On tonight’s episode of “Wicked Tuna,” the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts are hunting once again for the elusive tuna called the bluefin. As the competition to catch the biggest and largest quantity of their prize bluefin tuna, they often experience having a gigantic fish on the line for hours, only to lose it when the fish pulls the hook or the line snaps. They also have to deal with the price their tuna is worth, and if it has sufficient fat to yield a high price. See what other troubles befall these warriors on this episode titled, “Comeback Kid.”
As the episode begins, the fleet is talking about Paul Hebert and the Wicked Pissah and how many fish they have caught. Paul has had the ups and downs of being a captain this season and having his own boat is a challenge.
On the Pin Wheel, as Tyler speaks badly about Paul, he states that Paul is not a fisherman. TJ feels that Paul is just a mate and not a captain, and now he feels that Brad is doing all the work on the boat. Dave Carraro remembers how they locked horns when Paul was his mate on the FV-Tuna.com. Dave Marciano is concerned with the awesome week Paul had and has to keep an eye on him too.
As two reels start spinning on the Wicked Pissah, there are two more that just start screaming. Paul takes a moment to get on the radio and yell that they had four on, as the rest of the fleet just shakes their heads. One fish pulled the hook, and now they are down to three. A lobster boat is nearby and Paul waves to them to drop their anchor. Unfortunately, the line is snapped before they can drop anchor. With two still on the lines, one is pulled over the rail at 88 inches, and the second one is a monster that measures 102 inches.
On the Pin Wheel, they have a fish on at least for a while until the fish pulls the hook. Not too long after, Dot.com overhears Tyler badmouthing Paul over the radio. Could it be jealousy? The Hot Tuna has a fish on the line as Jarrett works the rod. TJ throws the dart and misses. He prays that the fish stays on and gives him another chance, and he gets the second chance and nails him. When he comes over the rail Reba licks the fish anticipating a nice chunk. As another fish bites the line on the Pin Wheel, it is gone in no time. The problems they have are crotch breaks, seven of them to be exact. The crotch is where the two lines connect. They have received inferior line, as Travis finds a brand new box of line that is all broken. He is worried, because if they catch no fish; he gets no pay.
At the dock, TJ brings his fish in that weighs 285 and pays only $9 for $2,565, which makes them turn and burn hoping for more of better quality. The Wicked Pissah gets another on the line, and another comes over the rail. Paul’s obnoxious laugh can be heard all across the sea, especially when he measures 105 inches.
The Pin Wheel gets another that they lose instantaneously, to another crotch break. Now Tyler is feeling that the season is passing him by. After waiting an interminable time, the Dot.com finally gets a bite. The tail rope is on, and 96 inches comes over the rail. At the dock, it weighs 404 and pays $13 for $5,252.
The Wicked Pissah comes in with three: 279, 451 and 507 pounds respectively. They pay $17 for $4,743, $12 for $5,412 and $20 for $10,140 for a payday of $20,295 and shocking the entire fleet on this episode of “Wicked Tuna.”
At the end of week twelve:
Wicked Pissah has sixteen fish for $84,957.
FV-Tuna.Com has eighteen fish for $82,500.
Hard Merchandise has eleven fish for $77,331.
Hot Tuna has ten fish for $66,087.
Erin & Sarah have six fish for $34,596.
Pin Wheel has six fish for $32,294.