On tonight's episode of “Bering Sea Gold” titled "Gold Gettin' Hound Dog," the dredgers were plagued by summer storms and time is moving, but the dredgers are not.
As this episode opens it is the third week into the season, and storms are starting to subside. Steve Pomrenke is mulling over the bills that keep coming, while the gold has not. Zeke is pissed off that he has been shut down by the agency for not having proper permits and every minute he cannot dredge; he is losing money he does not have. Vern is regretting the fact that his six rigs are sitting in the dock. Scott Meisterheim has been served a restraining order by Steve Reidel. The skies have cleared, and the fleet is ready to go.
"Anchor Management" is out for their first dredge of the season with two rookies onboard. Good thing they are friends, or Meisterheim would be thrown overboard.
On the "Wild Ranger," Vern sent his diver down, and he is on the gold. He is excited to be finding it until a rock jams the hose. The topside crew must unclog the hose that is jammed at the top end. Finally, it breaks loose and the hose starts sucking again.
Emily moved into Zeke's apartment because with the dredge shut down, they are strapped for cash. They set the boundaries and both agreed. They were lovers before, but now are just friends.
Scott Meisterheim is going below to show Todd how to dredge. Todd has trouble sinking, but Scott showed him how to reach the bottom. Todd found a big nugget, just as they hear the crewman above tell them he is having engine trouble. Todd and Scott abandon their work and come up top to see what the problem can be. They determine it is the fuel filter and head back to the dock for the repair.
The "Christine Rose" is now on a friend's parcel because they were shut down from their parcel because of a salmon run. This is unfamiliar territory, but hopefully, it will produce. The waves start rolling, and Steve gets seasick. Shawn takes over, but the seas are getting rougher. Steve tells Shawn that the checkbook tells him to stay.
Before the "Wild Ranger" goes in, the diver wants the buoy down below. Vern threw it where he thought the hole was, but he corrected his captain by telling him that the diver needs to put the buoy in the honey hole or the tide will take it away.
Scott Meisterheim is surprised that he has not cracked under the strain of the problems. Fans feel the same way about this short-fused firecracker. At the dock, Scott's creditors have been waiting for his arrival. He owes them $9,000 a month. Scott ignores the three-foot waves and heads back out while the other dredges are heading back to port. The visibility is almost nil as Scott attempts to find his honey hole again. The current it just showing him who the boss is.
The next day, the waves are rough again, keeping the dredgers in port once again. A few dredgers are in the local bar, including Scott Meisterheim.
Gold refiner Kenny pays a visit to the Pomrenke clan to see if they have any gold. He writes them a check for $30,000, but with $75,000 in bills, it is not going to cut it.
So far, for the season; "Christine Rose" found 118.37 ounces worth $187,429.20. The "Wild Ranger" found 8.3 ounces worth $15,371.04 "The Edge" had 7.3 ounces worth $12,065.44, and "Anchor Management" has .25 of an ounce for $413.20. The sea does not give up her "Bering Sea Gold" without a fight.