In Case You Missed It: Reel Talk Episode 3

Last night on Reel Talk, Wicked Tuna favorites Dave Marciano and Paul Hebert joined host Mike Salk in-studio to discuss some of their biggest catches and disappointments thus far, both this season and in their many years as fishermen. There’s certainly no bad blood between these two, but that doesn’t mean things didn’t get a little salty.

Marciano shared his side of the Georges Bank story when fan Ryan Armstrong submitted his question on Facebook asking, “Will you get back at Tyler for leaving you high and dry for a quick pay day and breaking your alliance?” Not surprisingly, Marciano replies “Absolutely not. I’m a big boy, welcome to the fishing game. Things happen. I don’t hold grudges and I don’t blame Tyler. If the kid ever needs a hand, I’d help him out.” At the end of the day, these men know better than anyone what happens during a rough season. They discuss how they’ve all been there, and expect to be there again someday. Mike Salk chalks it up to “pissing off the tuna gods” and the men discuss this notion.

Another great fan question came in from Steve Pond on Facebook, asking “If you didn’t have your own boat, which captain would you want to work as a mate for? And who would you never work for?”

Marciano starts with the back half of the question and motions over to Paul, stating “There’s not enough duck tape in the world for that!” Paul brushes the jab off lightly, and they continue dishing on the other boats.

Check out the full 30-minute after-show here, and be sure to join us at again on Sunday, June 1st, directly following Wicked Tuna at 10 p.m.!

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Tune in to the next installment of Reel Talk, Sunday June 1st, at 10P ET, right after the show! Captains TJ Ott, Dave Marciano, and Dave Carraro will take your questions LIVE in studio with host Mike Salk. Just ask away on or on Twitter using #ReelTalk.


  1. Karl
    May 20, 2014, 5:09 am

    This show is sad. When experienced fisherman like these can’t catch anything week after week it tells you we have WAY overfished tuna.

  2. Captain Don May
    Beaufort, S.C.
    May 20, 2014, 9:48 am

    I would never hope for misfortune for ANY fisherman but it looks like the tuna gods are speaking to Pin Head and Cold Tuna. When you shoot your mouth off like these 2 have, it all catches up with you. If any of these guys don’t believe is the best, take a look at the leader board. Pin Head did not win last year, look at the net and tell me who is the smartest and best fisherman.