Deadliest Catch He survived, and is going back

Jay Schneider, Life/Enterprise

Brady Taylor, a WEM graduate, will be heading out to fish for king crab in the Bering Sea and will be a part of the documentary, Deadliest Catch, which will air on the Discovery Channel starting in April. (Submitted photo)

A once in a lifetime opportunity has now turned into a twice in a lifetime opportunity for WEM graduate Brady Taylor.

The 36-year-old, who now lives in Mankato, got a chance to do something most people would never consider doing.

At the beginning of January 2019, Taylor was a crew member on the Southern Wind ship which not only catches crab, but is one of the vessels highlighted on Discovery's television show Deadliest Catch.

The documentary series that follows real-life adventures of Alaskan crab fishermen. This occupation is the deadliest in the world.

Knowing this, Taylor still decided to "take the bait" which was provided by his uncle Steve "Harley" Davidson, the captain of the Southern Wind.

Ironically, Taylor had not even met his uncle until November of 2018 when the family was in Arizona for a celebration of life for Taylor's grandfather.

Davidson is the half brother of Lisa Taylor of Waterville.

"I knew of him (my uncle) but did not meet him until after the celebration," Taylor said.

Davidson offered Taylor a position as a greenhorn on his boat fishing for Opilio crab.

"I thought about it for a day but I knew I just couldn't up and leave," Taylor said.

After discussing the opportunity with his...

To see more on this story pick up the October 3, 2019 print editions of the Life or Enterprise papers.


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