WICKED Tuna is a reality fishing show that airs on the National Geographic channel.
Season 10 of the steamy competition launched in February of 2021.
What does the winner of Wicked Tuna get?
The fishing team that makes the most money during the course of the season is the winner.
The profit that the winning team makes is their prize.
Wicked Tuna “follows a group of salty fishermen from the nation’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts, as they make their living the way it’s been done for centuries – rod and reel fishing, one catch at a time – all in pursuit of the bluefin tuna,” reads the show description.
“One ‘monstah’ bluefin can be worth more than $20,000, and with that kind of money on the line, every captain is fighting to be the best in the fleet.”
Captain TJ Ott and the Hot Tuna team are the defending champions, but the winning total ($67,854) was down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It was the lowest winning total in the history of the series, and season 10 has proven to be a struggle as well so far with dwindling prices.
“We didn’t see the prices we saw in the past, but it was a fun year to participate in because we wanted it to be fun,” Captain Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise, a past winner, told the Gloucester Daily Times.
“We didn’t make the money like past years, but we were fortunate in this climate to be doing anything at all.
“A lot of people are unable to do whatever it is they do, and many restaurants never opened fully.
“The one thing we wanted was for it to be a very positive season for the viewers.
“Collectively we all have seen enough negativity, between elections and the pandemic.
“We truly want people to have fun watching this show and forget about their worries. And I think we accomplished that.”
How can I watch Wicked Tuna?
New episodes of Wicked Tuna air on Sunday nights at 9 pm on the National Geographic channel.
Past seasons of the show are available to watch on the streaming service Disney+.
View more information: https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/2443804/wicked-tuna-national-geographic-channel-fishermen-profit/