The BEST Episodes of Bering Sea Gold
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 2, 2020
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.
#1 - Dive Hard With a Vengeance
Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 19, 2020
After the raging storm, Ken learns the Myrtle Irene's fate. Shawn uses a new tool to hunt for new hotspots. Emily brings on a new crew member from her past. Vernon tries his luck at river mining. Kris gambles on an alliance to turn his season around.
#2 - Ready, Claim, Fire
Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 5, 2020
Tensions fly as Brad leads The Reaper into hostile waters where Emily defends Claim 14 from claim jumpers. Shawn hunts an elusive pay-streak. Ken puts a risky Myrtle Irene repair to the test.
#3 - Dredge Men Tell No Tales
Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 12, 2020
With a massive storm about to hit Nome, Shawn & Ken push their operations to the brink to get one last score in. Emily gambles on untested ground. Kris battles bad attitudes. One dredge pushes too far into the storm, forcing its crew to abandon ship.
#4 - 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.
#5 - Sweet Child o' Mining
Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired May 29, 2020
Shawn gets his first taste of the shifting seabed. Ken tries a new perspective to find new ground. Kris and Emily each try out greenhorn divers to boost their productivity, but the plan grinds to a halt for one of them.
#6 - The Gold, The Bad, & The Ugly
Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 5, 2020
Shawn's rocky pay-streak takes him for a wild ride. Kris raids another claim but a rival dredge fights back. Vernon loses patience with his crew's performance. Ken tests a new operator to keep running around the clock.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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
#9 - Gold Is Thicker Than Blood
Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 26, 2020
Shawn confronts his dad for the sake of the family operation -- to disastrous results. Emily brings her father aboard The Eroica. When Vernon loses a diver, he turns to an unlikely replacement -- his daughter Elaine.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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".
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - Dawn of the Dredge
Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired May 15, 2020
Summer temperatures at an all time high disrupt the seafloor, causing miners to find new strategies. Shawn fights a legal battle. Ken tries to keep his gold crown, while Emily and the Kellys look to expand their operations.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.