Freddy is a professional Gold Digger used by the Hoffmans at Porcupine Creek and Mazaruni Claim in Guyana. Fred made cameo appearances for seasons 1 and 2. He started as a regular with Gold Rush: The Jungle and into season 3. In season 4 he's featured in the first half of the season at the QOD Claim. He also owns Big Red in season 4. His brother is gold prospector Derek Dodge, who is about a generation older. In season 4, he with Derek came to the Hoffmans with the Carmakx claim in the Yukon, but the Hoffmans went to Guyana. In season 5, he and the Dodge Crew mine the Carmacks claim. His father-in-law (his wife's father), Raymond Griess, dies during season 5.