Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
CinematographyKendall Whelpton
Running time38–46 minutes
Production companyPilgrim Media Group
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)

Battlefish is an American reality television show that follows the pursuits of several fishing boats as they search the Pacific Ocean for albacore tuna.[1] The eight-episode first season debuted on Netflix on September 21, 2018.[2][3] The show is produced by Pilgrim Media Group.[4]

The series documents five fishing crews along the coasts of Washington and Oregon during the 2017 fishing season.[1]


No.TitleOriginal release date
1"The Battle Begins"September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
The albacore tuna fishing season kicks off with high hopes for some hefty hauls. Greenhorn Andre of the Judy S struggles.
2"The Eclipse"September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
Everyone wonders how the solar eclipse will affect conditions. The Intrepid makes its first foray of the season. Andre's attitude becomes a problem.
3"Fisherman's Code"September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
Malissa joins the Judy S as a deckhand to prove that she can "do the job better than a guy can." Oppor-Tuna-Ty’s Aaron mourns the loss of his daughter.
4"Into the Deep End"September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
There's only a month and a half left in the season. The Intrepid crew discovers a hole in the boat and the TNT deals with a broken freezer.
5"Battle Cry"September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
To add to an already difficult season, the Intrepid’s engine dies. Captain of the Ashley Nicole Justin returns home for the birth of his second son.
6"The 24 Hour War"September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
Captain Jake is unsure about the Intrepid's new deckhand. Meanwhile on the Judy S, Malissa sustains a painful injury but it doesn’t slow her down.
7"Storm Front"September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
With red skies in the morning, sailors take warning. A storm is on the horizon but the fleet still has to take advantage of what remains of the season.
8"Final Battle"September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
Hopes for one last big haul remain. The Oppor-Tuna-Ty’s Aaron speaks for everyone when he says this was his most challenging season yet.


  1. ^ a b Whittaker, Luke (26 September 2018). "In 'Battlefish,' blood, guts and albacore". The Daily Astorian. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  2. ^ Voorhis, Genevieve Van (21 September 2018). "Here's How Netflix Will Decide To Bring 'Battlefish' Back For A Second Season". Bustle. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  3. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Battlefish', Netflix's Fishing Reality Series". Decider. 2018-09-21. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  4. ^ "Netflix's 'Battlefish' follows the adventures of tuna fishing boats off the Washington-Oregon border". The Seattle Times. 2018-10-03. Retrieved 2019-02-19.