Wicked Pissah’s owner, Paul Hebert is a well-known figure in the Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing community. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Hebert has been fishing since he was a young boy, and it is a passion that has stayed with him throughout his life.
As a commercial fisherman, Hebert has spent countless hours out on the water, braving the elements to bring in bountiful catches. It goes without saying that he has faced many challenges over the years, from unpredictable weather conditions to changing regulations, but he has always been determined to make a living doing what he loves.
One of Paul Hebert’s most notable accomplishments as a fisherman is his role in the reality TV show “Wicked Tuna,” which airs on the National Geographic Channel. The show follows a group of Gloucester fishermen as they compete to catch the most valuable bluefin tuna.
Paul, known for his skillful handling of fishing lines and his dogged determination to come out on top, is one of the main characters on the show.
But fishing is not just a job for Hebert – it’s a way of life. He has a deep respect and love for the ocean and all the creatures that call it home, and he is passionate about preserving the environment for future generations.
He has been an advocate for sustainable fishing practices, and he has worked with local organizations to help promote responsible fishing and raise awareness about the importance of marine conservation.
Paul is also known for his generosity and his willingness to help others. He has been involved in a number of charitable causes over the years, including fundraising for cancer research and supporting local organizations that provide assistance to those in need.
Paul is dedicated to helping other’s learn to fish. He is passionate about working with kids and strives to teach them how to fish. He loves spending time helping out charity organizations.
Overall, Paul Hebert is a true icon of the fishing community in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and beyond its boundaries. His passion, skill, and dedication to his craft have made him a respected and beloved figure among his fellow fishermen, and his commitment to environmental conservation and charitable causes has earned him the admiration and respect of the wider community. not
About the Wicked Pissah
The Wicked Pissah is Paul Hebert’s pride and joy. The 40-foot Osmond Beal designed tuna boat is a thing of true beauty. With its sleek lines and sturdy construction, it is the perfect vessel for a seasoned fisherman like Hebert. The boat build started in 2019 and took longer than expected. Paul opted for a 625-hp Volvo-Penta D-11 supplied by Jamie Thurlow at James Rich Boatyard in Bass Harbor, Maine, and partially sponsored by Volvo-Penta. “Jamie did the installation. “Jamie helped Paul figure out a lot of stuff with the fuel supply lines and the electronic controls. It’s a complicated boat, and it took all year to get things figured out. “Wide open, she goes 24 knots with a cruising speed of around 19 knots.”
The Wicked Pissah has the extended wheelhouse that is part of H&H’s sportfishing design option. But as a commercial fishing boat that fishes into November, it will undoubtedly see some heavy weather. With that said it’s outfitted with Wynne windows all around. Four across the front, three on each side and two in the back, plus the door. The thing we like about aluminum frame windows is they’re less likely to leak. The door is Bomar, supplied by Hamilton Marine. Hebert equipped his wheelhouse with all Simrad electronics.
Simrad is one of the sponsors for The Wicked Pissah. I was a Garmin guy before this, so it’s all new to me. I’ve got two 16-inch screens and I run everything on them, radar, GPS, color sounder. It’s taken me a while to learn it all. The interior of the boat is equally impressive, with a spacious cabin that can accommodate up to six people. The cabin is outfitted with comfortable seating, a galley with a refrigerator and stove, and a head (bathroom) for added convenience. There is also plenty of storage space for fishing gear and supplies, ensuring that everything is organized and within easy reach. One of the most impressive features of the boat is its state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment.
I take safety very seriously, and have equipped the boat with the latest technology to ensure that I can always stay in touch with other vessels and emergency services in case of an emergency. The boat is also equipped with a powerful radar system that helps me navigate through the foggy and misty conditions that are common in the waters off Gloucester.
The wheelhouse are two Stidd seats. Which are SUPER comfortable! One at the helm and another for the mate. I have a steering station outside, where he hauls the anchor, and another one on the transom for when we’re fighting a fish. On deck we put a no-skid layer called SeaDek. It’s a quarter-inch foam that you put down with a 3M adhesive. It’s soft and makes it easy on the knees and legs. With an insulated fish hold that can hold a ton of ice. It’s big enough for three big fish. Right now, we can only bring in one per trip, but they might increase that. My live well is 218-gallon live well for herring, whiting and squid, and I have another one that is 75 gallons for the mackerel, so I can separate my bait.