'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks': Fishin' Frenzy lead the scoreboard despite FV-Tuna.com getting the first catch
Fishin' Frenzy might just end up retaining their reigning championship streak if they continue hauling in such impressive bluefin tuna
The much-awaited Season 7 premiere of 'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks' finally arrived on Sunday, June 28. The latest season is like no season we have seen in the past. Season 7 can be dubbed as "all-stars" season, as many reigning champions have joined in to not only catch the elusive bluefin tuna, but also to win the championship. Since it's the season premiere, everybody was eager to see who would get the first catch of the season.
The first catch of the season always gets a way higher price than the remaining catches, so all the captains were excited to try their luck and see if they could be the lucky fishermen to get their hands on it. The current season comprised of seven ships captained by seasoned fishermen/ captains. The reigning champions of 'Wicked - Tuna: Outer Banks' Fishin' Frenzy captained by Greg Mayer, and five-time winner FV-Tuna.com captained by Dave Carraro, were ready to battle it out to prove their mettle.
After some efforts, Dave and his crew managed to get their hands on the first bluefin tuna of the season. They slowly reeled the prized fish onto the deck and examined it with joy. They then slowly hauled their catch to a nearby shore to sell it. The buyer carefully examined the fish, weighed it, then sliced open a small piece to check the fat content and coloring of the blood. A fish with a decent amount of fat and cherry-red color blood with good viscosity fetches a great price. So, Dave and his team were hoping that their catch met the standards expected by the buyer. Upon opening the fish, the buyer found that there isn't enough fat in the flesh, but the blood coloring was fairly good. So, the buyer offered $6,555 for the first catch of the season. The FV-Tuna.com team became very excited about the sale, but felt that they could have done better. So, they got back to the waters in the hopes of catching an even bigger fish and feeling optimistic about the season after securing the first catch.
When the other teams got to know about the first catch of the season by FV-Tuna.com, they became a bit disheartened but continued their efforts to get a catch. The next team to secure a catch was Little Shell, but their fish didn't rake in as much money as FV-Tuna.com's catch. Finally, the Fishin' Frenzy managed to reel in a huge tuna. They hauled it to the nearest shore and got it weighed. The tuna turned out to be bigger than they anticipated, and the fat content and blood coloring were excellent too. So, Fishin' Frenzy managed to bag a whopping $8,176 for their catch. Although they started in late, the reigning champions seem to have caught on pretty quickly and may well be on their path to retaining their championship.
'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks' Season 7 airs on Sundays, 9 pm ET only on National Geographic.