'Wicked Tuna': TJ Ott and Tim fight over controlling the boat and the lines while trying to catch a big fish
In the previous week's episode of 'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks', audiences saw Hot Tuna's captain TJ Ott continue to push through the choppy waters of the sea with little to no sleep. The whole segment was nothing short of a scene out of an action-adventure and TJ was the sole man standing out there on the deck trying to tackle the shakiness that the storm caused as he tried to figure out why his fishing rod was uncoiling on its own. This incident wasn't as easy as it sounds because the situation was screaming danger. The sea got windy and threw him across the deck like he was weightless but TJ kept going back.
Last week, Jarrett Przybyszewski went home due to a personal emergency, and TJ and his father Tim were left alone on the ship. Lack of a person from a team means increased responsibility for Tim and TJ which also means that there was plenty of room for error as well. In the new episode, the father and son fought over who could control the lines better while there was a possibly large fish caught up in them at the same time. As the most experienced person, Tim proceeded to assume a bigger role during that time; however, TJ tried undermining him a little as he rather commanded his father with more dominance in his tone. He spoke in a raised and panicked tone with Tim as he made a wrong move during navigating the boat. His father told him off saying that he needs to give him a heads-up in these situations.
That lead to a small tiff between the father-son duo and Tim asked him to calm down while also questioning him if he thinks that he needs coaching. "After the mishaps we had yesterday, this is our chance to get back in the game," TJ said in a confessional, and reeling in the fish was absolutely necessary for them. After much struggle, they were finally able to relax as they managed to reel the fish out of the water and on to the deck.
'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks' is in its seventh season currently and it features some of the biggest groups of bluefin tuna fishermen as they partake in an ultimate battle between North and the South. It airs Sunday nights on National Geographic channel. Check your local listings for more information.