‘Wicked Tuna’ Cast Hits the ‘Motherlode’ in Gripping New Clip

by Joe Rutland
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The “Wicked Tuna” cast that is in a new “Outer Banks” episode on Sunday night is excited over picking up the “Motherlode” of bluefin tuna.

In this quick clip from “Wicked Tuna” that was shared on Twitter, you can see the excitement come over the crew members.

Take a look at this and get ready for Sunday night’s new episode on the National Geographic Channel.

If this brief look at Sunday night’s episode is an example of the rest of the show, then you’ll want to be in front of your TV set.

The crews are shown in action along North Carolina’s Outer Banks region. That’s where the “Wicked Tuna” show gets its additional tag in the spin-off. But they are all business here while the Atlantic Ocean laps its winds and weather against their boats.

There is a specific season where these fishermen are out there catching as many bluefin tuna as possible. Among the captains appearing on this “Wicked Tuna” spin-off include Greg Mayer, Nick Gowitzka, Bobby Earl, and Adam Price.

‘Wicked Tuna’ Spin-Off Captain Talked About Moving to North Carolina

As we mentioned, Earl is one of the captains on the “Wicked Tuna” spin-off “Outer Banks.” He relocated to North Carolina, though, for the show.

Earl had spent time working on Wall Street in his life, too. But all that changed when he visited North Carolina for some fishing.

“Everyone starts somewhere, right?” Earl said in an interview. “So I had about 30 years of experience in the financial sector. I worked on Wall Street, and there were many crashes, many different stock market plummets, and things of this nature. In 2004, I made the switch to management.”

But he thought about succeeding as a full-time fisherman. Well, Earl took the plunge and found both a home and success with the F/V Reel E’ Bugging in the Atlantic Ocean.

‘Outer Banks’ Show Made Its Debut In August 2014 on National Geographic

“I couldn’t wait to go fishing so I could get a break from Brooklyn and Manhattan,” Earl said. “My escape was always the ocean. At some point, I said, ‘Hey, I could probably do this full time.’ So we started running charters, etc., and the rest is history.”

Earl is one of the spin-off series’ stars and permanently lives in the Outer Banks area.

The spin-off debuted on Aug. 17, 2014, and has been on the National Geographic Channel for seven seasons. Right now, “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” is showing seventh-season episodes. With the popularity of this and the original show, Outsiders probably can expect yet another year showcasing bluefin tuna season in the Outer Banks.

Now, the spin-off originally was called “Wicked Tuna: North vs. South” but that title was changed during its second season. The action continues to be fast and furious for these captains and their crews.

 

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