'Wicked Tuna: North vs. South' – "Doghouse Afternoon" 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 eighth episode of the National Geographic series Wicked Tuna: North vs South, filmed entirely on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, was titled “Doghouse Afternoon”, starting with the Pin Wheel in the lead over Outer Banks boats Wahoo and Fishin’ Frenzy, while the Doghouse had caught only two tuna, with only 32 percent of the quota left to catch.
At the start of Day 16, Doghouse got a early bite that put up quite a fight in a terrible current, giving mate Cain Livesay a workout before coming off the line. Later in the episode, they took a charter fishing group out that actually landed a bluefin to help the Doghouse move up on the board.
Wahoo and Fishin’ Frenzy continued feuding over their $5,000 season-long bet, until Wahoo got a double header with one the stick and one on the rod, both of which they were able to successfully put on the boat, putting them one fish ahead of Frenzy.
Hot Tuna and Pin Wheel also continued their own rivarly from up north, talking trash boat to boat and captain to captain early in the episode.
Hard Merchandise then got a bite, but it turned out to be a hammerhead shark. They made up for it later when they caught an 82-inch tuna.
Fishin’ Frenzy got a bite next, but mate Nick was sick and could barely put it on the boat, but they were ultimately able to land a nice on at 96 inches.
At the end of the episode, Wahoo’s double header pushed them into first place, followed by Pin Wheel and Fishin’ Frenzy, with only 23 percent of the quota left to catch.
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Wicked Tuna: North vs. South airs on Mondays at 10pm on the National Geographic Channel.
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