Crab is one of the most common kind of seafood that is available globally. The crab fishing industry is a thriving one as the demand for crab grows with each passing day. It has not been more profitable for crab fishermen. Johnathan Hillstrand stands at the very pinnacle of success when it comes to fishing crabs. He is one of the biggest crab fishermen in the business who owns one of the most famous crab fishing ships on the planet.
Johnathan is best known for being a regular member of the TV show which goes by the name of Deadliest Catch. The show airs on the Discovery Channel and is one of the channel’s flagship shows. John owns a boat on the show which goes by the name of F/V Time Bandit. It is an iconic ship which has been used to fish hundreds of tonnes of crabs over the years.
His career as a fisherman started very early as he was introduced with a fishing ship at the age of 3. By the time he was 7, he was already fishing crabs alongside his father John Sr. It’s no wonder that he is one of the best fishermen on the show as he has been doing for the better part of half a century.
By the time he was 17, he was fishing crab professionally full time. But it was only when he was approached by the discovery channel that he gained fame in the mainstream. His association with the Discovery channel proved to be invaluable as it provided him with much-needed exposure. Since then, he has been featured on the show regularly and has made a ton of cash during the process.
Johnathan Hillstrand – Wife and Family
Johnathan Hillstrand was born as the second of five children in the family. This only includes children from his father as his mother’s details are unavailable. He has an older brother who goes by the name of David Hillstrand.
His other three siblings are younger than him. Andy is the middle son, his little brother, Michael came after him and the youngest of the bunch is Neal who is working in the medical field. Unlike his brothers who are all fishermen, he decided to pursue a career in the medical field.
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Captain Hillstrand is always a joy to have at my place. It was great having him and his crew in tonight again. Every summer they eat drink and have a blast with my customers and Hobo Jim. He's good people and we've been friends for over 10 years. ❤️ #happy #instagood #instamood #instalike #hillstrand #discoverychannel #deadliestcatch #captianhillstrand
Caption: Jonathan with his wife(Source: www.instagram.com).
Unlike most other fishermen who complain about not getting enough time to spend with their loved ones. It was the exact opposite when it comes to Johnathan. As he is married to his co-captain. The couple made all the love in the sea whilst they were fishing as they don’t have to be apart. He was married to his crewmate for several years before the couple called it quits.
The couple also had two children while they were together, both of whose identities are unavailable. What we do know about their children is the fact that one of them is a daughter and the other one is a son.
After his departure with his crewmate, he started dating Heather Hillstrand. The couple has been married for more than 2 years as of 2019. The couple decided on spending some time together before committing to a relationship. And that’s exactly what they did when they decided to tie the knot on the 6th of November, 2017.
As per a wiki source, Johnathan Hillstrand also known as Captain John Hillstrand was born on the 5th of August, 1962. He is currently 56 years of age and his hometown is Homer, Alaska, USA. By profession, he is a professional fisherman as well as a television personality.
As per his net worth, throughout his years of fishing, he has been able to acquire a massive net worth of $15 million. Almost all of it is thanks to his career as a fisherman. The second revenue stream that he has is his role on the show Deadliest Catch.