Best Fishing Shows on TV

Fishing is a lot of fun, but unless you plan on making a career out of it, you’ll be stuck fitting your fishing trips into your work and home schedules. Thankfully, there are a lot of great fishing shows, so you can get your fix while relaxing in your living room. Even better, many of these shows have tips and tricks to up your fishing game! Let’s take a look.

River Monsters with Jeremy Wade

One of my personal favorites, River Monsters, takes you around the world with Jeremy Wade as he tries to decipher what type of fish has been spotted in the local area and caused death or injury. The show combines interviews with locals with fishing excursions while Jeremy breaks the case. It’s well done, simple, and fun to watch. Currently, there are 89 episodes available to stream, so it’s a great choice for those long weekends when you’re stuck at home and would rather be out fishing. Once you’ve finished those, check out Dark Waters. Jeremy takes us on epic tours of saltwater legends in the way only he can!

Deadliest Catch

Deadliest Catch is a mixture of commercial crabbing and intense boat drama. Be sure to start at the beginning to see the evolution of the different boats and captains. This no-frills fishing show will keep you on the edge of your seat as you become invested in both their hauls and their lives. Sadly, a few crew members have passed away over the years, but the show keeps us coming back for more. Accidents happen regularly, and it’s no wonder that the show’s name implies the industry is deadly. There are currently 269 episodes available, with specials and interviews included.

Wicked Tuna

Arguably one of the most exciting fishing experiences on tv, tuna fishing in the Atlantic is intense. The show does a great job of representing how hard it is to land a big catch that’s worthy of top dollar pricing. There is a decent amount of petty drama involved, too, if you enjoy that sort of thing. The different crews battle it out each season, vying for the top spot with the overall weight and quality of the tuna caught while trash talking to each other over the radio. There are 225 episodes of the original show and two spin-off shows, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South and Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks or Bust.

Now that you have literal years’ worth of shows to watch, it’s time to get started! As mentioned, both Deadliest Catch and Wicked Tuna are best watched from start to finish, but River Monsters can be viewed in any order without losing out on the storyline. Don’t forget to read up on some of the scandals involved, too! Professional fishing certainly has its own share of interesting things happening behind the scenes.