Wicked Tuna: Meltdown

The Captains and mates are reaching their breaking points on this week’s episode of Wicked Tuna. With six weeks left before the Bluefin tuna fishing season comes to an end, the pressure is on to catch a giant especially for Dave Marciano with Hard Merchandise. Last week we saw his boat break down and get towed in by FV-tuna.com. Back in the waters after a hefty repair bill, we see his bad luck strikes again when the boat’s pump malfunctions and water starts to fill the hull.

Tensions mount aboard the FV-tuna.com between captain Dave Carraro and first mate Paul Hebert. They pulled ahead of Pin Wheel on the leaderboard this week and are trying to keep that lead. With Paul disagreeing with everything Dave wants to do, the relationship between the two has reached unbearable levels. As Dave’s patience runs thin, he and Paul bump heads one too many times and the irritated captain weighs a decision that could change everything for the boat and the pair’s long friendship.

Tune in to Wicked Tuna: Meltdown Sunday 9P to find out what happens to Dave and Paul as tensions mount aboard FV-tuna.com and who comes out on top this week on the leaderboard.

Comments

  1. Anthony
    Connecticut
    March 23, 2013, 10:21 am

    When are the whole wicked tuna team coming to Connecticut
    For meet and greet

  2. Amy Young
    Maine
    March 23, 2013, 7:38 pm

    OMG I can’t believe a Captain that sleeps and doesn’t show up,,, loses fish,,, and he fires Paul after the two crew bring in 14000.00 worth of tuna,,, is he scared Paul is a better fisherman than he is. I have watched this show as I come from a fishing village in Nova Scotia,,, and I have never heard of this kind of action from a Captain before,,, I pity that boat,,,

  3. Joe Zamoiski
    Bethesda, MD
    March 24, 2013, 10:09 pm

    Capt Scott on the Bounty Hunter is absolutely pathetic!!! I am a loyal fan of the show and this guy makes me watch with one eye closed. He is pathetic!! Misses the harpoon shot after 3.5 hours and cuts the line. This guy does NOTHING right. He needs to find another line of work……

  4. Henry
    Ct.
    March 24, 2013, 10:31 pm

    Paul, your right for leaving .com. I’m a tuna fisherman for over twenty five years and your comments to Dave were right on. He thinks that being a captain means that your an emperor. Without you he will lose. What, he is a stock broker and knows everthing. He just has money and doesn’t know how to treat a good mate. I’m glad your off his boat. You don’t deserve that kind of treatment from an emperor. Good luck my friend. You will do well. You are a highly skilled tuna fisherman.

  5. Bruce m
    michigan
    March 25, 2013, 1:44 am

    Pauls a malcontent, hes gotta go.

  6. john plaziak
    san diego
    March 25, 2013, 10:19 am

    heart breaker on the bounty hunter what are the odds hitting the leader with the harpoon?

  7. Kevin
    NJ
    March 25, 2013, 10:46 am

    It sure was Billy may have been a great fisherman at one point but now more of a hinderance to crew and that was downright depressing and embarrassing. Falling asleep at the wheel and can’t carry his own as a crewmwmber.

  8. Lyzee
    MPLA
    March 25, 2013, 11:23 am

    It’s actually Capt. Bill on the Bounty Hunter and first mate Scott.

  9. JC Shea
    United States
    March 25, 2013, 6:58 pm

    Are you kidding me? You had to digitize the Holy Card of St. Jude? Exactly whom were you afraid of offending? Muslim tuna fishermen? Jewish Gloucestermen?

    You folks are getting more and more laughable. And what worse, when you aren’t shilling for imaginary apocalypses like Global Warming (or “Global Climate Change” to you hillbillies), the HD cameras make the reality-based shows interesting.

    Come on, get a grip. Religion ain’t gonna’ kill you.

  10. Eroq
    California
    March 31, 2013, 12:13 am

    Bounty Hunter and Odyssea are just not cut out to be fisherman….many other career choices still available. Tyler needs to tone it down. Dave needs to tone it up. Dave Marchiano is very cool and realistic. Pauley needs his first shot

  11. Thomas Gagnon
    New Hampshire
    March 31, 2013, 9:40 am

    Love the show but i gotta tell you bounty hunter needs to retire,Bill seems like a great guy but way to negative to catch a fish, Marciano i like the best not fighting just giving us great insight of being a Tuna Fishermen. Love tylers energy great show …

  12. john Riding
    March 31, 2013, 8:20 pm

    Dave is such a dumb ass omg !!!! Way to go Paul best move ever !!!!!!! Can’t believe he sleeps on the job especially with his little miss priss eye covers lol what a wus …. Paul you are a much better fisherman than dave by far !!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Cam
    CA.
    March 31, 2013, 11:14 pm

    Tell the bounty hunter tie another hook on and get another one and don’t be such a cry baby. preparation provides it’s on luck. watch your own tapes your mate screwed up with the harpoon.

  14. JET
    Pennsylvania
    April 2, 2013, 12:44 pm

    Has anyone else noticed Tyler & the Pinwheel boys are getting lowball prices EVERY time they bring a fish in? Almost seems like the Gloucester buyers are trying to help out the locals….

  15. sawdust
    devens
    April 13, 2013, 1:13 pm

    Dave is a big fat load of [you know what].. I can’t stand his stupid know-it-all attitude bs. Loser from New Jersey – GO HOME!
    Paul is a rockin funny bastid and deserves to be on his own! Blow em out of the watah Paul!

  16. jerry
    Maine
    April 24, 2013, 7:51 pm

    I can;t believe they took off AS THE WORLD TURNS..to
    put on a show this stupid… anybody that fishes knows that this show is a soap opera…nothing more

  17. Dom ODonnell
    texas
    May 12, 2013, 8:55 am

    Come on you old duffers. In the worst of times you have shown the best additude. I am pulling for you. Maybe we should let Donna have a shot at the real, I have seen her pull in the most fish on your boat. : )

  18. JP NUNEZ
    MIAMI FL
    May 12, 2013, 2:49 pm

    DAVE ON TUNA.COM NEED TO LEARN TO BE A TEAM PLAYERS. BEING CAPTAIN DOES NOT MEAN YOU DO NOT WORK AS A TEAM., WORK TOGETHER FOR BEST OUTCOME.
    PAUL HAS BEEN TAUGHT WELL BY DAVE- YOU DO NOT CUT THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU, YOU WILL ALWAYS END UP WITH BAD CARMA.. BUT WITH DAVE’S ATTITUDE I CAN PARTIALLY UNDERSTAND. JUST LIKE TESSLER WITH EDISON, IF EDISON WOULD HAVE JUST LISTENED TO TESSLER IDEAS EDISON WOULD HAVE NOT GOTTEN BURNT!

    AS FOR BOUNTY HUNTER, YOU GUYS NEED TO STOP THE WHINNING AND THE NEGATIVE VIBES AND FORGET WHAT HAPPEN YESTERDAY- CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE, LIFT YOUR HEAD UP HIGH, REACH DOWN AND DIG FOR SOMETHING WAY DOWN IN YOU GUT- BE POSITIVE AND JUST GET HIGH ON LIFE AND START ENJOYING WHAT YOU DO AGAIN- JUST HAVE FUN- AND YOU LUCK WILL CHANGE- I AM ROOTING FOR YOU GUYS- BUT PLEASE CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDES – START SAYING WE WILL KICK A______! EVERY DAY
    GOOD LUCK

  19. fyso
    United States
    May 12, 2013, 3:36 pm

    Bounty Hunter…bad karma to poach numbers like scott said,
    what goes around comes around.unfortunately you were on
    the come around.side.this is the best reality show out there.

  20. garon brandenburg
    Michigan
    May 12, 2013, 4:14 pm

    they need another garon on the boat?

  21. Wendy
    MA
    May 12, 2013, 8:32 pm

    Bounty Hunter needs to get rid of little pudgy Scott & get a reall deckahnd.. The guy never knows when to let the tuna run..I think Scott is more concerned with the camera..with his overacting..his 28 yr old haircut..and torn off sleeves (DOES HE THINK HE HAS muscles?? Not..He’s lost all the tuna

    By the way, is Paul a midget?

  22. Eldon
    Alaska
    May 12, 2013, 9:15 pm

    I cannot believe what I just saw. You gaffed an illegal fish and released it. You guys are Losers and need to have your license revoked. Unbelievable. Only on the East coast. Why didn’t NGO show the gaffing. Hang up your helly hansens and start wearing a dress. Pissed. Friggin Duechebags

  23. Gary Clevenger
    United States
    May 17, 2013, 5:31 pm

    Watching the Bounty Hunter is an exercise in pure disgust. As a fisherman myself ,Bill is the worst I have ever seen. He does more to destroy the catching of tuna with his inept harpooning and horrific boat handling. Scott doesn’t stand a chance.
    Bill should sell (give) the bounty hunter to Dave of Hard Mercandise. At least a worthy boat would have a resl fisherman at the helm!

  24. Mark
    California
    May 19, 2013, 11:53 am

    Bounty Hunter …Boys you guys need to hang it up! You might have been something years passed, but you don’t have it now! My uncle (who was a GREAT fisherman) use to say 90% of the fish are caught by 10% of the “good” fishermen! Bill, after watching you try to harpoon that one tuna, I now watch you (and your crew) with one eye closed …embarrassing! Time to think about retiring my friend …OR leasing your boat to Paul!!?

  25. Mapstar
    Netherlands
    May 28, 2013, 3:20 pm

    Bill from the Bounty Hunter is really starting to annoy me. Worthless fisherman and a backstabbing a’hole. Please cut him out of the show. Respect for .com!

  26. andri pradana
    indonesia
    December 5, 2013, 10:49 pm

    wicked tuna is the best.. bravo national geographic

  27. Ian
    Australia
    December 17, 2013, 5:40 am

    All bill is good for is chum. Do us all a favour bill and jump in..

  28. Nos1
    California
    September 11, 12:25 am

    Bounty Hunter AKA GOOGANS!

  29. Titleistmover
    Kingston, Ontario Canada
    October 26, 6:47 am

    You gotta love Hard Merchandise! Old school at its best, two great guys “Dave and Jay” Working hard on a shoe string budget…I will always cheer you guys on! You two guys are my hero’s!