Wicked Tuna

2012, TV Show

News

Hitting the High Seas With the Colorful Crew of Wicked Tuna

Wicked Tuna

"Fish is good brain food. You should eat a whale!" shouts Wicked Tuna's Dave Marciano across the table to ­rival Dave Carraro when I join the stars of one of NatGeo's highest-rated series for dinner in Gloucester, ­ Massachusetts, where they're shooting Season 3. Why the advice? Captain Carraro doesn't eat seafood.

Even more bizarre than a fisherman refusing to eat fish is witnessing the cutthroat captains laughing amicably over clam chowder, sushi (veggie for Carraro) and steak. "You have five teams all wanting the same goal," says Carraro, Season 1's champ. "We can joke around and have a beer, but when you get on the water, things change." They'd better have an appetite for competition, since this season will see two new crews (in addition to the five returning teams) competing for what they call "monstahs," which can reel in $20,000 each.

Throughout our meal, Carraro repeatedly checks on marine conditions; choppy waters will put our planned deep-sea expedition in jeopardy. But to my nerves' dismay, the ­Atlantic Ocean smooths out. Here's how the next day went on Carraro's boat as — my Dramamine in tow — we searched for bluefin tuna.

read more

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: April 01, 2012, on National Geographic
Rating: TV-14
User Rating: (74 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Premise: Commercial fishermen are followed as they set sail in search of lucrative bluefin tuna in the waters off New England.

Cast

Shop

Wicked Tuna: Season 3
Buy Wicked Tuna: Season 3 from Amazon.com
From NAT'L GEOGRAPHIC VID (DVD)
Not yet released
Buy New: $27.98 (as of 1:34 AM EST - more info)
Wicked Tuna: Season 2
Buy Wicked Tuna: Season 2 from Amazon.com
From NAT'L GEOGRAPHIC VID (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $24.89 (as of 1:34 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular