What happened to Hard Merchandise’s Jay on Wicked Tuna? Where is he?

Wicked Tuna, the ultimate fishing team battle show where several fishermen try to outdo each other with the most fish caught. Jason Muenzner aka Jay is one of the major cast members of the show only second in command to Captain David Marciano. Here you’ll find what happened to Jay on Hard Merchandise. Why isn’t he in the new series of Wicked Tuna.

The two-man aboard the vessel, Hard Merchandise over the North Atlantic Ocean in search of the bluefin tuna. With the success of the show with up to six seasons and still ongoing, the show produced a spin-off series called Wicked Tuna: North Vs. South which was later renamed to Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks.

In the latest season of Wicked Tuna, Jay: a regular on the show, seemed to be absent.

What happened to Hard Merchandise Jay Muenzner on Wicked Tuna? Why isn’t he on the show? Did he leave Wicked Tuna?

The much-acclaimed spin-off show received very positive reviews gaining most viewers in the United States. It is here that Jason is seen starring in its 7th season. This got the fans wondering if he had left the show and began a new career on the spin-off. And his fans who want to see him on the shows have been asking questions like, What happened to Jay on Wicked Tuna? Where is Jay on Wicked Tuna?

Hard Merchandise's Jay Muenzner and Dave Marciano in Wicked Tuna.

Hard Merchandise’s Jay Muenzner with Dave Marciano

However much speculation is out there, information from reliable sources indicate that nothing has happened at all. He might make a guest appearance later in the show or he may star in the new show Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks altogether for the rest of the new season which is said to be aired in late 2018.

He is currently in Alaska.

His career and Bio

Jay Muenzner has dedicated most of his livelihood to fishing from the very tender age. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 18th, 1988.

Hard Merchandise Jay grew up in the town and went on to attend Salem High School where he graduated in 2016. However, he did not attend any college for reasons not disclosed. That’s when he ventured into his lifelong passion of becoming a fisherman.

Jay Muenzner from Hard Merchandise lives a very secretive life with very little information shared with the public. No information about his parents or lineage has been documented.

The only family he chooses to share is his uncle Dave that taught him everything there is to know about catching fish and his cousin Joe.

Jay from Hard Merchandise

Also unknown to the public is his dating profile and girlfriend. It is very difficult to tell whether he is married or dating. His love life remains a complete mystery as he chooses not to share this type of information.

He rarely spends his time doing something else besides fishing, and when he’s not, he is either skating or snowboarding. It is also unknown as to whether Jay from Wicked Tuna has children or not.

The 30-year-old is very grateful to his uncle Dave for taking him out for fishing back when is very young. The experience of catching fish gives a sudden rush and exhilarating feeling to his core. Fishing is his number one passion and as he got older he decided to make an honest living out of it.

His success story begins with his fame when he first made his debut appearance on the show 6 years ago. He showcases his skills and talent in reeling fish on board their fishing vessel with the help of Cpt. David Marciano. He has made an honest living out of the skill and on television.

Jay Muenzner receives a lump sum of $4,000 as salary per episode he appears in.  With a total of 6 seasons and several special episodes, he has accumulated a vast amount of wealth from the show. A reliable source reveals that he has a net worth of $100,000 as of 2018 all attributed to his fishing expeditions.

So, now you know what happened to Hard Merchandise Jay on Wicked Tuna and where he is now.