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Fishin’ Frenzy Strikes Again: Catch of the Week | Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks

In North Carolina’s bluefin tuna fleet, family is at the forefront of the fight to fish hard and make money, and one crew member faces a family emergency unfolding on land that tests his resolve on the water. While the Fishin’ Frenzy has enjoyed a successful season so far, the boat remains a close second…

There’s No Turning Back| Hook, Line, & Sinker

Eleven days into North Carolina’s Bluefin tuna season, treacherous winter weather in the Outer Banks fishing grounds forces captains to their limits. Southern boat, Reels of Fortune, holds a meager lead over last year’s local champion, Fishin’ Frenzy, while Northern boat, Hard Merchandise and local all-female team Reel Action have yet to catch a fish.…

Stormy Weather and a Wicked Ride

Treacherous winter weather in the Outer Banks forces captains to push their limits during North Carolina’s bluefin tuna season. Southern boat Reels of Fortune holds a meager lead over last year’s local champion Fishin’ Frenzy, while northern boat Hard Merchandise and local all-female team Reel Action have yet to catch a fish. Captain Tami Gray,…

It’s a Double on Deck! | Hook, Line, & Sinker

Each week, some boats hook a big one, some have a lot on the line, while others are sinking in the season.  This week, two North Carolina fishing veterans battle each other for top spot of the Outer Banks’ bluefin tuna fleet, and while one northern captain tries to improve southern relations, another captain banks…

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…