This has not been the easiest King Crab season for our intrepid fisherman on "Deadliest Catch (Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. on Discovery). First, we had the government shutdown that left the boats high and dry for two whole weeks, meaning most of the captains are scurrying to catch up. Now, a massive arctic storm hits the Bering Sea, forcing everyone to work together just to stay alive. Next week, expect locusts.

In this exclusive clip, watch the fisherman struggle against the elements as fishing drops to a distant second behind just staying afloat. 

Are you watching "Deadliest Catch"? Is this shaping up to be the roughest season ever? 

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