National Geographic Channel will host a premiere screening of its new series, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South on Thursday, August 14th at 8:00PM in The Pavilion at Pirate’s Cove Marina. The new series was shot on location in the Outer Banks and features local fishermen as they battle Northern captains from the original Wicked Tuna series during North Carolina’s competitive bluefin fishing season. All are welcome to join and there will be cast members and special guests in attendance.
About the show:
The long, cold winter has just hit New England, and while the bluefin tuna season has come to an end in Gloucester, Mass., it’s just getting started in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After a disappointing season, several of Gloucester’s top fishermen head south to try to salvage their finances by fishing for the elusive bluefin tuna in unfamiliar Carolina waters before the experienced locals beat them to the catch. It’s a whole new battlefield and the Northern captains must conquer new styles of fishing, treacherous waters and the wrath of the Outer Banks’ top fishermen. They’re gambling on what could be a massive payday … or a huge financial loss.
What boats are fishing:
We just wrapped up Day 1 at the Carolina Boat Builders Tournament at Pirates Cove Marina! 19 of the 21 boats fished today and the fleet released a total of 53 billfish! Top Boats for today are “Rigged-Up” Chasin Tail” and “Desperado“. Full leaderboard below.
The boats will head out early tomorrow with lines in the water at 8:30 AM and Lines out of the Water: 3:00 PM. We hope to have updates tomorrow from the Committee Boat.
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MEGADOCK Billfishing Tournament – South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series Leg 4
Congratulations to the winners of the Megadock Billfishing Tournament
1st Place Billfish – Trick’em – 2 Sailfish & 1 Blue Marlin
2nd Place Billfish – Stream Weaver – 2 Sailfish & 1 Blue Marlin
3rd Place Billfish – Mister Pete – 4 Sailfish
1st Place Dolphin – Trick’em – 37.2 lbs – Curtis Whitaker
1st Place Wahoo – Sportsmann – 62.6 lbs – Gavin Klyatt
1st Place Tuna – Anticipation – 19.2 lbs – Bobby Whelan
Lady Angler – Syked Out – Holly McAlhany – 1 Sailfish
Youth Angler – C-Monkee – Chandler Griffin – 32.8 lbs Dolphin
Outstanding Mate – Stream Weaver – Timmy Kidwell