‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’: Doghouse Has To Be Perfect To Stay Atop of the Fleet

by Joe Rutland

It’s crunch time on Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks for Britton Shackelford and Doghouse. They have to be perfect in order to remain in the lead.

Doghouse is holding off the competition right now.

Will the fishing boat stay there or not?

Let’s take a peek at this clip ahead of a new Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks episode.

The wind is whipping around and the water is splashing aboard the boat. Just another night out on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

This National Geographic Channel program is a spin-off of Wicked Tuna.

Other captains taking part in the race to the finish include Greg Mayer, Nick Gowitzka, Bobby Earl, Zack Shackleton, Adam Price, and Jimmie Horning.

Tune in this Sunday night and see how things pan out on Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks.

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Captain Compares NC Waters to ‘Skydiving’

There’s no doubt that some of the adventures these captains have on Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks can be perilous.

Back in July, Captain Bobby Earl talked about his times with Hollywood Soapbox.

Earl took time to look back upon his time spent in North Carolina’s waters off the Atlantic coast.

“It’s really an adrenaline thing,” he said. “It’s almost like skydiving for me. If you can do this, you know you’re among the best there is.”

While the fishing and danger are part of the job that attracts Earl, there’s more to it.

“There are so many challenges prior to actually getting out there and fishing — crossing the inlet, the weather, etc.,” Earl said. “That it’s a huge reward just to get to the open water.”

Earl Took A Chance On Rundown Boat To Fix It Up And Get Out In Deep Waters

Now Bobby Earl had a couple of interesting jobs ahead of becoming a full-time fisherman.

First off, he worked on Wall Street. Second, he had a bug extermination business.

These days? He’s just living the dream of taking people offshore for fishing trips.

And he’s keeping busy, too, on Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks.

In order to achieve his dreams, Earl got a rundown 1972 boat falling apart at the seams.

It was a start. Earl talks about what motivated him to buy the boat during a July interview with The Flagship.

He said about two years in “I realized that my 38-foot boat was not big enough, and we bought a 53-foot boat.”

Earl said it was a strange deal because he had no money. “I googled Fishing Frenzy, and I found a 53-foot 1972 custom boat,” he said. “It was falling apart, but it was all we could afford, and it was sea-worthy.”

So, Outsiders, keep an eye on the “Reel E’ Bugging” and see how it finishes.