Source: National Geographic Channel
On the heels of the third and highest-rated season of “Wicked Tuna,” National Geographic Channel pits Gloucester¹s finest against the best fishermen in the South in an exciting new series, “Wicked Tuna: North vs. South.”
The spinoff series premieres Aug. 17 and is the result of a disappointing season for the top fishermen of Gloucester. In an effort to salvage their finances, the captains head south to fish for bluefin in unfamiliar Carolina waters.
In order to succeed, the Gloucester rod-and-wheel veterans will need to master the different method of fishing, called greensticking, in which artificial squid are trolled from a 30-foot fiberglass pole in order to entice bluefin swimming near the surface. Complicating matters even more, bluefin season in the Outer Banks only lasts a limited time, and there is a highly restricted government catch quota.
While the Northern captains struggle to conquer new styles of fishing and treacherous waters, they must also suffer the wrath of the Outer Banks¹ top captains who play by their own set of rules.
“Wicked Tuna: North vs. South” is a clever way to introduce another unique group of fishing boat captains with larger-than-life personalities. It also presents a different style of fishing and new rivalries.