'Wicked Tuna: North vs. South' – "Southern Discomfort" Recap
(WARNING: SPOILERS ahead! We advise you to not read this recap before watching the most recent episode of Wicked Tuna: North vs South.)
The second episode of the National Geographic series Wicked Tuna: North vs South, filmed entirely on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, was fittingly titled “Southern Discomfort”, and that’s what the Northern captains continued to experience fishing our local waters, at least until a third boat from up north showed up to make a major impact.
The Pinwheel, with captain Tyler McLaughlin and mate Paul Herbert, arrived on the scene to the surprise of the local captains, as the Wahoo’s Reed Meredith joked, “It’s the Pinhead, get it right.”
Of course no one but McLaughlin and Herbert were laughing when they pulled in two fish in their first two days, and even had time to rescue another local boat from the treacherous Oregon Inlet.
Fishin’ Frenzy mate Nick Gowitzka broke out his shotgun again, this time to properly welcome the Pinwheel to Oregon Inlet, and he helped captain Greg Mayer pull in a huge bluefin on this episode. Though it did not have enough fat to be priced as high as they had hoped, it was enough to push the Frenzy to the top of the board.
What did you think of the episode? Did you see any of your friends on TV? How do you think the Outer Banks was represented? What are your predictions for next week, or the rest of the season?
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Wicked Tuna: North vs. South airs on Mondays at 10pm on the National Geographic Channel.
You can watch our interviews with Outer Banks captains Mayer and Shackelford right now in the player below, and then click here to view over 50 exclusive images from the local preview screening in our photo gallery!