Zack Larson is a professional fisherman who is best known for appearing in Deadliest Catch, a Discovery Channel reality show that focuses on real-life fishing expeditions by various crew aboard their fishing vessels on the Bering Sea.
Currently, the show receives love from 200 countries. Also, it is currently in its 14th season.
Zack is the son of Karen Gillis and Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski (a commercial fisher with the main role on the Deadliest Catch).
In addition, he has a brother, Jake Wichrowski, and a sister, Delia Wichrowski. He grew up in Woodinville, Washington.
Zack got his first taste of the Bering Sea when Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski invited him to Alaska for the salmon tendering season, at the age of 13.
Larson attended the Cedar Park Christian High School. After finishing high school, Zack enrolled at Seattle Pacific University, a private liberal arts university in Seattle, Washington, where he studied and majored in Biology.
Then, Larson worked as an emergency medical technician for 3 years. Then, at age 25, Zack reunited with Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski on the sea. According to Larson, he will always be happy as long as he is near the water.
In 2012, in the eighth season of the documentary/reality television series Deadliest Catch, Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski introduced Zack into the series.
Zack spent about 30 months aboard the Kodiak as an integral part of the vessel’s crew. During an episode, Zack acknowledged that he tries to bring a bit of wit on deck, but he still has much to learn.
Moreover, he was a deckhand on the F/V Cape Caution, another boat run by his father.
When not fishing, Larson splits his time between Washington, Seattle, and Mexico.
In May 2017, Zack announced that he has parted ways with Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski and has joined F/V Brenna A with Captain Sean Dwyer.
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On April 28, 2017, Zack Larson married Dulce Zuloaga.
Note – despite Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski’s volatile relationship with Zack, he did attend the wedding.
During the off-season, Zack resides with his family in Sonora, San Carlos, Mexico.
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”When fishing is terrible, everything that is sore starts to bother you, everything anybody says annoys the hell out of you, and you start to question your career choice. When fishing is great, you’re not thinking about being home and loved ones.”
” Took a lot to get the gear ready to fish cod, but we are making our move to the grounds now.”
”Our workdays can last over 50 hours. And normally we work easily 20-hour days. I was already used to working 10- to 12-hour days at my previous job.”
”Growing up I never thought about fishing as a career. Even into my early twenties, I still hadn’t given it a thought.”
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Zack Larson – Net Worth
Zack earns most of his income working as a deckhand and on the documentary/reality television series Deadliest Catch. Considering that a deckhand on a fishing boat can earn up to $20,000 in three months, Zack Larson has an estimated net worth of $0.3 million.
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