On tonight’s episode of “Wicked Tuna,” the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts are in the hunt once again to catch the biggest and largest quantity of their prize bluefin tuna. Often they have a fish on the line for hours, only to lose it when it pulls the hook or the line snaps. See what other troubles befall these warriors on this episode titled, “Pissed Off on Pissah.”
As the episode begins, Hard Merchandise is in the lead, but there’s a long way to go. On the Wicked Pissah, they have caught three fish so far. However, Lance and Brad have not received a paycheck from Paul. When the reel starts spinning, they run to the rod, but the fish pulls the hook immediately.
Among the fisherman in the fleet are two harpoon boats. Bill “Hollywood” Muniz is the captain of the Lily and his crew, up above in the plane is Mark Brochu, the spotter who lets them know where the fish are. The other harpoon boat, Kristiana is captained by Greg Chorebanian. Greg would like nothing but to shut Hollywood up and beat him outright. He has no spotter in the sky like Bill, but his hopes are high. The harpoon boats cannot fish every day because of weather conditions. As Mark guides Bill to the biggest fish, he throws the harpoon and gets a slob.
On the Hot Tuna, TJ is bringing his nephew Daniel aboard for some good luck. The Wicked Pissah gets a screamer on the line, but Paul refuses to slow the boat and finally; he pulls the hook. As Paul lets go of his obnoxious laugh, tempers are seething as the absence of a paycheck is still looming in their minds.
Mark gave Bill another good fish and then Bill had to see another and run along the deck and haul in another. When he catches a fish, his mantra is “Who’s better than me?” At the dock, he brings in his fish. His first is 152 pounds and pays just $6 because the fish has no fat and pays $912, the second weighs 176, pays $7 for $1,232 and the third weighs 353, pays $8 for $2,824.
On the Hard Merchandise, it is Jayson’s birthday and Captain Dave bought him a cake. As boys will be boys, it turns into a food fight, but Dave does not care because they have the clean the deck anyway.
On the FV-TunaDot.Com, they finally get a bite and brought him in. At the dock, he weighs 291, pays $12 for $3,492.
On the Hot Tuna, it is 3 a.m., and they get a bite. They wake Daniel up, so he does not miss this amazing sight. Finally, they hit him with the dart and bring him over the rail. Danny posed for plenty of photos with his prized tuna. It weighs 403, pays $22 for $8,866.
On the Kristiana, Jimmy is out on the extended deck, as they spotted a group of tunas. Jimmy nailed him, just as Hollywood missed his. They spotted more and Greg went to the deck and got another. When Greg spotted more, they got the third one. The first fish is 273 pounds, pays $14 for $3,822, second one weighs 212, pays $15 for $3,180 and the third is 285, pays $12 for $3,420.
Because the topic of paychecks is still on the minds of the crew, and Paul’s captaincy is truly in question, it is doubtful he will have a crew much longer on this episode of “Wicked Tuna.”
At the end of week four:
Hot Tuna has three fish for $20,533.
FV-Tuna.Com has five fish for $18,693.
Hard Merchandise has two for $15,855.
Pin Wheel has three for $12,702.
Erin & Sarah has two fish for $12,206.
Wicked Pissah has three for $10,995.
Kristiana has three for $10,422.
Lily has three for $4,968.