Shawn tries to convince potential investors that his Megadredge vision is solid; Kris' frustration frays Andy's nerves; Zeke unleashes a secret weapon, but faces an unexpected challenge; and Emily tries to pull her crew together to avoid an end to her season.
Shawn must fix his landlocked barge, but faulty controls threaten the Megadredge dream; Brad threatens to split the family before Kris can rally back to the Bluff; and with only a week's worth of dredging supplies, Emily rolls the dice, hoping for fast payoff.
Kris' scheme to profit from Shawn's find at the Bluff is sabotaged when Mr. Gold plots with a turncoat Kelly diver. Meanwhile, Zeke may have found his mining future, but when the ice breaks up, he'll have to move to save the present.
Shawn searches for a paystreak boulder to fund the Megadredge, but when it's flipped his season may be, too. Kris' dream of a 24-hour operation starts with a night crew, but he may wake to a nightmare.
In the Season 9 premiere, Shawn's million dollar Bluff claim is denied, leaving the grounds open to anyone. Kris Kelly leaps at the opportunity, dragging his family across 70 miles of frozen tundra to what he hopes will be their biggest season yet.