On tonight’s episode of “Wicked Tuna,” the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts have two weeks left on their journey to catch the elusive bluefin tuna as fans root for their favorites in this most difficult profession. This is the fourteenth week to bring in a catch that can earn them a great payday for one wicked tuna, on this episode titled “Knock Out Punch.”
As the episode begins, the Hard Merchandise, the slowest boat of the fleet is leading the group and former winner Dave Carraro of the FV-Tuna.Com is determined to take back the lead and win again. Jason tells fans that the rest of the fleet calls the Hard Merchandise names like ugly duckling, slow duckling and Humpty Dumpty, but they are happy to show them that it is not the size of the boat, but the size of the heart, and one thing Marciano and Jay have is heart.
On the Tuna.Com they see a gigantic school of tuna right under their boat. The Hot Tuna spots one on the fish marker and Reba must sense something because she is running back and forth across the boat. The Dot.Com is the first to see the reel spin and hope to regain the lead with this one.
The Pin Wheel is also trying to stay in contention after last year’s worst season ever. The Dot.Com brought their 87 incher on the deck and now Dave is smugger than ever. On the Kelly Ann the reel started spinning and in an instant the fish pulled the hook, they had no chance to even grab the rod. As their morale was at an all-time low; the reel started spinning again and the 81 incher is brought on the deck to smiles and hallelujahs for their fifth fish.
At the dock, Dot.Com brings in their fish that weighs 334 pounds and pays $16 for $5,344, but not enough to beat Hard Merchandise, but very close. Tyler found where Marciano was fishing and came to join him. On the Hot Tuna, Tim, TJ & Reba went to sleep as Mike and Jarrett were on watch. The reel started spinning and the wake-up call was the best one ever; until the fish pulled the hook.
When the Kelly Ann brought their fish to the dock, it weighed 252 and paid $19 for $4,788. The Dot.Com has another fish on the line, but it is a shortie, but they tagged the fish and sent him back to grow. The reel starts spinning on the Hard Merchandise and Tyler sees that they have one on the line. Now he wants to do the same and gets a bite too, but unfortunately it is another short and has to let him go. The Hard Merchandise got their fish aboard and he measured 81 inches. The reel started spinning on the Hot Tuna and all hands were on deck. On the Pin Wheel, the reel is also spinning and the fish is over the rail, but the luck did not hold out on the Hot Tuna, as they lost another.
As the Hard Merchandise comes to the dock, their fish weighs 246 and pays $19 for $4,674. Tyler’s fish weighed 420 pounds dressed and paid $22 for $9,240 with just one week left on this episode of “Wicked Tuna.”
At the end of week fourteen:
Hard Merchandise has fifteen fish for $89,322.
FV-Tuna.Com has thirteen fish for $83,803.
Pin Wheel has fourteen fish for a total of $82,977.
Hot Tuna has twelve fish for $76,806.
Kelly Ann has five fish for $30,776.