The cast of “Wicked Tuna” is back at it. And now they’re in search of “that bluefin.”
National Geographic TV shared a clip from the latest episode of “Wicked Tuna.” During the clip, John-Michael Dickinson, second mate of Offshore Outlaw, joins captain Adam Price on the water.
“We gotta find that bluefin now. C’mon, it’s bluefin time!” says Dickinson.
“There’s some life right here. That’s good. There’s tuna out there. We’ll get our rig back out and maybe get on the right one,” says Price.
“Even though we’ve had a good season so far, we just have to keep pushing hard and keeping consistent paychecks,” continues Price. “It takes a lot of money to keep this boat up.”
Price adds that all fishermen, including those who aren’t on their team, help each other out. Doing so actually benefits everyone in the industry.
“Everybody out here is trying to work together and share information, and stay on these fish,” he says. “The more we work together, the more fish we all catch.”
“They transferred 26 more tons to the quota,” says Dickinson.
“All we have to do is get the right one,” says Price.
Along with the video, National Geographic TV wrote, “Offshore Outlaw has one goal: find that bluefin!”
‘Wicked Tuna’ Star Captain Bobby Earl Of Reel E’ Bugging Started His Career On Wall Street
Most people think the cast of “Wicked Tuna” all come from generations of fishermen risking their lives for the next catch. Fans of the show think all the stars have spent their lives training and fishing on the water. And that certainly is the case for many of the show’s cast, but not for all of them. Some stars, such as captain Bobby Earl, took a long and winding path towards the fishing industry.
In fact, long before he landed a role on “Wicked Tuna,” Earl was taking on Wall Street in New York City. During a recent interview, Earl shared what led him to fish for tuna.
“Everyone starts somewhere, right? So I had about 30 years of experience in the financial sector,” said Earl. “…And shortly thereafter, in 2007, 2008, the stock market crashed. Banks crashed. Everyone got laid off. We all got fired. At that point, I didn’t have any clients because I had spent three years in management. It would have meant starting all over again and I just wasn’t willing to do it.”
So, a friend of his reached out and invited him to try out a new business, the bed bug business.
“He said, ‘I know you like your suit and tie, but I have an idea.’ And I’m like, ‘Bed bugs? Are you out of your frikkin’ mind?'” said Earl. “And that’s how it started…And it seemed like a good way to make a living, I got to be my own boss.”
When Earl wasn’t killing bed bugs, he would “sneak away for three months every year to go tuna fishing in the Outer Banks.”
“That was the progression,” said Earl. Now “Wicked Tuna” fans can catch Bobby Earl taking on the waters of the Outer Banks.