‘Wicked Tuna’ Boat Rasta Rocket Makes Their Own Destiny No Matter the Weather: ‘We’re So Tough Chuck Norris Don’t Want None’

by Joe Rutland

These “Wicked Tuna” fishermen aboard the Rasta Rocket are definitely getting their money’s worth on the high seas. They’re tough, too.

Want to know how tough these guys are, Outsiders? So tough that they are taking part in another new episode of the “Wicked Tuna” spin-off series about fishing off North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Just listen to some of these crew members talk about being on the boat, named for the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team in the Disney film “Cool Runnings.”

This new episode will air on Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central, on the National Geographic Channel.

Rasta Rocket and its crew are based out of Holden Beach, N.C.

Zack Shackelton, Daniel Blake, Shane Britt, Stanton McDuffie, and Derek Savage make up the boat’s crew. They go out into the Atlantic Ocean in search of bluefin tuna for “Wicked Tuna.”

The show is now in its eighth season on the National Geographic Channel. It lets viewers follow these crews and fishermen working in the Outer Banks. They come down to that point after the season ends off the Atlantic Coast from Gloucester, Mass.

Shackleton and that crew have been on the show since its sixth season. Bobby Earl and “Reel E’ Bugging” along with Adam Price and “Offshore Outlaw” have also have been there in the same amount of time.

Captains Greg Mayer and Britton Shackelford have been on “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” from the first season.

‘Wicked Tuna’ Spin-off Show’s Fans Start Wondering Where Their Favorites Went

This show which, as we told you, Outsiders, is a spin-off, has had a number of fan-favorite boats.

A Reddit thread from “Wicked Tuna” fans wondered if anyone has some reason behind those favorite boats leaving the show.

Fan tylerdurden1902 wrote, “So I started watching Wicked Tuna Outerbanks on Disney + and immediately became obsessed! I just started season 6 and am really confused? Does anyone know why they got rid of all the OG southern boats? I miss Frenzy, Reels of Fortune, Doghouse!!”

Other “Wicked Tuna” viewers also pitched in their thoughts, too.

Vegas Cowbell wrote, “They change out boats a lot, usually without explanation. Fishing Frenzy is back in Season 7.”

Fan reliconfused_SD adds, “I heard some of the boats wanted more money or at least the same amount that the northern guys were getting.”

Well, Chanelnofive tossed some thoughts on the subject.

This Redditor wrote, “So funny I just read this question because we just started Season 6 and we were like WTF? Where did everyone go? I don’t miss Frenzy or Reels of Fortune at all, but I liked The Dog House. It just seemed so weird it was All new people??”