Tag archives for Fishing

Hide the Anchor Balls! What You Missed on Wicked Tuna

After week two of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna fishing season, Gloucester’s top boats are vying for their share of the huge paydays these giant fish can bring. And on the latest episode of Wicked Tuna: Anchor Anger, rivalries reach an all-time high as tensions spill over onto the dock. Dave Marciano is no stranger…

All About That Pin Wheel – Wicked Tuna Catch of the Week: First Blood

On the first day of the new Bluefin tuna fishing season in Gloucester, Massachusetts, every captain in the fleet wants the same thing–to land the coveted first tuna of the year. Dave Carraro, captain of Fishing Vessel Tuna Dot Com, caught double the number of Bluefin of any other skipper last season, and this year,…

Wicked Tuna’s Best (And Worst) Moments

Get an an exclusive sneak-peek at the action-packed new season of Wicked Tuna this Saturday at 9/8c in the special compilation episode, Wicked Tuna: Masters of Bluefin and don’t miss the Season 4 premiere this Sunday at 9/8c! As the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season is about to open, take a look back at the…

Hunting Living Fossils

Alligator gar are perhaps one of the most ancient fish to inhabit US fresh waters. Often referred to as “living fossils” alligator gar have gained their reputation due to the fact that the species has remained relatively unchanged biologically for the past 100 million years. The prehistoric relatives of this snaggle-toothed megafish were found in…

It’s Not Over Until the Fat Tuna Sings

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…

Live Free or Die’s Coolest D.I.Y. Tools and Structures

Beyond it’s status as platform for the strange diets, habits and lifestyles of a select few back-to-nature Americans, Live Free or Die is also inadvertently one of the most interesting craft-making shows on television. Each week, virtually every cast member demonstrates a new way of replacing modern structures and tools with primitive and recycled alternatives –…

From Rods to Riches on Wicked Tuna

As breakdowns and bad luck plague various boats in the Outer Banks’ Bluefin tuna fleet, it remains to be seen if a Northern boat will rise to the top of the leaderboard for the first time. On southern boat Wahoo, brothers Reed and Banks Meredith are currently the top-earning tuna boat in the fleet. But…

It’s Crunch Time on Wicked Tuna North vs. South

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…

Something Wicked This Way Comes Tonight on “Ice Ice Tuna”

With more than a third of the Carolina bluefin tuna quota already filled, everyone in the fleet feels the pressure to fish at every opportunity. So when an Atlantic Ocean winter storm system whips up rough seas and ice in the local harbor, it forces northern and southern captains to take huge risks to fish…

We’re Not in Gloucester Anymore

When the Outer Banks winds take a turn for the worse, it’s man against sea as the turbulent Atlantic Ocean threatens the fishermen’s quest for bluefin tuna. Plagued by a short quota and an even shorter weather window, the pressure is on for the northern and southern boats to act fast or risk financial—or nautical—…