Deadliest Catch: Captains Sig and Johnathan finally honest about Jake Harris

Huliq readers echo Captain Sig and Captain Johnathan's disappointment in Jake Harris.

The latest season of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch has come to a close.

The Deadliest Catch fleet had a long, icy season this year, with a number of personal difficulties. Elliott, of course, was obsessed with his baby-mama ex-girlfriend; Johnathan was having some excruciating back issues; Jake Anderson was finally able to find some closure—we hope—regarding the death of his father; and, of course, there was Jake Harris.

Fans have rooted for brothers Jake and Josh Harris ever since the death of their father, Phil Harris, legendary captain of the Cornelia Marie. Josh, of course, has really gone forward, working to one day—he says next King crab season—captain his own boat. Younger brother Jake, however, has not fared as well.

Fans have chimed in on Huliq, most wishing Jake all the best. However, most have also been straightforward with their comments about the younger Harris, who admitted to his dad before his death that, yes, he was a drug addict:

  • SR: "Whenever I see Jake Harris, I see a weasel, I see someone who lives off of others efforts. I'm sorry his Dad died, but so many people have tried to help him. I saw this when Phil was still alive, he and his Dad would be in the middle of an argument and he'd say"I love you Dad". I felt then like he was using his Dad's love for him, just as he's trying to use the people around him now. … Jake Harris, I've got no use for, until he cleans up and takes responsibility for himself, I wouldn't want him around."
  • Prof.Booty: "Holy mackerel, did I just watch Deadliest Catch or was I flipping through pics on FacesOfMeth.com? Good luck to Jake Harris."
  • Chad: "During last season when Jake Harris bolted off the boat and headed for the airport I commented on a few boards that I thought he was still using and was blasted for being insensitive to poor little Jake. I was told that he just wanted to get away from the relief captain and that he deserved the benefit of doubt. He's been using drugs as a crutch before his dad had his stroke and has been the whole time. I wish him the best, but until he cleans his act up I don't see a future for him on any boat in the Alaskan fleet. Just my opinion!"

A few did not agree with the majority of Huliq readers, like Sandy, who said:

"I've adored Jake from the first time I saw him on the Cornelia Marie with Josh and Phil. Regardless of whether he's on anything, or acting weird, or has scabs, he's still dealing with the tragic death of his father. I will always support him no matter what boat he's on because he's part of an important history of the show and is my favourite. He's young but he's making the effort, which is more I can say for many who are unemployed and couldn't be bothered looking for a job. At least he's making a go of it."

But, as Chad said he had been “blasted” last season for his criticism of Jake Harris, Sandy was blasted, as well, for coming to Jake’s defense this season:

Miss Dynamite: "No mate, he's not still dealing with the tragic death of his father. He's not dealing at all. Taking drugs and getting high is avoidance and denial, not dealing with grief. All he's doing is postponing it, and once he cleans up he's going to have some pretty sad emotions to deal with."

One anonymous reader added: "And it is people like you Sandy that enable addicts to continue to be the way they are, making excuses, or finding reasons for them to be the way they are!!!!"

Huliq readers have been clear on their opinion of Jake’s addict status. And, although they never came right out and called him an addict, the captains of the Time Bandit and the Northwestern, Captain Johnathan and Captain Sig, were more blunt on the season finale this week than they have been all season:

Captain Johnathan: “So many people want to do so much stuff for him, but he just **** them off. He doesn’t care.”

Captain Sig: “It’s pretty obvious. …We can’t do it for him; he has to do it himself.”

Captain Johnathan: “I love Jake, but he’s got a little ways to go.”

Captain Sig: “A LONG way to go.”

Later, Captain Johnathan said to the camera: “I keep thinking about Jake Harris. I thought he was doing really good; he’s not. I mean, we just went through the worst evil season in my 32 years out at sea. Whatever he’s doing is worse on his body than that was.”

The Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu (604 BC – 531 BC) is often quoted as having said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Although there are various opinions on the correct translation of the quote, it seems an appropriate place for Jake Harris to begin.

Good luck, Jake.

Image: Discovery Channel

Comments

Submitted by Phyllis (not verified) on
Jake right now is showing all the signs of a really lost soul.. He just dont know how to deal with Phil's death and loosing a dad at a young age like that is really hard.. And the only one that can help Jake is Jake. But in time he will come to grip with it and go on with this live.. So dont be so hard on him.. Unless you have been where he is.. jake is totally lost without Phil...

Submitted by Karma (not verified) on
He was lost before his dad died. As the article reminds us, he admitted to being an addict to his dad...meaning his dad was still very much alive at the time.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I agree, Phyllis. People need to stop being so hard on him. He's young, he's taking it very hard about the loss of his dad. People grieve different ways. He's young and I pray he gets a grip. Both he and his brother have so much going for them. He's just a little lost right now. I'm not taking up for what he's doing, it breaks my heart to see him down like this

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
you seem to be clueless as to the seriousness of these drugs. this is not doing weed booze or cokcaine because hes young and lost. Oxy and meth are lifechanging and the longer you do the harder to quit. i quit oxy after 10 yrs and my brain chemistry is almost normal after a year clean but i have seen people do meth and even after they quit they are forever damaged, just turn into different people. the 2 toughest drugs in the world to beat, bar none...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Jake is not a kid he's 28 give or take, he's an addict and he needs help. Unfortunately Phil must be rolling over in his grave always putting Jake on a pedestal and putting Josh down, no doubt who his favorite was. The meth because by the look of his face its meth or crack is tearing him apart. My heart goes out to Josh because he has to feel helpless. I know people that have lost both there parents by the time they were Jake's age they didnt turn to drugs. Excuses excuses that is what enables. Its time to put your big boy pants on Jake and be a man.

Submitted by Sarah (not verified) on
I lost my Father in very tragic circumstances when I was 25 and I did not turn to drugs. I pray and hope Jake finds his way. He had a very clear problem long before his Father passed away. I have watched this show since the first season and have seen him spiral down so far. Unfortunately for many addicts the only way they decide to get clean is to hit rock bottom. Maybe when Jake sees Josh with a boat without him it will finally hit him. But Jake cannot get clean for anyone but himself. I only wish him the best and hope that he lives to see a life without the haze of drugs.

Submitted by Mary-Anne Swanson (not verified) on
I have lost friends to drug use and seen people loose everything because of drug use(or any substance abuse) Sometimes you have no choice ,after trying your best to help, but to stand back and pray the person can hit that rock bottom without killing themselves. No one can "fix" Jake but Jake we can wish him all the best but its his battle and while so many are focusing on Jake ....what about Josh? He too lost a father and he also carries the burden of his younger siblings illness. Perhaps we can send some warm wishes Joshes way because he is trying to cope without the crutch of drugs and that shows me someone who wants to do well. I wish both brothers all my love and send my prayers to a better future for both.

Submitted by Mary-Anne Swanson (not verified) on
I have lost friends to drug use and seen people loose everything because of drug use(or any substance abuse) Sometimes you have no choice ,after trying your best to help, but to stand back and pray the person can hit that rock bottom without killing themselves. No one can "fix" Jake but Jake we can wish him all the best but its his battle and while so many are focusing on Jake ....what about Josh? He too lost a father and he also carries the burden of his younger siblings illness. Perhaps we can send some warm wishes Joshes way because he is trying to cope without the crutch of drugs and that shows me someone who wants to do well. I wish both brothers all my love and send my prayers to a better future for both.

Submitted by Silvia Weeks (not verified) on
I hope and pray that Jake gets the treatment he needs ,but he first has to admit to himself that he has a problem. He's not there yet. I know that Josh loves his brother, but Josh and the captains may have to show him some tough love,never an easy thing to do...Good luck to you Jake and to Josh as well.

Submitted by Ryann (not verified) on
very true.

Submitted by LaLobagirl (not verified) on
'Lil Jake has always been a favorite of mine, and it is very hard to watch him go thru this. I lost my mom on July 10, 1999 AND my mother-in-law on Sept 28, 1999. That was a very rough year! I know that everyday for 4 YEARS after their death I would come home from work everyday and just sit in my chair and not move, just wiped out. I think (and hope I am WRONG) that Jaker could be doing Heroin. The bad skin, sleeping all the time, and not being present in the moment, strikes me as Heroin Behavior, rather than Meth. Again, I pray that i am wrong. Jake, buddy you've got SO many ppl and fans who are rooting for you and have got your back; please absorb that love and let it carry you thru this difficult time. I realize it's difficult to lose a parent, but you MUST start to move forward, even baby steps. It doesn't mean you love Phil any less; we all love Phil and know he is with you boys always.

Submitted by DMV (not verified) on
Jake's probably speedballing - the simultaneous use of opiates and amphetamines. I do not doubt for a minute that Jake was using opiates on the Northwestern. He knows he's an addict and likely would have stocked up enough pills or heroin (same diff) for a long trip rather than go through withdrawal in the Bering Sea. That would suck! His behavior was pretty indicative for opiates when on board, but when he gets back on land, it is likely that he is mixing his drugs. Speed-balling is pretty common among users. I have seen sores like that with either cocaine or meth but the meth ones tend to appear more quickly and get more severe. I have been thinking about whether his involvement in TDC is helping or hindering him. On one hand, it enriches his pocket which probably enables the drug use and keeps him from feeling like the car-crash that he is. Remember when he entered the "whale's tail" when it was clear that the discussion was going to be about his torpor on the Northwestern? "That sure was some ice", he said, hoping to change the subject. Yeah, Jake. They brought you in to discuss the ice despite the fact that you were nodded out in the equipment room! It may even be that he would have a hell of a time staying away from drugs if he wants to as a result of his modicum of fame - sort of the same way people would offer Keith Richards drugs. Having Jake Harris as a customer would be great advertisement for a dealer. But on the other hand, if he does manage to get clean he'll have more people to support him than most of us would. And maybe a spinoff. My guess is that he and Josh were both smoking weed on the CM the season after their dad died but the they took a different path. Hopefully Josh does not feel responsible and will still be able to talk with him about Jake's use of hard drugs. And, yes, anybody CAN get clean but so many don't. I hope Jake has the stuff to do it. Dunno, but I hope so. Wish there were more of Captain Phil in him - or even more Josh. It's good tv, but sometimes I feel a little guilty about having Jake's life before me.

Submitted by Cheyenne (not verified) on
I think you are right to a certain degree about the speedballs. I think he is also doing the heroin thing, his doing the "nod" in the room made it quite obvious. I would also assume he is using needles. This is so bad. My first experience in seeing people doing heroin was when I was in high school and I was very naive about what was going on. I saw the cooking and boiling in the kitchen, then the shooting and the after affects. Never mind I hate needles I did not understand why anyone would do this. I thought only doctors gave shots. Wow was I in for a mind opening experience. I asked what was going on and they asked if I wanted some. Heck no. Some very famous people have OD'd from heroin, lets hope Jake is not one of them. You probably know it only gets worse. And if he gets a "hotshot" he is done. That happened to someone I knew. Nothing we could do. Even the Narcan the EMTS gave did not reverse it, other stuff was in it. I have a family full of addicts and I am thankful I did not get that gene. I am 1/2 Swedish and 1/2 Lakota Sioux and it definitely got my sister and brother. My sister is the worse and it hurts me so much, but I have tryed to so many times and she will be good for awhile, we will get ours hopes up, just to have them smashed again when she relapses. I will never understand it. I had my days partying and stuff but I never let it be my one and only end all. I like to be in control. Anyway, I sure hope Jake has someone who will step up and take control for him and get him on the right path so he can get clean. He has to want it bad enough, I know. My sister, doesnt, that is why she is still doing it. I guess I will never understand what she finds about life that is so hard to endure that she cant do it straight. She is married, has a husband that provides very well, she doesn't have to work. I have a great niece. I have none of those. But I am sober. And alone. Go figure. Life is strange. Cheyenne

Submitted by DMV (not verified) on
Why do you think needles? Glad you are sober, you can be proud of that. Try not to judge your sister hard as that might be.

Submitted by Cheyenne (not verified) on
I do not judge my sister or anyone with an addiction. I guess you read the frustration in my words. I hate to see anyone consumed by any kind of addiction. I have tryed to help my sister my whole life and I hate what the addiction has done to her. As for Jake using needles I have seen a good friend I used to model with do the same. Once you try heroin by smoking or snorting the needle is usually next because it gives the high instantly. I watched the progression with my model friend. The heroin didn't kill her, it was the HIV she contracted. It was such a waste of a life and it still affects me.

Submitted by DMV (not verified) on
But I still have seen no real indication that Jake is on it. On the other hand, that white film running from his nose would indicate that he snorting something, at least on board. And yeah, I agree that a hotshot would be a major risk if he is. I lost my best friend that way. His shooting buddy then left him curled up in a little purple ball while he systematically looted his place. Jake! Stay away from the needle.

Submitted by Cheyenne (not verified) on
Thanks DMV. I know it can be real subtle. My friend started with snorting, then it was chasing the dragon, she hated needles but once she tryed that she never went back. I hope Jake is not on the needles. I think he is doing a combination of things but none of it is good. I hope he gets help before it destroys him.

Submitted by Uncle Benny (not verified) on
Actually I think the weed smoker was Steve the engineer, don't blame him for it though, what with Phil passing and having to work for Derek (who I still consider to be an insensitive loudmouth smoker of male appendages). If anything, Josh probably hit the bottle and got off the wagon again to deal with things, Jake just went into the harder stuff, and isn't getting off the wagon any time soon. As some posters already mentioned I think we'll be reading about his death due to drug overdose some time in the future.

Submitted by Connie W. (not verified) on
I agree. I think Jake is on Heroin too. The sores on his face tell that. If he EVER wants to move forward and get on with his life, he has to quit.

Submitted by Pandora (not verified) on
I have to agree...I lost my ex-husband to meth and one thing they do NOT do is sleep. Jake displays all of the symptoms of a heroin user. I remember a dorm mate in college that started using heroin in the 90's and her downfall resembles Jake's almost identically. She was found dead a few months later in the laundry room of our dorm. Since my ex-husband's downfall with meth, I've taken drug counseling classes and help families deal with loved ones that want to get clean. But that is the magic word: WANT. Jake needs to realize that Josh isn't going to go down with him, brother or not. Josh has his own path to follow. He can only help his brother so much until Jake begins dragging him down, too. The ones enabling Jake are doing nothing but harm. Jake has to want to be clean. When the boys lost their father, I had such a soft spot for them both and wanted to mother them just like everyone else...but it's time for Jake to step up and be the man his brother Josh is. Sometimes tough love is what works, albeit it is also the most difficult of paths to take. My heart goes out to them both. Do what you have to do, Josh, and Jake, I can only pray that you wake up and see the light of day. God bless you both.

Submitted by PhilHarrisFan (not verified) on
I said the same thing when i saw the episodes of him leaving the deck and going in and laying down all the time.....He`s out of dope....Sick as a dog...he lives in Seattle and Herion is as easy to get as a pack of smokes....What is Sad is that everyone around him that thinks he`s a wiesel or a leach(which seems like almost all except the addicts around him)that dont understand.I myself grew up working with my Dad and im not gonna lie....He always let me slide and took up my slack when i blew thru $1000 in 2 days and need some cash...or used his credit card to buy shit like a flat screen....Never stole his pills though..Thats the addiction saying "I have to get a pill".....If all these guys around Jake dont wise up and have an Intervention... We are going to turn on the news one day soon to hear the news That Jake Harris was found dead of an overdose....and i know from what i see of him...He doesnt give 2 shits if he dies...Damn it somebody help this kid !!!!!! 20 years of addiction..I can see the future on this one.. Thanks for reading

Submitted by Cheyenne (not verified) on
I so agree with what you say. I have been posting on here since this started. He needs big time help! All the symptoms are there! Heroin, speedballs, it is there! Seen it when I was modeling. If he has friends they need to get off their butts and do something before its too late.

Submitted by Kiwi (not verified) on
Get Dr. Phil on the case to get Jake Harris find his way back to himself.

Submitted by drmmrgrl (not verified) on
Rehab, jail, prison, death, whatever; you can't help anyone, they must help themselves.....functional "addict", I have been a herion user for over thirty years and have no intentions of stopping; I may be a functional addict, but I am an addict, junkie, however that is dressed up by TV and media---bullshit. Endless hearbreak and casualties, balanced by wonderful facts in life. For Mr. Jake Harris, and any other person that this may apply to: good luck, and deal with it. Most people don't last that long, I am the exception to the rule, SO FAR! What works for me may not work for you.

Submitted by Karma (not verified) on
At least you're honest with yourself about it. I give you many kudos for that.

Submitted by Carmen (not verified) on
I am with Sandy I love Jake and Josh as well. Turning your back on this young man and lashing out at him is no way to handle this awful situation. Yes if he is using drugs all he is doing is living in denial but he needs people to stand behind him and tell him we are here for you and will not stand by and watch you kill yourself. Don't duck and run cause its a hard long road. Remember no matter how hard it is on everyone else its 100% worse on him.

Submitted by Cheyenne (not verified) on
I must say no matter how anyone feels about Jake, people ragging on him and telling him to get lost is not the way to try to help someone who is obviously still in a great deal of pain about loosing his father. I know what he is going through and I see the pain in him still. It is clear to me he is punishing himself and blaming himself for the loss of his dad. It was shortly after he told his dad he was an addict that his dad had the stroke. Put yourself into his shoes. He thinks he caused it and if he had not said anything his dad might still be alive. This is hell to live with. No amount of drugs or alcohol can numb your brain or body to this type of pain. I have been there I know. Either we will all loose Jake, because he doesn't care if he lives anymore, or someone will step up and live with him and help him get through this crap. He can't be left alone. I know alot about addicts and alcoholics, my family is full of them. "Tough Love" won't help Jake, it will kill him. Whoever thought of that idea is cruel and I could not disagree more with that type of behavior. Instead of blaming try loving and supporting Jake. If I could do it I would but I am just someone out here in Webland. I am serious, he will die if there is no intervention. I know Josh has a lot on his shoulders but he is the one that could do it. Rehabs don't work as far as I know, people keep going back and spend lots of money and don't get cured. Jake needs intensive counseling and loving and someone to be with him all the time. Being alone is the worst thing for him. One day he will just go a little too far and won't come back. What will everyone say then? How many times have you heard people say that they knew someone had a problem but didn't want to interfer because the problem person would get mad at them? And soon after that person died? Let's not let it get that far. Loosing his father was bad enough. Have some compassion and if someone out there is in a position to really help Jake go for it and help him before it is too late. I wish I could but once again I am just another person out in Webworld and who am I?

Submitted by Sunshine (not verified) on
Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. A kind eye, while recognizing defects, sees beyond them...remember we all struggle with our personal demons...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
After watching last week's finale of Deadliest Catch, watching Jake Anderson's wedding with all in attendance from all the various boats and crews, I was absolutely shocked when I saw "Jake Harris" looking totally wasted or stoned, his cap on sideways, sloppily dressed, and looking like he had "no idea" where he even was! He has no business being anywhere near a boat, crabbing, or even being on tv. He is in serious denial and trouble. Josh needs to get as far away from Jake as he can get, and stand up to him and advise Jake that even if a boat is finally secured, that Jake will not be allowed anywhere near it until he goes to rehab for a year or more, and be firm about it. It is time for some really "Tough Love" with Jake from Josh and everyone around him that says they care about him. Right now, Jake is a complete "Loser" and all you commenters that pat him on the back, talk about how he just misses his Dad may be right in some ways, but you have to remember, Jake was stealing Phil's drugs and when Phil caught him, Phil died from maybe, "the stress of knowing his kid was a druggie, a thief, a cheat and a liar for all the time he was on the boat."

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I am a mother of two sons, I am so very proud of you for stepping up to the plate and doing whatever it takes to get your captain's license, you own boat, and your self-respect back. No, you may not ever own the CM. Your father did not own that boat. There is a big difference when one owner owns 75% and you and Jake own only 25%. However, there are a lot of boats out there that you can hopefully buy, be the captain of, and make you own dreams come true. Quit using the CM as your dream. Make your own dreams happen and remember you "do not owe Jake anything! He has to want to get better, do better, and do not ruin your dreams by trying to include him in on them." There is "no one" in that fleet I'll bet that would ever work with Jake Harris for any reason. But, for you, there is a great future if you will just follow your dreams, look forward and work toward your goals. Jake Harris has got to figure it out, and you will destroy yourself and all your goals, if you do not stand up to your younger brother and say, "NO" you are not going to be on my boat nor anywhere you or your boat until you take care of your druggie habit. Stick by your words, ship out without him, harden your heart against him, or, he will never try to get clean and help him self. Josh, to you me and my family wish you the very best God has to give. But, do it for yourself, now Jake. Now is your time in life. Jake has not earned that spot, is not anywhere close to earning that spot, and he thinks you, will overlook his drugs and keep hauling him along since he is the little brother. DON'T DO IT!!!!

Submitted by Pandora (not verified) on
I can't agree more. Well said. We went through this with my ex-husband and lost the battle...and my son lost his father. Apparently even his parents, siblings, wife and sin weren't enough for him to want to be sober. I just hope Josh doesn't let Jake drag him down with him.

Submitted by BenJammin (not verified) on
They need to tough love Jake. Cut him off the boats and the show until he displays extended sobriety. PERIOD. I wish Jake well.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I was one of 3 room mates of Jake's in rehab last August in CA. Rehab is anonymous so not to much to say here other than he looks totally different from the healthy Jake that left the house. He made it clear he was not done drinking but it is obvious he has gone back to the other stuff. A young man with a lot of smarts and charisma... hope it does not go to waste. He mentioned how much Discovery Channel can manipulate what goes on so it would be interesting to talk to him again and hear the real story, especially about his brother, who is made out to be a hero, but has many similar substance problems.

Submitted by DMV (not verified) on
Yeah, no doubt that Josh has used before. And I have no doubt whatsoever that TDC can manipulate things. But is clear that Josh has the respect of his coworkers and that they trust him. So, even if Josh were currently using, there's a difference. Several people on this board sound like functional users but none have expressed any doubts about Jake being a mess that has lost everybody's respect and has no business on a crab boat. Why? Dunno. Maybe Jake has a genetic weakness to it or maybe Josh has more restraint.... Or a dozen other things. People in rehab often use the excuse that somebody else was using. It is a BS argument - even if true.

Submitted by Hollie (not verified) on
I am a recovering meth addict. I have been clean for 6years. I understand somewhat what Jake is going through(everyone has a different story) I am in no way making excuses for him but as an addict I needed people who were positive. I read all these comments talking mad crap and people calling other people names for the way they feel or for their opinion. I can't believe that people are so unbelievably cruel!!!! I used because I was hurting and when I was high I didn't have to FEEL. I hope you are reading this Jake...YOU CAN DO THIS JAKE!!! You come from some really tough stock. If I can do it so can you!! I'm not saying it will be easy...in fact it will be one of the hardest things you will ever do...but you CAN DO THIS!!! Your dad believed in you and so do I. You have some great people around you who want to help. Let them. A great support system helps more than you'll ever know....

Submitted by Hollie (not verified) on
I am a recovering meth addict. I have been clean for 6years. I understand somewhat what Jake is going through(everyone has a different story) I am in no way making excuses for him but as an addict I needed people who were positive. I read all these comments talking mad crap and people calling other people names for the way they feel or for their opinion. I can't believe that people are so unbelievably cruel!!!! I used because I was hurting and when I was high I didn't have to FEEL. I hope you are reading this Jake...YOU CAN DO THIS JAKE!!! You come from some really tough stock. If I can do it so can you!! I'm not saying it will be easy...in fact it will be one of the hardest things you will ever do...but you CAN DO THIS!!! Your dad believed in you and so do I. You have some great people around you who want to help. Let them. A great support system helps more than you'll ever know....

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I wish Jake Harris the best and hope he does clean up his act. Since the death of his father, he has been one of my favorites, but unfortunately, he is an addict. I dealt with my brother being an addict and really all they care about is where their next fix is coming from. They tell you what you want to hear, usually not meaning a word they speak. Truthfully, Jake Harris should be replaced with someone else. Jake Harris is going to hurt someone or himself.

Submitted by Milly (not verified) on
it amazes me how so many people on deadliest catch are attacking jake harris 1 most of them are former addicts. jake was closer to his father then josh and being with someone who has lost their father I understand how hard it is to deal with. does he have a problem maybe but I also think he's going through a deep depression since he gets no help from the people around him he just gets attacked. nobody wants to recognize addiction as an illness. his personality has changed so much since his father passed away why can nobody see he needs support instead of criticism. all my best to you and jake I adored your father. he was your rock and it's apparent you can't rely on your brother. prove them all wrong. peace

Submitted by KINGBIGFISH (not verified) on
JAKE AS MANY HAVE SAID YOU AND ONLY YOU CAN SEE THIS THRU......A TUFF BATTLE INDEED BUT YOU ARE CAPABLE AND CAN DO THIS ,YOU MUST TURN THIS INTO A POSSATIVE FOR YOUR DADS LEGACY AND YOURS AS WELL AS YOUR FAMILY, I PRAY FOR YOU EVERYDAY AND HAVE FOLLOWED YOU,YER DAD AND BRO, I HAD A CHANCE TO COME FISH WITH YOU AND JOSH,WHEN DERICK CAME ABOURD. I WAS STOKED WHEN DERICK OFFERED ME THE CHANCE BUT IT DID NOT FEEL RIGHT, I DO HOPE TO GET THAT CHANCE SUM DAY IM PULLIN FOR YA SO.....GETTA HANDLE ON IT I KNOW ITS POSSIBLE....GOOOD LUCK......,ROSS IN OREGON1!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
No one should give him a job until he cleans up. It's dangerous, on the other hand I'm sure the fishing scene is not the best place for an addict to be, he should consider a new line of work, it was very hard on Captain Phil's health, maybe Jake should take a clue from that.

Submitted by Chick from rehab (not verified) on
Addiction is rough coming from experience. I've got thirty one days today taking it one day at a time. I've tried to sober up several times and failed the guilt pain and shame gets worse each time. This round with the help of an amazing treatment center(sundown) I have absolute knowledge of the disease and steps to take in recovery. I admire him trying to sober up and wish him all the best in his recovery.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The mans not serious about sobriety. While in rehab he tried getting drugs from another patient. He left treatment about 4 days into it. COM ON!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I met him while at Sundown on August 11, 12, 13, 2012. He complained it was hot as #%@ (it was) and left to go to A Better Tomorrow (he said) in California. While there, he asked a few guys from Yakima for contacts that could get him weed and Xanax or other Benzos for the way home. Said he was going to spend the night at the Edgewater, get some tail and party. Nice enough guy and smaller than he looks on TV, but not at all serious about stopping the drugs.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I met him while at Sundown on August 11, 12, 13, 2012. He complained it was hot as #%@ (it was) and left to go to A Better Tomorrow (he said) in California. While there, he asked a few guys from Yakima for contacts that could get him weed and Xanax or other Benzos for the way home. Said he was going to spend the night at the Edgewater, get some tail and party. Nice enough guy and smaller than he looks on TV, but not at all serious about stopping the drugs.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I met him while at Sundown on August 11, 12, 13, 2012. He complained it was hot as #%@ (it was) and left to go to A Better Tomorrow (he said) in California. While there, he asked a few guys from Yakima for contacts that could get him weed and Xanax or other Benzos for the way home. Said he was going to spend the night at the Edgewater, get some tail and party. Nice enough guy and smaller than he looks on TV, but not at all serious about stopping the drugs.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Boo-hoo..people die. Kids and adults lose loved ones every day. That doesn't give you the right to turn into a freakin drug addict! Too late to keep using that excuse.