'Wicked Tuna': After a stormy night at sea, TJ Ott and team rake in $7,524 for 418-pound shark-sized Bluefin
As TJ watched through his cabin trying to figure out why the fishing rod went on a tizzy, uncoiling on its own, the sea got windy and threw him across the deck but he wasn't one to stop
Hot Tuna's captain TJ Ott may have lost hours of sleep and braved the rough seas to catch a tuna, but it seems all worth it. 'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks' returned with an all-new episode this week and it was nothing short of an action-adventure film that had its hero tackling quite the storm and that too all by himself. As TJ watched through his cabin trying to figure out why the fishing rod went on a tizzy, uncoiling on its own, the sea got windy and threw him across the deck but he wasn't one to stop.
Every time he tries to understand the state of things a bit better, the coil on the fishing rod gets pulled further into the sea. At this point, TJ doesn't want to put anything past the dangerous sea — it could be a bluefin or a swordfish. Either way, it would be quite the catch.
When he was finally able to spot the fish, he hit it with a harpoon-esque fishing equipment while calling out to his father. They were both thrilled to have brought on board such a massive catch. TJ thought it was a shark at first.
The father-son duo did their measurements and was confident they'd get a good price for it and they did. Upon hitting the shores, the bluefin was measured, the weight examined and the meat prepped it for sale. The buyer said he'd give them $18 per pound. The bluefin tuna weighed 418 pounds bringing the total to $7,524.
All the hard work, uncertainty, and most importantly, skills paid off and fans cannot stop praising TJ for the efforts he put in and how he managed to catch one huge tuna. "That was Great TJ. You guys are sure putting your time in this year, and its really starting to show how good you and your crew really are," a fan commented, while another shared: "Make a video game out of this show. Keep up the good work."
Catch all the new episodes of 'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks' on National Geographic every Sunday. For more information, check your local listings.