'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks': Underdogs Tyler and Merm bring Pinwheel to top of the scoreboard shocking others

Despite a few intial setbacks, Tyler and Merm didn't lose their way and got themselves a brilliant strategy


                            'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks': Underdogs Tyler and Merm bring Pinwheel to top of the scoreboard shocking others
Marissa and Tyler McLaughlin (Wicked Tuna Facebook)
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Fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna is not an easy task. Even the most experienced and highly-skilled fishermen get stumped while fishing for this elusive fish on the Atlantic waters. But brother-sister duo Tyler and Marissa McLaughlin decided to not only go fishing for the elusive bluefin tuna, but also compete against some of the most seasoned captains and their crew.

Season 7 of 'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks' saw Pinwheel getting off to a slow start. In fact, the brother-sister duo were the last ones to catch a fish, while the other teams had already caught at least a couple of fish. But Tyler was determined to prove that he didn't need a whole crew to catch fish, just a very well-skilled fisherwoman like Merm could easily get the job done.

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The previous episode saw the duo finally getting their first catch, after losing two fish. Merm later went on to catch her first swordfish. In no time, the brother-sister duo managed to get their vessel, Pinwheel, on the scoreboard. The duo had way more misses than hits when it came to catching fish, but rather than focusing on their losses, they chose to focus on catching fish and accomplished it.

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The latest episode saw Merm and Tyler catching not one but two bluefin tuna. The buyers at the port liked their catch and offered a pretty good price to them. So, it came as no surprise when we saw Pinwheel on top of the scoreboard by the end of the episode. Despite having a stick, Tyler refused to use it to catch the fish.


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In the previous episode, Tyler explained how he noticed that the fish they caught with the stick were of poor quality as compared to the ones they caught by using fishing rod. So, he chose to stick to catching fewer high-quality fish with a rod, over catching several poor quality fish with the stick. Looks like Tyler's strategy is paying off. We can't wait to see how Pinwheel completes this season. Considering no one saw Pinwheel as a competition, their win left many surprised. 

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'Wicked Tuna: Outerbanks' Season 7 airs every Sunday at 9/8c only on National Geographic.