In North Carolina’s bluefin tuna fleet, family is at the forefront of the fight to fish hard and make money, and one crew member faces a family emergency unfolding on land that tests his resolve on the water.
While the Fishin’ Frenzy has enjoyed a successful season so far, the boat remains a close second to local rival Reels of Fortune. With such fierce competition, one day can make or break their position in the fleet. But the crew knows they must keep focused on fishing instead of getting caught up in the contest. However, every boat can have bad luck and after they lose their first hooked tuna of the day, pressure and panic rise. Later, First Mate Nick Gowitzka faces a family emergency unfolding on land that tests his resolve on the water. The boat needs to catch a keeper quickly so he can return to land and be with his wife and sick daughter. Fishin’ Frenzy knows that to stay in the game and make money to support their families, the crew can’t let stress and worries get the best of them. Instead, Nick and the rest of the crew work as hard as ever for his daughter’s sake and reels in 285 lbs. of fish and $4,560.
Keep up with next week’s catches on Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks: Nine-Foot Monster, Sunday at 9/8c.