Blackfin Rods are proud to be the fishing rod chosen by some of the best fishermen on the water. Several boats on the hit TV show Wicked Tuna use Blackfin Rods. Let’s be honest, tuna fishing can be intense and you need your fishing rod to hold up to the action. Blackfin rods are tried and true as well as trusted by these Wicked Tuna boat captains, and for that, we are incredibly thankful.

What fishing Rods do they use on Wicked Tuna?

Blackfin Rods are a very popular choice for any Tuna fisherman. Capt Jonathan Wright from Blackfin Rods joined Capt TJ Ott on the Hot Tuna, a 48’ Dixon Series 60 Detroit, fishing for giant bluefin tuna off Glouchester, Massachusetts.

Hot Tuna Fisheries on Wicked Tuna uses Blackfin Rods

wicked tuna fishing rods

Captain TJ Ott was born, raised, and began fishing on a small island just out of NYC called Broad Channel. Fishing has been a part of his life ever since. TJ began to captain the family boat at the age of 20 and found himself on season 3 of Wicked Tuna. Hot Tuna is a Calvin Beal 44-foot custom-built fishing boat built by SW Boatworks. Captain TJ Ott has caught hundreds of bluefin tuna all the way from the Gulf of Maine to the Outer Banks.


Moonshine on Wicked Tuna uses Blackfin Rods

moonshine wicked tuna boat

Captain Spurge Krasowski leads the way with over 40 years of experience on the 43-foot boat, Moonshine. Captain Spurge and Moonshine made their season 10 debut on Wicked Tuna with a massive 94-inch, 304-pound tuna worth $2,128. The monster tuna ended up as the second most valuable catch of the episode.

Pinwheel On Wicked Tuna uses Blackfin Rods

Pinwheel Wicked Tuna Boat

Pinwheel Captain Tyler McLaughlin graduated from college and bought his first 35ft fishing vessel. Captain Tyler was a two-time champion of Wicked Tuna and he also won one season of Wicked Tuna Outer Banks. Captain Tyler’s boat, the Pinwheel, is a 45′ Provincial Boat Builder set up for catching monster tuna!

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