The BEST Episodes of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 8, 2021

The long, cold winter has just hit New England, and while the bluefin tuna season has come to an end in Gloucester, Mass., it’s just getting started in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After a disappointing season, several of Gloucester’s top fishermen head south to try to salvage their finances by fishing for the elusive bluefin tuna in unfamiliar Carolina waters before the experienced locals beat them to the catch. It’s a whole new battlefield and the Northern captains must conquer new styles of fishing, treacherous waters and the wrath of the Outer Banks’ top fishermen. They’re gambling on what could be a massive payday … or a huge financial loss.

Fishing Up a Storm

#1 - Fishing Up a Storm

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 26, 2020

When back-to-back storms strike the Outer Banks, fishermen find they have two choices: fish or flee. One captain faces a hurdle following the storm.

star 8.38
21 votes
Family Pride

#2 - Family Pride

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 12, 2020

With longtime rivals dominating the competition, the brother-sister duo on the Pinwheel struggle to overcome a slow start to their fishing season.

star 8.36
25 votes
Pay to Play

#3 - Pay to Play

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 19, 2020

Time is money as the captains fish for “blue gold,” and when the costs of trying to bring home a bluefin pile up, some captains reevaluate if the benefits of tuna fishing outweigh the drawbacks.

star 8.15
20 votes
Old Golly Whopper

#4 - Old Golly Whopper

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 2, 2018

Captain Greg Mayer returns to the helm of the Fishing Frenzy, despite a painful injury.

star 8.14
28 votes
Blood, Sweat, and Tears

#5 - Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 9, 2018

With a limited number of days left to fish, Tyler chooses between big risk and big reward.

star 8.11
28 votes
Redemption

#6 - Redemption

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 5, 2018

star 8.10
30 votes
A Fish For Frenzy

#7 - A Fish For Frenzy

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 2, 2020

As the top boats solidify their spots in the race, Greg and his mates can’t seem to stay in sync, and the former champion boat starts to fall apart.

star 8.06
16 votes
Tricky Dave

#8 - Tricky Dave

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 16, 2020

Captain Dave Carraro of the FV-Tuna.com lives up to his “Tricky Dave” reputation when the fleet begins to doubt him after a few sneaky moves.

star 8.05
19 votes
Never Seen Anything Like It

#9 - Never Seen Anything Like It

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 9, 2020

The battle for bluefin intensifies as champion boats find the bluefin biting; however, one crew member’s loss could alter the rest of the season.

star 8.05
21 votes
Down to the Wire

#10 - Down to the Wire

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 23, 2018

As the clock ticks down, the battle to be the top-earning boat in the Outer Banks heats up.

star 8.04
25 votes
Reverse the Curse

#11 - Reverse the Curse

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 15, 2018

A giant school of bluefin tuna breaks the curse for one of the boats, but a few other boats land only bad luck.

star 8.03
29 votes
Not In Our Backyard

#12 - Not In Our Backyard

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 8, 2018

A hard struggle to catch back up is faced by the boats that are in the North, and they turn to the ships in the Southern fleet to see if they can offer help, but they quickly realize that there is little to no hurry for the crews to lend a hand.

star 8.03
34 votes
Reel Outlaws

#13 - Reel Outlaws

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 28, 2019

With the quota nearly gone, captains push limits to catch what might be final paychecks.

star 8.03
34 votes
Back in the Battle

#14 - Back in the Battle

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 25, 2016

Bluefin season starts on the Outer Banks.

star 8.02
93 votes
Tuna and the Beast

#15 - Tuna and the Beast

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 3, 2017

With two weeks left in the season, every captain in the fleet is feeling the pressure to bring in a bluefin and land a paycheck

star 8.02
50 votes
Tick Tock Tuna

#16 - Tick Tock Tuna

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 12, 2014

Pin Wheel and rivals Fishin' Frenzy and Wahoo lead the race with seven tuna each. Captain Greg Mayer of Fishin' Frenzy is desperate for catches to reclaim their top spot, while the Wahoo brothers Reed and Banks Meredith are determined to stay in the top spot. Pin Wheel Co-Captains Tyler McLaughlin and Paul Hebert are a stone's throw away from beating all of the Southern boats in their own backyard. Doghouse, Hard Merchandise and Hot Tuna struggle to haul in fish for the remainder of the season.

star 8.00
25 votes
Salty Gals and Southern Nights

#17 - Salty Gals and Southern Nights

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 9, 2015

Fishin' Frenzy have a slight lead over Reels of Fortune; Hot Tuna asks Reel Action for assistance; Doghouse is relying on their greenhorn to bring in the catch.

star 8.00
31 votes
Together We Stand

#18 - Together We Stand

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 20, 2020

The tuna titan battle continues while mates try to keep pace. From family ties to lifelong friends, which team has the drive to put meat on the deck?

star 8.00
15 votes
Titan Showdown

#19 - Titan Showdown

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 18, 2020

With only two days left, it’s a battle of the titans as the captains push to prove they have what it takes to become the next Outer Banks champion.

star 7.93
15 votes
Northern Fury

#20 - Northern Fury

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 26, 2018

The Northern boats' success continues to frustrate the Southern fishermen.

star 7.93
27 votes
Stick 'em

#21 - Stick 'em

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 5, 2020

Will the green stick continue to give the Little Shell an edge, or will the more traditional rod-and-reel rivals prove victorious in the long run?

star 7.90
29 votes
Make Your Own Luck

#22 - Make Your Own Luck

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 30, 2020

As the quota fills up, the captains must decide if skill or luck is in their favor in order to pull ahead in the competition.

star 7.88
17 votes
Full Throttle

#23 - Full Throttle

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 6, 2017

Captain TJ Ott is haunted by a terrifying accident at sea, and the Doghouse desperately tries to land its first fish of the season.

star 7.88
98 votes
No Pain, No Gain

#24 - No Pain, No Gain

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 12, 2018

A Southern captain leads the charge against the top-earning Northern boat with the biggest fish of the season, but big fish bring big problems.

star 7.87
30 votes
Little Boat, Big Tuna

#25 - Little Boat, Big Tuna

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 7, 2019

Southern boat Rasta Rocket sets out to prove that the little boat can be big competition.

star 7.86
35 votes