Tonight's episode of “Wicked Tuna” finds the fishermen of Gloucester, Mass. It is tournament time for the crew in week four of the season. So far, the standings after three weeks are; FV-Tuna.com leads with three fish and $16,904. Second place with three fish is Pin Wheel with $14,435. Hard Merchandise has two and $11,896 with Bounty Hunter with one for $3,660.
The tourney brings in old and new faces. There are thirty boats in the race with a prize of $9,000 for the winning boat; the only fish that matters are the ones caught during that time frame. FV-Tuna.com has not entered the derby because it costs $800 to enter, with a one-in-thirty chance of winning. Dave wants to fish on his own and although the competition chides him for not entering; he has enough trophies.
Marciano is bringing his wife Nancy and his uncle Leo to bring him luck on the Hard Merchandise. The Odysea is anxious to give Dave Marciano a run for his money, as is the crew of the Christina.
Captain Kevin gets a fish on the line at Jeffreys Ledge, but it is not a keeper. Hopefully, he will grow up to be a big boy for next year's catch.
The FV-Tuna.com found a beauty, while the rest of the tourney crowd was doing nothing. Dave's fish was 348 pounds and went for $20 a pound for a nice $6,960 day and back out to look for more.
The next day, all the boats heard about Dave's catch from the day before and are jealous, to say the least. Now it is the last day of the two-day-tourney, and they are anxious to catch the biggie.
The Pin Wheel spots the Odysea and chucks a bunch of water balloons at the wheelhouse. The young captain will learn his lesson. By disrespecting a fellow fisherman, there is a price to pay. When Captain Ralph saw Tyler on the dock, an argument ensued then Ralph finally got off his boat and knocked Tyler on his butt. Now the boundaries are set, leave Ralph alone and leave your childish pranks at home.
On the Hard Merchandise, Dave's dad is along today and when a fish came on the line, they let his dad reel it in. Too bad it was another baby, but got a free ride back to the ocean.
On the Christina, it is close to the tourney deadline. The scanner spots a big fish and they keep chumming, but it is another shark, who also goes back to the sea.
Despite the people he brought for good luck, Dave did not catch any fish. Captain Ralph got a call from the dock master who told him because of his actions of pushing Tyler, he was banned from that dock forever. They finally caught a nice bluefin, even though the tournament was over. The fish only weighed 205 pounds, but it brought in $20 a pound for a total of $4,100.
The tournament winner was a boat called the Maya Elizabeth with a 582-pound tuna. However, the festivities at the end of the tournament brought families together to have a fun time and celebrate.
On the FV-Tuna.com, rather than join the festivities, they chose to go back out and fish some more.
The leader board so far; FV-Tuna.com with four fish for $23,864. Second is Pin Wheel with three fish and $14,435. Third is Hard Merchandise with two fish for $11,896, Christina with two fish for $9,425, and the Odysea finally on the board for one fish for $4,100.
As the tournament winner shows, there is more "Wicked Tuna" to be caught.