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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

On week eight of the Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, the midway point of fishing where crews either knuckle down and push hard, or crumble from the grind. The Gloucester captains are determined to work harder than ever to put as many tuna on their decks and charge into the rest of the season as strong as…

On week seven of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna fishing season, the captains decided to follow Pin Wheel’s lead and chase the bite up north in Maine waters. It’s a gamble to make such a long steam, but playing it safe inshore could be just as costly. After word gets out of Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s…

On week six of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna fishing season, Pin Wheel captain Tyler McLaughlin and Dave Carraro of FV-tuna.com have already pushed ahead of the rest of the Gloucester fleet, leaving several veteran captains in their wake. One of those captains is Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise. It’s been a slow start for him…

Do you have a wicked good eye? See if you can spot the differences in this image. Find out the results below this clip from Sunday’s new episode of Wicked Tuna: Go Hard or Go Home! Quiz #5 Results: How many did you spot? Let us know in the comments! And don’t miss Wicked Tuna…

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…

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…

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,…

Last year, one Gloucester captain dominated and outmaneuvered the entire fleet despite a difficult fishing season. But this season, the fish are larger, the competition is tougher and the top spot on the leaderboard is up for grabs once again. Wicked Tuna returns with an all-new season of peril and paydays on the high seas…

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…

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…

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…

It’s early in the Outer Banks Bluefin tuna season, but it’s already obvious that even an experienced fisherman might not have what it takes to survive in this hyper-competitive fishery. The animosity between southern and northern boats reaches a fever pitch, while the longstanding rivalry between two southern boats raises the stakes for the whole…

When another Northern boat comes steaming into the Outer Banks, the Southerners fear a full-scale invasion of the fishery. While some take drastic action to send a warning to their new rivals, others double down on their efforts to start bringing in Bluefin and guarantee their own fair share of the quota. For Tyler McLaughlin…

The long, cold winter has just hit New England, and while the bluefin tuna season has come to an end in Gloucester, Mass., it’s just getting started in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After a disappointing season, several of Gloucester’s top fishermen head south to try to salvage their finances by fishing for the…

It was a full house last night on “Reel Talk Live.” Captains TJ Ott, Dave Marciano, Tyler McLaughlin, Dave Carraro, and Paul Hebert, plus crew members Tim Ott, Justin Deluca, Garon Mailman, and Bruce Hebert sat down in studio to discuss the latest season of Wicked Tuna. Immediately after last night’s season finale of Wicked Tuna, host Mike Salk joined…

On the season finale of Wicked Tuna, the entire fleet is battling for one last paycheck and the second-place slot on the leaderboard. No one is beating FV-Tuna.com, but the other boats aren’t giving up. One fish can make a difference, especially in such a tough season. While the DotCom is riding high, everyone else…

With only one week left in the North Atlantic bluefin fishing season, the Gloucester fleet is set for a final showdown in a bid to catch the last ““monstah”” tuna of the year. FV-Tuna.com has a commanding lead, leaving Hard Merchandise, Miss Sambvca and The Hot Tuna to battle for second place. On Pin Wheel,…

On the fourth episode of Reel Talk, Captains TJ Ott, Dave Marciano, and Dave Carraro were live in studio for the web-based aftershow. The three captains of Hot Tuna, Hard Merchandise, and FV-Tuna.com sat down to discuss everything from rescues to pet rivalries, and catching sharks to dream celebrity fishing companions. But first things first, host Mike Salk must…

At the start of week 14, FV- Tuna.com is dominating the Wicked Tuna fleet with a more than $60,000 lead on the second place Hot Tuna. There are only two weeks left to bring in fish and pay the bills. Dave on the Dot Com has no plans on packing up and pulling out when…