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The Doghouse is Back in the Game | Hook, Line & Sinker

A greenhorn struggles to prove himself to his father, while the rest of the fleet battle the elements, boat misfortunes and each other to stay afloat. With the clock of the season ticking away, the pressure is on for the Northern and Southern boats to haul or bawl. Hook Fishin’ Frenzy is coming in hot…

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…

Payload On The Line | Hook, Line & Sinker

A bridge, bombs and a few brave ladies rejigger the fleet on day three of Bluefin tuna fishing season in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. In the treacherous Oregon Inlet, part of the aptly named “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” the boats work to stay a float. Some rise to the top, bringing in big bucks while…

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…

Persistence Pays Off for Pin Wheel: Wicked Tuna Catch of the Week

On week 14 of the Bluefin tuna season, with less than two weeks of fishing left, the top four Gloucester crews are locked in a tight race to be New England’s best Bluefin boat. With less than $11,000 – or one good Bluefin -­‐ separating the top boat and the vessel in fourth place on…

Hard Merch’s Triple Threat: Wicked Tuna Catch of the Week

On week 13 of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, the number one position is on the line with only three weeks left to fish, and every Gloucester captain is desperate to stack the deck to earn some final paychecks before the season closes. With the end in sight, it’s the closest race in Wicked…

Payback’s a Fish: Wicked Tuna Catch of the Week

On week 12 of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, a dry spell for Captain Dave Carraro has pushed last season’s champion to ask for help from his ally and fellow captain, TJ Ott of Hot Tuna. TJ made enormous strides last week, catching three fish to get within striking distance of the fleet’s leader…

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…

The Kelly Ann’s Back in Business: Wicked Tuna Catch of the Week

On week ten of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the competition is heating up, driving captains to push themselves and their crews to the brink with only six weeks of fishing left. On Kelly Ann, the future of Captain Paul Hebert’s tuna season hangs in the balance. At the end of…