE CORNELIA MARIE OUT THERE AND SWIM IN, DUDE?

PROBABLY NOT.

NOT UNLESS THERE WAS A BAR ON THE BEACH.

DID YOUR DAD EVER TAKE YOU CAMPING?

EVERY YEAR. YEAH.

DUDE, I REMEMBER WE'D GO TO LITTLE ISLANDS, TAKE A LITTLE SKIP OUT TO LITTLE ISLANDS, MAKE CAMPFIRES LIKE THIS, WAKE UP AT 5:30 FOR THE MORNING BITE.

I HAVE A LOT OF GOOD MEMORIES OF MY FATHER.

THECAPTAIN PHIL HARRIS.

YOU KNOW, WE HUNG OUT AROUND THE CAMPFIRE.

YOU KNOW, HE'S NOT HERE, BUT IF HE WAS HERE, THAT WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE.

I KNOW HE'S PROUD AND EVERYTHING, BUT I MISS MY DAD A LOT.

AND I REALLY WISH THAT I COULD BE HERE WITH HIM TODAY, JUST TO DO THIS.

WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT? HERE'S TO YOU, OLD MAN.

HE'S LISTENING. HE'S WATCHING.

HE'S PROBABLY SMILING, SHAKING HIS HEAD.

WE'VE GOT A BIG DAY TOMORROW.

I HOPE THE SWIM IN THE MORNING ISN'T GOING TO BE THAT BAD.

THAT'LL LIGHTEN YOU BACK UP.

WHO NEEDS COFFEE WHEN YOU CAN SWIM AT 6:00 A.M.?

HOPEFULLY BRING IN OUR FIRST AHI.

SOUNDS LIKE A DEAL.

YOU PROMISE ME, THOUGH, I'M NOT GOING TO GET EATEN BY ANYTHING OUT HERE, RIGHT?

CAN'T MAKE PROMISES ABOUT ANYTHING.


Casey: YEAH.

GOOD GAME, SPORT.

THANKS, CHIEF.

FIRST TIME I EVER WOKE UP ON A BEACH AND HAD TO GO SWIMMING TO GET TO MY BOAT.

Jeff: LET'S GO FISHING, MAN.

Josh: HERE WE ARE, ROUND TWO ON THE SPOT MY FATHER EXPLORED 30 YEARS AGO.

NOW IT'S TIME TO THROW OUT THE BAIT, SPIN THE TIRES, AND LIGHT THE FIRES, AND WE'LL SEE IF THIS LEGIT.

Jeff: THERE'S A LOT OF HOT SPOTS ALL OVER OUR ISLAND WHERE THE AHIS ARE GOING TO BE.

A LOT OF IT IS JUST FINDING THOSE SPOTS WHERE THEY'RE CONGREGATING, WHERE THEY'RE BEING FORCED, WHETHER IT'S BY WIND, BY CURRENT, OR BY TIDE.

THEY COULD BE SHALLOW, THEY COULD BE DEEP, BUT LANDING ON THEM IS THE TRICKY PART.

YOU GUYS ARE READY?

ALL RIGHT, MAN, HERE'S THREE BULLETS.

ALL RIGHT, DUDE. THANK YOU, BROTHER.

GO GET THEM, MAN.

OH, WE WILL.

WE'RE GOING TO GO HOOK ONE.

I KNOW YOU ARE. I BELIEVE IN YOU.

HEY, WE'RE GOING TO MAKE YOU PROUD.

I'M ALREADY PROUD.

OH, NOT YET. YOU'LL SEE.

IT'S COMING. IT'S COMING.

THROW DOWN HERE.

LET'S SEE IF WE CAN CATCH SOME AHI.

BAIT'S GOING IN THE WATER, BUDDY.

ALRIGHT.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO KIND OF STICK TO OUR PLAN.

STAY IN THE SAME AREA.

AND IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD.

MARKING A FISH RIGHT HERE AT 35.

SO WE'RE GOING TO TROLL FOR A WHILE THIS MORNING.

THE AHIS LIKE TO FEED ON IKA OR SQUID.

THIS IS KIND OF SIMULATING WHAT THE FISH ARE EATING, SO WE'RE GOING TO DRAG THESE BEHIND OUR BOAT.

SO, WE'RE CONSTANTLY MOVING WITH THE OCEAN, THE WIND, THE CURRENT.

THAT'S A FISH.

THIS BIG RED DOT RIGHT HERE COMING ACROSS THE SCREEN AND THEN THIS ONE DOWN HERE BELOW IT, THAT'S ANOTHER FISH.

THAT'S DEFINITELY A GOOD SIGN.

MARKING FISH DEFINITELY MEANS THAT THERE'S A COUPLE HERE.

OH, JEFF'S IN A GOOD SPOT.

YEAH.

I'M KEEPING AN EYE ON WHAT HE'S DOING.

THERE'S A FISH AT 60.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET UP IN FRONT OF THE BAIT.

HERE WE GO. THIS IS WHAT WE DO.

JEFF JUST HOOKED UP. HE'S GOT THAT ROD BENT OVER.

IT'S RUNNING, TOO.

IF JEFF HOOKED UP A BIG OL' AHI, MAYBE THE OLD MAN WAS ON TO SOMETHING.

FEELS LIKE A GOOD-SIZE FISH.

GOT ABOUT 35 POUNDS OF DRAG ON HIM, AND HE'S STILL PULLING LINE PRETTY CONSISTENTLY.

SEE HIM JUMP RIGHT THERE? RIGHT BEHIND THE BOAT?

DANG, THAT GUY'S GOOD.

Josh: MAN.

SO, A REALLY GOOD CONFIRMATION KNOWING IT'S AN AHI AS YOU SEE THE TIP OF THE POLE BOUNCING.

BASICALLY, WHAT THAT'S INTENDING IS THAT THE FISH HAS BIT AND HE'S IN SOME KIND OF A CIRCLE, SO HE'S KICKING ON HIS SIDE AND HE'S TURNING SO YOU CAN SLOWLY SEE THE LINE KIND OF GOING LIKE THIS.

THAT'S GOOD.

SO EVERY TIME YOU SEE THAT TIP BOUNCE, HE'S KICKING LIKE THIS AND HE'S CIRCLING.

HE'S GOING TO GIVE ME HELL.

HE AIN'T GOING TO LET ME COME UP THAT EASY.

OKAY. A LOT CAN GO WRONG HERE IN THE NEXT COUPLE MINUTES.

AHI ARE SMART.

EVERY SECOND THEY'RE SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN, THEY BECOME QUICKER.

THEY CAN BECOME FASTER. THEY BECOME STRONGER.

IT'S A FISH THAT CAN YOU UP.

IT'S NEVER A GUARANTEED CATCH UNTIL THE FISH IS IN THE BOAT.

GOT A LOT OF DAYS WHERE I'VE HOOKED SO MANY FISH AND I COULDN'T KEEP A FISH ON TO SAVE MY LIFE.

THE MOST DANGEROUS PART OF THE FIGHT IS WHEN THAT FISH GETS CLOSE.

THAT'S WHEN THE MOST INJURIES HAPPEN.

THAT 10-TO 15-FOOT TRANSITION, YOU KNOW, TO GET THE FISH IN THE BOAT, YOU ARE CONNECTED.

IT'S NOT THE ROD OR THE REEL HOLDING THE FISH.

NOW IT'S YOU.

ALL YOU GOT IS A TWO-FOOT GAFF.

HE'S CONKING IT RIGHT NOW.

OH

OH, YOU

HE'S CONKING IT RIGHT NOW.

OH

OH, YOU

Jeff: TRYING TO LAND A REAL BIG AHI, AND THIS THING PUTS ITS HEAD DOWN, DYNAMITES ME WITH WATER, AND RIPS THE GAFF OUT OF MY HAND.

NOW I GOT TO GET THIS GUY BACK UP TO THE BOAT, AND HE'S PISSED.

USUALLY, YOU DON'T GET SECOND CHANCES.

START LEADERING THE FISH.

BASICALLY, I'M GRABBING THE LINE AND I'M MAKING CIRCLES AROUND MY HAND SO THAT BASICALLY I CAN BRING THIS FISH CLOSER.

WRAPPING THAT LINE AND TANGLING YOUR HANDS, YOU FEEL IT.

WHEN YOU MESS UP A GAFF, YOU USUALLY LOSE EVERYTHING.

YOUR EQUIPMENT, YOUR GAFF, YOU LOST YOUR OPPORTUNITY OF LANDING POSSIBLY YOUR ONLY FISH THAT YOU WERE GOING TO CATCH THAT DAY.

IT'S A BIG FISH.

BUT LUCKILY, I CARRY TWO.

WE GOT LUCKY.

JEFF GOT ONE.

Josh: YEAH!

THAT WAS AWESOME.

HELL YEAH, DUDE.

JEFF SILVA, FISH MASTER.

FISH IS ROUGHLY ABOUT 160, 170.

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL FISH.

WE'RE BLESSED.

EVERY FISH THAT COMES ON THIS BOAT I PRAY OVER.

I TOOK IT'S LIFE.

YOU HAVE TO HONOR THE FISH.

THIS IS HIS HEART.

GIVE HIM BACK TO THE SEA.

MAHALO KE AKUAFOR THIS FISH.

THANK YOU FOR BLESSING ME WITH IT.

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING ME SAFE.

BEAUTIFUL FISH.

LET'S GO GET ANOTHER ONE.

Josh: THANK GOD JEFF CAUGHT A BIG FISH BECAUSE AT LEAST THAT WILL PAY FOR THE FUEL AND MORE.

ONE FISH FOR TWO BOATS, WE'RE DEFINITELY NOT UNTIL COTTON.

I DEFINITELY DON'T WANT TO GO HOME WITH AN EMPTY BOX.

WE GOT SOME FRESH BAIT.

OH, HAPPY BAIT.

HAPPY BAITFISH IS BETTER.

YEAH.

BANKING ON IT.

GOT TO CATCH OURSELVES A BIG AHI.

HERE COMES SOMETHING RIGHT THERE AT THAT LEVEL.

Casey: YEP.

AND IT'S BIG.

WE'RE MARKING THEM UP.

THE FISH FINDER SENDS OUT THESE LITTLE SONAR PINGS FROM OUR BOAT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN.

IF THERE'S FISH NEARBY, IT MARKS THE SIZE OF THE WATER BLADDER INSIDE OF THEM, WHICH CAN TELL US HOW BIG THE FISH ARE AND HOW DEEP THEY ARE.

YEAH, YOU SET IT RIGHT ABOUT PERFECT TOO.

SO WE'RE MOVING, THE FISH ARE MOVING.

MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO STAY ON TOP OF THEM.

WE GOT TO KEEP THE BAIT IN FRONT OF THEM BEST WE CAN.

Jeff: LOOKS A LOT BETTER THAN IT DID YESTERDAY.

SEEING A LOT OF ACTION OVER YOUR FISH.

LOOK AT THE MARKS ON THIS THING.

IT'S A BIG ONE.

Casey: OH, WE'RE MARKING HEAVY RIGHT HERE.

WE GOT A FISH ON.

ALRIGHT.

OH!

OH.

WOW.

HERE WE GO.

OH, IT'S A BIG FISH.

YEAH. IT'S A BIG FISH.

WHEN YOUR LINE GOES OFF, YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET.

TAKING IT YOUR DIRECTION RIGHT NOW.

SO FOR CASEY AND JOSH, WHEN THEY HOOK SOMETHING THAT'S BIG...

OH, COME ON, YOU BASTARD.

...I REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW THAT'S GOING TO GO.

GO, GO, GO, GO, GO.

IT'S LIKE YOUR ARM WRESTLING A POLAR BEAR, ISN'T IT?

OH, DUDE, THIS IS A TOUGH ONE.

BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE READY FOR IT BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO KICK THEIR ASS.

THIS THING IS INSANE.

WHATEVER IT IS, IT'S HUGE AND IT'S PISSED.

THIS IS WHY YOU GUYS CAME HERE.

GOT TO HAVE PATIENCE.

OH HOW'S YOUR ARM FEELING, BUDDY?

TIRED AS HELL. OH, BOY.

YOU WANT TO CRANK ON THIS THING FOR A MINUTE?

JUST TRY TO SIT ON THAT THING AS LONG AS YOU CAN.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PULL THAT OFF, MAN.

GOT IT? GOT IT.

Josh: ANYBODY OUT IN THE WORLD THAT'S CAUGHT A PIKE, CAUGHT A TROUT, OR CAUGHT, LIKE, A SALMON...

TAKE THAT AND MULTIPLY IT ABOUT, I DON'T KNOW, 1,000 TO 10,000 TIMES.

THEY'RE MINI SEA MONSTERS OUT HERE.

KEEP CRANKING.

IT'S DIVING DOWN.

WHEN HE COMES UP SLACK, YOU REALLY GOT TO REEL FAST.

I THINK THE WAY IT'S GOING STRAIGHT DOWN, IT'S AHI.

Josh: OH, GOD.

THIS IS NOT LOOKING GOOD.

Casey: I HAVE NO IDEA --

HE'S GOT THIS INNATE ABILITY WHEREVER WE GO, AND IT DOESN'T MATTER, WE'VE TRAVELED THE WORLD TOGETHER, HE CAN PASS OUT ANYWHERE LIKE THAT.

IT'S A TALENT.

I'VE GOT A WHOLE ALBUM OF PICTURES IN MY PHONE OF HIM SLEEPING.

IT'S CALLED SNOOZERS.

AND I MEAN IT'S ALL OVER THE WORLD.

I HAVE PICTURES OF JOSH PASSED OUT IN AIRPLANES, CAR RIDES, AIRPORTS.

WHY ALWAYS ME?

YOU'RE BLESSED.

I FEEL LIKE THIS IS MORE OF A CURSE.

WELL, I MEAN, IT'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE A BLESSING AND A CURSE.

IT CAN BE BOTH.

OH, MY GOD.

OH, BOY. HE'S A BIG ONE.

HE IS A BIG, PISSED-OFF FISH. YEAH, FOR SURE.

Josh: HERE WE ARE, AT THE OLD MAN'S FISHING HOLE, ACCORDING TO HIS CHART, WRESTLING A SEA MONSTER.

IT'S DEFINITELY A TUNA.

GOOD JOB, BOYS.

BIG FISH.

IT'S JUST CONSTANTLY PUTTING PRESSURE, PULLING, PULLING, PULLING, PULLING.

IT'S NOT GOING TO LET UP.

THE FISH IS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE, TRYING TO GET AWAY.

THIS THING, THIS IS THE FIGHT OF OUR LIFE RIGHT HERE.

HE'S JUST NOT WANTING TO COME UP.

YOU'RE TAKING THAT FISH'S LIFE, AND THAT FISH WILL DO THE SAME TO YOU IF YOU GIVE IT THE CHANCE.

IT'S COMING UP WHETHER IT WANTS TO OR NOT.

KEEP CRANKING, BUDDY, KEEP CRANKING.

FOR CASEY AND JOSH, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE BEYOND HUMBLING.

OOH, HE'S REALLY PISSED.

LET GO WITH YOUR FINGERS.

DON'T TOUCH IT WITH YOUR HAND NOW.

DOES IT HURT? YEAH, IT HURTS.

KEEP HER GOING.

COME ON.

BURNS THE OUT OF YOUR HANDS.

IT SUCKS.

HOW BAD DO YOU WANT THIS FISH, McMANUS?

Casey: I WANT IT. I WANT IT BAD.

OH, YEAH.

CAREFUL. CAREFUL. CAREFUL.

GAFF.

KEEP COMING. BRING HIM RIGHT UP.

BRING HIM RIGHT UP. KEEP COMING TO ME.

YEAH! YEAH!

YEAH, BABY! YOU GOT IT!

BUT THEN YOU FINALLY CATCH ONE.

THE FEELING OF YOU CATCHING THAT ONE FISH, IT NEVER GETS OLD -- EVER.

ON THREE, WE'LL JUST FLOP OVER.

ONE, TWO, THREE.

OH, HE GOT BIT BY A SHARK OR SOMETHING.

HOLY HE PROBABLY GOT HIT BY THE SHARK AND DRUG DOWN.

SO WE WERE FIGHTING TWO FISH.

YEAH.

HOW DID YOU HOOK THAT?

WE GOT AN AHI. WELL, WE GOT HALF AN AHI.

WE GOT THREE-QUARTERS OF AN AHI.

Josh: WE FINALLY GET OUR FIRST BIG AHI, AND WHAT HAPPENS?

A QUARTER OF IT'S GONE.

LOOKIT. HE'S EVEN SHOCKED.

HE CAN'T BELIEVE IT. HIS MOUTH IS STILL OPEN.

Jeff: WORST DAY OF HIS LIFE.

DUDE! OH, YEAH.

THERE'S THE SHARK RIGHT THERE.

HE'S BACK.

THAT'S THE MOTHER THAT ATE OUR FISH I BET.

THAT IS HIM. RIGHT THERE.

DAMN, HE LOOKS PISSED TOO.

Casey: HOW ABOUT THAT FOR SHARK WEEK, HUH?

DIDN'T YOUR COUSIN TELL YOU I PULLED THE HOOK OUT OF HIS FACE?

I THOUGHT WE WERE FRIENDS NOW.

WE NEED TO GET A BIGGER BOX.

Jeff: HOW BIG IS YOUR FISH?

100, 120.

WELL, USED TO BE 120.

SO NOW IT'S ABOUT 80?

YEAH. NO, DUDE, HE TOOK LIKE A PERFECT SMILEY-FACE BITE OUT OF THE QUARTER LOIN ON THE OUTSIDE.

THAT'S AWESOME.

THIS IS THE OLD MAN LOOKING DOWN ON US SAYING "HEY."

WE COME HERE TO HIS SPOT THAT'S ON THE CHART, AND WE END UP GETTING A BIG, HUGE AHI, AND A SHARK EATS IT.

Josh: WE CAUGHT OUR FIRST AHI FISHING IN MY DAD'S SPOT OFF THAT CHART.

I FEEL ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL.

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EVEN BETTER, THOUGH, IF A SHARK HADN'T TAKEN A BITE OUT OF IT.

TWEEDLEDEE AND TWEEDLEDIP OUT HERE WHO CAN'T EVEN MANAGE TO GET A WHOLE FISH IN THE BOAT.

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

I THINK PHIL IS PROBABLY TOO BUSY LAUGHING TO BE IMPRESSED.

HE IS JUST -- I'M SURE HE WAS JUST SHAKING HIS HEAD.

UH-OH.

Take it like a man.

GOOD JOB, JOSH.

I'VE GOT TO GIVE IT TO HIM, YOU KNOW?

I TRIED TO HIM UP A LITTLE BIT AND MAKE IT LEGITIMATE.

WELL, COME TO FIND OUT SHARKS ARE NOT FRIENDLY AROUND THESE PARTS.

HE DIDN'T HAVE THAT ON THIS CHART, NOW DID HE?

Josh: THIS IS WHERE WE CAUGHT THE FISH, RIGHT HERE.

Casey: IT'S THE FIRST TIME WE'RE PUTTING MARKS ON YOUR DAD'S CHART.

YEAH.

ALL OF THESE MARKS, I MEAN, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

THE CHART HELPED US CATCH OUR FIRST AHI, BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN A SLOW WORK IN PROGRESS.

I MEAN, THERE MIGHT BE MORE HERE THAN WHAT WE UNDERSTAND.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR DAD WAS TRYING TO DO WITH IT.

SOLVING THIS MYSTERY WILL NOT BE EASY, BUT I HAVE PEOPLE THAT I CONSIDER TO BE LIKE FAMILY TO HELP ME THROUGH THIS.

YOU KNOW WHO WOULD KNOW THAT FISHED WITH HIM LIKE THICK AND THIN IS JOHN HILLSTRAND.

WHY NOT ASK HIM? YEAH.

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY, BUT I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS WITH NO ANSWERS.

SO SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOT TO CALL IN THE BIG GUNS.

LITERALLY.

JOHNATHAN WAS SO CLOSE TO MY DAD I'M THINKING THAT MAYBE HE'S GOT BETTER INSIGHT ON THIS CHART.

JOHNNY KNEW PHIL FOR A LONG TIME.

MAYBE JOHN JUST THINKS LIKE PHIL DID.

YOU KNOW, HE'S GOT THAT OLDER-SCHOOL MENTALITY.

JOHNNY!

JOHNATHAN: You never call me no more.

WHAT DO YOU GOT GOING ON, BIG DOG?

I'm just walking the dog and hanging out with grandbabies and hanging out with my beautiful wife, Heather.

Life is pretty good for me.

I GOT A QUESTION FOR YOU.

SO I'VE KIND OF NOT BEEN SUCKING AT FISHING OVER HERE, BUT, LIKE, I'M JUST KIND OF CURIOUS IF MAYBE THERE IS SOME INSIGHTS YOU CAN GIVE ME WHAT I COULD DO BETTER AS YOU BEING A PRUDENT FISHERMAN.

I might not be able to help you, but I might come over there and try to help you.

DO IT, YEAH.

GET ON A PLANE!

You know what?

Yeah, I'm in.

Don't leave me out of this!

HEY, WE'LL BE AT THE AIRPORT TO PICK YOU UP WITH, LIKE, BIG HUGS AND HIGH FIVES, BROTHER.

I love you guys.

HILLSTRAND'S COMING INTO HAWAII.

GOD HELP US ALL.