National Fisherman

In the same waters where Blackbeard once sought protection, Capt. Greg Mayer quietly slipped his boat into this busy-by-day, sleepy-by-night fishing village. With his precious treasure secured, he pulled in under the cloak of darkness.
That is, until he hit the docks at the Broad Creek Fishing Center & Marina, and a blast of television camera lights lit up his world.
Being a celebrity wasn't part of Mayer's game plan when he took to the waters as a New Jersey youngster nearly 40 years ago.
That likely will change later this year - thanks to a casting call from "Wicked Tuna."
The National Geographic Channel show headed south from its Gloucester, Mass., home this winter to film new episodes. It followed the bluefin tuna migration, so the stars of the show could challenge some of the top fishermen from the Outer Banks.
"Wicked Tuna: North vs. South" is slated to premiere later this year.
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