Original air date: 03/11/2018 Runtime: 70:48 min. It’s opening day of the bluefin tuna season, and the first fish of the season can bring big money. With a huge payday at stake, every captain is fighting to land a tuna. Captains TJ Ott and Brad Krasowski are out to redeem themselves after a disappointing season last year; with their reputations on the line, the pressure is on to put meat on deck. And Captain Dave Marciano welcomes a new crew member — his oldest daughter, Angelica.
Original air date: 03/18/2018 Runtime: 47:14 min. For six years, defending champion Captain Dave Carraro has brought in more tuna than any other skipper in the fleet. But without his first fish of the season, Captain Dave and his crew are falling behind in the standings, and the other captains in the fleet are ready to take advantage. Captain Tyler McLaughlin tries his luck fishing off of an underwater shipwreck.
Original air date: 03/25/2018 Runtime: 47:14 min. The Hard Merchandise is the only boat that has yet to land a fish, and Captain Dave Marciano is feeling the pressure. Desperate to provide for his family, the burden weighs heavily on Marciano to land his first tuna and bring home a paycheck. Meanwhile, Captain TJ Ott welcomes his father and 10-year-old nephew aboard, hoping the additional family members will give the Hot Tuna the boost it needs to keep landing fish.
Original air date: 04/01/2018 Runtime: 47:14 min. When inexperienced fishermen, better known as “googans,” crowd the water, the fleet has to fight through additional obstacles in order to earn a paycheck. As the googans create chaos with their carelessness, some commercial boats will manage to land fish against the odds while others will go home empty-handed. And one captain will score the biggest payday so far this season, but not without a fight.
Original air date: 04/08/2018 Runtime: 47:14 min. The captains team up to double their chances of catching fish, but forming an alliance with a competitor is risky. Captain Tyler McLaughlin of the Pinwheel is forced to fish solo and joins forces with Captain Brad Krasowski of the Fish Hawk to get some much-needed assistance on deck. And Captain Paul Hebert of the Wicked Pissah teams up with Captain TJ Ott of the Hot Tuna, but agreeing to help Ott could backfire on him.
Original air date: 04/15/2018 Runtime: 47:14 min. The alliances within the fleet begin to prosper — or fall apart. Captains Tyler McLaughlin and Brad Krasowski have a successful partnership that’s keeping their boats on top. Things aren’t as smooth for Captains TJ Ott and Paul Hebert, as Ott’s tendency to overshare information has Hebert giving Ott the silent treatment. And the alliance between Captains Dave Marciano and Dave Carraro is in jeopardy when the Hard Merchandise suffers a breakdown.
Original air date: 04/22/2018 Runtime: 47:14 min. After an unusually slow start to the season, defending champion Captain Dave Carraro and his vessel, the FV-Tuna.com, are back on top. But for many in the fleet, especially Captain TJ Ott of the Hot Tuna, the FV-Tuna.com’s dominance is an unwelcome sight — and the fleet will do everything in its power to cool the Dot-com’s hot streak.