‘Wicked Tuna’ Star Dave Carraro Opens Up on What It’s Like to Live in Gloucester, Massachusetts

by Joe Rutland

No one has to convince “Wicked Tuna” star Dave Carraro that living in Gloucester, Mass., is not where he wants to be. That’s to the contrary.

Carraro, who is one of the captains on the National Geographic Channel show, talked a little bit more about how much he enjoys living there.

“I absolutely love it up here,” he said in an interview with Hollywood Soapbox. “This summer will be my 24th year up here. It’s a very small community.

“It’s a tight-knit community,” Carraro said. “Gloucester was basically founded on fish. Everyone here, both in the community and the fishing community, pretty much knows each other. Everyone here will help one another. It’s just a fantastic place to live, and it’s even better to fish from here. It’s very small, and I can’t imagine myself being anyplace else.”

‘Wicked Tuna’ Star Remains Among Current Cast Of Fishermen

Carraro makes a good living as a tuna fisherman when he gets out there in the waters off Gloucester. “Wicked Tuna” follows him and his fellow anglers as they go out during their season and catch as much bluefin tuna as they can.

Now Carraro is among the current batch of anglers on the show. Others include TJ Ott, Tim Ott Sr., Jack Patrican, Dave Marciano, Tyler McLaughlin, Paul Hebert, Bob Cook, and Spurge Krasowski.

While they are out there catching bluefin tuna, “Wicked Tuna” also spends some time educating its audience on some environmental issues around the tuna itself.

The National Geographic Channel show has a spinoff called “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks.” This show focuses on fishermen working to catch tuna off the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It has been on for seven seasons.

Carraro Also Has Caught Most Bluefin Tuna Of Any Angler On Show

Carraro definitely enjoys living in Gloucester. But he also dominates when going out into the Atlantic Ocean beyond where he lives to get those bluefin tuna.

In fact, he totaled up 22 Atlantic bluefin tuna in the show’s fifth season in 2016. That also totals up to $104,785 right into the work done aboard the “FV-Tuna.com” fishing boat.

He just barely beat Hebert and his crew aboard the “Wicked Pissah.” Hebert caught 19 Atlantic bluefin tuna that season and collected $104,611.

Carraro, though, also nabbed 18 bluefin tuna in the sixth season and 19 in the eighth season of the show.

“Wicked Tuna” continues to bring in viewers as they go out and seek to catch as many bluefin tuna as possible. Of course, going out on the dangerous waters of the Atlantic Ocean can cause some problems for captains and crew alike. So they all have to be careful in their work as water splashes all over the deck.