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Wicked Tuna’s Final Fishdown and Live Aftershow

After weeks of fishing filled with treacherous conditions, multi-day trips, sleepless nights and record-breaking catches, the North Atlantic bluefin season is coming to a close and the captains of National Geographic Channel’s hit series Wicked Tuna are in a fierce battle to the finish. Tempers flare and the pressure builds as captains and crews reach…

May the Fish Be With You

It’s week three of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season, and while several boats in the Gloucester fleet look to keep their hot streaks going, others are off to a slow start and must rely on help from elsewhere to get their fishing back on track. Looking to distance themselves from the rest of their…

Captain Paul Is Back In the Game Tonight on Wicked Tuna

It’s week two of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season and the new Maine father-daughter operation the Erin & Sarah tops the earnings after landing the highest quality fish last week. Fishing against the Gloucester fleet in his local Portland-waters paid off for the new captain and solidified his reputation as “the boat to beat.”…

Wicked Tuna Is Back Tonight for a 5th Season

Tonight, on an all-new season of Wicked Tuna, the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts, are setting out on the first day of the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season, each with something to prove to the rest of the fleet and money to make. With the first fish of the season potentially worth up to $20,000 dollars,…

Comin’ in Hot: Catch of the Week | Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks

Two Southern captains face off in the battle of the bluefin tuna, while one Northern boat hauls in the biggest fish of the season in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Captain TJ Ott and the crew of Hot Tuna steam out of Wanchese Harbor before dawn hoping to hook up to a monster tuna. With only…

Boats Over Troubled Waters

Captain Charlie Griffin of Reels of Fortune has the top earning of the fleet, but is not immune to the troubled waters our fishermen seem to have found themselves in. After hitting the Oregon Inlet’s infamous Bonner Bridge, a $10,000 repair bill has left him struggling to break even. Meanwhile Dave Marciano, who also had a…

Hot Tuna Kicks Off the Season | Hook, Line & Sinker

After a stellar North Atlantic fishing season, some of New England’s best bluefin tuna fishermen head south again to North Carolina’s famed Outer Banks in their quest to bank big money but they’ll face some serious competition from the local southern fleet, especially from local fishing legend Charlie Griffin, captain of Reels of Fortune. Hook…

It All Comes Down to This: The Season Finale of Wicked Tuna is TONIGHT!

It’s the final week before the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season in Gloucester, Massachusetts closes and the competition is so close, it will come down to the very last day of fishing to determine the winner. When a single tuna can be worth more than $20,000, it’s anybody’s game. Hard Merchandise holds a narrow lead of…

Deckhand in Charge: Wicked Tuna Catch of the Week

On week 11 of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, bad luck, bait problems, and big egos plague the Gloucester fleet. With only five weeks of fishing left before the season closes, hard-working Captain Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise and his first mate and nephew, Jay Muenzner, are defying popular belief by being at the…

Paulie’s Payday: Wicked Tuna Catch of the Week

On week four of the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Season, Captain Paul Hebert fought to put his first tuna of the season on deck. While first mate Mauro and deckhand Kenny grew more anxious and frustrated each week without a catch, Paul tried to instill in them what years of experience commercial fishing have taught…