Over on the other boat, the Sea Wife IV, are Team 1, consisting of Dale, Carla, and Tre, along with the doomed Team 3 of Antonia, Jamie, and Tiffani. The captain gives them some instruction on how to snap the pole up and down for maximum effectiveness, and commands them not to pay attention to how people do it on other boats. I kind of want a whole episode just about this captain. Although I guess there's a ton of that sort of thing on A&E or Discovery. Dale interviews that his dad is quite the fisherman, so fishing reminds him of his dad. And there's even photos of Dale's dad holding various fish and little Dale with him. Aw. Dale. I feel like he's getting a winner's edit, not just in this episode, but overall. That reminds me of when a friend was putting together one of those rehearsal dinner slideshows for another friend (who shall remain nameless, although she's divorced now, so perhaps the point is moot), and she was complaining that the future husband was kind of white trash. And we were like, "What makes you say that?" And she said that every photo the parents gave her of the future husband as a kid, he was either in his underwear or holding a fish. Can't really argue with that. Carla confesses that despite being on fishing boats before, she's never "held the rod." Then she realizes what she just said and smiles goofily at Tre, who laughs. I love their team.
As Antonia, Tiffani, and Jamie are joking about how big of a fish they're going to catch, Dale has already hooked a fish. As they reel it in, Dale dedicates it to his father and the other team looks a little worried. Not that worried, though. They have five hours and they're like five minutes in.
Over on the other boat, there haven't been any bites yet. Angelo, as is his wont, is overmanaging the process. Mike is holding the pole, and Angelo keeps point out spots where he saw fish jumping. Um, that doesn't help. They all keep talking about how they're totally going to catch a fish, but no one is catching a fish.
Back on the successful boat, Antonia catches a fish and squeals like she's 11 and just won backstage passes to see Justin Bieber. What I really love is that Carla is celebrating with the other team, because it's fun, and seriously, who cares? The ladies all do a little "Antonia" dance. And everyone on that boat just keeps catching fish after fish after fish.
So how's the other boat doing? Not good. They're worried because they know that they need five to seven big fish to feed the crowd. Angelo asks Mike if he needs a break from manning the pole. I bet Angelo asked that every three minutes. You know it's killing him to sit back and do nothing.