A new fishing season begins, and everyone is angling to bring in the first catch. Captain Dave Marciano is desperate to recover his finances after a bad season down south, while bitter rivals Captain Tyler McLaughlin and Captain Dave Carraro are out to take each other down while vying for the title. And a new boat in town, the Erin & Sarah, shakes up the standings and rattles the fleet.
At 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.
The Gloucester fleet captains all face a familiar decision: whether 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. Who will test the deep waters of the legendary, far-off Georges Bank and who will play it safe?
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's recent success that has put them back on top of the fleet.
When a violent storm rolls in, 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.
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 it�۪s 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.
There is a narrow margin separating the top four boats and only two weeks left in the season. Captain Ott of Hot Tuna must come from behind to catch up, while Captain Marciano of Hard Merchandise just wants to hold on to his lead. Captain Carraro of FV-Tuna.com risks breaking his season-long catching streak, and Captain Paul Hebert of Wicked Pissah must bounce back if he wants to win.
In the last week of the Atlantic bluefin tuna season, the closest race in Wicked Tuna history is a tossup among four top contenders. It will all come down to the final catch! With high-value bluefin paying off at up to $16,000, the captains are all one fish away from victory or defeat. And one captain is desperate for a big score to get him back in the game.