With only one episode left in the season, the stars of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks are ready to give their last-ditch efforts to get that final catch. Ahead of the season’s 90-minute episode on Sunday, the show dropped a trailer that gives us an idea of the trouble to come for the North Carolina crews. Despite rough weather and unforgiving waters, the anglers set out on the water one last time.
Currently, The Doghouse is in third place on the leaderboard, but they’re hoping to inch a little higher with this last run. So, after sunset on the Atlantic, the crew launched from their dock and passed a fellow competitor, Bobby Earl, and his vessel Reel E’ Buggin. Besides their quickly approaching deadline, The Doghouse crew also worried about the ominous conditions that loomed overhead.
“We have less than 24 hours to catch our last fish of the season, and I wanna be the first ones out there today,” Shackelford explained.
Meanwhile, Shackelford’s first mate, Bo, wasn’t so sure they would have friendly waters that day.
“If it wasn’t the last day, we would not be going fishing,” Bo said. “I’m a little bit nervous.”
Check out what The Doghouse and other vessels have to face on the water in the clip below.
Despite his determination to catch one last tuna, Captain Britton Shackelford echoed Bo’s concerns as they passed captain Nick Gowitzka and the Little Shell on the choppy waters.
“Fitting, we end the season with some of the roughest weather we’ve seen in years,” the Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks captain said. “But we have no other choice right now. It’s a huge gamble, but I’ve never won it. It would mean a lot to me if we could win this competition.”
‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Captain Determined to Close Gap Between Third and First Place
As The Doghouse crew fights their way against huge white caps and powerful crashes, it’s clear that they’ll have to be extremely careful during their final trip. At this point, it seems unlikely that they’ll make it back to shore in one piece, much less with a tuna on board. Still, the Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks captain is hellbent on taking home this season’s victory. And with the right catch, he’ll need only one fish to secure the win.
“We’re in third place, but there are only a thousand dollars that separates first and third. So, it kind of ratchets up the heat on making sure that you catch a fish,” Shackelford shared.
We don’t know yet whether the Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks crew was successful in their mission to snag one more tuna. Although, seeing how much perseverance Shackelford and his crew had, we wouldn’t be surprised if they steal the season’s win by the end of Sunday’s episode.