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Wicked Tuna

Wicked Tuna

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Photo Credit:  Pilgrim Films & Television
  • Premiered: 
    April 1, 2012
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  • Network: Nat Geo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: fishing

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  • Season 1
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  • Season 2
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  • Season 3
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  • Season 4
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  • Season 5
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  • Season 6
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Legal Full Episodes
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Plot Synopsis

WICKED TUNA follows Gloucester, MA bluefin tuna fishermen, as they use sustainable methods that employ old-fashioned hook-and-rod to catch fish during the 10 weeks of peak fishing when the tuna are migrating and can be caught in the greatest numbers. Part adventurers and gamblers, part master fishermen and mechanics, these captains risk everything for one chance to score a "diamond," the tuna with the highest-quality, sashimi-grade meat that brings anywhere between $3,000 and $15,000 in peak season. The crews include: Tuna.com crew (Captain Dave Carraro, Sandro Maniaci, Paul Hebert); Bounty Hunter crew (Captain Bill Monte, Donna Monte, Scott Ferriero); Odysea crew (Captain Ralph Wilkins, 'Pirate' Kit Vallee); Christina crew (Captain Kevin Leonowert, Scott Prentiss, Blair Denman); and Hard Merchandise crew (Captain Dave Marciano, Jason Muenzner). This series returned for its second season on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 9pm ET on Nat Geo, featuring all five boats from Season 1, plus one extra vessel, the Pin Wheel, with Captain Tyler McLaughlin and first mates Adam Moser and Alex Whitney. WICKED TUNA returned for its third season on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on Nat Geo, with Dave Marciano, Dave Carraro, Bill Monte, Tyler McLaughlin, and Paul Hebert being joined by two new captains: Bill Muniz of the Lilly and TJ Ott of Hot Tuna. On Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT, Nat Geo premiered the fourth season of WICKED TUNA. Last season, Captain Dave Carraro of the FV-Tuna.com easily bested the rest of the fleet for the second time, while his rival, Captain Tyler McLaughlin of the Pin Wheel, suffered the worst season of his career. One captain is driven to repeat his success, the other is trying to save his reputation -- but both must watch out for their competition. Season 4 also welcomes back: Dave Marciano of the Hard Merchandise, who fared well in Gloucester last season but is disadvantaged by the age and speed of his vessel; Captain TJ Ott of the Hot Tuna, who is looking to redeem himself after a slow season last year and has enlisted the help of his younger brother, Mike, to get things back on track; Captain Paul Hebert, who is back at the helm of a new boat, the Kelly Ann, and is ready to make his mark this season; and fan favorites Captain Bill and Donna Monte of the Bounty Hunter. Season 4 also showcases newcomer boat Drama, captained by Paul Cheney, and the high-intensity action of harpoon season with veteran boat Lily, captained by Bill 'Hollywood' Muniz, facing off against Captain Greg Chorebanian of the Kristiana. Season 4 begins with opening day of the new bluefin season, and every captain in Gloucester is angling to bring in the first catch and send a powerful message to the rest of the fleet. Season 5 of WICKED TUNA premiered on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on Nat Geo. The fifth season picks up with some captains still struggling after a rough winter season captured in spinoff series WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS. After one of his best seasons ever in Gloucester and finishing on top of the fleet, Captain Dave Marciano of the Hard Merchandise decided to leave the Outer Banks early before a rough fishing season ate into his profits. Now back in familiar seas, Marciano is out to prove that last season's success in Gloucester was no fluke. Marciano isn't the only captain with something to prove. Captain Dave Carraro of the FV-Tuna.com finished in an embarrassing third place last season, and is determined to make sure that never happens again. This season, he has a new boat designed to better handle long trips at sea, ensuring that he can stay out for as long as necessary to regain first place. And after years of fishing as a mate or captaining other fishermen's vessels, Captain Paul Hebert is finally at the helm of his own boat, the Wicked Pissah. He's hired a first-rate crew to help him succeed, but after years of talking himself up on the docks, this season could make or break his reputation. Rounding out the fleet are fan favorites Captain Tyler McLaughlin of the Pinwheel and Captain TJ Ott of the Hot Tuna. The fifth season also showcases the high-intensity action of harpoon season with veteran boat Lily, captained by Bill "Hollywood" Muniz, facing off against his rival, Captain Greg Chorebanian of the Kristiana. This season, the fleet contends with some extra competition from the north, as newcomer Captain Pete Speeches of the Erin & Sarah leaves his home port in Maine to fish in Gloucester waters. Speeches is a skilled fisherman with decades of experience, and his arrival makes the local captains nervous. Speeches fishes with his oldest daughter, Erin, a recent college graduate who is embarking on her first season of commercial fishing.
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Season 6 of WICKED TUNA premiered on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on Nat Geo. In the season opener, "The First Fish Is the Hardest," it's the opening week of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season, and for the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts, the summer ahead promises the chance for lucrative paydays. The elusive first fish of the season can bring big money and bragging rights for the lucky captain who lands it. Old rivals and a new competitor will battle for the No. 1 spot on the leaderboard. The race is on, and no one's going down without a fight. Then, in the second episode, it's a long-standing tradition in commercial fishing to treat other fishermen with respect, but not every captain plays by the rules. A good deed by Captain Tyler McLaughlin earns the Pinwheel some positive karma in return. Meanwhile, Captain Dave Carraro, frustrated with the FV-Tuna.com's dry spell, resorts to desperate measures. But what goes around comes around, and Dave's shady tactics could make his luck even worse.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Pilgrim Films and Television

Settings

  • - Gloucester, Massachusetts USA