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Gold Rush’s Todd Hoffman on His Big Oregon Gamble

Todd Hoffman, one of the miners in Discovery Channel’s No. 1-rated series Gold Rush, had big sights when he took a gamble by coming from the Klondike to the High Bar mine in Oregon. Fittingly enough for his claim’s name, he had set a very high bar for his team, hoping to extract 5,000 ounces of gold. Unfortunately, as fans of the show have seen, he has only reached about 1/10th of that amount. Taking another gamble, Hoffman has left High Bar and is moving his team to Buckland. Showing loyalty, his team is even willing to not get paid for […]

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Some Men Won’t Make It Home In Discovery’s Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove

Discovery wastes no time hooking viewers on their nerve-racking spinoff series Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove (premiering Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 9/8c). The series follows a handful of fishermen and their families who live on the western most edge of Oregon in the seaside town of Newport. We’re first introduced to the show with actual news footage of a tragic rescue effort, followed by Dungeon Cove’s narrator explaining: “Before this story ends, two boats and four men will not make it home.” His remarks hit home and somberly remind us that this isn’t just an adrenaline-fueled, entertaining TV series  — this […]

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Fishing Always Starts With the Money: Meet Captain Chris Retherford of Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove

Football has the Manning brothers. Tennis has the Williams sisters. TV has the Wahlbergs, Baldwins, Kardashians and more. Dungeness crab fishing has the Retherford brothers. And it’s game on for brothers Mikey and Chris Retherford, as they captain two of the boats in Discovery Channel’s new Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove (premiering Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 9/8c). The Retherford boys are second generation fishermen who have followed their father, Mike Sr., in building a successful life off the sea. While fishing initially started as a means to make money for Chris, it is now a true found love. We recently got […]