Wicked Tuna Round Up and Shark Attack Tips

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 the fishermen are doing this week.

Bounty Hunter had a rough few weeks with expenses mounting high and only one fish reeled in. They are way behind the rest of the fleet. The pressure is on… will Bill and Scott be able to catch up with the others?

With no bite in three weeks, The Christina is aching for a big reel. While fishing, Kevin and his crew spot a large dorsal fin close to boat. It’s a great white and it’s headed straight for them! Everyone in the fleet is talking about the local newspaper’s front page story where a huge great white sharks have been spotted in Gloucester waters and one attacked a local man swimming at a nearby beach.

Captain Tyler McLaughlin of the Pin Wheel is desperate to regain the lead over top skipper Dave Carraro of FV-tuna.com, so he and his two first mates head out into the deep. With harpoon lines getting tangled, Tyler has no choice but to enter the water. Earlier the crew had bled out a tuna… with great whites in the vicinity Tyler will need to clear the prop before the man eaters head to his boat.

Did you know that white sharks initially use vision to find their prey, but then switch to a special organ located in their snouts that senses electrical pulses from the body, such as those generated by muscle movement or a beating heart?

Here are some helpful hints to avoid shark attacks the next time you decide to head out to the ocean:

  • Shark attacks around mid-day are very rare. So, try not go in the water at dawn or dusk as that can be in the shark’s favor.
  • Steer clear of  large groups of seals or sea lions. The sharks have a big appetite for these species and can very easily mistake you for one, especially if you are in a wetsuit.
  • Try to stay out of the water if you are bleeding, including menstruating.
  • Stay clear of fishing boats.
  • Shark attacks are more likely to in murkier the water. It is easier for the shark to sense you without you seeing the shark.
  • Leave the water quickly and calmly if a shark is sighted.  Avoid excessive splashing or arm and leg movement. Remember the sharks sense movement in their snouts.
  • Try to stay in a group as most sharks attack individuals. The buddy system works!


Who will come out on top and what will happen to the fleets with the great whites lurking in the water? Tune in to this week’s episode of Wicked Tuna: Shark Attack tonight at 9P and find out!


  1. Bigfish
    Oxford, GA
    February 24, 2013, 8:35 pm

    Those kids are just brats and are not serious

  2. coynzo
    hopkinton mass.
    February 24, 2013, 11:12 pm

    great show tonite ! love everybody ! EXCEPT ! that cocky bastard tyler ! you gota grow up buddy ! learn RESPECT ! DUDE ! FISH ON ! LOL!

  3. John McCreary
    February 26, 2013, 8:23 pm

    I have Comcast and I’m trying to watch Wicked Tuna. Am I the only one who can’t watch NGTv because of the picture is so pictulated?

  4. D.O.A.
    No. Cal.
    February 27, 2013, 12:50 pm

    NG had to introduce the pinwheel and capt. twiggy for ratings. Gotta have someone to hate. That being said I hate the fact that a show on NG has to fall into the tradition of other shows just for ratings. I watch this type of show for something different than ratings hype.

  5. john plaziak
    United States
    February 27, 2013, 10:23 pm

    what do all the crews do in the off season ?

  6. Ted
    March 4, 2013, 4:57 pm

    It was much better last season. Last year it was primarily the Daves, with a little peppering of other capts to make it interesting. You felt a personal connection with the main characters, which is what makes good TV. This season, they give all more equal time. With 5 boats you’d lose that personal touch. But then they added a 6th! And for what? Dot com was already the foil of the show. They needed to add a foil to foil the foil? I’ll never understand why people have success with something and then IMMEDIATELY change everything around. Get back to basics, or I don’t see this show lasting much longer.

  7. David Fox
    United States
    March 10, 2013, 8:47 pm
  8. Joe fishwheel
    March 11, 2013, 12:12 am

    U thinks u own the water, last time i check it didn’t have ur name on it…so what if people come fish during the weekend …that’s keeping ur little land alive… Out of anything u should be paying 8 bucks a LB… Every fish u got …

  9. Edward Hawkins sr
    Lake Charles LA.
    June 26, 2013, 4:55 pm

    To. Tyler and the guys on the pin wheel I seek the fisherman way of life you show the way its done any info how to get started at this time just wishing keep doing what you do and god bless all fisherman.