Last season’s champion, captain Greg Mayer and the Fishin’ Frenzy crew are the top earners in the Outer Banks’ bluefin tuna fleet. Their lead is only a slim margin over local rivals Charlie and Jake Griffin, of father-and-son operation Reels of Fortune.
The Griffin boys, with a $10,000 boat repair bill still hanging over their heads, are more desperate than ever for a payday.
Meanwhile, Captain TJ OTT, of northern boat Hot Tuna, is looking for any advantage he can get to turn his more than mediocre season around. Hoping to form a potential alliance, he reaches out to southern captain Tami Gray, of all-female team Reel Action.
Perhaps their new friendship will lead to a wealth of local knowledge.
Last week the Doghouse landed their first fish of the season, relieveing captain Britton Shackelford of some of his stress. While it’s enough to stay afloat, their chances of landing a second keeper of the season will all come down to whether his greenhorn son, Austin, can come through in a dangerous situation.
Who will come out on top this week? Find out on Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks | Salty Gals and Southern Nights, tonight at 9/8c.