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The Wicked Tuna fleet is pulling out all the stops in week eight. Tuna.com is fighting to keep a narrow lead over Hot Tuna and the time for fishing is winding down for the harpoon boat Lily. The weather is changing, the tuna are running deeper and it won’t be long until the season is…

In week seven, the Wicked Tuna fleet is drifting through a major lull and growing desperate to catch fish. The Bluefin remain elusive, but tempers are easy to find. When no one is catching fish, there are plenty of places to lay the blame. Tuna.com is currently at the top of the leaderboard, but The…

The captains and crews of Wicked Tuna are heading into Week Six.  The Hot Tuna still sits at the top of the leaderboard, but the other boats are creeping up on the top spot. The captains are pulling out all the stops, even bringing their lucky charms along with them. Catching a tuna takes more…

It’s week five on Wicked Tuna and The Hot Tuna is soundly at the top of the leaderboard. The boats are desperate to catch up and no one seems to have an issue with fishing on another captain’s numbers. These carefully guarded geographic coordinates don’t seem to be much of a secret. The Pinwheel is…

On Wicked Tuna at the start of week four, Hot Tuna is in the lead while Miss Sambvca is still looking for its first bluefin. The hunt for fish is on and as things get more desperate, some of the captains resort to espionage. Information leads to some bites, but the captains and crew still…

On this week’s episode of Wicked Tuna, a dangerous storm is moving in and the captains are desperate to pull up a fish before the weather hits. It’s the third week and The Hot Tuna sits on top of the leaderboard, but the harpoon boat Lily and FV Tuna.com are close behind. Despite the rough…

The competition was fierce last night on the season 3 premiere of Wicked Tuna. Hot Tuna Captain TJ Ott may be new in town, but he’s a familiar face to The Pin Wheel Captain Tyler McLaughlin. Tyler was TJ’s first mate for four years, and worked exclusively on the Hot Tuna before going off to…

Tonight, directly after the season premiere of Wicked Tuna, check out the all-new web series Reel Talk for our first-ever LIVE After Show. Things kick off tonight at 10P with captains Dave Carraro, Paul Hebert, and TJ Ott. The Wicked Pissah and FV-Tuna.com captains will talk old rivalries and new Bluefin tuna fishing adventures, while Wicked Tuna’s newest captain…

Wicked Tuna returns for a third season this Sunday at 9P. New captains and old rivalries heat up the competition. With the first fish of the season on the line, the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts set out for Jeffrey’s Ledge in hopes of making the first catch of the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season. Hot-shot…

Red, White, and Blue

For this July 4th we’re celebrating with an all-day marathon of Wicked Tuna. Founded in America’s oldest commercial fishing seaport, Gloucester, MA, Wicked Tuna dives into the lives of a special breed of American fisherman. Fishing is Gloucester’s signature industry, established in the early 1600’s nearly two centuries before the first Independence Day celebration in…

With only three days left in the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season, the captains of Gloucester race against each other – and an oncoming storm – in the battle to land their final fish of the season… and the captains are feeling the pressure. Some have had great success while others have struggled to stay afloat – financially…

It’s a battle of wills on the North Atlantic, as two of Gloucester’s top Bluefin fishermen, friends-turned-foes Paul Hebert and Dave Carraro, go head-to-head in a bid to out-fish each other. Last week, Dave fired Paul Hebert as first mate on FV-tuna.com – and it was just the push Paul needed to make his dream…

Wicked Tuna: Meltdown

The Captains and mates are reaching their breaking points on this week’s episode of Wicked Tuna. With six weeks left before the Bluefin tuna fishing season comes to an end, the pressure is on to catch a giant especially for Dave Marciano with Hard Merchandise. Last week we saw his boat break down and get…

We’re almost halfway into the season and Captain Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.com is on top of the Wicked Tuna Leaderboard with catches valuing $23,864. The Bounty Hunter is trailing far behind in fifth place, with just $4,100. But this week, it looks like their luck might change when they hook a big one. But with…

It’s week five for the fishermen in Gloucester, Massachusetts and a new challenge has presented itself: the great white shark! On this season of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, a single Bluefin can be worth up to $20,000…making it hard for any of the captains to stay out of the water. Let’s check to see how…

Wicked Tuna is back! Last season we all got hooked on the toughest fishing on the Atlantic, bringing in the elusive and wily bluefin tuna. Taking in a bluefin with a rod and reel is no small feat, but the rewards can be as monstrous as the fish. The fishermen are tough, but sometimes the…

A hard season with little money to show has taken its toll on the crew of the Odysea, leading Captain Ralph to lash out at his first mate Pirate. The more Ralph yells, the more Pirate tunes him out, leading to more mistakes from Pirate. Something has to give: either Pirate shapes up, or Ralph…

On Wicked Tuna: Mutiny at Sea it’s a tale of two boats with the same problem: keeping a good deckhand. On the Tuna.Com, Captain Dave struggles with Paul, his talented but temperamental first mate. On the struggling Bounty Hunter, Captain Bill’s wife and best deckhand Donna and Scott, his first mate both have to return…

“Tricky Dave” often gets the bad rap, but things aren’t always black and white in the world of bluefin tuna fishing. Fishermen go to great lengths to be the one to snag the fish. In last night’s new episode of Wicked Tuna, Dave and Marciano go head to head… and we’ve got a clip of…

On last night’s episode of Wicked Tuna: Greed, Ego & Jealousy the conflict between Captain Dave and Captain Kevin comes to head. Watching the Christina catch the biggest tuna Gloucester has seen all season was torture enough for uber-competitive Captain Dave of the Tuna.com. Having to deal with the taunts about it from the Christina’s…

Don’t Be A Googan!

We’ve all met them… ~That car creeping below the speed limit in the fast lane… ~The man hesitantly pushing button after button at the ATM machine with 20 people waiting in line… ~The lady slowing scribbling out a $5 check at the checkout line during the busiest shopping hour… ~ The weekend warrior getting in…

Tuna fishing can be an exciting and rewarding activity, but it can also be a physically demanding one. If you are planning to cast your fishing rod into the ocean you have probably considered which boat you are going to use, as well as your reels.  A component that is sometimes overlooked is what you…

Meet the crew of Tuna.com, the most envied and despised fishing boat around. Under the fiercely competitive leadership of Captain Dave Carraro, this three-man crew is at the top of their game, consistently hauling in giant fish. But raking in all the tuna doesn’t make you many friends. Especially when you’ve got a captain who…

#WickedTuna Twitter Round-Up

The ratings are in, and the premiere of Wicked Tuna on Sunday night was a huge success. It was also our 4th most buzzed about premiere on Twitter since last summer. Here’s a collection of what people have been saying about the show. @TBlakeEdwards #WickedTuna has got me hooked… pun intended… @Alex_pritika #wickedtuna may just…

With the premiere of Wicked Tuna just around the corner, we’ve been overhearing a lot of chatter surrounding this special breed of fishermen from America’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Mass. For generations, they have used rod and reel to catch the magnificent bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood in one of the…