The BEST Episodes of Bering Sea Gold

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2020

Network: Discovery

In the frontier town of Nome, Alaska, there’s a gold rush on. But you’ve never seen gold mining like this before — here, the precious metal isn’t found in the ground. It’s sitting in the most unlikely of places: the bottom of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea. And there are a handful of people willing to risk it all to bring it to the surface.

The Sound of Money

#1 - The Sound of Money

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 2019

Vernon and his crew get stranded in the Yukon; Shawn finds a good luck charm in his son, and Ken suffers a mechanical setback

star 8.04
161 votes
Jackpot

#2 - Jackpot

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 1, 2016

After losing out at the Bluff, Shawn finds Derek on his gold spot. As the final gold is weighed, Steve finds out if his inland mining operation was all worth it.

star 7.96
314 votes
Gold Blooded

#3 - Gold Blooded

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 2019

Shawn pushes the Christine Rose to its maximum work depth. Emily faces an exhausted diver.

star 7.96
141 votes
Missing in Action

#4 - Missing in Action

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 2019

Ken and Shawn halt their operations to help in the search and rescue of a missing miner; Vern goes full bore on the Bering Sea.

star 7.95
127 votes
The Final Showdown

#5 - The Final Showdown

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 21, 2014

As Nome Harbor freezes over, the crews head out for one last chance at success. It's battle of the barges when Hank wagers Shawn who can box more gold. Zeke returns to the water. Can Emily pay him off once and for all? The Kellys return with their REAPER.

star 7.93
182 votes
Race the Storm

#6 - Race the Storm

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 12, 2019

Shawn and Ken continue their struggle to carry the title of the true "Mr. Gold".

star 7.92
118 votes
Double Down

#7 - Double Down

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 2019

Despite the worst conditions in a decade, the miners hedge their bets as Shawn and Ken go head to head with their largest ships ever. Emily confronts the elements while Kris leads his family with a newfound determination.

star 7.91
171 votes
Payback

#8 - Payback

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired May 15, 2015

Family drama ensues as the crews make one last attempt at finding gold before the season ends.

star 7.90
170 votes
Burn It Down

#9 - Burn It Down

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 27, 2013

The Pomrenkes ask Hank for help getting their barge operating; Zeke wants Emily to pay up; the Kellys contend with claim jumpers.

star 7.88
221 votes
Clash of the Titans

#10 - Clash of the Titans

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 2019

An epic Clash of Titans grips the gold mining fleet as Shawn constructs the largest washplant in Nome and Ken's mining monster roars to life. Vern prospects using his new innovations. Ripping currents threaten the Kellys.

star 7.87
154 votes
Second Wind

#11 - Second Wind

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired May 11, 2018

The Bering Sea battle heats up as Shawn bets big on a new discovery he hopes will keep him ahead of Ken's massive dredge; the Kellys are forced to find new ground; Emily nearly boils a diver alive.

star 7.85
239 votes
Guts & Gravel

#12 - Guts & Gravel

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 2019

Before the winter freeze out, Shawn gambles to dig deeper than ever before as Ken brings the heat.

star 7.85
150 votes
Hello Heartache

#13 - Hello Heartache

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

The miners sacrifice their sleep and their safety to push through the last 3 days of the season.

star 7.84
377 votes
Mr. Gold and the New Kid

#14 - Mr. Gold and the New Kid

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 7, 2014

Two dredges race to reach a contested claim site; Emily heads out with her new crew; and the Kellys are accused of claim jumping.

star 7.82
174 votes
Unleash the Beast

#15 - Unleash the Beast

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 2019

Shawn's rival Ken unleashes his 600-ton gold gobbler while Shawn fights to keep a family dynasty. Vernon makes a valiant return in an attempt to strike it rich with a new dredge. Emily fights to reclaims her hotspot.

star 7.82
162 votes
Storm Ravaged

#16 - Storm Ravaged

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 2019

Miners ask themselves how willing they are to fight crashing waves and whipping winds.

star 7.80
150 votes
The Battle for Tomcod

#17 - The Battle for Tomcod

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired May 8, 2015

Crews fight over a promising claim while Emily faces an unexpected challenge with her new diver.

star 7.80
194 votes
Turf War

#18 - Turf War

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired May 18, 2016

Shawn Pomrenke prepares to head to the Bluff; Steve Pomrenke completes the first cleanup of the inland mining operation.

star 7.79
322 votes
Suction

#19 - Suction

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 10, 2012

The weather may be perfect, but storms are brewing onboard the dredges as egos clash and tempers flare. Emily's first dive is almost her last when she learns the dangers of dredging first-hand.

star 7.77
304 votes
Money Money Money

#20 - Money Money Money

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 31, 2014

Shawn and the new backhoe prove he is "Mr. Gold". Vernon and Emily's apologies and promises won't convince their crews to return. Zeke returns with a funky new way to make it rich in Nome. He also ends his friendship with the Riedel family for good.

star 7.75
179 votes
Gold Stress

#21 - Gold Stress

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 15, 2013

Weather drives all but the desperate and stubborn in.Shawn and Cody claw their way back to port. Daryl struggles to get back to the dredge after losing his air. Zeke's on the gold, but low balls Emily on her cut. The fleet loses a dredger and friend.

star 7.74
258 votes
No Place Like Nome

#22 - No Place Like Nome

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 5, 2017

The Pomrenkes battle land and sea to vie for new gold rich mining ground. Desperate, Zeke and Emily risk both their life and careers in a dangerous boating maneuver. Kris has one last chance to prove himself as a captain and his mining skills if he wants to stay in Nome.

star 7.74
478 votes
Crash Course

#23 - Crash Course

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 6, 2018

Dangers rise with the tide; Shawn has a mishap underwater; Emily faces a possible collision; George prospects for brother Dave; Ken Kerr and the Kellys take home a chunk of gold.

star 7.74
258 votes
Lady Luck

#24 - Lady Luck

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 30, 2016

With only 9 days left in the season, desperation and opportunity start to settle in. A double sluice and lack of divers means that Emily Ridel must face her fear if the Clark is to succeed. Shawn Pomrenke discovers the land sell of a lifetime.

star 7.73
433 votes
Battle Plan

#25 - Battle Plan

Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 5, 2019

Everyone is desperate to find as much as possible in the waning days of a grueling summer mining season; Shawn's installation is threatened by treacherous winds.

star 7.73
123 votes