Wicked Tuna

Continuing Sunday / 10:00pm National Geographic (US) US 60 min.
Fishing is a hard life, and harder with bluefin stocks depleted. In Gloucester, Massachusetts, there's a special breed of fishermen. For generations they've used rod and reel to catch the elusive bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood, and the competition is brutal. Over the next 10 weeks, the most skilled fishermen will set out in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic in hopes of catching the valuable bluefin tuna. When one bluefin can bring in as much as $20,000—they'll do whatever it takes to hook up.

Season 6

7 Episodes

The competition heats up as the captains become desperate to land a paycheck.
Apr 23 2017
Captain Tyler McLaughlin is determined to stay out as long as necessary to best his rival.
Apr 16 2017
After his mates succeed without him, Captain Dave Carraro is desperate to redeem himself.
Apr 09 2017
After a month of fishing, the mates of the fleet prove their worth, and one boat makes a historic haul that could change the outcome of the season.
Apr 02 2017
A good deed by Captain Tyler McLaughlin earns him some positive karma. Captain Dave Carraro, frustrated with his dry spell, resorts to shady tactics.
Mar 26 2017
The pressure is on for Captain Paul Hebert to land his first tuna. As the captains choose sides, Paul vows to prove his critics wrong.
Mar 19 2017
Old rivals and a new competitor race to land the first fish of the season, which brings big money for one lucky captain.
Mar 12 2017

Season 5

15 Episodes

In the last week of the Atlantic bluefin tuna season, the closest race in Wicked Tuna history will come down to the final catch.
May 16 2016
May 09 2016
May 02 2016
Apr 25 2016
When a violent storm rolls in, the Gloucester captains must make the decision whether to fish or flee at a critical time.
Apr 18 2016
Two captains head out for a huge haul offshore on Georges Bank.
Apr 11 2016
The captains decide to take a journey to increase their chances or return empty-handed.
Apr 04 2016
Mar 28 2016
Mar 21 2016
After his mates call it quits, Paul is forced to accept a helping hand from Dave, a person who is supposed to be his competition.
Mar 14 2016
Mar 07 2016
A disgruntled crew face off aboard the Wicked Pissah.
Feb 22 2016
Captain Marciano sees a change of luck. Also, an alliance is tested between two captains.
Feb 15 2016
Paul runs his own ship. Elsewhere, two captains come to a truce.
Feb 08 2016
The best fishermen from Gloucester, Massachusetts, set out on the first day of the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season, each with something to prove to the rest of the fleet, but this year they will face a formidable new opponent from northern waters.
Feb 01 2016

Season 4

17 Episodes

It's the closest race in Wicked Tuna history—and with just days left in the fishing season, the captains are battling until the very end.
Jun 07 2015
The Atlantic bluefin tuna season comes down to the final day and boats scramble to land more fish
Jun 01 2015
Captain Dave Marciano is desperately trying to maintain his precarious lead, but several run-ins with sharks and a fleet of fierce competitors are shaking things up.
May 31 2015
May 24 2015
May 17 2015
It's week 12 of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season, and after catching no fish last week, last season's champion, Captain Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.com, has sought help from his ally, Captain TJ Ott of Hot Tuna.
May 10 2015
Bad luck, bait problems, and big egos plague the Gloucester fleet. With only five weeks left before the season closes, an epic week of catching from one boat threatens to knock captain Dave Marciano out of the top spot on the leaderboard.
May 03 2015
On Kelly Ann, the future of Captain Paul Hebert's tuna season hangs in the balance, and on Pin Wheel, Captain Tyler McLaughlin's aggressive behavior may cost him his one remaining mate.
Apr 26 2015
Captain Paul Hebert struggles to prove his worth—and keep his job—after catching only three tuna in the first two months of fishing.
Apr 19 2015
It’s week eight of the Atlantic bluefin tuna season, and as the season ticks past the halfway point, the Gloucester captains are determined to work harder than ever to put tuna on their decks and charge into the rest of the season as strong as possible. But being on the water for the past two months is taking a toll on crew members and one mate faces a dilemma — keep fishing or quit so he can spend more time with his wife and kids.
Apr 12 2015
In week 7, the captains decide whether up to head to Maine or stick to their home territory.
Apr 05 2015
Pin Wheel is in the lead while Hot Tuna, Hard Merchandise and Kelly Ann try to catch up.
Mar 22 2015
A severe storm hits the fleet and the captains must decide whether or not to continue fishing.
Mar 15 2015
Mar 08 2015
Captain TJ Ott is eager to put more fish on the deck, but runs into trouble after the steering breaks in the middle of a catch, and only his brother’s experience as a mechanic can bail them out in time.; rivals desperately try to out-fish each other; Capt. Paul Hébert tries to land his first fish of the season and break in new mates.
Mar 01 2015
Feb 22 2015
Feb 15 2015

Season 3

15 Episodes

Jun 08 2014
Captain Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.com is determined to keep up his hot streak, but the recklessness of another boat causes him to reach his boiling point. Captain TJ Ott of The Hot Tuna took over second place last week, but Captain Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise is determined to regain second position. After a rocky start to the season, Captain Paul Hebert of Miss Sambvca has been on a catching streak for the past four weeks, and has his eyes set on second place as well.
Jun 01 2014
With only three weeks left in the current season, the captains struggle to maintain their position on the leaderboard.
May 25 2014
Old rivalries ignite between captains with four weeks remaining in the fishing season. Later, Dave Marciano attempts a risky trip far offshore.
May 18 2014
The crew of the FV-Tuna.com assist the Coast Guard in a rescue mission. Later, a joint venture takes a turn for the worse when slow fishing creates tension between two captains.
May 11 2014
Tyler McLaughlin has trouble paying his crew; a truce is made between the Hebert brothers; and Dave Marciano attempts another trip in order to make more money.
May 04 2014
Captains get creative as new techniques help boat crews bring in more tuna. Elsewhere, tensions rise between the Hebert brothers aboard the Miss Sambvca.
Apr 27 2014
With time running out to catch the elusive North Atlantic Bluefin tuna, Tuna.Com has a narrow lead over Hot Tuna, putting pressure on the Lily to land a killer catch.
Apr 20 2014
Burdened by the responsibility of providing for their families, the captains grow desperate to catch.
Apr 06 2014
Hot Tuna has managed to stay on top of the competition so far. However with the bluefin tuna season heating up, his anxious competition try to contend.
Mar 30 2014
Tyler goes to his lucky spot in an attempt to win back his pride and to make some money, but there he finds his former captain TJ already fishing.
Mar 23 2014
TJ is tracked by a competitor looking to get in on his action. Elsewhere, two captains decide to work together to increase their tuna intake.
Mar 16 2014
A storm threatens the fishing fleet, impairing harpooning operations and forcing one captain to switch boats.
Mar 02 2014
Tyler has second thoughts about hiring his friends. Elsewhere, Bill attempts to catch tuna by using tactical maneuvers and harpooning.
Feb 23 2014
A rivalry between Tyler and TJ heats up in the Season 3 opener.
Feb 16 2014

Season 2

15 Episodes

Endgame 2x15
In the second season finale, a storm brews on the horizon as the final week of the season continues. The FV-Tuna.com remains in the lead but hasn't caught a fish this week. Nearest rival Pin Wheel has two fish on deck from earlier in the week. Over on the Lisa & Jake, Paul caught three fish already and is on the way to reaching his $50,000 goal. The storm threatens the Hard Merchandise, but with one in the haul already they hook up again and fight for a second catch to end the season strong.
May 12 2013
In the first episode of a two-part season finale, Gloucester's reigning bluefin champion, Captain Dave Carraro starts the last week of the season nearly $20,000 ahead of his New Hampshire rival, the Pin Wheel. For young Captain Tyler, the goal is to prove himself to the veterans. Captain Paul Hebert of the Lisa & Jake wants to fulfill his goal of earning $50,000 in five weeks while Captain Marciano is desperate to put away money and revive a season marred by boat breakdowns and short fish.
May 05 2013
With only two weeks left in the season, just one fish is not enough for the Gloucester captains--and the lure of doubling their luck is tempting. FV-Tuna.com holds the lead for the fifth week in a row, followed closely by the young guns on The Pin Wheel. Paul, who recently left FV-Tuna.com to lead his own boat, is desperate for a win as a new captain--and is counting on the cash to provide for his family and young daughter.
Apr 28 2013
As the summer comes to an end and the water temperature drops, the bluefin start their migration to the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Mexico, making the last three weeks of the season even tougher. Pin Wheel is just behind FV-Tuna.com, so Tyler makes a gamble on a long trip, hoping it'll pay off. With their boat near Canadian waters, the guys have to be extra careful to stay in U.S. territory or their catch won't be legal.
Apr 21 2013
When new fishermen join the crew, who will make the grade and who will miss the boat? FV-Tuna.com is just clinging to its lead over Pin Wheel. New deckhand Garon is out for his first day on FV-Tuna.com and he's eager to prove himself. Paul's new boat, Lisa & Jake, is in its second week and has serious ground to make up to catch the other captains. With inexperienced deckhand Kevin costing them a fish, Paul is feeling the stress like never before.
Apr 07 2013
After an intense week, where Dave fired Paul as first mate on FV-tuna.com, the two friends-turned-foes are now ferociously competing against each other to see who will catch more fish. Navigating the open seas in hopes of catching the most fish, Paul aims to prove that he is fine on his own without Dave, so he asks his brother Bruce, a bluefin fishing legend, to join him onboard and help him outfish his old employer.
Mar 31 2013
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 because of 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.
Mar 24 2013
It's midway through the season, and the pressure to bring in a paycheck pushes the captains to their limits. Pin Wheel is still in the lead over Tuna.com. Trailing in third, Hard Merchandise is struggling with a boat that isn't exactly running like new and a crew that can't seem to catch a break on the water. And Odysea's single catch is putting serious pressure on Jason, the first mate, whose family is waiting for a paycheck back in Florida.
Mar 17 2013
With the fishing season already half over, the captains have no choice but to head straight into a wicked storm. The Gloucester boats tail behind Pin Wheel; and Tuna.com knows that without risk, there's no reward, and they head full steam ahead. Hoping that the change in the weather will lead to a change in luck — and bigger fish – the captains get serious with the stakes this high and money to be made.
Mar 10 2013
Old rivals try to settle scores while amateur fishermen are wreaking havoc. FV-Tuna.com maintains a narrow lead in the race to catch the biggest bluefin, but has to relocate because of amateur boats getting too close. Kevin is none too pleased when a weekend warrior runs over his anchor line. With repairs required, he tries to finish the day. Tyler gives his mates a week off but still heads out to pursue the chase; however, he encounters googans who slow him down and quickly frustrate him.
Mar 03 2013
Sharks lead to a man vs. beast showdown in the North Atlantic. Huge great white sharks have been spotted in Gloucester waters. Captain Kevin is on full alert when a great white slams into the side of his fishing vessel Christina. When a harpoon line gets tangled in the Pin Wheel's propeller, Captain Tyler has no choice but to get in the water. With great whites able to detect trace amounts of blood from up to three miles away, he and his hard-won tuna catch are at high risk.
Feb 24 2013
Let the games begin! It's tournament time in Gloucester, and with a big cash prize up for grabs and the best boats in New England joining the fray, it's the mother of all battles to catch the biggest bluefin. Tensions come to a head as the mischievous young crew of the Pin Wheel plays a prank on the biggest hothead in the fleet, Captain Ralph of the Odysea, and get more than they bargained for.
Feb 10 2013
The fleet has invested time and money in searching for places where bluefin tuna congregate and feed — locations known as “numbers”. But for the young crew of the Pin Wheel, the entire ocean is theirs for the taking, and Captain Tyler sets sail in search of new hot spots.
Jan 27 2013
Go Fish 2x02
After an impressive first week against the veteran fleet, Tyler and the Pin Wheel gamble on making the 150-mile trip to Georges Bank. Meanwhile, for Kevin Leonowert, captain of the Christina, there's nothing better than the rush of harpooning. It's a high-octane chase where boats specially rigged with a high tower and a bow pulpit can identify schools of bluefin, take aim and nab the tuna of their choice.
Jan 20 2013
The fishermen of Gloucester, Mass., navigate the open seas in hopes of catching the first fish of the season. Dave Carraro, captain of FV-Tuna.com, finds his first fishing spot of the season, but his day is interrupted by an unwelcome visitor. Tyler McLaughlin, a New Hampshire native and the 24-year-old captain of the Pin Wheel, has headed south to invade Gloucester waters, with the expressed intent of catching more fish than Dave.
Jan 13 2013

Season 1

10 Episodes

With winter approaching and the yearly quota almost filled, the fishermen push their limits to catch the final fish of the season. The clock is ticking, and the fishing is fast and furious. It seems everyone's hooking up but the king of the fleet, Dave, captain of the Tuna.com. But with the final hours of the season running out, Dave stumbles onto what may be the biggest, baddest fish of the year… if he can land it.
Jun 03 2012
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.
May 27 2012
With just two weeks left until the end of tuna fishing season, Bounty Hunter gains a new deckhand. Paul, formerly of Tuna.com, joins the crew, and Captain Bill hopes he will help turn the boat's luck around. But tensions flare when Paul tries to teach a few things to First Mate Scott leaving questions about whether the new arrangement will work. On the Hard Merchandise, First Mate Jay struggles to prove to his uncle and Captain that he's worth keeping on next season.
May 20 2012
A mixture of bad luck and mutiny brews in this tumultuous episode of Wicked Tuna. Tensions erupt on New England’s top tuna boat, Tuna.Com, when Captain Dave and Paul get into a heated confrontation that causes Paul to quit!
May 13 2012
An intense storm slams into the shores of Massachusetts, and meteorologists are calling for winds up to 20 to 30 knots and 4- to 6-foot-high waves. Most wouldn’t dream of steaming out into conditions like these, but a few are brave enough to dare risk their lives — the fishermen of Gloucester.
May 06 2012
After watching the Christina catch the biggest tuna of the season, the uber-competitive Captain Dave of the Tuna.com is obsessed with beating the record, and catching a fish bigger than 1,075 lbs!
Apr 29 2012
Meet Kevin and the Christina, a boat that gets its own real life fish story when it snags an eleven-hundred-pound “monstah” right out of the gate. The story of Kevin’s catch, by far the biggest of the season, is the talk of the town and no one takes it harder than Dave on Tuna.com. Dave puts his boat on overdrive to catch up, while Marciano is forced to sit on the sidelines with a charter tour so he can pay off debts.
Apr 22 2012
Tuna.com continues its winning streak, catching two fish in one day while the rest of the fleet struggles to even find a spot to fish in between the flocks of “googans”—the weekend recreational boaters who seem to make every bite go wrong. Desperate for a catch, Bill of Bounty Hunter starts doing some sleuthing, trying to crack Dave’s code in search of the secret that will bring him the fish—and the money.
Apr 15 2012
After going bust on his last trip, Marciano of Hard Merchandise wrestles with the trials of being an absentee father when he comes home empty-handed. Though they'd prefer a paycheck to a three-thousand-dollar loss, his family misses him and shows their love and support while his mind remains on chasing tuna. The next day, he repays their devotion when he comes home with a $10,000 fish.
Apr 08 2012
Meet the fleet, as peak season begins and the adrenaline rush of “monstah” hunting hits Gloucester. We enter mid-season, but this is when the money is made and tempers run hot. Each captain loads his boat with three thousand dollars worth of fuel, bait, and ice, and heads off for open water where the blue gold is waiting. But it doesn’t take long for things to sour when there’s cash on the line.
Apr 01 2012