Comments: 251 • Responses: 62 • Date: 2016-07-18 14:34:25 UTCsource
Stingerfreak43 karma2016-07-18 14:36:31 UTC
Did you ever have an "oh shit, this is how I die" moment on the ship?
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juggerknott78 karma2016-07-18 14:40:45 UTC
Most moments were like that on stormy days. The biggest moment was when Captain Casey McManus and I jumped off the wheelhouse on his birthday. The seas were pretty calm but still cold as hell, the crew kept spraying the deck hose in my face as I was trying to swim back. Unaware that they were actually about to drown me. Lol.
Stingerfreak39 karma2016-07-18 14:41:31 UTC
GlobTit9 karma2016-07-18 15:04:51 UTC
Can't get more lol than that!
bendrbrodriguez9 karma2016-07-18 15:06:18 UTC
Blub blub blub.
qiuChuck7 karma2016-07-18 15:25:44 UTC
Wubba Lubba Blub Blub
juggerknott5 karma2016-07-18 15:54:26 UTC
The other camera guy had to yell at them to stop.. Its actually funny BTS footage. lol
Stevenab874 karma2016-07-18 15:07:28 UTC
You willingly went into the water? Damn, I assumed that never happened.
juggerknott5 karma2016-07-18 15:54:47 UTC
Some of the guys get a little crazy and if they go, we go.
Speed33m341 karma2016-07-18 15:06:45 UTC
How many cartons of cigarettes are brought on board before the trip?
juggerknott19 karma2016-07-18 15:34:45 UTC
I would imagine tons, but they hid them so no one stole them, they were a rare commodity. lol
anarchyz10 karma2016-07-18 18:41:40 UTC
rare?? i feel like everyone has a cigarette in the mouth at all times on that show
juggerknott2 karma2016-07-18 20:17:45 UTC
because they stole someones who had a secret stash. lol
juggerknott32 karma2016-07-18 16:09:38 UTC
Hey everyone, thanks for the awesome questions, but Ive gotta get to work on the show I'm shooting right now, and its also my Birthday, so yeah.. Ill answer any questions later when I wrap on shooting. Thanks again.
lam00k29 karma2016-07-18 14:59:59 UTC
They have never shown them eating the crab they catch, Do they ever dine on fresh crab straight from the POT?
juggerknott45 karma2016-07-18 15:04:44 UTC
They are afraid if they eat the crab they may miss their offload weight. It's really that crucial.
ColCrockett28 karma2016-07-18 14:39:08 UTC
How much of what we saw was overly dramatized and how much was an accurate representation of day to day life aboard the ships?
juggerknott49 karma2016-07-18 14:42:35 UTC
It all really happens over the course of the season. It comes off more dramatized after it's been edited to music and other stories. These guys open up after you get to know them, and the tension of the job makes them high strung, open books.
Rowdy1027 karma2016-07-18 14:59:56 UTC
Do the wheelhouse, galley, and other indoor areas of the ship smell as bad as I imagine? Everybody smokes and is covered in sweat, salt, and fish
juggerknott40 karma2016-07-18 15:03:58 UTC
On the CM it was nice. The guys kept it clean and it just got remodeled. No smoking was allowed inside per Casey.
TJ_Longfellow22 karma2016-07-18 14:40:39 UTC
Did you ever see anyone break down and turn the camera off out of sympathy??
juggerknott47 karma2016-07-18 14:43:28 UTC
No, it's part of the job to always roll on that stuff. They tell us if we don't feel uncomfortable, we aren't doing our job.
Rowdy1022 karma2016-07-18 14:58:14 UTC
Were you on the ship back in the Phil Harris days? If so, is there anything that is strikingly different that we might not pick up on in the show?
Does the crew not realize the captains can hear their bitching on deck or do they not care?
We've seen some captains be a little douchey to the camera crew. How are Josh and Casey?
juggerknott27 karma2016-07-18 15:01:59 UTC
I wasn't on the boat back in those days, sorry.
And yes the crew knows the captains can hear them most of the time or that we are gonna tell them. They just really don't care. The captains understand the guys get pissy and expect to hear lip.
Josh and Casey were awesome to us. They have both became pretty good friends of mine.
Gregolas78920 karma2016-07-18 15:06:16 UTC
What's the most inexplicable thing you've seen at sea?
juggerknott41 karma2016-07-18 15:13:42 UTC
When you're on top of a wave and it's like being on top of a mountain, just peaks and valleys as far as you can see. Then going down in the valley and seeing a wall of water moving towards you.
noahsonreddit14 karma2016-07-18 15:00:56 UTC
Would you ever recommend the job of crab fisherman to someone? What would that someone be like? In other words, what makes a good crab fisherman?
How did you end up getting that job? Have you done anything else this extreme?
Do you ever get in the way of the crew members? How do they feel about your presence on the ship?
juggerknott27 karma2016-07-18 15:07:10 UTC
I would recommend tough minded people. Not only is it physically demanding. But it is also a mental thing. Being so isolated, stressed and tired. Only a certain type of person can do it.
I worked hard and have shot other reality shows. You have to be a little crazy to be a shooter too. Lol. I filmed a show in northern Canada last winter, living in a inner shelter igloo.
And we are always in the way. I heard many times on the shows final edit, the guys telling me to get out of the way.
notimetoexplainrun14 karma2016-07-18 15:07:05 UTC
Where do you guys sleep on the ship? I know there's crew bunks but are there extra bunks for you or do you improvise?
juggerknott19 karma2016-07-18 15:08:49 UTC
The boats have extra rooms but they are very small and cramped. I slept in a small area compared to about the size of a bunk on a submarine.
ZeroFailOne13 karma2016-07-18 15:04:07 UTC
How does someone go about getting a job on a vessel? How much time a year is needed to commit?
juggerknott20 karma2016-07-18 15:11:08 UTC
As a fisherman. They usually fish 8 months out of the year. The kid DJ on the CM just pounded the dock until he got hired.
PanzerBatallion13 karma2016-07-18 14:52:50 UTC
Is Casey as straight up and awesome as he seems on the show?
Is Josh as much of an aimless douche as he seems these days on the show?
juggerknott23 karma2016-07-18 14:55:28 UTC
Casey really is awesome. A great guy. And Josh is actually a great person with a big heart. Just loves to have fun and spend money. Lol
TheAnatidaephobia12 karma2016-07-18 15:02:11 UTC
What was the best and what was the worst day aboard the ship?
juggerknott16 karma2016-07-18 15:07:37 UTC
The final day. Lol.
wwiimaniac10 karma2016-07-18 15:06:30 UTC
You probably get asked this a lot, but what is your least favorite part of Bering Sea life?
juggerknott22 karma2016-07-18 15:09:34 UTC
Being so isolated. No internet, phones, or contact to the outside world. You find out what you're made of for sure.
wwiimaniac10 karma2016-07-18 15:13:39 UTC
That makes sense, I guess that really explains why the crews seem so tight knit.
juggerknott10 karma2016-07-18 15:49:27 UTC
For sure. They only have each other.
Codemonkee9 karma2016-07-18 15:06:14 UTC
What other qualifications do you, or other camera operators have on the show? I remember one guy on a crew on the Time Bandit was an EMT, which proved useful during a really nasty storm. Stay safe and thanks for doing this.
juggerknott13 karma2016-07-18 15:12:00 UTC
Just gotta be able to hold a camera, follow story, and keep your stuff together when everyone else is losing it. Anything else is just a bonus.
JoshuaJMack9 karma2016-07-18 14:54:41 UTC
What is the worst injury you've ever witnessed while shooting out there?
Also, are you sick of eating crab yet?
juggerknott18 karma2016-07-18 15:03:05 UTC
We didn't eat crab because it was too important to keep every crab for the offload. The worst injury was when Bumper had his hernia and his nut was the size of a grapefruit. Lol
Raff0018 karma2016-07-18 15:14:08 UTC
Is Jake ever going fishing with Josh again?
juggerknott12 karma2016-07-18 15:18:06 UTC
He may be going back next season. Never know.
benvdavis7 karma2016-07-18 15:07:52 UTC
How much does a gig like this pay?
juggerknott12 karma2016-07-18 15:14:02 UTC
Not enough. Lol. Trust me.
ShawnKempsKids6 karma2016-07-18 15:09:43 UTC
I haven't watched the show in years, but really enjoyed it when I did. The title is Deadliest Catch, but has anyone ever died on the show?
NeuralHandshake7 karma2016-07-18 15:26:34 UTC
I seem to recall an earlier episode where fishermen died during the same storm, but none of them were on a crew that was being filmed. I think the episode covered the emotional response.
But it's also been a million years since I watched the show, so who knows.
juggerknott2 karma2016-07-18 15:50:10 UTC
No one from the show has, Fishing has become a lot safer due to new regulations and the quota system.
Piegasm5 karma2016-07-18 15:19:59 UTC
How rampant is drug use among the crew? I imagine it's damn near impossible to work those shifts without some aid of stimulants
juggerknott5 karma2016-07-18 15:48:47 UTC
A lot of the guys will load up on Stackers. I never seen any of the guys use any drugs. They have become pretty good about hiding it I imagine. Nad Casey has a strict no drug policy.
jmanpc3 karma2016-07-18 15:12:19 UTC
Has there been a time where you were pretty certain you were going to die? What was the most butt clenching moment you had? Did you ever do something to get a shot that you instantly regretted?
Thanks for doing this ama!
juggerknott4 karma2016-07-18 15:52:09 UTC
I dated a girl back in high school and her dad didn't like me too much, thought he was gonna kill me. lol.jk.. Every day was nerve wracking if the seas were rough, a couple of times the pots would swing close by and give you that heart shock. I had the guys strap me to the crane to do some shots once and instantly regretted that. Wasn't comfortable on the ole boys.
0TheTexasRanger03 karma2016-07-18 15:25:49 UTC
Although I myself do not watch the show my mother has been watching from either the 1st or 2nd season and absolutely loves it. I told her about this AMA and she had this question for you: What happened to Josh's brother? Is he getting treatment for his addiction? She is hoping he is doing well!
Anyway thanks for your time keep on filming from what I've seen of the show it is very immersive!
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:42:09 UTC
I really can't answer about Jake, but I know that Josh is in constant communication with him and really is trying to get him back up with him.
FREEEEEEDOMM3 karma2016-07-18 15:06:09 UTC
How do they always keep a cigarette lit even when giant waves are crashing on them?
juggerknott12 karma2016-07-18 15:10:16 UTC
Those guys are so badass, the waters afraid to put out their smokes. Lol. Jk. They go out a lot of the time.
Jackere243 karma2016-07-18 15:16:31 UTC
If you were to film a similar series under a different trade rather than deep sea fishing, what would it be?
juggerknott8 karma2016-07-18 15:45:18 UTC
I wanna film a show in Space!
smonster13 karma2016-07-18 15:18:31 UTC
Did you have experience working on a boat prior to taking the job on "Deadliest Catch", and did you have any trouble with seasickness?
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:29:42 UTC
I had no prior vessel experience. I road a John boat a few times. Lol
missionbeach3 karma2016-07-18 15:53:03 UTC
What kind of shoes/boots did you wear? Without the right gear, I imagine somebody slipping off into the ocean on a daily basis.
juggerknott5 karma2016-07-18 15:58:35 UTC
They were called Extra Tuffs and they are awesome.
evolzao2 karma2016-07-18 15:08:05 UTC
Who made the best meal (and what was it) for everyone and who made the worst (and what was it?)
juggerknott7 karma2016-07-18 15:15:15 UTC
Josh and Shaw were the best cooks. Lol. Josh was always making steaks or chicken. Shaw made great breakfasts. Casey was the worst cook. Usually burnt microwave food. But he tried his best dogginit
Epistemify2 karma2016-07-18 15:08:01 UTC
How much out of the year do you work? As I understand it, the boat spends a couple months in port and then goes out for two or three weeks where you make good money (albeit for long, hard work). Do you have any other jobs as well or do you just chill in between fishing trips?
juggerknott2 karma2016-07-18 15:12:32 UTC
I shoot other shows for other networks.
StinkyFeetMendoza2 karma2016-07-18 15:15:27 UTC
Are you the camera man who got so sea sick he had to be airlifted off of one of the boats? If not did you know him and what happened as a result of him getting air lifted out? Did he lose his job? Does he get his ball busted for it?
juggerknott4 karma2016-07-18 15:19:48 UTC
I am not that guy. And I have no info on him.
YamiKyoya2 karma2016-07-18 15:20:02 UTC
Have there ever been any moments that you wished you were someplace else? Did you ever get homesick? Seasick?
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:25:31 UTC
Yes everyday. It was tough. I missed family. I actually had a bad feeling one day that something happened back home but I was a few weeks from even hearing. It was awful. Luckily everything was ok. And I got seasick the first day.
lam00k2 karma2016-07-18 15:07:24 UTC
Are the sleeping quarters as claustrophobic as they look? Also how do you sleep with the boat crashing around like that, Is it as bumpy as that looks. 15-20ft swells and all.
juggerknott10 karma2016-07-18 15:15:43 UTC
There is no sleeping on those boats. Just minutes of rest with your eyes closed. Lol.
Jakethesnake981 karma2016-07-18 15:13:39 UTC
Have you had any interactions with the U.S Coast Guard?
juggerknott4 karma2016-07-18 15:17:20 UTC
No. Our guys were pretty legit. Lol
randomfriendzone1 karma2016-07-18 19:07:17 UTC
How did you decide to take on this job? Was the decision hard to make?
juggerknott2 karma2016-07-18 20:14:20 UTC
I wanted to do it for the challenge and to be a part of something awesome.
iamzombus1 karma2016-07-18 19:00:58 UTC
If it wasn't for the weather and the conditions at sea how tough would crab fishing be?
Or in other words, if the weather was perfect and the seas were calm how tough is it out there?
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 20:14:13 UTC
It'd still be a grind and landing on the crab is pretty tough. Mentally its hard, the weather just makes it insane.
whiteboyday1 karma2016-07-18 15:54:11 UTC
If you can recall one, what was the hardest day of production you faced during your time on the boat?
Also, what was the best day of production?
Thank you for doing this AMA! Love the show!
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:59:29 UTC
Just the days when a storm would be bashing the boat, no one has sleep, we have been filming for days on end and the pots are coming up empty.
The best days where when the guys were happy they were pulling up full pots.
dlolb1 karma2016-07-18 15:47:20 UTC
are you considered part of the crew, a friend, or just the cameraman?
juggerknott6 karma2016-07-18 15:53:40 UTC
Part of the crew, we shad to help with food and dishes, also a friend after it was over. I still keep in touch with a lot of the guys, went to Hawaii with Casey and his family in April.
jayaugust1 karma2016-07-18 15:33:37 UTC
Proof us anything! :D
juggerknott2 karma2016-07-18 15:46:17 UTC
How can i post pictures to an AMA?
Agentreddit1 karma2016-07-18 15:31:33 UTC
Do you ever get seasick?
How does your family feel about you going on this ship for months at a time?
Which crabbing season have you done? What's the best? What's the worst? Why?
Do you have any insight on the other ships? If so, is Elliot as bad of a guy as the show makes him seem? Is he falling down the dark path again?
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:47:37 UTC
I did get seasick the first day we went out, I thought i was going to die.
My mom was a nervous wreck.
I did all crab seasons, King is the most fun, Opilio and Bairdi are the worst.
I don't know anything about elliot, but I know that Zack Larson on the Cape Caution is awesome! lol
thebbman1 karma2016-07-18 15:23:53 UTC
Would you consider yourself ready for just about any camera job now? I'm sure you've mastered the art of staying stable with a camera now.
juggerknott5 karma2016-07-18 15:44:44 UTC
I felt like that before this show, lol, but this gave me the certainty that i can do any conditions. The hardest thing to do is focus when your hand is numb and you can't feel the wheel turning.
willie17071 karma2016-07-18 15:30:13 UTC
How much of a fishing trip is actually spent filming?
juggerknott2 karma2016-07-18 15:36:11 UTC
We film the entire season.
denverketo1 karma2016-07-18 15:27:58 UTC
Hey thanks for doing this! Two questions.
1) When Phil died, how did it effect filming on the ship?
2) A family friend is on a certain ship that lives in Astoria, and they said the drug use is insane. Can you elaborate on that at all?
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:38:22 UTC
I wasn't on the boat when Phil passed away, but they kept shooting. This season Sig had some heart problems, our guys kept rolling but also were able to help him. We have become a part of the crew once we step on, we just have a different job.
Skibbityboof1 karma2016-07-18 15:27:46 UTC
Does Josh ever talk about his brother? I never see him mention him on camera...it's a shame because they were always so close.
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:38:49 UTC
Josh always talked about Jake, you can tell he loves him very much and he wants him up there with him.
TranscendMaxExposure1 karma2016-07-18 15:27:44 UTC
What's the one thing you missed the most while at sea? Something you missed the least? And do you miss being out there now?
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:39:52 UTC
It's crazy how I do miss the guys on the crew and the whole experience now, I don't miss the horrible days, long no sleep, cold days. always feeling nasty and dirty. While I was out there I missed women. lol.. as anyone would i guess. lol
Chrizzlechip1 karma2016-07-18 15:27:16 UTC
How much money do you make compared to a greenhorn, regularly tenured deckhand, and the captain?
juggerknott2 karma2016-07-18 15:40:42 UTC
it depends on how many years we have been filming. Greenhorns don't make too much, the deckhands do well, captains make quite a bit. But its the guys that own the boats that reel in the money.
heapsgoods1 karma2016-07-18 15:26:02 UTC
What do you guys do to keep entertained at sea when the cameras aren't rolling?
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:41:13 UTC
Sleep!! lol.. or watch movies on laptops. Sometimes Id go on deck and hang with the guys.
satosaison1 karma2016-07-18 15:25:02 UTC
Every now and then you would have a greenhorn, or simply a crew member who was new to the boat, who quite obviously, was not working out.
What was it like in the downtime/off-camera time with that person? Was it awkward as hell?
juggerknott2 karma2016-07-18 15:42:56 UTC
If that is happening there is no downtime from the camera, we follow it all the way through. Its the only way to get real reactions from those guys.
cyclonewolf1 karma2016-07-18 15:25:01 UTC
Have you ever broken a piece of equipment on board the ship and been unable to film properly, losing good footage in the process?
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:43:42 UTC
Me personally, no. We have so many backups ready to go, that when something goes down, another is in its place. But sometimes you do miss a good shot and hate yourself for it.
TenPointsToSlytherin1 karma2016-07-18 15:17:16 UTC
Were there any moments when you felt like you were just in over your head and regretted being out there?
juggerknott1 karma2016-07-18 15:36:55 UTC
There were tough days, but once you're out there, you're out there. You push through it and it all goes away.
GeenMachine1 karma2016-07-18 15:19:24 UTC
How do you keep professional detachment being in close proximity to your subjects without becoming emotionally invested in their lives and well-being?
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:28:07 UTC
You don't. You get really close to some. And some you really don't.
Chino11301 karma2016-07-18 15:18:37 UTC
When you got into camera work, did you ever imagine that this was the kind of thing you'd be shooting?
juggerknott4 karma2016-07-18 15:29:15 UTC
It was actually a goal of mine. Check. Lol
mockingofjay1 karma2016-07-18 15:21:49 UTC
how does one get a job on a ship like that? I'd love to work at sea.
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:22:57 UTC
As a shooter or fisherman?
Corsica961 karma2016-07-18 15:20:33 UTC
What lead to your career choice / deciding to be a shooter for this show? Do you fancy crab as a food choice yourself?
juggerknott3 karma2016-07-18 15:23:59 UTC
I'm not a fan of crab and I do this because I love adventure and being able to show people around the world what I get to see. It's a job where millions of strangers critique my work. Lol
NoGoodUserName9999991 karma2016-07-18 15:16:36 UTC
I heard everyone gave the Time Bandit guys a cold shoulder and they had to drink at a different bar (heard from bartender), was this true?
juggerknott6 karma2016-07-18 15:21:26 UTC
If it was it didn't last long. They all are buds when it comes to time on land.
remtron261 karma2016-07-18 15:16:35 UTC
Have you ever gotten to help the crew out in their job? For example, pull up a pot or fetch bait, etc. If so, how was it? Could you see yourself ever becoming a crab fisherman?
juggerknott6 karma2016-07-18 15:20:54 UTC
I did help out every now and then when it was calm and nothing was going on. As much as I'd like to think I could, I don't think I have it in me. Those guys are tough mentally and physically and only a certain personality can do it. I admire them.
PauseItPlease1 karma2016-07-18 15:15:22 UTC
Is there anything the guys do to wind down between strings? Sleeping/Eating/Working is basically all we see, is that really all they do? I know the Hillstrands have a sauna on deck, anything out of the ordinary on the CM?
juggerknott7 karma2016-07-18 15:19:13 UTC
They just sleep and eat. Lol. The funniest thing is seeing all those men laying in the floor of the fore peak trying to squeeze in a nap.
roffvald1 karma2016-07-18 18:39:24 UTC
I was on campaign with Sea Shepherd, and one of the cameracrew was the guy who got attacked by Captain Keith, he still doing Deadliest Catch or are the crews all changed now?
juggerknott1 karma2016-07-18 20:00:55 UTC
You're probably talking about Carper, and no, he doesn't shoot on the show anymore, he has moved on to greener pastures. lol
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