National Geographic Society

  • Connect:

Wicked Tuna Leaderboard

Follow the Rankings Each Week and Vote for Your Favorite Ship

Published


572 comments
jodi silva
jodi silva

I myself did commercial fishing and very much enjoyed it,

Did it for about 6 years then had to give it due lack of transpiration.Wish we could talk to the captains..

Joost Stallen
Joost Stallen

Wicked tuna is one of the most disgusting tv programs ever.

Some amatueres murdering the last which are left from a species that is on the verge of extinction.

Cant believe this is on national geografic.

Emily B.
Emily B.

Hi Everyone,

      I have a question.  When the guys pull in these tuna onto the boats, they appear to be dead (no flapping around).  At what point are these fish dead?  When they harpoon them?  Any one know?  (Never caught a tuna myself  :-).....

Thanks.

Tony Reynolds
Tony Reynolds

Don't forget Folk's, these Fella's have Charter business's Too...  I'm sure they don't live on Tuna alone...  Not to mention the Show's Kickback's...  I'm Happy for all, and think they all deserve everything they get and everything they've got.  If I could afford it, I would fish with any one of them.

Tony Reynolds
Tony Reynolds

Awesome Show this year Captain's and Deck Hands.  I would like to applaud all of you for your Hard Work, and giving us the opportunity to watch your amazing skills as Tuna Fisherman.  You have all made it a Pleasure to watch the show, I never miss an Episode.  Hope to see you all for many years ahead.  Keep up the Good work, and let's catch some Tuna!!!!.  and the Reel Talk was awesome, glad to see you guy's work together even with all the competitive feelings between you,  I hope you agree, it's nice to have a Friend nearby on the Big Blue Sea.  Congrat's Fella's.  Super nice Job dot.com.  Can't wait for Next Season.

Bobbie Jones
Bobbie Jones

It's just a friggin show bout tryin to make some money & fishin OMG People settle down!. What they do the rest of the year is'nt our business frig !! Just enjoy & relax! thire doin all the work lol!!!!!

Ursula Fassl Behmke
Ursula Fassl Behmke

well just face it,tyler ,you had a bad year.

dave conratulation for 2. place.of corse great fv tuna,com

great show.i like to fish with marciano,hi is so cool.....

best of luck to you all

your big fan ursula fassl ,lake city,mi

Dana Birrell
Dana Birrell

To anyone who's complaining about Television Drama, do remember that it's Television Drama and I'm sure most of it is staged. 


Television

Drama

Tom B.
Tom B.

More Ralph!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D. Monteleone
D. Monteleone

these guys on the show say that this is how they make a living. how ? they must be doing something else to pay the bills take a guy like Paul who says this is all he does. how ? last time I looked the cost of living is high in new England what can his cut be ? with Bruce and junior fuel chum and ice food that is a long way to stretch $61,472  

Sharon Henderson
Sharon Henderson

This is a Woman with her opinon. I have never seen so many Men, that should be Mature "Professional" Fisherman act like Toddlers when we see other men on the other boats catch a Tuna, and they just as good has lay down on the boat floor kicking & Screeming...WHY ME..WHY?  Paul just put his Big Catch Tuna Photo on the Internet because he was proud, you Think, and Dave C. makes an Idiot out of himself!  Wow, If he wanted to put it on a Billboard Sign, That is Dave C.,business, But Dave C.Does not need a Sign, His Mouth could cause an Avalanche! Now the other Dave M., He Could not talk if he could not put his two fingers together! Do you want me to tell them what I would do. If I were there Fishing?...I would call a meeting, and I would say, We are on National TV, and we Will NOT Allow ourselves to be Consumed in what others are doing, will not change our actions, but we are here to Fish, and do everything possible to do our job, and be Not just Fishermen of the Sea, But also Fishermen of MEN! Amen

Will Cast
Will Cast

Interesting that both Cpt. Carraro and Cpt. Marciano are in lead slots and both have similar management styles- they definitely know how to train and motivate their people. 


This was a great season- but still I have many questions about the rules of the competition:


1) What are the payouts for the ranked winners, if any?

2) Is there more than 1 season for tuna fishing, and if so what are the durations of the seasons in weeks?

3) Why is it that the Lilly only ever harpooned one tuna per day?  Are they constrained to that based on law?

4) Is it tough to get a commercial fishing license for Tuna and what does it cost?

5) How does market pricing work, especially between US and Japanese markets?  It appears that prices tend to rise together and does Tuna seasons in other countries coming on line impact pricing?

6) Why don't we show the stats on hook ups, lost fish, and sonar marked fish?  These numbers will round out the performance for each boat- I am always curious which captains are good vs. which are having a lucky streak.

7) More info on the fish themselves would be nice, like what water temps do they like, what is the record fish weight for that area of the North Atlantic, what is the total take in fish, tons, and dollars for the industry in that state?


Thank you,


Will

D. Monteleone
D. Monteleone

what happened to the  bounty hunter ? they haven't been on the show for a while did they pack it in for the season ? how dose Ralph make a living tuna fishing with his pissed off at the world attitude seems to me you need at least one other guy to help out. it would be funny to see Paul fall over board. I hope Marciano catches two this week that will secure second place for sure.

John G.
John G.

"Wicked Tuna" rocks !!! And, for the 3rd straight year . . .

Season 3 is virtually over, and I can't wait for Season 4, in 2015.

Marciano is THE MAN - someone I could call a friend in real life - I'm glad that the 'Hard Merchandise' is on a roll & hopefully finishes as runner-up, as Marciano is the captain whom REALLY, REALLY  needs every penny he can make in this business, but Sneaky Dave on the 'Tuna.com' just has too big lead for anyone else to get very close for the Top Spot.
 
Also kinda glad to see pinhead Tyler "bringing up the rear" !  That kid has a LOT to learn about life (in general).  I'll bet he's not back for the next Season . . .

Ronald Adityo
Ronald Adityo

I dont know tricky Dave but I dont get it why everyone seems eager to get on his nerve, is it because he is one of the best or outside the show hes a jerk. In terms of fave in general I like .com from the beginning of the show. In terms of people, I think I like Marciano the most (and I think he deserves to be in the upper half on the board) and Tyler or Paul the least.

Chris Surfman
Chris Surfman

Paul calls himself a captain. What a joke that is . Not because of his fishing but because of his boat handling. This clown does not even know the proper side to pass a buoy. Plus that phoney laugh of his. Major A-Hole. His brother Bruce seems like a heck of a nice guy.

D. Monteleone
D. Monteleone

I think Tyler is down for the count he made him self sick worried about catching fish and ending up in last place. maybe he shouldn't have run his mouth. Paul is an is a moron he broadcasts over the internet his catch then all the fishing boats plus the googans are going to be on his numbers the next day. Bruce can't be happy about that notice that Bruce doesn't cry about his back when they catch fish he's reeling and pulling and no complaints. 

Mark Bosarge
Mark Bosarge

Marciano is my fav...He's been the full trip...I like his demeanor...I realize every Captain gets peaced off when a decker loses a tuna but Marciano shows it the least....I have a message for Paul's brother....Next time ya catch Paul leaning over the side a little too much....just kinda bump him.....wait till the camera man goes to take a leak....

Bill Maclay
Bill Maclay

THINK NAT GEO SHOULD DEFINATELY LOOK INTO THAT,,,SOUNDS LIKE GREAT TV.  BESIDES THIS SHOW WE DONT HAVE MUCH ELSE THAT IS REALLY GOOD,,, USED TO LIKE WHALE WARS BUT GOOD IDEA CRAIG, HOPE NAT GEO LOOKS INTO IT.  GONNA CHECK OUT YOUR WEBLINK NOW, SEE WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT. TAKE CARE BILL

jack longmire
jack longmire

Kim hall people really do not want to hear from your uneducated self.

Bill Maclay
Bill Maclay

How do me and my son  get to fish with Marciano???? He is awesome, great guy!! If he's got a charter for deep sea fishing email me. thanks bill

Bill Maclay
Bill Maclay

I love wicked tuna!!!  Marciano is an awesome guy, really nice!!!!  PAUL is HILARIOUS!!!   I love to hear him laugh, it cracks me up every time.  Dave is a good fisherman but, my wife thinks hes tooo cocky!  Tyler irks me, plain and simple, he is good too, but seems like a Punk,  Marciano stay away from him!!  I like TJ, seems like a great guy too, liked the way he was so nice to that little girl in that one episode. Bill Monte seems nice too,,, wish him the most luck,, last season seeing his wife cry almost made me too.  I like Hollywood but, don't like the way they use a plane as a spotter. Overall my family loves the show very much, I personally think that all the captains need to come up with a hook that does NOT come out once in, (like when you pull it the hook elongates wrapping around fishes mouth bone)  and stronger line that does not chafe. sincerely Bill from Pembroke ma

Arthur Hardy
Arthur Hardy

It seems that 1 or maybe 2 boats are using a BOT for votes, Pretty sad.

Darryl Imai
Darryl Imai

NatGeo should not promote Tuna harpooning, too much potential waste,  spear an under sized one and its wasted, let a big one get off the spear and its wasted ...talk about damaging resources.   There is much less damage done by hook and line, they call it Sport Fishing, not Sport Harpooning. 

rick Lemay
rick Lemay

Paul. You were foiled by the banana's. Hope you can reverse the curse.

rick Lemay
rick Lemay

Now that TJ is back in town, Tyler doesn't have any numbers to be competitive. Show me where the fish are and my grandmother could compete.

Will Cast
Will Cast

Tyler McLaughlin may have won last season, but he is also a very weak professional.  No wonder no one wants to work for the guy.  His immaturity is costing him crew and performance...

Sandy Larson
Sandy Larson

Great respect for the town of Boston and how they came through such devastation as the bombing of the Marathon. Of course I love this show and all the Captains making a living in a tough industry. After watching 'Inside the Hunt... the true heart of Boston showed and I have even more respect. All the best to the fishermen and the town!!!

Jon Wittman
Jon Wittman

Have great respect for all trying to make a living in this industry, but Dave M. is a favorite of mine.  Hollywood may be a nice guy, but from what I see on TV he is too much about himself.  

Nikki Peterson
Nikki Peterson

Rooting for them all! Anyone trying to make a living and feed their families or go to school doing this grueling work is a winner in my book. I hope they all do well in what looks like will be a rough season!

Michael Woodall
Michael Woodall

One question I have heard the Yellow fin may be the next great Tuna heard anything

Michael Woodall
Michael Woodall

Dave glad you don't use a Harpoon that not fishing good luck on the leader board your fish are getting bigger and your team is first rate. Mike and Doug Woodall

Will Cast
Will Cast

Hello, can NatGeo set up a Wicked Tuna web page that provides statistics by boat per season for additional stats?  Some examples would be hook ups vs. landed fish, number of fish caught, size of fish in pounds, $/pound of each fish, the price per pound the fish was sold at, hours with lines down, number of harpoon throws to harpooned fish, and where fish was caught (for example George's Bank vs. Coastal catches etc.) 


A lot of guys like to follow stats and this competition has an excellent stat series that REALLY can show who the skilled crew is, who got lucky, etc.  Frankly these stats are much more interesting than baseball stats...


Please advise.


Thank you,


Will

Kim Hall
Kim Hall

Thank you to @JeffreyMead for hopefully helping me get Dave Marciano's attention about Jason taking the Lord's name in vain! (see below for those of you who didnt see my earlier post about this). When it is all over it will not matter if you have a lot of men that voted for you, if you have allowed other people much less your employees to take God's name in vain & say nothing about it! Exodus 20:7 you will not go unpunished. REPENT & get the curse off your boat! I can not & will not be around someone who takes the Lord's name in vain especially the ones that do it over & over like it's not as bad as any other curse word! If you really want to be sure your family has thier needs met I would definitely respect the GREATEST Fisherman that ever walked on water! 

Nicola Dickinson
Nicola Dickinson

Captain Dave Marciano, is by far my fav!! Hard work, integrity , he is an exellent example for all in the tuna industry . For the rest of the group they need to check their enormous egos at the dock. I am sick of hearing how great they think they are, just go catch some fish and close your mouths. They are making themselves out to be a bunch of tools!!! GO Hard Merchandise!!! 

Jeffrey Mead
Jeffrey Mead

I have been watching for 2 seasons and I have seen them all.  I think that TJ would have to be a favorite due to his attitude and knowledge.  His dad gives the boat a little edge (both fishing and with his attitude) and they are a fun group to watch.  2nd would have to be Dave Marciano.  He seems to be a great guy and a good fisherman.  Need to have a talk with Jason here Dave.  Don't let him jinx your boat.  If I had to choose a 3rd boat it would be between Lily and Tuna.Com.  Both great boats and good crews.  Don't think you could charter the Lily though.  I could care less if Pin Head catches any more fish.  That kid needs a good lesson in manners as well as a good @&& kicking.  What a punk.  Make a name for yourself on your own merit, not on the merits of others numbers.  Love the show!!!  Would really like to be able to go out and fish with one of these guys.

Kim Hall
Kim Hall

I love watching Wicked Tuna BUT, this week (6) I was so disgusted with Jason Meunzner using God's name in vain over & over again. I THOUGHT...SHAME ON YOU WICKED TUNA FOR NOT BEEPING IT OUT BUT, NOW I REALIZE if you had I would not have realized God's blessing & curses in week 6. Anyone else know what I'm talking about? Jason Meunzner on the Hard Merchandise Crew lost 1 fish then took God's name in vain several times..he then hooked a second fish & lost it & continued to take God's name in vain. HOW IS THAT WORKIG FOR YOU Jason? Dave Maciano the captain of the Hard Merchandise Crew kept a good attitude but, Dave M. letting Jason do this on your boat is worse than having a boat full of BANANAS...EXODUS 20:7 WARNS US THAT IF you take the Lord's name in vain you will not go unpunished... Loosing 2 Tuna-fish back to back had to HURT! No I'm not a religous fanatic BUT, I am a believer! & the PROOF was plain to see week 6! Meanwhile....the mate on FV-Tuna was praying to our Lord...You might have heard he was the GREATEST Fisherman there ever was...catching boat loads of fish when no one else was....walking on water... not to mention feeding 5000 people with one little basket of fish! FV-Tuna.com were BLESSED with a 497# Tuna & is now at the TOP of the board. I love it when God blesses his people!  

John G.
John G.

@Chris Surfman 

I agree . . . Paul is NOT 'captain material' (a good 1st mate, but runs his mouth a bit too much . . .); his brother Bruce does seem to be a good guy - and someone else who I'd be happy to have as a friend in real life.

Sneaky Dave [Tuna.com] is a good captain & fisherman; too bad he's such an arrogant SCHMUCK! 

John G.
John G.

@D. Monteleone 

Bruce is his big brother . . . you gotta give him credit though, for putting up with Paul.

John G.
John G.

@Mark Bosarge 

Dave Marciano is THE MAN on this show . . . a REAL person, in real LIFE

Nikki Peterson
Nikki Peterson

@Kim Hall Are you kidding me? Who are you to throw stones at other people? I do not like swearing either but I do not hold myself up to be someone who judges others and goes so far as to say " you will not go unpunished." Take a look at your own life and quit trying to play God! Is it you or God who will ultimately judge us? In addition, "judge not, least thee be judged!" Shame on you! People who try to place themselves above others are most likely the people God is looking at the hardest! Now turn the channle, quit trying to play God and look at yourself! Oh, who says you have to be around Dave or Jay?

Nikki Peterson
Nikki Peterson

@Kim Hall The Hard Merchandise was catching fish and will catch more fish whether a crew mate swears or not. I have heard almost everyone at one time on each of the boats use "God's name in vain". It did not have any effect on their catching or not catching fish. Stop playing "Holier Than Thou" and turn the channle! Stop watching, get a grip and quit trying to Play, 'I'm better than everyone else and I have God's blessing to take over judging other people!

Charleyne Kerchner
Charleyne Kerchner

@Kim Hall  I agree with you~~~Actually hurt my heart when I heard Jason take Gods'name in vain~~~Just doesn't fit the show or anything for that matter !!

Kim Hall
Kim Hall

Well I'm glad that 2 people acknowledge this post. I had hoped... it would have been more standing up for GOD!