When another Northern boat comes steaming into the Outer Banks, the Southerners fear a full-scale invasion of the fishery. While some take drastic action to send a warning to their new rivals, others double down on their efforts to start bringing in Bluefin and guarantee their own fair share of the quota.
For Tyler McLaughlin and his new co-captain Paul Hebert, taking the Pin Wheel down to the Outer Banks is a chance to make up for the terrible season they suffered through in Gloucester. But their first encounter with the locals doesn’t go so well—unless shots fired across the bow are just some kind of Southern greeting.
Meanwhile, Dave Marciano and his mate Jay Meunzner are fighting their own battle against the natural dangers of the ever-changing Oregon Inlet and the confounding mechanics of their Bandit reel. Their struggles keep them plenty occupied, but it doesn’t help put any fish on their deck.
They also get no help whatsoever from front runners Reed and Banks Meredith of the Wahoo, who are too busy smack-talking the Northerners to keep up their narrow lead. This leaves things open for Captain Greg Mayer of the Fishin’ Frenzy, and his trigger- happy first mate Nick, to even the odds a little as they bring in their second big catch of the season.
Doing their best to stay above the fighting and rivalries, Britton Shackelford of the Doghouse and his recently hired mate Caine Livesay just want to get on the board. If Caine can’t bring in a Bluefin, Britton may just decide he’s not worth the trouble and start looking for a new mate.
Don’t miss Wicked Tuna North vs. South: Southern Discomfort tonight at 10P. Be sure to follow all of the captains on Twitter as we’ll be hosting a Twitter Party live during the show! Follow @FishinFrenzy, @FVWahoo, @DoghouseFVOBX, @FVHardMerch, @PinWheelFV, @PissahTunaPaul, and @tjHOTTUNA.