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Hard Merchandise Owner/Captain Dave Marciano, left, and his son, Joe, are getting bait ready. This season theres more competition than ever, with harpoon boats and ambitious out-of-state teams making it even harder for the Gloucester rod-and-reelers to land a Bluefin tuna.

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The fishermen of Gloucester, Mass., navigate the open seas in hopes of catching the first fish of the season. Dave Carraro, captain of, finds his first fishing spot of the season, but his day is interrupted by an unwelcome visitor. Tyler McLaughlin, a New Hampshire native and the 24-year-old captain of the Pin Wheel, has headed south to invade Gloucester waters, with the expressed intent of catching more fish than Dave.