Outer Banks captains, front row, from left, Charlie Griffin, Britt Shackelford, Greg Mayer and Nick Gowitzka, answered questions from the audience at the Wicked Tuna Season Four Premiere Party, while mates from the Fishin’ Frenzy, Dirty J and Billon Hollingsworth, listened in, along with the star of the evening. Renegade, Charlie Griffin’s dog, is always onboard during fishing.
The new Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks season features eight episodes and debuted on the National Geographic channel on Sunday, July 30. New episodes are shown at 9 p.m. Sundays. Captain Gowitzka is new to the competition as a captain, but served as first mate on Mayer’s winning boat, the Fishin’ Frenzy, for three years.
The party was a fundraiser for North Carolina Watermen United and North Carolina Watermen Foundation, two organizations who work to help commercial and recreational fishermen.