The BEST episodes of Wicked Tuna

Every episode of Wicked Tuna ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Wicked Tuna!

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.

Last Updated: 2/21/2024Network: National GeographicStatus: Continuing
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Whoa Brother!
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8.56
18 votes

#1 - Whoa Brother!

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/17/2022

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Mutiny on the Water
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8.42
89 votes

#2 - Mutiny on the Water

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/13/2018

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

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Back on the Hunt
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8.32
31 votes

#3 - Back on the Hunt

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/27/2022

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job
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8.27
107 votes

#4 - Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/1/2018

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

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The Time is Now
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8.25
131 votes

#5 - The Time is Now

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/4/2017

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

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Final Countdown
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8.18
17 votes

#6 - Final Countdown

Season 12 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/25/2023

The quota is running out, and the season could end at any minute.

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Worst to First
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8.17
110 votes

#7 - Worst to First

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/11/2018

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.

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All Out of Tomorrows
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8.15
41 votes

#8 - All Out of Tomorrows

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/7/2020

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

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Ride The Lightning
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8.14
110 votes

#9 - Ride The Lightning

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/29/2018

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

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Size Matters
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8.12
33 votes

#10 - Size Matters

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/22/2012

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 Tuna.com. 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.

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Bait and Switch
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8.09
46 votes

#11 - Bait and Switch

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/31/2015

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.

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A Bluefin for Dad
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8.09
23 votes

#12 - A Bluefin for Dad

Season 12 - Episode 17 - Aired 6/11/2023

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Man v. Storm
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8.08
26 votes

#13 - Man v. Storm

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/6/2012

An intense storm slams into the shores of Massachusetts, and meteorologists are calling for winds up to 20 to 30 knots and 4- to 6-foot-high waves. Most wouldn’t dream of steaming out into conditions like these, but a few are brave enough to dare risk their lives — the fishermen of Gloucester.

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When Push Comes to Shove
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8.07
41 votes

#14 - When Push Comes to Shove

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/26/2015

On Kelly Ann, the future of Captain Paul Hebert's tuna season hangs in the balance, and on Pin Wheel, Captain Tyler McLaughlin's aggressive behavior may cost him his one remaining mate.

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Tuna Trifecta
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8.05
37 votes

#15 - Tuna Trifecta

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/17/2015

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The Enemy Among Us
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8.05
62 votes

#16 - The Enemy Among Us

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/1/2020

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.

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Twice Bitten
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8.04
23 votes

#17 - Twice Bitten

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/28/2013

With only two weeks left in the season, just one fish is not enough for the Gloucester captains--and the lure of doubling their luck is tempting. FV-Tuna.com holds the lead for the fifth week in a row, followed closely by the young guns on The Pin Wheel. Paul, who recently left FV-Tuna.com to lead his own boat, is desperate for a win as a new captain--and is counting on the cash to provide for his family and young daughter.

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Too Close to Call
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8.04
23 votes

#18 - Too Close to Call

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 6/1/2015

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

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Endgame
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8.04
27 votes

#19 - Endgame

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/12/2013

In the second season finale, a storm brews on the horizon as the final week of the season continues. The FV-Tuna.com 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.

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Coming for the Crown
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8.04
57 votes

#20 - Coming for the Crown

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/2/2019

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.

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Fish Fight
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8.00
34 votes

#21 - Fish Fight

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/10/2013

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.

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Storm Warning
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8.00
30 votes

#22 - Storm Warning

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/10/2013

With the fishing season already half over, the captains have no choice but to head straight into a wicked storm. The Gloucester boats tail behind Pin Wheel; and Tuna.com knows that without risk, there's no reward, and they head full steam ahead. Hoping that the change in the weather will lead to a change in luck — and bigger fish – the captains get serious with the stakes this high and money to be made.

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Knock out Punch
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8.00
40 votes

#23 - Knock out Punch

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/24/2015

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Makin' the Bite
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8.00
23 votes

#24 - Makin' the Bite

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/16/2023

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Merch Madness
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7.99
76 votes

#25 - Merch Madness

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/25/2018

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

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