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What caused the Hard merchandise to sink ? Hope he can save the boat or able to buy a new one and continue with the show and the fishing heritage .
Marciano is the man. Best personality on the show no doubt. Tyler dominated dave which was cool to see... Dave was wicked whiney in the end... 20$ sandro leaves dave next season. I didnt really understand the pricing much... It did seem like tyler got ripped off a lot.
good job tyler. sorry about your boat dave m hope you get it fixed for next season. and you paul most annoing guy ya love to hate but 1 hell of a fisherman. love your show. fish on and god bless
great final episode the pinheads kicked d/head daves ass,marciano unwittingly turned his boat into a marine life sanctuary,caught a nice fish and finished out the season with both him and jason alive and well.you guys ROCK!
How does the pricing work? The buyers at the dock make an educated guess on what the fish will get in Japan? What if they are wrong? I think the standings should be based on what the tuna actually sell for at market.
@Matt Froehlich In selling beef, you have someone who grades the beef and who follows USDA standards before the beef is sold. This looks the to be similar, they take a sample and he knows what he's looking for in color and fat and knows the market. The fisherman should also know the standards so that there are no surprises and noone should feel ripped off.
@Matt Froehlich i agree about the pricing !
There is always different ways of looking at stats. Paul fished for 6 weeks earning $9,656.16 per week.
Dot com fished for 15 weeks earning $6,465.20 per week.
Did not figure in the two fish Paul caught with Sandro. If I did Paul would have earned twice as much as dot com on a weekly basis.
I think Paul's probably the best fisherman on the show.....and I can't find detailed history, but what would the leader board look like if you took the two fish that Paul and Sandro caught when Dave was flying, deducted them from Dave and added them to Paul's total (tough to credit the captain Dave for the fish when he wasn't even on the boat!)....would be a tight race for 2nd and 3rd!!
Marciano will be back - you CAN'T keep someone like him down. My hat's off to him.
Those of you whom watched all of Season I will remember the time he took the "charter crew" out [for cod, haddock, etc.]; how he put a couple of tuna rods out as well, hooked onto an 800+ lb tuna, and then let EACH of these charter AMATEURS spend a little time fighting the huge tuna (which ultimately, was worth about $12,000 to him back at the dock!) - WHO else would have done THAT - certainly NONE of the other 'Wicked Tuna' captains! Dave Marcinao IS The Man !
"Hard Merchandise" actually sank at the dock during bad weather in December 2012 - if you Google such, you'll find the details - Marciano had the required Insurance, so he was able to get the boat raised & will be getting it refitted for 2013.
He alone (of the 'Wicked Tuna' captains), keeps his boat in the water "year-round", so disasters like that can happen.
Let's just HOPE that NG Channel brings 'Wicked Tuna' BACK for a Season III !!!!!!!!
@MICHAEL HARE A fitting broke in December after Tropical Storm Irene. She is rebuilt and ready to go in season 3!
What an awesome season, I feel like I know these crews like my own family. I was really hoping they would have a season fanale gathering show with all the crews together to hear all their stories for the season and see what their views were about each other, the fishing, and the show itself, and since they are rating them 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on, I believe a trophy presentation show would be in order. I Really feel for Capt. D. Marciano. I hope he makes it back next season, he makes it a pleasure to watch the show. Keep the Tale's Up Capt. Dave...
I like Tyler & his crew,but I can,t stand the way [ IT SEEMS ] that he is always getting RIPPED right OFF is it just me or do other fans feel the same.!!!!
I definitely hear you - I feel like Tyler & his 'Pin Wheel' crew are kinda "young punks", but I DO feel that they WERE getting the 'short end of the stick' as far as the PRICE of their catch. Tyler & the boys OUT-FISHED "Sneaky Dave" & the Dot.Com by over 1,000 LBS - had they gotten the the kind of pricing that "Sneaky Dave" got all-season (except, the for that, LAST, vital fish!), the 'Pin Wheel' would have tallied somewhere around $130,000 for their seasonal catch.
I'd be for that raffle as well, but I bet the guys would cringe at the thought.....add another untrained person vying for sq.ft. on the boat.
Anybody notice that they've updated the leaderboard. Are they the final results ...... or a teaser?????? <g>
I like 'em all. It's fun watching. They've kind of made it into a docudramatary but the actual fishing and detailed knowledge that they pass on is fabulously interestink.
Paul, Bruce and Kevin may not beat Tuna.Com this year, but next year, my bet is on this boat. Paul and Bruce have not only skill but years of experience to be top boat in the future. These guys don't rely on luck, they make their way every time they go out. I'd like to see a raffle for the faithful viewers to be on one of the shows! I'm from Alaska would like that very much thank you!
I love Marciano and that is the only reason I watch the show. He always talks about his family and how they depend on him. He even fished out in the storm because his family needs the money. The Pin Wheel just came down to take the fish from the other In that area who need that to feed their families so they can be cool on TV hope they go back to their own area for I am not interested in them. The others fishermen in that area are interesting enough but Marciano is the man to watch. It is sad to watch Billy for he miss the harpoon so many times they lost fish and he hit the lines. I feel he is ready to stop but I hope he gets a big one to end his season. I hope Marciano can catch two or three very large thousand pounders to end his season. He is a family man who needs to pay for his children's school.
When I first saw Dave I thought someone was playing a joke... he looks so like the Steve Carell from the TV show The Office. And acts the same way as well..
I recently started watching the show. The Pin Wheel crew remind me of my nephew Jarrett. He fishes SoCal and Mexico with his buds. The Pin Wheel Crew are east coast cool, unlike The Bounty Hunter snakes who slither around looking to steal your favorite fishing spot.
"Snake" from California Surf lingo: Is a bully who agressively steals your wave at take-off. Not Cool!
hi, on past weekend segments, at the end of the credits, it showed the photo of the man who gave the quotes to the guys of how much the tuna would sell for, and under the photo it said In Memorium, with the dates. do anyone know where on the wicked tuna website i could get more details on him? he was, indeed a sweet heart, and we will miss his great personality and unfailing positive attutide.
@maryann rivas Somebody pasted his obituary below. If you google "Mike Godfried obituary", you'll find it. From reading it, they ought to make a bigger deal out of his passing as it appears that he was the one that made the connection to Japan.
Aren't all these guys in the same fleet? If so, what's the total size of the fleet? And these guys were auditioned by the Wicked Tuna crew?
Great question Don.
Is it similar to "The Deadliest Catch" on the Discovery Channel and there is a huge portion of the fleet that gets no "air time"? If so, then how do the other boats in the fleet stack up against the boats featured on the show? Is Tricky Dave the most productive Captain in the *entire* fleet or is there another boat (or boats) that catch more tuna?
@john plaziak Because Dave doesn't waste his energy bragging about how many fish he's going to catch, like Paul and Tyler, he just catches them. Sometimes it's good to be a neurotic guy with an inferiority complex!
Good story about the Pin Wheel crew. http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/television/2013/04/22/gloucester-young-boat-captain-competes-wicked-tuna-reality/tLsBzvVnfDHEsqMFE4hb7H/story.html
Many of you Wicked Tuna viewers out there may have noticed the recent episode dedicated to the memory of Mark Godfried. You may also know that Mark was one of the featured, veteran 'fish buyers' at the docks to whom the boats in the Gloucester tuna fleet would bring in their catch.
I found his on-line obituary and thought some you would enjoy reading about his colorful life that centered around the sea, his family & friends, boats, Boston, and Gloucester. I'll post the link as well as the text. God's Speed Mark.
Mark B. Godfried, age 77, of Gloucester, passed away unexpectedly on December 11, 2012. Mark was born on August 23, 1935, he was the cherished son of the late Morris and Edith (Schlossberg) Godfried. Mark grew up in Newton and Brookline and was a graduate of Brookline High School.
Mark continued his education at Bates College; earning his Bachelor’s Degree.
He enlisted in the U. S. Navy on April 24, 1958 and went right into Officer’s Training School, starting his duties as an Ensign. Mark was commissioned as a Chief Navigation Officer aboard the USS Hank, serving off the coast of Vietnam and was part of history during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following six years of dedicated service, Lieutenant Mark Godfried was honorably discharged on August 8, 1963, returning home to his family.
Upon his return from active duty, Mark went to work for his families restaurant, “Godfried’s Home Bakery,” a local landmark located on Rte. 1 in Saugus. This is where Mark met his present wife Stella “Starr” Michelson and the couple married in 1975. Mark and Starr moved to Magnolia in 1979 where they raised their only son, Andrew, Mark’s pride and joy.
Everyone who knew Mark would agree that Gloucester was the place for Mark to live because even as a youngster he had “fishing” in his blood. after leaving the navy, Mark did his recreational fishing on his boat the Glaucus, and for more than 15 years he Commercially fished on the Stella G. Mark left the ocean Commercially in the early 90’s First working for his dear friend Gerald Abrams at Fresh Water Fish Company in Boston. While working within the entire business, he specialized in the accessing and exporting of bluefin tuna to Japan before working exclusively with Bluefin tuna as Mark and Gerry worked together at FWF Tuna in 1998. With Mark and Gerald’s knowledge of the industry, their company soon expanded to where they were exporting bluefin Tuna all over the world. Mark is one of the few responsible for the development of the Italian Bluefin tuna industry in Sardinia.
In Mark’s “semi-retirement”, he was sought after for his knowledge and dedication to the fishing industry and was a consultant for North Coast Seafood in Boston. Mark’s continued dedication for the Gloucester Fishing Industry and their Fisherman earned him the title as a “Fishing Icon”.
When he was not fishing, Mark was known as and excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for his wife Stella, his family, and friends. His thirst for knowledge led him to be and avid reader, a highly opinionated politician, and a self-proclaimed curmudgeon.
Mark’s family and friends will remember him as a proud father and Papa, a devoted family man and true friend, and a man of great dignity and respect. Mark will always be remembered for his work ethic and for letting his wife Starr know that whenever it ended, he had a great run”.
Mark was the beloved husband of Stella “Starr” (Michelson) Godfried, devoted father of Andrew A. Godfried and his wife Tara (Glynn) of Danvers, loving “Papa Mark” of Molly Joan, Andrew Robert and Courtney Elizabeth, cherished son of the late Morris and Edith (Schlossberg) Godfried, brother of Arline Land of Gloucester, uncle of Abbe Land and her husband Martin Gantman of West Hollywood, CA, Jon Land and his wife Michelle of Savannah, GA and Lisa Land Maloney of Hull, MA, and best friend of many, specifically Louis Linquata and Pasquale Fronteirio.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mark’s memory may be made to the Foundation for Faces of Children, 258 Harvard Street, #367, Brookline, MA 02446-2904. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com
Many of you Wicked Tuna viewers may have noticed the recent episode dedicated to the memory of Mark Godfried. You may know that Mark was one of the 'fish buyers to whom the boats in the Gloucester fleet would bring in their catch.
I found Mark's on-line obituary and thought some of you may enjoy reading about his colorful life centered around the sea, boats, and Boston
Anyone know the whereabouts of the Bounty Hunter? Did they hang it up for the season? They are not even on the leader board any more? I feel bad for them. They seem like nice people and they deserve some fishing some income.
Go Hard Merchandise with Capain Dave Marciano and 1st Mate Jay! I'm. Rooting for you guys!
I noticed on tonights show they said Dave's fish was over 800 pounds and they gave a price of $24 per pound, making it an almost $20,000 fish. The fish did not appear dressed out when they weighed it. Tyler's fish were dressed out when they wieghed them. This gives a false perception that Dave has a bigger lead then he should have.
Ole Uncle Dave, on the Hard Merchandise is still my main man. Rootin' for Paul also. AND, I'm havin more respect for the Pin Wheel "boys", since they quit playing kids games. Also, you have to give them credit, they are definitely first class Tuna Fishermen. Kinda hard on an old man (77) having 3 "good guys" to root for. I'd LOVE to see all of them wind up ahead of the .dot (dick) com. ;-)
Love any boat Paul is on!!! I also like Marciano and even the guys on the Pinwheel! Can't stand Dave on Tuna.com!!! He has shown his True Colors...He is a Big Baby and such a Poor Sport!!! I used to like him but, now I realize his Ego is bigger than his fat nose! The guys on the Pinwheel have earned my Respect!! I hope anyone but Tuna.com ends up on top of the Leaderboard!!! Go Paul & Crew...Go Marciano...Go Pinwheel!!!
I can't pick, my fave has always been Hard Merchandise... but I love Pinwheel too!! they both are awesome!!
I'm Glad Paul is back on the FV tuna.com is he??? Tyler Really needs to be more respctful and not so arrogant!!!! Shut him up and show him how its done FV Tuna.com,,,You guys have alot of class & Paul has alot of Mass :)
Paul left the FV Tuna.Com and is. Now the captain of the "Lisa and Jake" with his brother Bruce as his 1st mate and the boat owner serving as the 3rd member of the crew. Boat owner is an accomplished fisherman, but has never fished for Giant Tuna. He gave control of his boat to Captain Paul and his brother & 1st Mate Bruce so that he can learn the Tuna trade from two of the best.
And if i ever get around to going to Massachusets im sure Tyler would love to take me fishing on the Pin Wheel! ima pretty good fisher too! lol and im sure Tyler would have been impressed with the Gar Fish i caught once! xD love you Ty Ty!
I LOVE PIN WHEEL!! they are my favorite! I am 15 and love watching wicked tuna with my dad! I don't know what you guys are talking about, that Tyler doesn't know how to fish because he is second on the leaderboard! And the reason he is second,is because the old, fat, fishbroker at the doc is a cheap scape, rip off!! That guy will give Tyler 15$ for a great fish but give Dave 21$ for an ok fish thts 100lbs less! Dave is a cry baby son of a gun, and i hope Tyler and the crew beats his a**!! Btw Tyler is so cute <3!! Tyler is dedicated too because he fishes night and day! He doesn't quit! Dave can kiss it! And to give up Pauly was a terrible decision i believe! Pauly and Sondro are the ones who were catching the fish, while Dave took a nap all day! They were the ones workin! But anyways my point is, Pin Wheel is amazing, and the best fishing crew, Tyler is sexy and hopefully my future boyfriend! xD
@Abigail Chabek i agree with you on the pricing
I agree that Tyler's fish often get a low price per pound. It seems like Tyler gets taken advantage at the buyers dock. It seems like he is always offered a lower price per pound for his fish than the other fishermen. Has anybody else noticed this?? It is almost as if his youth and his 'out of state boat' (New Hampshire) have played a role in his lowball pricing. It also seems like it is always the same buyer (the one you described above) that was low-ballng Tyler's fish.
On a sad and related note, this same fish buyer, Mark Godfried, past away on December 11, 2102. He left behind him quite a life story including 6 years of military service as a Lieutenant in the Navy with tours of duty in Vietnam Nam and he was part of history during the Cuban Missile Crrisis under president JFK. Mark was also a respected fixture of the Gloucester Fishery. Perhaps, Tyler had to earn his respect from Mark, who knows? Mark's full obit below.