Tonight on Wicked Tuna: North vs. South, only half the bluefin quota remains before the Outer Banks season must come to a close, so every boat is fighting for their share before time runs out.
After a successful start to the season, captain Reed Meredith of local boat Wahoo, and his first mate, brother Banks Meredith, are the top-earning tuna team so far. That means the rest of the fleet has their sights trained on them, but Reed and Banks are determined to continue their catching streak and stay on top. But can the siblings, whose regular disagreements while fishing have earned them the nickname of The Bickering Brothers, work together and maintain their production?
Captain Greg Mayer of southern boat Fishin’ Frenzy, and his boisterous first mate Nick Gowitzka have caught just as many fish as the Wahoo, but have been unable to command high prices from the buyers. As a result, they are behind their biggest rival – fellow local boat Wahoo. Greg and Nick are used to being the top boat in the Outer Banks, so they’re determined to fish hard and finish the season ahead of Wahoo. But they’ll need to haul in some high-quality tuna.
For the Northern captains, TJ Ott of Hot Tuna, Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise, and Tyler McLaughlin of Pin Wheel, the financial gamble of traveling 550 miles from Gloucester to the Outer Banks is not yet paying off. The pressure is on to haul in as many tuna as possible before the quota is met, the season closes, and they have to start the journey home.
No boat is struggling harder than Doghouse. Captain Britton Shackelford and his first mate Caine Livesay are struggling to pay the bills. With only a single fish so far, it’s crunch time for the local boat. They must start catching now and end their dry spell, if they have any hope of ending the season with a profit.