The BEST Episodes of Swamp People

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2019

Network: History

Deep in the heart of Louisiana lies America's largest swamp–a million miles of inhospitable bayous, marshes and wetlands where nature rules and humans struggle to tame it. Many of its inhabitants are the hardened descendants of French refugees who were forced out of Canada in the 18th century and settled in this harsh yet majestic environment. Today, these people are known as the Cajuns, a group renowned throughout the world for their flavorful cuisine, distinctive music and vibrant culture. Resilient, self-reliant and fiercely independent, the Cajuns of the Atchafalaya Swamp still carry on many of their ancestors' trades and traditions.

Now or Never

#1 - Now or Never

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired Jul 13, 2015

One of the hunters challenges his sons to see who can catch the largest gator.

star 8.65
75 votes
The Last Battle

#2 - The Last Battle

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 31, 2010

With just a few days left in the season, the pressure's intensifying. Can the swampers "tag out" in time?

star 8.53
163 votes
Hooked

#3 - Hooked

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 10, 2014

The younger swampers take things too far in an effort to prove themselves. Tensions between one team leads to a terrible accident. One hunter defies his father's wishes in making a new treble hook that he feels will be the secret to his success. Another hunter sacrifices his day to go after a monster gator in hopes of making his deckhand's last day a memorable one.

star 8.49
107 votes
Once Bitten

#4 - Once Bitten

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 3, 2014

With the first day of gator season under way, swampers are under attack from some of the biggest and meanest gators in years. When veteran hunter Troy is forced to bring out a young teenager as his deckhand, he quickly realizes that he must calm the boy's nerves in order to fill his tags. A former nuisance hunter must capture a rogue gator that ate his father-in-law's prized hunting dog. When a seasoned hunter's deckhand is sidelined from being gator bit, he is left wondering who will be his replacement for the rest of the season. While another swamper must capture a live loggerhead turtle for a Native American ceremony to bless his upcoming gator season.

star 8.48
122 votes
King of the Swamp

#5 - King of the Swamp

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 21, 2012

It's down to the final 4 days and Troy's road to the crown takes an unexpected turn. A good friend and fellow hunter has passed away. When his long-time helper asks Troy to help fill their remaining tags, Troy has a dilemma. If he helps, he will have to put his own tags on hold and with so little time left in the season, it could mean that he doesn't tag out. R.J. and Jay Paul are working tirelessly to fill their bayou-best 500 tags this season. As the season enters its final days, R.J. is more focused than ever before. Willie and Randy are embarking on their last day as partners this season. Starting tomorrow, Randy has to move onto the next commercial hunting season, fishing for buffalo fish. Determined to go out with a bang, the brothers are hunting in a favorite childhood spot. Bruce's longtime sidekick Tyler isn't feeling well. With the season ticking away quickly, Bruce has no choice but to focus on the hunt, but it isn't long before worry for Tyler becomes too great to ignore.

star 8.46
123 votes
Big Gators, Big Dollars

#6 - Big Gators, Big Dollars

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired May 31, 2012

Troy and Clint have the perfect plan to find the big-money gators they need; R.J. and Jay Paul go after an enormous beast that is tearing apart fishing pots; Austyn and Blake sell to a new buyer.

star 8.45
120 votes
No Tomorrow

#7 - No Tomorrow

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Jul 18, 2013

On last day of alligator season, a massive cold front hits the bayou–driving swampers to extreme measures in order to tag out. One hunter is forced to make the risky move of crashing his boat through a beaver dam, while another hunter puts his life on the line to save his beloved partner.

star 8.39
96 votes
Gator Jacked

#8 - Gator Jacked

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 17, 2014

With competition out of control, several teams find that thieves have stolen gators off their lines. After finding their lines poached, one team, accidentally, crosses property lines and become poachers themselves. A hunter ventures out on his own and finds that being a solo captain is easier said than done. While another team's luck runs out–forcing them to forfeit a prime hunting spot in order to stay on pace for the season.

star 8.36
108 votes
Lethal Encounters

#9 - Lethal Encounters

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Jul 7, 2014

In the Swamp, Alligator hunting is a dangerous job... and every hunter's had to stare down death at one time or another. These are the tales of the most bone chilling, nail biting and hair raising escapes... This is Swamp Peoples Lethal Encounters.

star 8.36
70 votes
Night Terrors

#10 - Night Terrors

Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 4, 2019

The Swampers brave eerie waters to hunt creatures after dark. In a time honored tradition, Jacob and Holden pursue frightening gar fish. Ashley and Ronnie battle flying carp in Mississippi while catching elusive gators at night. Frenchy and Gee go frogging for a tasty delicacy. On an overnight bow fishing adventure RJ shows Jay Paul that he's still the hunter to beat. Daniel and Joey show Zak how shrimpin' is done in the Gulf.

star 8.35
49 votes
Hotter Than Hell

#11 - Hotter Than Hell

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 15, 2018

Willie employs a radical new strategy; Stringbean steps up; Jay Paul struggles with a moral dilemma; and Glenn takes on a risky new hobby.

star 8.29
76 votes
Wild Wild Swamp

#12 - Wild Wild Swamp

Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 11, 2019

Troy and his armada take an overnight trip to the legendary hunting ground, Cow Island. Joey and Zak go on a special mission to protect the Edgar's hometown while Daniel takes matters into his own hands to deal with a poacher. A bad "fish kill" means easy eating for the gators, forcing RJ and Jay Paul to snipe them from long range.

star 8.25
48 votes
Swamp Savage

#13 - Swamp Savage

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired May 3, 2018

star 8.24
96 votes
Full Moon Fever

#14 - Full Moon Fever

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 26, 2011

Night in the Swamp is a time when danger lurks. Joe and Tommy are night scouting for a new honey hole, but while they're looking for gators, another paycheck presents itself: the shrimp are running. They head off hoping to bag a boatload before sunrise. Tonight, Terral, his wife Dana and their friends are headed out in search of the fabled monster of the Honey Island Swamp. R.J. and Jay Paul have been dealing with a poacher that is stealing their gators. A dead engine foils their night plan to find the thieves and suddenly the duo is waiting for rescue in the dark. Willie Edwards can never work enough, and nighttime snake hunting helps him make money around the clock. In the Landry family, frogging under the full moon is a family tradition. On this night, Troy, Jacob and Troy's dad Mr. Duffy head out in search of tomorrow's dinner. The Guist Brothers know the swamps as well as anyone. But under the cover of night, even the most experienced swamper can get turned around.

star 8.23
162 votes
Voodoo Python

#15 - Voodoo Python

Season 10 - Episode 15 - Aired May 16, 2019

star 8.21
47 votes
Danger Zone

#16 - Danger Zone

Season 9 - Episode 19 - Aired May 31, 2018

star 8.21
58 votes
Day of Reckoning

#17 - Day of Reckoning

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 30, 2014

Some experienced hunters are in a rush to to fill their tags whilst a team attempts to get to a virtually-inaccessible hunting spot.

star 8.20
121 votes
Rumble in the Swamp

#18 - Rumble in the Swamp

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 14, 2014

Swampers take on big risks in trying to fill some high priced tags. One family must maintain an eight foot average in order to fill some expensive tags. A second team lets the pressure of the season get the best of them, while another team searches for new territory to bypass some rogue hunters.

star 8.19
135 votes
Comeback Kings

#19 - Comeback Kings

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 5, 2018

star 8.19
99 votes
Voodoo Bayou

#20 - Voodoo Bayou

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired May 17, 2012

Flooding in the Mississippi Delta has raised water levels almost two feet and now the once unreachable corners of the bayou are accessible. Troy is using the high water to his advantage, riding it straight into an area that the Landry family has lived and hunted for generations, and he wants to share the trip with his son Chase. R.J. and Jay Paul will travel the flooded channels into a Houma territory that's considered sacred in their culture--once used as a burial site. Joe and Tommy are preparing to take a big gamble. The high waters have made a remote canal accessible...and despite its eerie reputation, they're going in. Back across the swamp, cousins Austyn and Blake have their own plan to make the most of the conditions. The duo head toward an area known as Dead End Bayou. In low water, the territory is blocked and unreachable. But today, high water has flooded the bank, and the rookies can cruise right in.

star 8.19
152 votes
Savage Pursuit

#21 - Savage Pursuit

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired May 18, 2017

Troy's search for the Nile crocodile takes him to the deepest and darkest parts of the Everglades.

star 8.19
188 votes
Under Seige

#22 - Under Seige

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 26, 2012

Troy hunts a gator that has eluded him for years; Glenn and Mitchell help a friend move his houseboat; and Liz has trouble taking down an enormous alligator.

star 8.15
157 votes
Hexed

#23 - Hexed

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 31, 2014

A cursed area is explored; a team's boat engine mysteriously breaks down; and a raccoon invades a hunting camp.

star 8.15
133 votes
Swamp Showdown

#24 - Swamp Showdown

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 21, 2011

It's the final day of the season, and hunters are in a hurry to fill their remaining tags before time runs out. As Troy and Junior head to run lines for the final time, the bayou is buzzing. Locals are reporting sightings of a giant gator in the area. Both men set their sights on the beast, to win bragging rights in a bayou showdown. Just a few miles away, Junior and Willie are equally determined. As the only crew that uses treble hooks to hunt in open water, they believe they have the advantage. Across the swamp, Joe and Tommy are feeling a different kind of pressure. A storm blows in off the Gulf...and rain soaks their supply of bullets. To make matters worse, they're too far out in the bayou to head back to the dock for more. They will have to make every shot count. Down the bayou, R.J. and Jay Paul are focused on only one thing: tagging out. The boys are in good position to finish by day's end, with sunny skies and smooth water ahead.

star 8.10
190 votes
Leviathans

#25 - Leviathans

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 14, 2019

Joey and Zak need a bird’s-eye view to find the beast breaking all of their lines. Ronnie and Ashley take a gamble by pursuing gators on land. Jacob and Dusty try their luck hunting beasts in a small boat.

star 8.10
60 votes