First Look at Outer Banks on 'Wicked Tuna: North vs. South' Revealed [NC Film]
Your first look at the new spin-off of the popular National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo) series Wicked Tuna, filmed on the Outer Banks, has arrived!
Scroll down to check out the first official teaser trailer and a brief sneak peak video below!
The original Wicked Tuna follows the cutthroat, high-stakes business of bluefin tuna fishing in Gloucester, Mass., as vessels and crews set sail in search of the smartest, fastest and most elusive fish in the ocean — and the big money that follows them. Although bluefin season came to an end in Gloucester on Dec. 31, it’s just about to get started in the Outer Banks.
Some of the New England captains from the original series ventured south earlier this year to reach the evasive bluefin in the Southern Atlantic waters before their North Carolina counterparts beat them to the catch. The weather is much more unpredictable in the Outer Banks during its January through March bluefin season, and the seas can be extremely rough.
But if the captains can reach this “new frontier” and reel in some “monstah” fish before the government catch quota is reached (the quota was reached in mid-February last year), the winter months could potentially yield a greater catch than in Gloucester. In fishermen’s terms: a cash bonanza.
The new series, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South, featuring the Outer Banks fishing industry, will premiere on the National Geographic (Nat Geo) Channel at 10pm on Sunday, August 17.