Thank you New York Post for featuring Wicked Tuna’s 100th Episode! Read the full feature here.
Bites of ‘Tuna’
National Geographic’s “Wicked Tuna” fishing series celebrates its 100th episode with Sunday’s 90-minute Season 7 finale. Here are some fun facts from the first seven seasons:
- Longest battle: 12 hours (Season 6). The fish weighed 511 pounds, netting Capt. Tyler McLaughlin and his crew $10,220.
- Highest price for a single fish: $16,701 (Season 5) for a tuna weighing 879 pounds caught by Capt. TJ Ott aboard – what else? – the Hot Tuna.
- Biggest tuna ever caught: 1.030 pounds (Season 1) by Capt. Dave Carraro and his crew on the FV-Tuna.com
- Number of boats featured: 16
- Number of cast members: 52
- Number of captains: 13