Wicked Tuna

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Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna - logo - 01.jpg
GenreReality television
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes130
+ 11 specials (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Mike Nichols
Craig Piligian
Lynn Sadofsky
Michael Cascio
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Pilgrim Studios
Release
Original networkNational Geographic Channel
Original releaseApril 1, 2012 (2012-04-01) –
present
Chronology
Related showsWicked Tuna: Outer Banks
External links
Website

Wicked Tuna is an American reality television series about commercial tuna fishermen based in Gloucester, Massachusetts, who fish for the lucrative Atlantic bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic Ocean. The teams of fishermen battle each other to see who can get the most profit out of catching the fish.[1][2][3][4][5] The series has aired on National Geographic Channel since April 1, 2012.

In addition to offering an inside look at one of America’s oldest industries, Wicked Tuna sheds light on important issues surrounding the fate of the bluefin tuna. Captains adhere to U.S. regulations that determine size limits and quotas for the season.[6]

The ninth season premiered on March 1, 2020 and ended on June 7th of the same year.[7]

Vessels[edit]

Current[edit]

Name Captain Seasons Ref.
Hard Merchandise (Seasons 1-7)/Falcon (Season 8-) Dave Marciano Season 1- [8]
FV-Tuna.com Dave Carraro Season 1- [9]
Pin Wheel Tyler McLaughlin Season 2- [10]
Hot Tuna TJ Ott Season 3- [11]
Wicked Pissah Paul Hebert Season 5- [12]
Fat Tuna Bob Cook Season 9-
Kraken Samuel Law Season 9-
Wasabi Charles Boivin and Zack Plante Season 9-

Former[edit]

Name Captain Seasons Ref.
Bounty Hunter Bill Monte Seasons 1–4 [13]
Odysea Ralph Wilkins Seasons 1-2/8 [14]
Christina Kevin Leonowert Season 2 [15]
Lisa and Jake Paul Hebert Season 2 [16]
Miss Sambvca Paul Hebert Season 3 [17]
Lily Bill 'Hollywood’ Muniz Seasons 3–4 [18]
Kelly Ann Paul Hebert Season 4 [19]
Erin & Sarah Pete Speeches Season 5 [20]
Fish Hawk Brad Krasowski Seasons 6-8 [21]

Episodes[edit]

Nine complete seasons of Wicked Tuna have aired.

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03)
215January 13, 2013 (2013-01-13)May 12, 2013 (2013-05-12)
315February 16, 2014 (2014-02-16)June 8, 2014 (2014-06-08)
417February 15, 2015 (2015-02-15)June 7, 2015 (2015-06-07)
515February 1, 2016 (2016-02-01)May 16, 2016 (2016-05-16)
612March 12, 2017 (2017-03-12)June 4, 2017 (2017-06-04)
716March 11, 2018 (2018-03-11)June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)
815March 10, 2019 (2019-03-10)June 16, 2019 (2019-06-16)
915March 1, 2020 (2020-03-01)June 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)
9S11February 9, 2014 (2014-02-09)TBA

Wicked Tuna: Hooked Up[edit]

These are replays of the original 25 episodes but with extra trivia boxes which contain additional insights into the fishermen's thoughts, attitudes, and personalities.[22] Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks also has a Hooked Up version called Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks or Bust.[23]

Season winners[edit]

Season Winner Captain Total Fish caught Runner-up Captain Total Fish caught
1 (2012) FV-Tuna.com Dave Carraro $85,950 Unknown Hard Merchandise Dave Marciano $61,000 Unknown
2 (2013) Pin Wheel Tyler McLaughlin $100,861 16 FV-Tuna.com Dave Carraro $96,978 14
3 (2014) FV-Tuna.com Dave Carraro $126,403 15 Hard Merchandise Dave Marciano $61,904 8
4 (2015) Hard Merchandise Dave Marciano $102,690 18 Pin Wheel Tyler McLaughlin $99,876 16
5 (2016) FV-Tuna.com Dave Carraro $104,785 22 Wicked Pissah Paul Hebert $104,611 19
6 (2017) FV-Tuna.com Dave Carraro $98,580 18 Pin Wheel Tyler McLaughlin $98,561 15
7 (2018) Pin Wheel Tyler McLaughlin $103,936 19 Fish Hawk Brad Krasowski $103,361 18
8 (2019) FV-Tuna.com Dave Carraro $120,318 19 Pin Wheel Tyler McLaughlin $119,741 18
9 (2020) Hot Tuna T.J. Ott $67,854 11 FV-Tuna.com Dave Carraro $63,152 10

Spin-off[edit]

After season 2 of Wicked Tuna, Nat Geo announced a spin-off of the show set off the coast of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The spin-off was named Wicked Tuna: North vs. South.[24] Several vessels from the original show also appear in this version. Following the first season, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South was renamed Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks for its second season.[25] Season 6 of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks began airing on June 23, 2019 and concluded on October 6, 2019.[26]

Broadcast schedule[edit]

The following table is an timeline overview of how both Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks series have been released:

Series Season Episodes First aired Last aired
Wicked Tuna Season 1
10
April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01) June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03)
Wicked Tuna Season 2
15
January 13, 2013 (2013-01-13) May 12, 2013 (2013-05-12)
Wicked Tuna Season 3
15
February 16, 2014 (2014-02-16) June 8, 2014 (2014-06-08)
Wicked Tuna: North vs South (Outer Banks) Season 1
10
August 17, 2014 (2014-08-17) October 19, 2014 (2014-10-19)
Wicked Tuna Season 4
17
February 15, 2015 (2015-02-15) June 7, 2015 (2015-06-07)
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Season 2
10
July 19, 2015 (2015-07-19) September 20, 2015 (2015-09-20)
Wicked Tuna Season 5
15
February 1, 2016 (2016-02-01) May 16, 2016 (2016-05-16)
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Season 3
10
July 25, 2016 (2016-07-25) September 26, 2016 (2016-09-26)
Wicked Tuna Season 6
12
March 12, 2017 (2017-03-12) June 4, 2017 (2017-06-04)
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Season 4
8
July 30, 2017 (2017-07-30) September 17, 2017 (2017-09-17)
Wicked Tuna Season 7
17
March 11, 2018 (2018-03-11) June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Season 5
13
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) September 24, 2018 (2018-09-24)
Wicked Tuna Season 8
15
March 11, 2019 (2019-03-11) June 16, 2019 (2019-06-16)
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Season 6
16
June 23, 2019 (2019-06-23) October 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)
Wicked Tuna Season 9
15
March 1, 2020 (2020-03-01) June 8, 2020 (2020-06-08)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wicked Tuna". National Geographic. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  2. ^ "A wicked bad idear: National Geographic hunts bluefin tuna for entertainment". Deep Sea News. March 6, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Conathan, Michael (March 30, 2012). "Fish on Fridays: Sustaining the 'Wicked Tuna'". Americanprogress.org. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "'Wicked Tuna' Finale: Season Wraps With A Massive 1,030-Pound Fish Caught (VIDEO)". HuffPost. June 4, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  5. ^ Rosenberg, Steven A. (March 22, 2012). "Reality TV comes to Gloucester for 'Wicked Tuna' - The Boston Globe". Boston.com. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  6. ^ "National Geographic Orders 'Wicked Tuna' Spinoff Series From Craig Piligian". Deadline. January 10, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  7. ^ Caruso III, Anthony (March 1, 2020). "Wicked Tuna Season 9 premieres on March 1st on Nat Geo". The Capital Sports Report. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  8. ^ "Hard Merchandise". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "FV-Tuna.Com". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  10. ^ "Pin Wheel". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Hot Tuna". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "The Wicked Pissah". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  13. ^ "The Boats of Wicked Tuna: The Bounty Hunter". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  14. ^ "Wicked Tuna". odyseatuna.com. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  15. ^ "The Christina". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  16. ^ "Captain Paul – Wicked Tuna Video". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  17. ^ "Miss Sambvca". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  18. ^ "The Boats of Wicked Tuna: The Lily". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  19. ^ "Boat Profile: The Kelly Ann". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  20. ^ "Erin & Sarah". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  21. ^ "Race to land the first fish is on as Wicked Tuna returns for Season 6". Monsters & Critics. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  22. ^ "'Wicked' Tuna' season finale is down to the wire". TV Guide. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  23. ^ "Wicked Tuna Outer Banks Or Bust". National Geographic. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  24. ^ "National Geographic Orders 'Wicked Tuna' Spinoff Series From Craig Piligian". Deadline. January 10, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  25. ^ "'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks' Season 2 Premiere Date Announced". OBX Entertainment. May 30, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  26. ^ Walker, Sam (June 23, 2019). "Sixth season of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks premieres tonight on Nat Geo". OBX Today. Retrieved June 12, 2020.

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