'Deadliest Catch': The Wizard gets terrible news after successful haul

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'Deadliest Catch': The Wizard Gets Terrible News After Successful Haul

On "Deadliest Catch," The Wizard vessel, under the captainship of Monte "The Mouse" Colburn, set out to catch some crab.
'Deadliest Catch': The Wizard gets terrible news after successful haul
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 09: Captain Sig Hansen speaks during the 'Deadliest Catch's Twitter For Tough Guys' panel at the Hyatt Hotel during the South By Southwest Interactive Festival on March 9, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL -7/4/13 - Today on LIVE, the hosts learn the ropes from Deadliest Catch Captains Sig Hansen (left) and Keith Colburn (right) on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by David Steele/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) SIG HANSEN, MICHAEL STRAHAN, KELLY RIPA, KEITH COLBURN
LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL -7/4/13 - The catch-of-the-day, with 'Deadliest Catch' Captains Keith Colburn (left) and Sig Hansen (right) on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by David Steele/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) SIG HANSEN, MICHAEL STRAHAN, KELLY RIPA, KEITH COLBURN
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Bill Wichrowski (R), captain of the 'KodiaK' and Captain Derrick Ray (L)on the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 17: Bill Wichrowski, captain of the 'KodiaK' on the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, attends the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4278 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Matt LeBlanc, Deadliest Catch's Capt. Keith Colburn and Capt. Sig Hansen during an interview on June 26, 2012 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 09: Captain Johnathan Hillstrand speaks during the 'Deadliest Catch's Twitter For Tough Guys' panel at the Hyatt Hotel during the South By Southwest Interactive Festival on March 9, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 09: Captains Keith Colburn and Sig Hansen speak during the 'Deadliest Catch's Twitter For Tough Guys' panel Hyatt Hotel during the South By Southwest Interactive Festival on March 9, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL -7/4/13 - The catch-of-the-day, with 'Deadliest Catch' Captains Keith Colburn (left) and Sig Hansen (right) on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by David Steele/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) SIG HANSEN, MICHAEL STRAHAN, KELLY RIPA, KEITH COLBURN
** FOR ARCHIVE CONSIDERATION ** (JULY 10, 2008): Captain Sig Hansen (center), star of the Discovery Channel reality series "The Deadliest Catch," and brothers Deckhand Norman Hansen (left) and Deck Boss Edgar Hansen (right), pose with a statue of Sebastian, the crab made famous in Disney's animated film "The Little Mermaid." "The Deadliest Catch" chronicles six boats, captains and crews in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, during the Alaskan king crab season. Based in Seattle, Wash., Hansen is a fourth-generation Norwegian fisherman. He and his family are at Walt Disney World Resort this week. (Garth Vaughan, photographer)
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Unfortunately, they hit a snag when they realized their team set out too far after catching over $120,000 worth of sweet, sweet crab. They had to dump it all right back in the ocean, or else it would have been considered illegal.

CAPTAIN: "The pots, more than likely crab in every last one of them, we gotta dump them out before we go back to the west."

CREW MEMBER: "We just worked our as*es off to find this crap and we can't keep it ..."
CREW MEMBER: "This sucks."

Captain Colburn, who started on The Wizard in 1988, said there couldn't have been a worse way to start the trip.

Dumping and re-locating pots costs the Wizard time and money. Had the crew been within the boundaries, they would have each received $42,000 for how much crab they caught. The captain explained that all vessels are tracked via satellite and had they broken the rules, they would have gotten in trouble for it later.

Still, fans on Twitter were loving the episode -- some even eating crab from their home while enjoying the show.
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