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 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, “Riders in the Storm.”
As the episode begins, there is a storm on the horizon and only five weeks left of the season. You know what the song says, “Should I stay or should I go?” Captain Marciano is hoping to bring in more fish and get out of there. TJ has time to make up after the fire held them over in port, and they have one on the line as the boat rocks and rolls. The tuna gods are with them as they pull it over the rail. Once news goes out that TJ got a fish, the rest of the fleet has more incentives to keep fishing.
On the Erin & Sarah, they are beginning with $4,000 in the hole. Brandon is not aboard this week. It is just Pete and Erin as they mark a fish. As Pete is at the reel, and the fish refuses to give up the fight, suddenly, the fish pulls the hook, and as it snaps back, Pete is sent to the deck. Pete was so pissed off and embarrassed that he lost the fish with Erin aboard.
The Hot Tuna comes in with their catch that weighed 347 and paid $19 for $6,593 and will make the Hot Tuna a contender. As the weather forecast blasts over the radio, the Tuna.com is marking a big fish and it, and another bite. The lines are in jeopardy of crossing under water. Dave Carraro must bring his fish to the bow to stay far away from the one Sandro has. When Sandro sees swivel, he throws the harpoon and brings him aboard. Dave brings his onboard too.
On the Hard Merchandise, the waves are getting rougher, but Marciano is determined to get another fish. When they see lightning, it is time to run. TJ sees the lightning strikes and knows that the boat is run by electronics that are subject to lots of trouble if the boat is struck. Crews are all staying inside to avoid the lightning strikes. As Pete lays down Erin gets a bite just as one bites on the Pin Wheel. When the fish pulls the hook on the Pin Wheel, the mood is somber. The Erin & Sarah have the fish on the line for over two hours and Pete is proud of Erin for keeping her cool and staying at the wheel. Pete’s hands are raw and shaking. The fish is on the deck and measures 105 inches.
The Wicked Pissah has one on the line and Brad is at the reel, and Paul is at the wheel as the boat is rolling. Paul tells Brad not to take a risk. Brad insists on throwing the harpoon, but misses. Paul tells him to take his time, and the second time is a charm.
The Dot.com brings their two fish to the dock. One is 406, and the other is 380. The first pays $18 for $7,308, and the other pays $17 for $6,460 and a total of $13,768.
On the Hard Merchandise, a reel starts spinning, and it is a screamer. Dave hopes it is a big moose with the only thing missing are the antlers. Dave throws the dart and the fish is theirs, all 98 inches of him.
At the dock, the Wicked Pissah is happy to bring in their 185 pounder that pays $16 for $2,960. The Erin & Sarah comes to the dock with their 468 pounder that pays $19 for $8,892 and puts them in the black. The Hard Merchandise comes in with their 456 pounder that pays $18 for $8,208 and gives them a good feeling as they turn and burn on this episode of “Wicked Tuna.”
At the end of week eleven:
Hard Merchandise has eleven fish for $77,331.
FV-Tuna.Com has seventeen fish for $77,248.
Wicked Pissah has thirteen fish for $64,662.
Hot Tuna has nine fish for $63,522.
Erin & Sarah have six fish for $34,596.
Pin Wheel has six fish for $32,294.