Wicked Tuna OBX

By: pdcnurse
6/23/2019 11:51 PM

Do you know why the Captains from the previous seasons are not on the show this year? I always liked Little Shell and Doghouse.

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By: Pickle
6/24/2019 7:29 AM

Contract Disputes. You have to go back to the very first season and the very poor financial agreements made with the Captains. The Captains were eager to get some exposure for an Offseason Fishery. They had no representation familiar with the Entertainment Industry. If you didn't know, the Captains were originally only paid based on video footage used. It's expensive (Fuel, Ice. Bait and Overhead) to go out there and to expend money without payback?????? The Outer Banks Wicked Tuna Show became extremely successful. The Captains eventually banded together and got better contracts. The word on the street is the show's producers are cheap and refused to increase their pay. I'm sure you understand the show is heavily edited, some say scripted, to be entertaining. Don't believe everything you see.

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By: Rick
6/24/2019 6:52 PM

Don't believe everything you see.

Pickle


All those reality show have to make more dramatic then it is , that is show business

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By: obxmini
6/25/2019 12:06 PM

Pickle, thanks for explaining the backstory. I used to like to watch the show a bunch way back with Britt, Griff and the gang...

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By: SkipsterPA
6/25/2019 12:17 PM

I watched it for a few minutes at the beginning to see if they had any coverage of the new bridge and the improved channel to the ocean. Switched away soon after that, but was wondering about the crew with what looked like a relatively small boat to catch big tunas. Also, didn't that crew have a small dog with them? One of them did, which seems a bit irresponsible to take a pooch out on the open water like they did.

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By: Alexy
6/25/2019 8:12 PM

I know that that show cost a certain local capitan more than 1 friendship.
The show is completely staged as well. It is fun to watch but not much of the "reality" is real.

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By: Squid Pro Quo
6/25/2019 11:18 PM

I know that that show cost a certain local capitan more than 1 friendship.
The show is completely staged as well. It is fun to watch but not much of the "reality" is real.

Alexy


But taking a 25’ Contender center console, with twin 200 Yami’s, out there in Bluefin season is pretty real!

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By: Pickle
6/26/2019 9:36 AM

25' , well maybe on the right day. SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10. Ha, Ha in February.
In the Summer I see 21' 40 miles out. I can not believe the ridiculous Advertising of Boat Manufacturers selling 23 to 26 foot boats as Offshore Fishing Machines. Now in Florida, California and the Gulf there is closer fishing than in NC. They also dont have the treacherous Inlet we have. There have been quite a few times that these small boats tuck in behind me to get in. What's wrong with taking a dog fishing. If their Master is out there why not. Many dont realize that there are many NC commercial fisherman fishing Offshore in 35' boats. Commercial fishing is not all BIG BOATS. Anyway, many find Wicked Tuna Entertaining, that's what it's meant to be Entertaining and not representative of the true camaraderie of Captains and the true trials and tribulations of Winter Bluefin. So be it

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By: Kurt_W
7/1/2019 9:15 AM

I notice nobody is green sticking it this season.

My wife commented on Zack Shackleton's Hoi Toider accent.

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By: 11thAveGal
7/3/2019 9:09 AM

Really disappointed the southern captains from the previous seasons are not there this year but if it was a contract dispute due to low pay I understand & support them. The fact that the show has a guy from Queens as a southern captain I find kind of ridiculous & shows they must have had a hard time getting anyone to do the show. I couldn't help but chuckle when they put subtitles on the screen when Zack was talking. I understood everything he was saying but then I have been coming to The Banks since 1954.

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By: Squid Pro Quo
7/3/2019 3:19 PM

25' , well maybe on the right day. SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10. Ha, Ha in February.
In the Summer I see 21' 40 miles out. I can not believe the ridiculous Advertising of Boat Manufacturers selling 23 to 26 foot boats as Offshore Fishing Machines. Now in Florida, California and the Gulf there is closer fishing than in NC. They also dont have the treacherous Inlet we have. There have been quite a few times that these small boats tuck in behind me to get in. What's wrong with taking a dog fishing. If their Master is out there why not. Many dont realize that there are many NC commercial fisherman fishing Offshore in 35' boats. Commercial fishing is not all BIG BOATS. Anyway, many find Wicked Tuna Entertaining, that's what it's meant to be Entertaining and not representative of the true camaraderie of Captains and the true trials and tribulations of Winter Bluefin. So be it

Pickle



Regarding bringing your dog out there, I never did that when taking my Grady White offshore. If you have to get picked up by an HH-60 Jayhawk, you may have to leave your dog. I read about people refusing to get into the recue litter without their dog, but Coastie policy is no pets.

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By: PHNZ UP
7/4/2019 7:52 PM

Reality shows of all kinds are the exact opposite of reality... End of discussion. If you choose to watch any of this dribble, do so at your own reality. Just sayin'.

Big grin Martini Glass

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By: DeanK
7/4/2019 10:22 PM

Don't believe everything you see.

Pickle


You get a parking violation and a maggot on your sleeve.

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