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Captain Johnathan Hillstrand is an Alaskan crab fisherman on the Time Bandit fishing vessel on Discovery Channel's documentary, "Deadliest Catch."

Johnathan Hillstrand was also born and raised in Alaska. As Captain of Time Bandit during King Crab season, he runs a tight ship. With the dangers of fishing the Bering Sea, the safety of his crew is his top priority. There is no room for mistakes when John is in the wheelhouse. Although a serious fisherman, John is also known as the practical joker on board Time Bandit. "Flour bombs," teetering buckets of water, and the unexpected detonation of a seal bomb or two are just a few of his favorite pranks!

Like his brothers, John's life at sea began at an early age when their father, John Sr., would take them out on the boat as early as the age of three. They began fishing at the age of seven. John became a full-time fisherman after high school. He has not only been a crab fisherman, but for eight years, he professionally fished for lobster off of the New England coast in Gloucester, Massachusetts. When he's not fishing for crab in the winters, you'll find John fishing for salmon during the summer on board his 38 foot Weggley, F/V Fishing Fever.



Between fishing and touring to promote the Hillstrands' book "Time Bandit," John has little time for recreation. But when he gets a break in his schedule, John splits his time between Seattle, Washington and Homer, Alaska, spending time with family and friends. John has two grown children, Tae and Scott, and two grandchildren. He likes his fun just as dangerous as his profession; John's other passion is his 2000 Harley Davidson Fatboy, customized with a nitrous tank that adds 300 hp of acceleration to the ride!




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JOHNATHAN HILLSTRAND: FACTS

Age: ∼51 years old
Hometown: Seattle, WA and Homer, AL





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terry says:
i think john hilstrand is a little childish redneck punk. i mean look at him! 40 some and wears his hat backwards like a kid and after jumping on kieth tonight on the show just proves my point, what a punky *** he really is! i cant stand to look at him. when they show him on the show anymore, i go channel surfing until he goes off! what a punk! wish i had him here in tennessee for a day! he would find out just how bad he isnt!!!!!
calgirl says:
John is a punk- childish and crude. Who would want to date that...unless you're into playing trailer trash mommy. I guess you can't expect too much sophistication with fishermen. But at least Sig seems to show a bit of class and respect when interacting with others. I admire Sig and believe he deserves the fame because he has a story to tell related to his family and heritage. All the Hillstrands can say is my mommy gave birth to me on a Harley...yee hah!
amanda says:
I like John. I like both of the Hillstrand brothers. The Time Bandit is my favorite boat. It's what got me interested in the show in the first place. Who is John Hillstrand dating? I have no clue, and really, is it any of our business?
tina says:
i thank john is hot. you redneck stop hating.
marie says:
I think John is hot also. Besides he also is an awesome captain.

Who is Johnathan Hillstrand dating? What do you think of Johnathan Hillstrand?

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