It’s zero hour in the North Carolina Outer Banks Bluefin Tuna season with the quota about to close. Southern boat Wahoo leads the fleet but local rival Fishin’ Frenzy and Northern invader Pin Wheel are serious threats for the top spot and bragging rights. Gloucester veteran Hard Merchandise needs one more tuna to make the trip to North Carolina profitable, while Doghouse and Hot Tuna fight for one final paycheck to salvage their seasons.
When third place captain Greg Mayer of Fishin’ Frenzy receives the official call that the quota will close the next day at midnight, the dreaded news spreads quickly across the fleet. It’s now a race against the clock to catch as much Bluefin Tuna as possible in the next 36 hours and reach the buyers in time to make the final sale.
After brothers Reed and Banks Meredith catch another fish for Wahoo and extend their lead, Greg and Nick are even more determined to win back the top spot from their nemesis and put a muzzle on Yankee intruder Pinwheel. After catching one tuna on the final day, they realize it’s not big enough to push them to the top so they must fight to the bitter end to catch a tuna that will make a difference.
Captain Tyler McLaughlin of the Pin Wheel holds second place behind the Wahoo and ahead of the Fishin’ Frenzy but he’s determined to take the number one spot to redeem himself and prove to the Northern captains that he’s an elite fisherman. With only hours left to go on the final day before the quota closes, Tyler and Paul hook up at sunset but their fish does not want to give up. Even if they land the tuna, will they be able to get back to the buyer before midnight?
Captain Dave Marciano on northern boat Hard Merchandise has one priority: to catch more quality tuna in order to make his trip down to the Outer Banks profitable and provide one last paycheck for his family.
Captain Britton Shackelford on southern boat Doghouse needs to dig himself out of his debt-riddled season. He must put one more tuna on the deck in order to provide for his wife and three kids.
Facing two bleak seasons in a row, the pressure is on for captain TJ Ott on Hot Tuna to catch a Bluefin that could turn his entire season around. TJ has to pull it off in order to pay Jarrett and assure his dad Tim Sr. that he can keep the Hot Tuna profitable. The clock is running out on the Outer Banks Bluefin tuna season as all of the captains battle for one last good fish that will define their season. And anything can happen.
Don’t miss the season finale of Wicked Tuna North vs. South: The Fat Tuna Sings Sunday at 10P. And be sure to follow @WickedTuna on Twitter, the captains will be live-tweeting with fans throughout the episode!