Wicked Tuna

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Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna - logo - 01.jpg
GenreReality television
StarringMike Rowe (narrator)[1]
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes82
+ 6 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 a 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 catch the most fish.[2][3][4][5][6]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 also 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.[7]

Wicked Tuna is one of our strongest franchises” said National Geographic Channels president Howard T. Owens. The program was renewed by National Geographic Channel for a seventh season, which premiered on March 11, 2018.[8]

Vessels[edit]

Current[edit]

Name Captain Seasons Specifications Ref.
FV-Tuna.com Dave Carraro Season 1- Calvin Beal 44 custom built by SW Boatworks [9]
Hard Merchandise Dave Marciano Season 1- 36 feet and eight inches Novi Boat built in 1984 [10]
PinWheel Tyler McLaughlin Season 2- 45 Provincial Marine Commercial Fishing Vessel [11]
The Hot Tuna TJ Ott Season 3- 45 ft stretched to 48 ft Dixon/series 60 Detroit [12]
The Wicked Pissah Paul Hebert Season 5- Custom-Designed 30-foot Boat [13]
The Fish Hawk Brad Krasowski Season 6- [14]

Former[edit]

Name Captain Seasons Specifications Ref.
The Bounty Hunter Bill Monte Season 1-3 35-foot Duffy [15]
The Odysea Ralph Wilkins Season 1-2 32 foot BHM (Blue Hill Marine) [16]
The Lily Bill 'Hollywood’ Muniz Season 2 Harpoon Boat 36' Northern Bay [17]
Lisa and Jake Paul Hebert Season 2 40' Young Brothers [18]
Christina Kevin Leonowert Season 2 [19]
Miss Sambvca Paul Hebert Season 3 [20]
Kelly Ann Paul Hebert Season 4 [21]
The Erin & Sarah Pete Speeches Season 5 [22]

Episodes[edit]

Six complete seasons of Wicked Tuna have aired. Season 7 is currently airing on Nat Geo.

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)
Specials6June 8, 2014 (2014-06-08)TBA

Wicked Tuna: Hooked Up episodes[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.[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

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 5 of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks began airing on July 1, 2018.[26]

Broadcast schedule[edit]

The following table is an timeline overview of how both Wicked Tuna & 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
TBA
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) TBA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  2. ^ "Wicked Tuna – National Geographic Channel". Channel.nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  3. ^ "A wicked bad idear: National Geographic hunts bluefin tuna for entertainment". Deep Sea News. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  4. ^ Conathan, Michael (2012-03-30). "Fish on Fridays: Sustaining the 'Wicked Tuna'". Americanprogress.org. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  5. ^ 06/04/2012 6:43 am Updated: 06/04/2012 10:09 am (2012-06-04). "'Wicked Tuna' Finale: Season Wraps With A Massive 1,030-Pound Fish Caught (VIDEO)". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  6. ^ Rosenberg, Steven A. (2012-03-22). "Reality TV comes to Gloucester for 'Wicked Tuna' - The Boston Globe". Boston.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  7. ^ "National Geographic Orders 'Wicked Tuna' Spinoff Series From Craig Piligian". Deadline. January 10, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  8. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.eagletribune.com/lifestyle/on-the-line-nat-geo-s-hit-series-wicked-tuna/article_621ba71f-70dd-5397-be3f-afa09baf1c68.html}}
  9. ^ "FV-Tuna.Com". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  10. ^ "Hard Merchandise". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Pin Wheel". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "Hot Tuna". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  13. ^ "The Wicked Pissah". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  14. ^ "Race to land the first fish is on as Wicked Tuna returns for Season 6". Monsters & Critics. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  15. ^ "The Boats of Wicked Tuna: The Bounty Hunter". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  16. ^ "Wicked Tuna". odyseatuna.com. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  17. ^ "The Boats of Wicked Tuna: The Lily". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  18. ^ "Captain Paul – Wicked Tuna Video". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  19. ^ "The Christina". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  20. ^ "Miss Sambvca". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  21. ^ "Boat Profile: The Kelly Ann". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  22. ^ "Erin & Sarah". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  23. ^ "'Wicked' Tuna' season finale is down to the wire". TV Guide. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  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. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/new-wicked-tuna-season-starts-sunday/article_c1cb260e-b487-5af9-ba64-3dd0bcd00f4b.html}}

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