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‘Wicked Tuna’: Are Captains Dave Marciano and Dave Carraro Friends off the Show?

by Joe Rutland
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“Wicked Tuna” has a competitive edge. Every captain wants to win, but are Dave Marciano and Dave Carraro friends when not on the air?

Well, Marchiano was interviewed by Discover Gloucester in 2020. He was asked if he got along with the captains on the show.

“Yes, generally speaking,” Marciano said. “Out of all the guys on the show, Captain Dave Carraro of the FV-Tuna.com and I have become really great friends over the years. I knew who he was before the show came along, and I knew he had a reputation for being a good fisherman, but since we’ve been working together on Wicked Tuna we’ve become very close.”

‘Wicked Tuna’ Features Marciano, Carraro Among Captains Working In Atlantic Ocean

So the National Geographic Channel show has been on since 2012. The 10th season of “Wicked Tuna” shows aired in 2021.

Marciano captains the Hard Merchandise while Carraro captains the FV-Tuna.com. Other captains on “Wicked Tuna” include TJ Ott, Tyler McLaughlin, Bob Cook, Paul Hebert, Jack Patrican, Tim Ott Sr., and Spurge Krasowski.

Now the main show has led to a spin-off series, “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks.” This show also is shown on the National Geographic Channel. Right now, its eighth season of episodes is on the air.

Both shows have captains looking to catch as many bluefin tuna as possible. “Wicked Tuna” shows the action in the Atlantic Ocean off Gloucester, Mass. “Outer Banks” gives Outsiders a look at fishing action off the Outer Banks along North Carolina’s Atlantic Coast coastline.

This Captain Is Not Shy When Talking About Benefits Of Becoming TV Star

Obviously, the popularity of “Wicked Tuna” turns these captains and their crews into TV stars. Whether they want this to happen or not, it just does.

Marciano offers some thoughts about the benefits of becoming well-known through the power of television.

“The perks are we kind of have little things come into place like endorsements,” Marciano told Boston Magazine. “We’re getting fishing tackles and companies like that reach out to us. As a fisherman, that’s pretty cool.”

Marciano does maintain a humble demeanor about his success from the show. But he is not afraid to use his reputation towards his charter business running after tuna season.

“Obviously too, my charter business has gotten a really big bump,” he said. “Not many charter boat operators have an opportunity to, essentially, make it commercial.”

Who is his biggest competitor on the show? Well, Outsiders, we began this article with these two captains.

“As usual, Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.com is a top fisherman, not to say all of the other captains aren’t top-notch fisherman,” Marciano said.

The show on the National Geographic Channel continues to give viewers a lot of attention on tuna fishing.