‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Celebrates 100th Episode Out on the Water

by Courtney Blackann
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The series spinoff “Wicked Tuna: Outerbanks” is set to celebrate its 100th episode this evening. The popular show hails from the Massachusetts-based “Wicked Tuna” and follows along with the fisherman as they reap the benefits of tuna fishing in North Carolina.

In a Twitter post, the show shared a clip of tonight’s episode along with an encouraging message.

“Can you believe tonight is #WickedTuna: Outer Banks’s 100th episode?! Neither can we! Be sure to tune in tonight at 9/8c and stop by Wicked Tuna’s Facebook at 8pm for a live Q&A with Greg Mayer of the Fishin’ Frenzy,” the post reads.

The show debuts the milestone episode with just three episodes left in the season. It should be a good one as the crews are almost to the finish line of their season.

Capturing the lucrative Atlantic bluefin tuna, each fishing vessel is tasked with bringing in the biggest catch they can find. It’s the difference between a huge payout and barely making ends meet as the captains rival for their limit of fish.

“Wicked Tuna: Outerbanks” Captains Vie for First Place

The competition is fierce and the fishing is hot. In recent episodes, Captain Greg Mayer is leading the charge. He hopes the Fishin’ Fiesta has what it takes to come in first.

However, the experienced “Wicked Tuna: Outerbanks” star is ready to finish strong. And he’s got a few tricks up his sleeves.

“We’re getting right down to the end of the season here. And at the end of the season, we always plan on being the top boat. But it’s been years since that happened and that needs to change,” the captain says in a clip of one episode. “We’ve got a reputation to uphold on the Outer Banks. It’s about time we win another one. So far, we’ve put ourselves in the position to win. We just need to keep on catching because everyone else is out here trying to do the exact same thing.”

Each season, every fishing vessel is faced with dangerous conditions while trekking out into the Atlantic. Not only does the competition factor into planning, the crews must be diligent and safe. Though the show is based off the coast of North Carolina, the crews still face harsh sea conditions.

To be successful, the captains must run a tight ship. That means making sure each crew is safe. It also means knowing how to cope when times get tough and fishing is hard. Bluefin tuna can make the crews a lot of money, so there’s big stakes at risk. Likewise, it can leave crews grappling to come up with a solution when things go south.

Tune in to the National Geographic show at 9/8 Central to see who’s going to come in first.