The BEST Episodes of Bering Sea Gold

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

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.

Crash Course

#1 - 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 10.00
28 votes
Second Wind

#2 - 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 10.00
28 votes
Hello Heartache

#3 - 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 9.00
56 votes
Miners on the Storm

#4 - Miners on the Storm

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired May 4, 2018

A violent midsummer storm forces the fleet off the mining grounds. Shawn, Ken, Emily and Kris race to repair and improve their dredges for an end of season attack while reliving some of their most dangerous and triumphant moments on the Bering Sea.

star 9.00
28 votes
Lady Luck

#5 - 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 8.30
84 votes
No Place Like Nome

#6 - 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 8.30
84 votes
Daddy Driving a Caddy

#7 - Daddy Driving a Caddy

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 10, 2015

The "best" dredger in Nome decides to quit the fleet; Brad Kelly welcomes a baby girl to the family.

star 8.00
28 votes
The Battle for Tomcod

#8 - 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 8.00
84 votes
Payback

#9 - 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 8.00
56 votes
Countdown to Gold

#10 - Countdown to Gold

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 4, 2015

This winter, strict deadlines force the fleet to take extreme measures. Vern gambles on a state of the art dredge while Shawn ventures into the harsh wilderness in search of the next golden hotspot and Emily unleashes a team of all girl divers on Nome.

star 8.00
28 votes
The Gamble

#11 - The Gamble

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 30, 2016

This summer, with the mining grounds picked clean, the fleet bets it all on new tech, claims and opportunities. Shawn must deal with his dad before hitting the Bluff. Meanwhile, Brad attempts to bring his family back together with the promise of an adventure.

star 8.00
56 votes
Golden Dreams

#12 - Golden Dreams

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 13, 2016

Shawn deals with a setback on the Christine Rose; Vernon hatches a plan to steal a boat from an old enemy.

star 8.00
56 votes
Turf War

#13 - 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 8.00
56 votes
Jackpot

#14 - 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 8.00
28 votes
Virgin Ground

#15 - Virgin Ground

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 26, 2016

A gold rush begins when Shawn Pomrenke offers the fleet access to his virgin claim, rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold.

star 8.00
56 votes
Backseat Diver

#16 - Backseat Diver

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 23, 2016

With only two weeks left in the mining season, the window to mine gold is closing. Zeke's experiment with a double length hose puts his brother in danger. The High Noon's water heater suffers a deadly malfunction and tempers boil on the Wild Ranger.

star 8.00
28 votes
Goodbye Nome

#17 - Goodbye Nome

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

Shawn Pomrenke's master plan is about to pay out.

star 8.00
28 votes
Penny Dreadful

#18 - Penny Dreadful

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 22, 2017

At the mouth of the Penny River, Emily saves Zeke from a generator fire. Kris strikes a deal with the last willing claim owner in Nome. George loses his best diver and brings his son, Landen, to dredge in the Bering Sea.

star 8.00
84 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 7.90
196 votes
Burn It Down

#20 - 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 7.80
112 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 7.80
168 votes
Greedy People

#22 - Greedy People

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 1, 2013

The weather sours, crew members drop like flies, and captains' tempers rage. Scott M goes out without crew but hits a honey hole. Zeke goes back to THE CLARK and gets too close to a neighbor's lease. The CHRISTINE ROSE is close to toppling over in a gale.

star 7.70
168 votes
Paydirt

#23 - Paydirt

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 27, 2012

In Nome, Alaska, the gold rush is on. Meet the dredgers, driven by gold fever and sometimes desperate need, who pilot their ragtag dredges and dive with hoses to suck up gold from the bottom of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea.

star 7.70
196 votes
Nice Guys Finish Last

#24 - Nice Guys Finish Last

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 2013

Summer storms keep the miners off the water; losing time and money shortens tempers. Steve R takes out a restraining order and later finds gold despite himself. Zeke proves he wasn't claim jumping but gets shut down any way. Steve P works his "voodoo".

star 7.50
112 votes
Money Money Money

#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.

star 7.50
56 votes