Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks

The BEST episodes of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks

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

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.

Last Updated: 8/19/2022Network: National Geographic
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Break Point
star
8.38
8 votes

#1 - Break Point

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/14/2021

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Family Pride
star
8.37
30 votes

#2 - Family Pride

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/12/2020

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

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Fishing Up a Storm
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8.32
25 votes

#3 - Fishing Up a Storm

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/26/2020

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.

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Never Seen Anything Like It
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8.20
25 votes

#4 - Never Seen Anything Like It

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/9/2020

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.

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Blood, Sweat, and Tears
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8.17
29 votes

#5 - Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/9/2018

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

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Pay to Play
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8.17
24 votes

#6 - Pay to Play

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/19/2020

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.

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Redemption
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8.16
31 votes

#7 - Redemption

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/5/2018

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Old Golly Whopper
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8.14
28 votes

#8 - Old Golly Whopper

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/2/2018

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

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Tricky Dave
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8.13
23 votes

#9 - Tricky Dave

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/16/2020

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.

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Down to the Wire
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8.12
26 votes

#10 - Down to the Wire

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/23/2018

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

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Together We Stand
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8.11
19 votes

#11 - Together We Stand

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/20/2020

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?

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Break Out Or Break Down
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8.11
19 votes

#12 - Break Out Or Break Down

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/4/2020

A grueling season has taken a toll on the OBX fleet, but with less than $5,000 separating the top five boats, no one can slow down now.

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Reverse the Curse
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8.10
30 votes

#13 - Reverse the Curse

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/15/2018

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

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A Fish For Frenzy
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8.10
21 votes

#14 - A Fish For Frenzy

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/2/2020

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.

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The Big One
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8.09
11 votes

#15 - The Big One

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/31/2021

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Not In Our Backyard
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8.09
35 votes

#16 - Not In Our Backyard

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/8/2018

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.

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Reel Outlaws
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8.09
35 votes

#17 - Reel Outlaws

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/28/2019

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

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Tuna and the Beast
star
8.06
51 votes

#18 - Tuna and the Beast

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/3/2017

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

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Make Your Own Luck
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8.05
21 votes

#19 - Make Your Own Luck

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/30/2020

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.

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Follow the Herd
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8.05
21 votes

#20 - Follow the Herd

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/13/2020

The fleet communicates in order to find the fish, but some boats have to follow every lead they hear about, if they want to turn their season around.

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Tick Tock Tuna
star
8.04
27 votes

#21 - Tick Tock Tuna

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/12/2014

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.

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Stick 'em
star
8.03
34 votes

#22 - Stick 'em

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/5/2020

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?

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Salty Gals and Southern Nights
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8.00
31 votes

#23 - Salty Gals and Southern Nights

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/9/2015

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.

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Back in the Battle
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8.00
94 votes

#24 - Back in the Battle

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/25/2016

Bluefin season starts on the Outer Banks.

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Northern Fury
star
8.00
28 votes

#25 - Northern Fury

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/26/2018

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

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