Wicked Tuna

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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 13 Seasons
  • 6.5  (1,065)

Wicked Tuna is an American reality TV series that premiered on National Geographic television in April 2012. Known for its thrilling adventure and fierce competition, Wicked Tuna displays a group of fisherman who follow one of the world's most dangerous professions, Bluefin Tuna fishing. The show comprises ten seasons, and each episode follows the fishermen based in the seaside town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, as they try to catch the massive Bluefin Tuna in the North Atlantic Ocean.

One of the significant attractions of the show is the competition that takes place between the boat captains. Each captain is determined to catch as much fish as possible during the fishing season, which runs from June to November. The fisherman team is required to fish under strict regulations and quotas enforced by the National Marine Fisheries Service, which makes the competition even more challenging. The captain of the boat who catches the most and the largest fish during the season is declared the winner and given the title of "Top Tuna."

The show features three of Gloucester's top fishermen, Dave Marciano, Rob Naughton, and Dave Carraro, who each captain their own fishing boat. Dave Marciano captains the Hard Merchandise, a 36-foot fishing vessel. He is depicted as one of the most experienced fishermen with over thirty years of fishing under his belt. Dave Carraro captains the FV Tuna.Com, a 44-foot vessel, and has been described as the 'Tuna Whisperer' based on his excellent skills and techniques for catching Bluefin Tuna. Rob Naughton, who captains the Hot Tuna, another 44-foot vessel, is one of the more recent additions to the cast, having joined in the third season.

In addition to the competition, the show highlights the risks and dangers that come with fishing in the North Atlantic's unpredictable waters. The boat captains and their crew experience the hazardous weather conditions and other perils that come with the fishing profession. From mechanical failures to storms, risking their lives is part of the job description.

Another essential aspect of the show is the camaraderie and the brotherhood that exists between the fishermen. Despite their intense competition, they are all united by their love for fishing and the sea. The fishermen are seen coming to each other's aid and sharing the knowledge and equipment required to catch Bluefin tuna.

The show's cinematography is another impressive feature. It beautifully captures the picturesque seaside town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and the breathtaking waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. The cameras capture every moment of the fishing experience, from the baits' baiting to the gripping reel battles between man and fish.

In conclusion, Wicked Tuna is an exciting reality show that combines the danger and risks that come with the fishing profession with the thrill of competition. With its compelling storyline and experienced cast, the show offers a fascinating insight into the world of commercial fishing. It showcases some of the world's best fishermen as they attempt to outdo each other in their quest to catch the elusive Bluefin Tuna. It's packed with adrenaline-fueled action that's sure to keep audiences hooked to the screen from the first episode to the last.

Wicked Tuna is a series that is currently running and has 13 seasons (202 episodes). The series first aired on April 1, 2012.

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11. Triple Threat
May 19, 2024
Fat Tuna, Wicked Pissah and DotCom battle it out for the top spot.
Three-Way Throwdown
10. Three-Way Throwdown
May 12, 2024
Captain Tyler Mclaughlin faces setbacks, taking him off of the water.
Coming in Hot
9. Coming in Hot
May 5, 2024
Former champion Fat Tuna heats up the competition with two blue fin tuna.
To Get It Done, Two is Better Than One
8. To Get It Done, Two is Better Than One
April 28, 2024
Time Flies battles monsters while an unlikely pair form an alliance.
Dangerous Alliance
7. Dangerous Alliance
April 14, 2024
With the season half over, the fleet tries to catch up to Dave and Paul.
Even the Losers Get Lucky Sometimes
6. Even the Losers Get Lucky Sometimes
April 7, 2024
As the fleet gets off to a fishy start, two boats fight to make up ground.
Last Chance for Chatham
5. Last Chance for Chatham
March 31, 2024
Last Chance for Chatham
Maine or Bust!
4. Maine or Bust!
March 24, 2024
The ladies on No Limits catch their first blue fin of the season.
We're Not Quitters!
3. We're Not Quitters!
March 17, 2024
Tension mounts on Hard Merchandise as they struggle for their first fish.
Early Season Monsters
2. Early Season Monsters
March 10, 2024
The fleet is looking for early season jumbos.
The Herds Are Here
1. The Herds Are Here
March 3, 2024
After a long winter, it
Where to Watch Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Wicked Tuna on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and National Geographic.
  • Premiere Date
    April 1, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (1,065)