‘Wicked Tuna: Outerbanks’ Crew Is Banking on a Feeding Frenzy to Give Them the Edge

by Taylor Cunningham

Fishing season is almost over for the captains of Wicked Tuna: Outerbanks. And Captain Greg Mayer is putting himself in a “position to win.”

Tuna season is coming to an end, and each crew on Wicked Tuna: Outerbanks is working hard to bring home the overall win this year. And Captain Mayer of the Fishin Frenzy is really trying to defeat the competition after a stroke of bad luck ranked him near last place in 2020.

In a teaser for tomorrow’s episode, Captain Mayer is changing up his methods to ensure his boat catches the most fish before time is up.

“Fishin’ Frenzy is hoping a different color scheme on the lure will give them the edge they need at the end of the season,” Wicked Tuna captioned alongside a short clip. “A new episode of #WickedTuna: Outer Banks airs Sunday night at 9/8c on National Geographic.”

In the video, Mayer is in good spirits. He thinks his fleet is on the path to win this season of Wicked Tuna: Outerbanks. But just in case, he’s using different colored bait to lure in some big catches. And he’s hoping the new bait will cause a feeding frenzy.

“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 as in the clip. “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.”

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’: Why Capt. Bobby Earl Says NC Waters Are Like ‘Skydiving’ for Him

Sometimes, the weather around the Outer Banks barrier islands is downright treacherous. And the conditions can be deadly for the crews on Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks. But that doesn’t bother Captain Bobby Earl.

During an interview with Hollywood Soapbox, Bobby Earl admitted that he loves hitting the water during bad storms. High waves and intense winds add an element of excitement to his job.

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