We’re Not in Gloucester Anymore

When the Outer Banks winds take a turn for the worse, it’s man against sea as the turbulent Atlantic Ocean threatens the fishermen’s quest for bluefin tuna. Plagued by a short quota and an even shorter weather window, the pressure is on for the northern and southern boats to act fast or risk financial—or nautical— disaster.

Local boat Fishin’ Frenzy is leading the fleet and captain Greg Mayer is elated that his local fishing knowledge is giving him an edge against the Gloucester boats. The Oregon Inlet, the Outer Banks’ dangerous harbor entrance, is prone to volatile conditions during windy winter days, and Greg uses firsthand geographic insight to head out before anyone else.

Northern captains Tyler McLaughlin, of the Pin Wheel, and Dave Marciano, of the Hard Merchandise, are still new to the Carolina’s harsh winter conditions and find themselves faced with one of their most turbulent Oregon Inlet crossings yet.

Captains Britton Shackelford, of southern boat Doghouse, and TJ Ott, of northern boat Hot Tuna, are currently the lowest earners on the leaderboard and are very concerned about securing their next paycheck. Who will come out on top? Be sure to visit the Wicked Tuna leaderboard to cast your vote for your favorite captain.

Wicked Tuna North vs. South: We’re Not in Gloucester Anymore airs Sunday September 7th at 10P.


  1. Todd Dorny
    Kauai Hawaii
    September 8, 2014, 12:38 am

    I have fished in the outer banks and it can be rough but the guys here on Kauai fish in 30 plus winds with small craft advisory 90% of the time. Welcome to our world! Plus if one catches a 300 lbs tuna we are in deep water and they zoom to the 2000 feet bottom. The big ones often spool the reels. Just food for thought.