The BEST Episodes of Wicked Tuna

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Fishing is a hard life, and harder with bluefin stocks depleted. In Gloucester, Massachusetts, there's a special breed of fishermen. For generations they've used rod and reel to catch the elusive bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood, and the competition is brutal. Over the next 10 weeks, the most skilled fishermen will set out in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic in hopes of catching the valuable bluefin tuna. When one bluefin can bring in as much as $20,000—they'll do whatever it takes to hook up.

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Mutiny on the Water

#1 - Mutiny on the Water

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired May 13, 2018

Captain Paul Hebert's negative attitude sours his relationship with his mate, Rick.

star 8.35
93 votes
Don’t Quit Your Day Job

#2 - Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 1, 2018

When inexperienced fishermen crowd the water, the fleet has to fight through additional obstacles in order to earn a paycheck

star 8.23
111 votes
The Enemy Among Us

#3 - The Enemy Among Us

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 1, 2020

It’s the first day of a new bluefin season, and the Gloucester captains unexpectedly meet their matches when a fleet of outsiders comes to town.

star 8.23
57 votes
Good to the Last Bite

#4 - Good to the Last Bite

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 3, 2012

With winter approaching and the yearly quota almost filled, the fishermen push their limits to catch the final fish of the season. The clock is ticking, and the fishing is fast and furious. It seems everyone's hooking up but the king of the fleet, Dave, captain of the But with the final hours of the season running out, Dave stumbles onto what may be the biggest, baddest fish of the year… if he can land it.

star 8.18
33 votes
All Out of Tomorrows

#5 - All Out of Tomorrows

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 7, 2020

The fleet battles extreme weather, monster bluefin and uncertain profits as the captains fight to land their last catches — and the No. 1 spot.

star 8.18
40 votes
Coming for the Crown

#6 - Coming for the Crown

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 2, 2019

Capt. Dave Carraro commands the top-earning boat on the leader board, but nothing will stop the rest of the captains from pushing against all odds to take down the king.

star 8.16
55 votes
Worst to First

#7 - Worst to First

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 11, 2018

It’s opening day of the bluefin tuna season, and the first fish can bring big money. With a payday at stake, every captain is fighting to land a tuna.

star 8.16
115 votes
Bait and Switch

#8 - Bait and Switch

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired May 31, 2015

Captain Dave Marciano is desperately trying to maintain his precarious lead, but several run-ins with sharks and a fleet of fierce competitors are shaking things up.

star 8.13
48 votes
The Time is Now

#9 - The Time is Now

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 4, 2017

Captain Tyler McLaughlin is within striking distance of becoming this year’s champion, but will a sudden setback at sea derail his chances?

star 8.12
158 votes
Ride The Lightning

#10 - Ride The Lightning

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 29, 2018

As a massive storm front slams the fishing grounds, the fleet takes big risks to catch the elusive bluefin.

star 8.11
112 votes
Too Close to Call

#11 - Too Close to Call

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 1, 2015

The Atlantic bluefin tuna season comes down to the final day and boats scramble to land more fish

star 8.11
28 votes
The Final Tail

#12 - The Final Tail

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 16, 2019

Pinwheel and Dot Com battle for the top prize but dark horse Hot Tuna upsets their equilibrium and turns this competition into a three-way contest.

star 8.09
58 votes
Fish Fight

#13 - Fish Fight

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 10, 2013

Let the games begin! It's tournament time in Gloucester, and with a big cash prize up for grabs and the best boats in New England joining the fray, it's the mother of all battles to catch the biggest bluefin. Tensions come to a head as the mischievous young crew of the Pin Wheel plays a prank on the biggest hothead in the fleet, Captain Ralph of the Odysea, and get more than they bargained for.

star 8.08
40 votes
Back in the Game

#14 - Back in the Game

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 28, 2021

Captain Dave Marciano is making waves early on but will his luck stick around for the entire season, or are his glory days behind him?

star 8.07
44 votes
Size Matters

#15 - Size Matters

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 22, 2012

Meet Kevin and the Christina, a boat that gets its own real life fish story when it snags an eleven-hundred-pound “monstah” right out of the gate. The story of Kevin’s catch, by far the biggest of the season, is the talk of the town and no one takes it harder than Dave on Dave puts his boat on overdrive to catch up, while Marciano is forced to sit on the sidelines with a charter tour so he can pay off debts.

star 8.05
42 votes
Merch Madness

#16 - Merch Madness

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 25, 2018

The Hard Merchandise is the only boat that has yet to land a fish, and Captain Dave Marciano is feeling the pressure.

star 8.04
79 votes

#17 - Endgame

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired May 12, 2013

In the second season finale, a storm brews on the horizon as the final week of the season continues. The remains in the lead but hasn't caught a fish this week. Nearest rival Pin Wheel has two fish on deck from earlier in the week. Over on the Lisa & Jake, Paul caught three fish already and is on the way to reaching his $50,000 goal. The storm threatens the Hard Merchandise, but with one in the haul already they hook up again and fight for a second catch to end the season strong.

star 8.03
34 votes
Tuna Trifecta

#18 - Tuna Trifecta

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired May 17, 2015

star 8.02
44 votes
Two For The Money

#19 - Two For The Money

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 15, 2018

The alliance between Captains Dave Marciano and Dave Carraro is in jeopardy after the Hard Merchandise suffers a breakdown at sea.

star 8.01
78 votes
Fight To The Finish

#20 - Fight To The Finish

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 24, 2018

With less than four days left in the season, the fleet races to claim the title of top-earning boat, but with two captains sidelined, it’s anyone’s game.

star 8.00
56 votes
Shock and Awe

#21 - Shock and Awe

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 10, 2018

Captain Brad Krasowski is just one big catch away from completing his “worst to first” comeback over last year’s performance.

star 8.00
56 votes
End of the Line

#22 - End of the Line

Season 10 - Episode 20 - Aired Jul 11, 2021

All eyes are on top contenders Hard Merchandise and Wicked Pissah, as the quota reaches its fill and the fleet searches for their final paychecks.

star 8.00
24 votes
Pulling Out All the Stops

#23 - Pulling Out All the Stops

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 9, 2019

With the untimely death of Pinwheel first mate Nicholas "Duffy" Fudge, defending champion Capt. Tyler McLaughlin questions whether he will be able to defend his title.

star 7.98
62 votes
 One for the Money

#24 - One for the Money

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired May 5, 2019

As the season reaches a turning point, a change in the quota forces boats to push their limits, creating tension on the water.

star 7.98
56 votes
Knock out Punch

#25 - Knock out Punch

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired May 24, 2015

star 7.98
47 votes