Wicked Tuna Season 12

Was Wicked Tuna cancelled or renewed for season 12? When does it start on NatGeo? Who will be returning for the new season? In this post, we have summarized everything we know so far about the next season.

What Is Wicked Tuna About?

Fishing for bluefin tuna is a way of life for many residents of Gloucester, Massachusetts. `Wicked Tuna' takes viewers into the unrelenting North Atlantic waters infamously spotlighted by the novel-turned-feature film `The Perfect Storm', to follow captains who are relied upon by their families, their shipmates, and by Gloucester itself, to haul in boatloads of the large but elusive bluefin. The pressure to deliver is unforgiving - the fishing season is short and tuna populations are dwindling - but one "monstah" catch can reel in just as large of a payday.

Last year’s season ended with a frenzied race to the finish, with four boats scrambling to catch the final fish that would make all the difference. Captain Bob Cook of the Fat Tuna (@CaptainBobCook) finished at the top of the fleet last season and is out to prove that his success was no fluke. But he will have to defend his title against a fleet of worthy competitors, including the youngest of the bunch, Captain Jack Patrican of Time Flies (@Time_Flies_Charters). Patrican was the runner-up last season, proving that experience isn’t always necessary to finish at the top.

Meanwhile, Captain Dave Carraro of the FV-Tuna.com (@TunaDotCom), has won the title more than anyone else in Gloucester, and the four-time champion is determined to use his experience to finish on top this year. Captain Tyler McLaughlin of the Pinwheel (@PinWheelFV) is also no stranger to winning and has a new boat that he believes will give him the competitive edge to bring home the title. And fan favorite Captain Dave Marciano of the Hard Merchandise (@FVHardMerch), coming off a strong season last year, returns in competitive spirits as he aims to prove his place at the top of the fleet.

And looking to put last season behind them are Captain Paul Hebert of the Wicked Pissah (@PissahTunaPaul), who floundered after a falling out with his mate derailed his chances, and Captain T.J. Ott of the Hot Tuna (@tjhottuna), who struggled to compete while grieving with the passing of his beloved dog, Reba.

But these Gloucester veterans will have to contend with a new captain who is already making big waves in the industry. Captain Michelle Bancewicz of the No Limits (@fv_no_limits) joins the fleet with her first mate Lea Pinaud. Bancewicz caused a splash last year after a video of her catching a 600 lb bluefin tuna by herself became a viral sensation, and she’s got the skills and the drive to shake up the competition.

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Wicked Tuna Season 12 Release Date

Wicked Tuna Season 12 release date is announced by NatGeo.
Wicked Tuna Season 12 Premiere Date — ✔️ February 26, 2023
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