Nat Geo "Wicked Tuna" program

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Seeing lots of tidbits regarding this spring's showing of the tuna program that was filmed onboard some of the tuna boats ex Gloucester. Pehap's we can keep this page for listing info on show. Pehaps the participants can fill in the blanks for us as time comes along. Just saw PEW has already chirped in with thier BS. The good news is that Nat Geo if looking to talk to the ABTA "senior" members regarding the bs that will surley fly over this program......keep the faith...Tommy
 

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I look forward to seeing the show. One thing I do appreciate right off the bat is the reasonable depiction of a fishes worth in that quote El Mar provided. Its nice for once not to read... and fish worth up to $750,000...trying to provide a hype behind the show.
 

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Hi guys, No firm dates yet. Very soon I think we will be able to say more
 

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Nice video. Same thing happens inside, not just on George's. Billy has a nice duffy.
 

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Ridiculous..... the guys who make a steady living at the tuna game are silent, they dont call the effin news or get tv cameras involved. They are just plain good fisherman and they dont need to advertise it. This show will not be a good look for the fishery. imo....
 

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Ridiculous..... the guys who make a steady living at the tuna game are silent, they dont call the effin news or get tv cameras involved. They are just plain good fisherman and they dont need to advertise it. This show will not be a good look for the fishery. imo....
First off...there are very few making a steady living at tuna fishing.These guys in the show are at the top of their game and are the cream of the crop!(in Gloucester area at least)Are you insinuating these guys are not good fisherman?
As far as the show not reflecting well on the fishery...time will tell.One thing I will tell you is that it will show the reality of a tight knit group of guys after a very elusive prize,and the trials and tribulations of the success and failures in the pursuit of that prize!
 

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over dramatization (if that's even a word) of something that happens 3 or 4 times a day when the fishing is good and boats are working the same area real close.

There's alot of good tuna guys out there but there really is a few that soley make a living at it. most guys do something else to get by for one reason or another.

As far as the boats that have cameras on them I know that Dave on the Tuna.com is one of the best and a good guy. Can't speak for anyone else.

BTW read the list of wicked tuna words WTF this stuff is hillarious
 

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Reality tv is all about over-drama of the routine. They even try to make Hillbilly Handfishing look like these idiots are a breath away from certain death or financial ruin at any moment, but they somehow pull it out, whew! That was close!

Don't expect this to be any different, seen Lobster Wars?
 

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last time I saw the Christina was down in Sesuit after a fall season a few years back, she still had the tower on, and it's funny I don't recall her having a dry exhaust. Maybe some mods were made when she was repowered.

Anyway it's interesting to see the evolution in how CIB has finished the 35' Duffy model over the years---I know of a few late 80's early 90's 35's finished by CIB that look almost identical to the Christina, and again several more from the late 90's early 2000's that look almost identical to the Bounty Hunter. An obvious shift in styling, at least to my eye.

Sorry this is off-topic from the show itself, just an interesting (at least to me) observation.

Also out on YouTube there are a few GoPro videos of the Bounty Hunter out on Georges catching a couple of slobs, for those interested.
 

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Frank,you are right about CIB....if your around the cape you can always pick out boats built by them...nice stuff...someone should start a picture thread of cape island boats
 

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Bounty Hunter on the show is a CIB boat.Incredible boat in every way,and meticulously kept!
 

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Bounty Hunter on the show is a CIB boat.Incredible boat in every way,and meticulously kept!
I think she has the 575 C9....wonder what kind of cruise numbers they get? the 35' seems to be all over the map in terms of cruise, I was on one a bunch of years ago that had a 430 Volvo that cruised at 21/22, and I've heard of boats with 500hp that only cruise at 19....

But I suppose it's a function of how much fuel you want to burn/how hard you want to run the engine, and of course how heavy the boat was finished.
 
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