Wicked Tuna Outer Banks is a sporty TV show with good and instant financial returns. It airs on National Geographic as it follows prominent fishermen in North Carolina who compete to catch the highest quantity of Bluefish Tuna in the Atlantic Ocean.
The show is on its sixth currently in its sixth season with a total of sixty-seven episodes. Seven crews competed in the sixth season. In this article, we will focus on the captains on the show and get some facts about them.
Tyler is the youngest of all the captains in the cast. Wicked tuna cast Tyler started fishing at an early age of two when he used to accompany his father to the ocean. He caught his first fish when he was seven. He does fishing as a sport and also to make a living.
His vessel’s name is Pin Wheel, and it’s a 55 feet single engine boat. Tyler started the show when it first premiered in 2012 and is still on display to the last season. He is not leaving the show. He may be the youngest in the group, but he has the skills of an excellent fisherman.
In 2015, Red Cross named him a hero after he rescued a sinking vessel in August 2014. Other than the award, life in the water has earned him a good net worth of $400,000.
Wicked Tuna Outer Banks Cast Bobby Earl.
Bobby is the captain of the vessel named Reel E’ Bugging. He has been on the show from the sixth season. He is known for making tough radical decisions that sometimes put his crew at risk. But that is what it takes to be the captain. Bobby is, however, a hardworking man even at his age. He still good at his work. He is always on the show.
Dave is the captain of the vessel named ‘Hard Merchandise’. He was present for the first three seasons, left for the fourth, came back at the fifth, and is still present. Dave Marciano is over fifty years of age and has been in the water for many years.
He has had bad moments on the water, for example, in January 2003, he lost his first boat, ‘Angelica Joseph’, that sank in less than an hour risking his life and those of his crew. Dave is a fighter and is always motivated to be the winner.
Marissa is Tyler’s younger sister. She joined the show on the eighth season after the demise of Nicholas Duff, his brother’s best friend. Having gone through similar fishing training by his father, similar to his brother, Marissa was the best replacement for his brother’s friend Duffy.
Other than being a competent captain, she also offered moral support for his brother who was going through difficult moments. It is not clear if she left her previous job, but according to her Instagram posts, she get into fishing, we hope she sticks around for the ninth season.
Rob is the narrator. He is the voice behind the events at sea. He gives explanations to the viewers and the feel of the action. Facts about how long he has been on the show are unknown. However, he still commentates on the show with his great voice.
Rob prefers to be behind the scenes, and that is also seen in how much he wants to be known about him. There are no details of him on the internet. He has succeeded to keep his records confidential
Timothy James Ott.
TJ Ott, as he is known, is 40 years old from Broad Channel, Queens of New York, USA. He has over twenty years’ experience as a captain of his ship, Hot Tuna, who was given by his family. Ott started fishing at an early age but caught his first tuna at the age of twelve.
He joined the show in the first season and is still present. Ott is one of the biggest earners from fishing on the show, and he can make up to $20,000 in a single catch of tuna.
TJ. Ott was known for his huge body shape until he decided to change that. He put much effort and lost over 20kgs, making him fitter for fishing. With over 20 years of fishing, Ott has an estimated net worth of $800,000.
Wicked Tuna Outer Banks Cast Adam Price.
Adam is the captain of the Offshore Outlaw vessel. Together with his crew, they joined the Wicked Tuna on the sixth season and have placed an excellent competitive pressure on their opponents. On their first trial, Adam and his small team thought they had caught a record-breaker tuna, but that was not the case, it was a giant hammerhead. They had to toss back the uninvited guest.
Adam is a married man and loves to show off his beautiful wife in social media.
Erick is a crew member in Adam’s offshore outlaw vessel. He is a co-captain on the same ship. And the team of three are all charged and ready to win the big prize. We anticipate seeing more of him in the coming seasons.
Meredith started the show in the first season but left for five years. He, however, made a big comeback in the sixth season with a new vessel named ‘Kahuna’ and a fully charged crew that composed his brother Chan and his friend Steve Buchannan.
Fishing is his family form of living. He inherited the boat when he was eighteen years and has been doing commercial fishing with it for more than twenty years now. Meredith knows the challenges of competitive commercial fishing, and that is all he knows. He is always up for competition.
Wicked Tuna Outer Banks cast Meredith’s vessel, ‘Kahuna,’ is a fifty feet long tuna killing boat that is twice faster than the one he lost on season one named ‘Wahoo.’ Meredith and his crew are still on the show.
Zack is the captain of the vessel named ‘Rasta Rocket,’ a twenty-foot vessel. He leads a crew of six other fishermen, Daniel Blanks, Shane Britt, Stanton McDuffie, and Derek Savage. They joined the ‘Wicked Tuna’ show in the sixth season.
After being on the show for three months, the team from Holden Beach set their eyes in other competitions outside.
They joined the Kingfish Cup based in their home county of Brunswick. After hovering through the raging waters, the brought to the weighing scale record-breaking kings weighed an aggregate weight of 76 pounds, equal to over $88,000. They won the competition on a wide scale. This big team has a lot of potential on the show as it continues.