Worst To First+
The Gloucester, Massachusetts's bluefin tuna fishing fleet is back for another season with the biggest paydays they've ever seen and the most toxic voyages in Wicked Tuna history. FV-Tuna.Com is determined to reclaim the title of Champion of the fleet. With his returning, trusty crew, Captain Dave Carraro plans to start this season by catching the first fish and not stop until he has brought in more fish and more profit than any other boat. But, he'll have stiff competition this year fishing against the best of the best in New England. All boats are returning: as the second place finisher last season, Pinwheel is on a mission to dethrone the champion;...
Fish Or Famine+
For six years, defending champion Dave Carraro and his vessel, the FV-Tuna.Com has brought more tuna onboard than any other skipper in the fleet. But without its first fish of the season, Captain Dave and his crew struggle?and others in the fleet are ready to take full advantage.
At the start of week three of the bluefin tuna season, every boat in the fleet has caught fish except for Hard Merchandise. Desperate to provide for his family, the pressure weighs heavily on Marciano's shoulders to land his first tuna and bring home a paycheck. Meanwhile, as Pinwheel fights to maintain the lead, second place Hot Tuna's Captain TJ Ott counts on his 10-year-old nephew, Danny, to bring luck to Hot Tuna and push them to the top.
Don't Quit Your Day Job+
It's tournament time in Gloucester and when inexperienced fishermen - or googans as the commercial fleet refer to them - crowd the water, the fleet has to fight through additional aggravating obstacles standing in their way of earning a paycheck. While googans wreak havoc with their carelessness, some commercial boats will manage to land fish against the odds while others will go home empty-handed. And one boat will score the biggest payday so far this season, but not without a fight.
Smoke On The Water+
It's week seven of fishing and boats are teaming up to share information, in a bid to catch more fish. But when Paul Hebert, captain of the fleet's current top-??earning boat, Wicked Pissah, takes pity on Captain TJ Ott of Hot Tuna, who have struggled to catch for more than a week, Paul's decision to help them just might backfire on him.
Two For The Money+
Following a week when several boats in the fleet partnered up to improve their odds, some of these alliances are still going strong while others are coming apart at the seams. Pinwheel and Fish Hawk continue a fruitful partnership that's keeping both boats at the top of the fleet. But things aren't as smooth for Hot Tuna and Wicked Pissah, as Bubba's tendency to "overshare" info with the rest of the fleet has Paul giving the Ott's the silent treatment. And while things are looking up for the Dot Com, engine troubles on the Hard Merchandise make them the weak link in a once-promising team-up.
The Fleet Strikes Back+
After an unusually slow start to the season, defending champion Captain Dave Carraro and his vessel, the FV-Tuna.Com, are back on top. But for many in the fleet, especially Captain TJ Ott of the Hot Tuna, FV- Tuna.Com's dominance is an unwelcomed sight-and the fleet will do everything in its power to cool Dot Com's hot streak.
Ride the Lightning+
Before and after a storm bluefin tuna go on a feeding frenzy, so for boat captains willing to take the risk of going out on the water the rewards can be great. Last year when bad weather hit the fishing grounds Hot Tuna's captain, TJ Ott, was cautious, sitting out the bad weather at the dock while other boats caught fish and moved up in earnings. This week the competition is close with only few hundred dollars separating the top contenders and no one wants to miss a chance at taking the top spot.
It's the halfway point of the season, and with the pressure for bluefin intensifying, tensions rise for captains and their crews. And while some teams work together under the mounting pressure for paychecks, others begin to fall apart.
Mutiny on the Water+
While FV-Tuna.com, Fish Hawk, and Hot Tuna continue to lead the fleet, pressure mounts for Wicked Pissah as they wallow in last place after not catching a bluefin for over three weeks. When Captain Tyler McLaughlin arrives at the dock, ready to go fishing, he gets a nasty surprise.
Road to Redemption+
Two boats have spent the last few weeks fighting each other more than they've been fighting fish. The future is uncertain for crews on Wicked Pissah and Pinwheel after weeks of not getting along and not bringing home big paydays. Meanwhile, last season's lowest producing boat, Fish Hawk has a lot to prove to themselves and to rest of the fleet. Captain Brad Krasowski and First Mate Matt Mattson are firing on all cylinders as they try to redeem themselves and dethrone long time champion, FV-Tuna.Com.
Coming into week twelve, there are several boats in the fleet that have been struggling lately. Meanwhile FV-Tuna.com and Fish Hawk have been on a tear pulling away from the rest of the fleet. Pinwheel, Hot Tuna, Wicked Pissah and Hard Merchandise are trying to keep their heads above water. Captain Tyler McLaughlin on the Pinwheel is sitting in third place with Hot Tuna creeping from behind. Wicked Pissah and Hard Merchandise need to step up their game in order to compete with the rest of the fleet. S*** might hit the fan as Captain Dave Marciano could finally reach his breaking point, which objects will go flying this week?
A Fin and a Prayer+
There are three weeks left in the Bluefin tuna fishing season as the fleet battles for final paychecks and the title of Gloucester's top earning fishing boat. Pinwheel is in the lead for the first time in six weeks and determined to hold that lead until the last day of the season. Last year's worst performing boat, Fish Hawk, is breathing down Pinwheel's neck in second position. Four-time champion FV-Tuna.Com plays catch up, trailing in third position and not happy about it. While Hot Tuna continues their successful season coming of a two fish catch last week but they haven't been in the top spot in nine weeks. Also looking to move up the ladder...
Shock And Awe+
With only two weeks left to fish, longtime champions Fishing Vessel Tuna.com are on top of the fleet yet again. Rival boat Pinwheel and others in the fleet are more eager than ever to score an upset and become the top boat this season. And while the chance to earn another paycheck is getting shorter every day, some captains are feeling the desperation, while others are literally asleep at the wheel.
Changing The Tide+
With only one week left in bluefin season, the fleet competes for final paychecks and the championship. Longtime champion FV-Tuna.Com and rival boat Pinwheel battle are forced off the water by illness and injury, and with the two top contenders out of the race, it's a game-changer for the fleet, pushing everyone to go for broke to score an upset and become Gloucester;s top-earning boat.
Fight To The Finish+
With less than 4 days left in the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season, the fleet race to claim the title of Gloucester's top earning bluefin boat. But with two top contenders, last season's champion Captain Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.com and previous top-earner Captain Tyler McLaughlin on the Pinwheel, potentially sidelined, the field is wide open and it will all come down to the last fish.
The First Fish Is The Hardest+
It's the opening week of a new North Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, and for the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts, the summer ahead promises the chance for big fortunes. But fishing for tuna is a gamble and captains and their crews but battle old rivals, new competitors and each other in what will be the most challenging season yet.
Trials & Tunalations+
Every boat, except the Wicked Pissah, caught fish during the first week of Bluefin tuna season, so all eyes are on Captain Paul Herbert to land his first tuna. After a great season last year, a lot of people attributed all of Paul's success to the skill of his first mate-turned-rival Captain Brad Krasowski. Paul vows that he's going to prove all of his critics wrong.
It's been a long standing fishing belief that practicing good karma on the ocean brings good in return...but not every captain plays by the rules and not every captain can benefit from them.
Who Needs A Captain?+
The secret to a successful Bluefin tuna boat is having great mates. Prime example, Pinwheel. For the third consecutive week of tuna fishing season, Pinwheel leads the fleet with its first returning mates from a previous season. Will they be able to keep their streak going or will the dependable mates on Hot Tuna, greenhorn on Wicked Pissah, or family on Hard Merchandise blow them out of the water? Or maybe the two mates on FV-Tuna.Com, who fish without their captain onboard will make their mark on the fleet. One thing is for sure, the fleet may never be the same when one boat makes history with the biggest Bluefin tuna catch ever in the fleet.
The Ego Has Landed+
At the start of week five, the fleet heaps praise on Geordie and Sandro for their five fish catch in the previous week, but Dot Com skipper, Dave, who wasn't there for it, is having a crisis of confidence. He's desperate for an opportunity to redeem himself in the eyes of the fleet, his crew, and most of all, himself. Meanwhile, Paul on the Wicked Pissah, doubles down on his efforts to train his rookie mate, but his methods might be too much for gentle giant Rick. After all, it's hard to learn the ropes when your own captain keeps hanging you out to dry. And former frontrunners, Pinwheel, put their heads down and keep grinding, steering clear...
Doldrums And Dog Days+
It's the mid-point of the Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, and it's the opportunity for captains to take stock in how their season has gone so far. For boats atop the fleet, it's time to keep up their hard work. Meanwhile, boats on the bottom know they must push harder yet if they're going to save their season and make any money this summer.
Captain Money Bags+
Over halfway through the Bluefin tuna season, the desperation for paychecks grows and as the competition between the top boats heats up, so does the pressure on the rest of the Gloucester captains.
Hickory Dickory Docked+
The rivalry between captains Dave Carraro, of FV-Tuna.Com, and Tyler McLaughlin, of Pinwheel, has been heated in the past, but Tyler's antics this week push Dave over the edge and he's determined to make sure Tyler learns a lesion. Meanwhile, TJ Ott and Dave Marciano are putting their new crewmembers to the test and hoping inexperience isn't going to cost them a big payday.
Last season's champion, FV-Tina.Com, and New Hampshire upstart, Pinwheel, continue to dominate the fleet as they have all season.
With just three weeks left in the season, the fleet learns that they will be facing major storm fronts over the next few days.
The End is Nigh+
In Gloucester, Massachusetts, there are only two weeks left of this year's Atlantic Bluefin tuna season.
The Time is Now+
It's the last week of the season and with days running out to produce, the Gloucester captains battle it out for their final Bluefin, in one of the closest finishes in Wicked Tuna history.
Join The Crew+
For the first time in Wicked Tuna history, get a behind-the-scenes look at the fishermen who put everything on the line to chase Bluefin tuna and the camera crew who will do whatever it takes to capture every second of the most unpredictable action in the North Atlantic. Dive deeper into Wicked Tuna, as we meet the production team on the other side of the lens and see the fishermen as they've never been seen before.
Something To Prove+
The fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts, set out on the first day of the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season, each with something important to prove to the rest of the fleet. Captain Dave Marciano, of Hard Merchandise, wants to show that finishing with the top earnings last season wasn't a fluke, while Captain Dave Carraro, of FV-Tuna.com, is desperate to regain his title as the best boat in the fleet. Captain Tyler McLaughlin, of Pinwheel, wants to prove wrong the critics who question his maturity and track record of not being able to keep a crew. Meanwhile Captain TJ Ott, of Hot Tuna, wants to show that, after several years of finishing in...
Tuna And Tequila+
It's week two of the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season and Captain Pete Speeches, of father/daughter operation Erin & Sarah from Portland, Maine, is determined to keep his early lead over the Gloucester fleet, but it's not going to be easy. Last season's champion, Captain Dave Marciano, of Hard Merchandise, is desperate to land a keeper tuna after a bad first week and disastrous winter fishing in the Outer Banks. Meanwhile, Hot Tuna and FV-tuna.com re-visit their tumultuous past, and Captain Tyler McLaughlin, of Pinwheel, tests his new young mate. Captain Paul Hebert steams into the competition with a new boat and a new crew.
May The Fish Be With You+
It's week three of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season, and Gloucester Captain Dave Carraro, of FV-Tuna.com, faces a dilemma on the water where he must choose between two of his friends - Captain Paul Hebert, of Wicked Pissah, and Captain TJ Ott, of Hot Tuna. And Maine family operation Erin & Sarah makes an appeal to higher powers to help get their fishing back on track.
Pissed Off On Pissah+
It's week four of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season and tensions start to boil for Captain Paul Hebert's new crew on Wicked Pissah. Meanwhile it's a family affair on Hot Tuna when Captain TJ Ott takes his eight-year-old nephew on his first big tuna trip. And Captain Greg Chorebanian on Kristiana faces off with rival harpooner and arch enemy Captain Bill "Hollywood" Muniz on Lily.
Big Hauls And Downfalls+
As the Gloucester captains charge into week five of the North Atlantic bluefin fishing season, teamwork becomes more and more important to a skipper's prospects. Everything will come down to whether a captain can count on his crew. But this week, the grind of fishing catches up to many crewmembers, forcing some captains to rethink their strategies for their season.
Captain Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.com is one mate down this week, loaning Deckhand Geordie Sousa over to Paul Hebert's crewless boat Wicked Pissah. Only time will tell if Captain Carraro's act of seeming good will helps or hinders each boat's fish count. Current fleet leader Hard Merchandise is fishing without lucky charm, Joe Marciano, which could jeopardize their lead. Captain Tyler McLaughlin on Pinwheel needs to replace his sickly deckhand with a mate he can count on while harpooner boats Lily and Krisitiana battle it out for the last fish of their season.
Snitches Get Fishes+
It's week seven of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season, and Gloucester Captain Dave Carraro, of FV-Tuna.com, faces a dilemma on the water when Captain Tyler McLaughlin, of Pinwheel, breaks a fisherman's code. And new boat owner Paul Hebert needs to make some changes or risk fishing solo for the rest of the season.
t just past the halfway mark of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season some teams are working well together and killing it while others are floundering and on the verge of killing each other. Hard Merchandise leads the fleet with FV-Tuna trailing in its wake. Last place Captain Tyler McLaughlin of Pinwheel is determined to move up but his mates' class warfare could thwart his plan. Wicked Pissa's newly reunited crew aim to prove they can take down FV-Tuna.com.
Take It To The Bank+
The Gloucester fleet captains all face a familiar decision: whether or not to take the long, high-risk journey to Georges Bank to increase their chances of a big bluefin haul or possibly come home empty-handed. Steaming out to Georges is a huge gamble - expenses can range into the thousands of dollars and out on the water nothing is guaranteed. Who will test the deep waters of the legendary, far-off Georges Bank and who will play it safe? And which choice will pay off?
After a massive haul offshore on Georges Bank last week, Captain Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.com and Captain TJ Ott of Hot Tuna decide to double down and make the long trip again in hopes of another massive payday. However, Captain Dave Marciano chooses to keep Hard Merchandise inshore despite FV-Tuna.Com recent success that have put them back on top of the fleet. Captain Paul Hebert of Wicked Pissah also chooses to remain in shore and wants to prove to himself that letting Lance go last week was the right decision. Meanwhile, Captain Tyler McLaughlin's season is on the brink of disaster. If Pinwheel can't catch this week, they could find themselves...
Riders In The Storm+
When a violent storm rolls in during week eleven, the Gloucester captains face a tough decision at a critical time: do they fish or flee? Captains Dave Marciano, of the Hard Merchandise, and Dave Carraro, of FV-Tuna.com, both feel that braving the weather is a risk worth taking, as the rolling seas may well bring the bite to the surface. For Paul Hebert, of the Wicked Pissah, it is critical to stay on the water and keep his recent hot streak going. But no one needs a bluefin more than Pete Speeches of the Erin & Sarah. The veteran captain is desperate to turn around a dismal season and show his daughter, Erin, what he is made of.
Last season's champion Hard Merchandise has a precarious lead over persistent rival FV- Tuna.Com while Hot Tuna and Pinwheel battle forces beyond their control just to make a profit on the season. But its Wicked Pissah that has everyone looking across their bows, as Captain Paul Hebert leads his trusty mate Brad Krasowski in an unprecedented charge for the top.
With only three weeks left, the North Atlantic captains face more competition than ever as boats from all over head to Gloucester and battle for those last bluefin of the season. The bite is hot inshore, forcing captains into a turf war with the competition and each other. Extra lines in the water make landing a tuna, not to mention a paycheck, the ultimate challenge for the fleet.
The Thin Bluefin Line+
With a narrow margin separating the top four boats and only two weeks left in the season, the captains jockey for the vital catches that could make all the difference between victory and oblivion. Captain TJ Ott of Hot Tuna is determined to prove he can come from behind to win and embarks on a risky trip to Georges Bank. Captain Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise just wants to hold onto his narrow lead over the others as the end looms large. Meanwhile, Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.Com is having his worst week ever - one that could break his season-long catching streak. Comeback Captain Paul Hebert of Wicked Pissah must bounce back once again if he wants...
The Final Fishdown+
In the last week of the Atlantic bluefin tuna season the closest race in Wicked Tuna history is a tossup between four top contenders - Hot Tuna, Hard Merchandise, FV-Tuna.com and Wicked Pissah - and it will all come down to the final catch! With high-value bluefin paying off at up to $16,000, the leading captains are all one fish away from victory or defeat. And Pinwheel Captain Tyler McLaughlin is desperate for a big score to get him back in the game.
The Return (Compilation)+
In Gloucester, Massachusetts, the North Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing season is about to begin, but first, a look back at some of the best and worst moments over the past four seasons of Wicked Tuna. This special episode will showcase the successes and failures, friendships and rivalries of Gloucester's top bluefin captains: Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.com, Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise, Tyler McLaughlin of Pinwheel, TJ Ott of Hot Tuna, and Paul Hebert, who has moved from boat to boat each year. Then, get an exclusive sneak peek at the all-new and explosive season of Wicked Tuna.
It's the first day of the new bluefin tuna fishing season, and every captain in the fleet wants to land the coveted first tuna of the year.
The rivalry between captains Dave Carraro and Tyler McLaughlin has been heated in the past, but Tyler's antics this week push Dave over the edge.
New England anglers tackle the everyday dangers and difficulties of legally fishing for bluefin tuna, competing to make ends meet.
Captain Greg Chorebanian and first mate Greg Gibbs of the harpoon boat Kristiana steam on a mission: to kick rival Captain Hollywood's butt.
Go Hard or Go Home+
When a storm engulfs the fleet, the captains must decide if the risk of staying out on the water is worth the reward of catching more tuna.
Bent Rods and Broken Hearts+
With Captain Dave Carraro gone for the week, first mate Sandro Maniaci takes charge of the boat and tests the mettle of a new deckhand.
The Maine Event+
It's week seven and the captains must decide whether to make a long steam to where the fish are biting or take their chances fishing inshore.
Battle At Midway+
New England anglers tackle the everyday dangers and difficulties of legally fishing for bluefin tuna, competing to make ends meet.
Paul Hebert, of the troubled Kelly Ann, struggles to prove his worth to his crew after catching only three tuna in the first two months of fishing.
When Push Comes To Shove+
The FV-Tuna.com crew fights to hold onto their number one position on the leaderboard and after hooking a shark, Dave Marciano must fix a problem.
Three's A Charm+
Captain Dave Marciano, of Hard Merchandise, is defying popular belief by being at the top of the leaderboard for the first time this season.
Last season TJ directed Dave to the spot where he just caught three tuna and now Dave is desperate to capitalize on the information.
With the end in sight, it's the closest race in Wicked Tuna history and a new frontrunner threatens to emerge with every Bluefin caught.
Knock Out Punch+
It's week 14 of the bluefin tuna season and with less than two weeks of fishing left. While Captain Dave Marciano has the slowest boat, he and nephew Jay Muenzner are currently leading the fleet. But with huge paychecks and pride on the line the other captains won't go down without a fight.
Bait And Switch+
Hard Merchandise's closest rivals are all within striking distance of the lead and the battle for the top spot will go down to the final day.
Masters of Bluefin+
As the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season is about to open, take a look back at the best and worst moments from the previous seasons of Wicked Tuna.
Too Close To Call+
Paul Hebert trails behind the rest of the fleet with only six fish and needs to put at least one more tuna on deck to see him go through the winter.
It's the final week before the Atlantic bluefin tuna season closes. When a single tuna can be worth more than $20,000, it's anybody's game.
The Wicked Return+
The fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts, set out for Jeffreys Ledge in hopes of catching the first fish of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season. The competition is brutal, as last seasons top captains Tyler McLaughlin (Pin Wheel) and Dave Carraro (FV-Tuna.com) each try to assert their dominance over one another yet again. Meanwhile, an accomplished captain from their past is steaming for Gloucester waters determined to eclipse them both.
It's week two of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna Season and Hot Tunas Captain TJ Ott and his experienced mates threaten to take down last years champion Captain Tyler McLaughlin of the Pin Wheel and his green recruits. Harpooner Captain Hollywood steams in, ready to show rod-and-reelers how its done, as they all fight to catch the lucrative yet elusive giant tuna and bring home a paycheck.
Into The Storm+
For the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts, bad weather can force an early end to the fishing week without any tuna. When a storm comes down upon New England, some captains head in early, while others gamble against Mother Nature-hoping they've got what it takes to ride out winds, rain, and dangerously high seas. With the safety of their boats and their crews, on the line, will they all make it through?
Four weeks into their fishing season, the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts are desperate for bluefin tuna, and with the fishing migration of the elusive catch in an unpredictable state, some resort to espionage for information. While the captains' tactics help them gather 'intel' that puts them onto fish, their spying also reveals more about each other.
It's the fifth week of the season and the entire fleet battle for the most successful fishing spots. The waters turn turbulent as the boats go head-to-head, trying to out-muscle and outsmart their opponent. When old and new rivals clash on the high seas, the pressure is on each captain to land a fish before their adversary.
As Gloucester's bluefin tuna fleet charges into the heart of the fishing season, it's a tight race for the coveted title of top-earning boat. The fleet has its sights set on one boat - The Hot Tuna. Captain TJ Ott and his crew have held onto the top spot on the leaderboard since week one - and everyone wants to dethrone them. Any one fish could be the ticket to push someone into the lead, but landing the next prize tuna is easier said than done.
New England anglers tackle the everyday dangers and difficulties of legally fishing for a vulnerable species: the bluefin tuna.
New England anglers tackle the everyday dangers and difficulties of legally fishing for a vulnerable species: the bluefin tuna.
Nine weeks into their fishing season, the captains are feeling the pressure to catch, and several are trying new techniques to land bluefin. With only six weeks left to fish, out- of-the-box methods prove successful for some, while the boats who fail to change face disappointment.
Time is running out in the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season and, this week, every boat in the Gloucester fleet is facing a different challenge. Being a successful bluefin fisherman demands true grit, and, when times are tough, it becomes clear who is a contender and who's a pretender. Which captains have what it takes to succeed? And who will crumble under the pressure?
Tuna Beta Kappa+
New England anglers tackle the everyday dangers and difficulties of legally fishing for a vulnerable species: the Bluefin tuna.
There are only four weeks left in the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season and, with the fish earning top-dollar after months of fattening up on New England's feeding grounds, the Gloucester fleet is desperate to haul in a monster. Old grudges flare up as friends- turned-foes try to out-fish each other, with Dave Carraro on FV-tuna.com and Paul Hebert on Miss Sambvca fighting tuna side-by-side, and TJ Ott on The Hot Tuna and Tyler McLaughlin on Pin Wheel butting heads. As the competition heats up, Dave Marciano bets everything on the Hard Merchandise by taking a risky solo trip 150 miles offshore to Georges Bank.
Sharks And Recreation+
With only three weeks left in the season, the quest for glory and need for money cause friendships to take a backseat.
The Mighty Bite+
With only two weeks left in the fishing season and the price of bluefin tuna on the rise, the Gloucester captains race to bring in record hauls. While some captains hook lucrative scores, others face potentially season-ending challenges.
There is only one week of fishing left in the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season and the Gloucester fleet is set for a final showdown in a bid to catch the last monster tuna of the year. Last season's runner-up FV-Tuna.com has a commanding lead, leaving Hard Merchandise, Miss Sambvca and The Hot Tuna to battle for second place. Meanwhile, on Pin Wheel, young captain Tyler McLaughlin is desperate for a final fish to salvage his season, after his nightmare fall from being Gloucester's top-earning fisherman last season to catching only three tuna in the past 14 weeks.
Head To Tail (Best Of)+
It's a look back at the best moments from two seasons of Wicked Tuna, featuring the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts battling for supremacy as they pursue the elusive Atlantic bluefin tuna. These are the wildest catches, and the biggest showdowns between rivals, setting the stage for an all-new third season that will see them clashing harder than ever.
Back In The Hunt+
The fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts, navigate the open seas in hopes of catching the first fish of the Atlantic bluefin tuna season. The competition is brutal, and while some Captains will reel in treasure from the deep, others will not be so lucky.
With competition heating up in the Atlantic bluefin tuna season, the captains of Gloucester will do whatever they can to get an edge and beat other boats to catch the elusive and lucrative bluefin tuna. Harpooners go up against rod-and-reelers, and young anglers put pressure on veteran teams.
The Numbers War+
Its a few weeks in to Atlantic bluefin tuna season and the captains of Gloucester, Massachusetts, now know where the fish are being caught. These hot spots are coveted and tempers flare as boats battle for their own piece of the ocean.
For the tuna fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts, its tournament time. With a big cash prize up for grabs and the best boats in New England joining the fray, it will be the mother of all battles to catch the biggest bluefin. Tensions come to a head as the fleets most disliked new boat plays a prank on a fiery captain.
The fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts, are facing a dangerous foe when great white sharks swim into local waters. But, with a single Bluefin worth up to $20,000, the captains are determined to stay out on the water. When one great white shark attacks a local swimmer and another slams into the side of tuna fishing boat Christina, it's clear that these predators could be the most dangerous challenge this season in the bid to catch Wicked Tuna.
Sweet Smell of Revenge+
It's week six and the captains of Gloucester, Massachusetts, face unwelcome competition from pleasure boaters and novice fishermen. Nicknamed "googans" or "weekend warriors" by the commercial fleet, these amateurs swarm into Gloucester waters, attracted by warm weather and dreams of landing a big tuna. The captains are pushed to breaking point when the blundering newcomers cause them to lose tuna after tuna - costing them potential paydays of up to $20,000 for a single fish.
A storm is racing towards the North Atlantic fishing grounds, but with time ticking away on the bluefin tuna season, the Gloucester fleet has no choice but to head out to fish in the rough weather. As Mother Nature strikes hard against the captains, each must decide if the risks are worth the rewards when facing off against wind and waves.
Hell On The High Seas+
It's midway through the season and the pressure to bring in a pay check pushes the captains to their limits. Pin Wheel is still in the lead over FV-Tuna.com. Trailing in third, Hard Merchandise is struggling with a boat that isn't exactly running like new and they can't seem to catch a break on the water. Odysea's single catch is putting serious pressure on Jason, the first mate, whose family is waiting for a paycheck back in Florida. Tyler is starting to lose patience with his mates who are constantly late and he thinks their performance on the boat is starting to affect his business.
Tensions come to a head when captains and crew lock horns on the water. Tuna.com is back in the lead over Pin Wheel in week nine of the fishing season. The fishermen of Bounty Hunter are feeling the tension due to their lack of fish this season. Tyler is still reeling from his mates slacking off last week and when they continue to misbehave on the water, he reaches his breaking point. Dave C. is feeling good about his current lead but when Paul starts to disagree with instructions, things don't end well at all. Meanwhile, Dave M. is desperate to catch a big one since repairs and supplies have him in debt and he can barely keep the boat running.
Its a battle of wills on the North Atlantic, as two of Gloucesters 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 as first mate on FV-Tuna.com, but now, Pauls captaining new boat Lisa & Jake and hes called on his older brother Bruce, a bluefin fishing legend, to join him in his mission to smash his old employer.
All Hands on Deck+
With only four weeks left in the Atlantic bluefin season, two boats have the challenge of novice fishermen on board - and it could make or break their season. Last week, Paul Hebert, in his first days of captaining new boat the Lisa & Jake, shocked the competition by landing two fish, prompting his rival - and former boss - Dave Carraro, of FV-tuna.com, to recruit a new deckhand.
It's the start of week twelve of our Atlantic bluefin tuna season and the captains of Gloucester, Massachusetts, are running out of time to land a giant bluefin. With only three weeks of fishing left, the boats take risks in order to get as many fish on deck as possible before it's too late.
With only two weeks left in the North Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing season, just one fish is not enough for the Gloucester captains - and the lure of doubling their luck is overpowering. But going for double or nothing is a risky option as the sun begins to set on the fishing season and it may cost the fishermen more than they bargained for.
Money on the Line+
In the first episode of a two-part season finale, Gloucester's reigning Bluefin champion Dave Carraro, of FV-tuna.com, starts the last week of the fishing season with a $20,000 lead over New Hampshire rival, the Pin Wheel, but young skipper Tyler McLaughlin isn't going to give up without a fight. Meanwhile, captains Paul Hebert, of the Lisa & Jake, and Dave Marciano, of the Hard Merchandise, steam 160 miles offshore in the hopes of striking it big at Georges Bank.
With only three days left in the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season, the captains race against each other - and an oncoming storm - in the battle to land their final fish of the season. Reigning top-earning bluefin captain Dave Carraro, of FV-tuna.com, is nervous about losing his $20,000 lead over his closest competitor, young skipper Tyler McLaughlin of New Hampshire boat, the Pin Wheel. With the final week of the season half over, Dave is still struggling to land his first fish while Tyler, who has already landed two big tunas out at Georges Bank, now has his sights set on putting a third on deck. Meanwhile, the rest of the fleet faces the churning...