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Wicked Tuna draws out tourists 

Henry and Cheryl Klemmer of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, traveled nearly 1,200 miles to Gloucester this week with a dream of meeting a “Wicked Tuna” captain. They didn’t meet one. They met five.
“Oh gosh, it really brought a personal connection to the show,” said Henry Klemmer. “It brought reality into the living room.” The seventh season of the National Geographic Channel’s hit series is currently filming in Gloucester, and will air in 2018. Meanwhile, the fourth season of the spinoff “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” premieres Sunday at 10 p.m.. That show includes two captains from the original series, T.J. Ott of Hot Tuna and Tyler McLaughlin of the Pinwheel, who will fish for bluefin alongside a fleet of the South’s best fishermen. click here to read the story 08:54

When the water turns wicked

When it comes to being on the ocean – whether you’re a commercial fisherman out there making a living, a sport fisherman on the briny blue for a day of rod-and-reel action, or a diehard powerboat cruiser – there is always one factor that plays a crucial role in everything you do: the weather. We asked four well-known and seasoned professional captains how they plan for and handle heavy weather when at sea. All four are showcased on National Geographic Channel’s hit television show, “Wicked Tuna,” and each is a top-notch giant bluefin tuna fisherman and consummate seaman. Here’s what they have to say about managing their vessels in the often-nasty conditions of the North Atlantic Ocean. And here are their respective preferred tactics and strategies, stored in their memory banks after years of sea time in their rugged little tuna boats. Read this article by Shelley Fleming-Wigglesworth click here 10:13

Capt. Dave Marciano: Catch shares for tuna could end fishery

macianoThe end of the tuna fishery has begun. No one thought that giving one group of selected wealthy individuals their own special quota in the guise of conservation would lead to the demise of the groundfish fleet on Gloucester. But, yes, the greed-driven thugs got ideas as to how they could steal the resource for themselves. The weeks leading up to Christmas have historically been a very busy time for fishermen, but now, five years or so later, Gloucester Harbor is a dead stick. [email protected]  11:37

A tale of two fishing trips with ‘Wicked Tuna’

The captains of the “Wicked Tuna” hit reality television series have started the tuna season with tales to tell — and not all are fish tales. Meanwhile, Capt. Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise welcomed aboard Allison Wishnov, the e130703_GT_OUT_TUNA_2cstatic eight-year-old from Pennsylvania, who wanted to break her piggy bank and send him all the money when she learned that his boat sank last December.  [email protected]