The BEST Episodes of Swamp People

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021

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.

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Swamp Secrets

#1 - Swamp Secrets

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 4, 2021

Troy and Pickle brave the breeding grounds known for aggressive female gators. Daniel teaches his grandson, Dorien, the secrets of the swamp. Ashley hunts alone for the first time while Ronnie recovers from heatstroke. Bruce chases a deadly cannibal that's ruining his favorite honey hole.

star 9.05
21 votes
Bayou Blowout

#2 - Bayou Blowout

Season 12 - Episode 16 - Aired May 27, 2021

star 9.05
22 votes
Gator Attack

#3 - Gator Attack

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 4, 2021

star 8.90
21 votes
Darkest Fears

#4 - Darkest Fears

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 11, 2021

Troy and Pickle bring a special guest onboard. Joey and Zak risk it all on the hunt for the biggest alligator Joey Edgar has ever seen. Ronnie and Ashley face their darkest fears in an area known as The Cemetery. Liz and Destin face high water and a low bridge in their quest for monsters.

star 8.85
20 votes
Horse Eater

#5 - Horse Eater

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 1, 2021

Troy and Pickle reach deep into their bag of swamp tricks to nab a horse eating gator. Dorien takes the lead to prove himself. The long season brings Willie, his son and their gear to the breaking point. Troy sends his son Chase on a special mission.

star 8.83
29 votes
To The Rescue

#6 - To The Rescue

Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 15, 2021

star 8.78
23 votes
Cajun Queen

#7 - Cajun Queen

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 4, 2021

As aggressive gators invade every corner of the swamp, Troy and Pickle chase the bulldozing monster called Freight Train before it rips the bayou to shreds. Alligator Queen Liz Cavalier returns to the swamp to help cull the population.

star 8.78
23 votes
Day of the Deckhand

#8 - Day of the Deckhand

Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 18, 2021

Troy works as Pickle takes the captain's seat; Don Brewer hunts gators solo; Mr. Daniel and Dorien find themselves caught in the middle of a gator feeding frenzy; Willie and his dad, Junior, fish gators together for the first time in years.

star 8.75
24 votes
Fire Power

#9 - Fire Power

Season 12 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 22, 2021

star 8.71
24 votes
You Bet Your Gator

#10 - You Bet Your Gator

Season 12 - Episode 14 - Aired May 13, 2021

Joey and Zach go head-to-head with massive monsters and Mr. Daniel and Dorien, Ronnie uses an unexpected trick to catch a wily beast, Little Willie puts his big idea to the test.

star 8.70
27 votes
Horse Eater

#11 - Horse Eater

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 11, 2021

Troy and Pickle reach deep into their bag of swamp tricks to nab a horse eating gator. Dorien takes the lead to prove himself. The long season brings Willie, his son and their gear to the breaking point. Troy sends his son Chase on a special mission.

star 8.69
29 votes
Black Clouds

#12 - Black Clouds

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 8, 2021

star 8.58
24 votes
The Last Battle

#13 - 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 8.57
167 votes
Now or Never

#14 - 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 8.57
81 votes
Once Bitten

#15 - 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 8.54
128 votes

#16 - 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 8.52
113 votes
Battle of the Baits

#17 - Battle of the Baits

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 11, 2021

The gators are getting more aggressive, and they're threatening local residents; retired swamp veterans pit their skills against the predators, as they help the next generation navigate the perils of the swamp.

star 8.50
26 votes
Raging Bulls

#18 - Raging Bulls

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2020

Desperate to cull the exploding gator population, the swampers employ new, risky tactics to target giant breeding Bulls. Joey and Zak create a feeding frenzy using wild Hogs as chum. A gator takes a bite out of Ashley and Ronnie. Willie Edwards teams up with his rookie son, Little Willie. And Troy and Terral embark on their most dangerous mission yet.

star 8.48
60 votes
Gators on Ice

#19 - Gators on Ice

Season 12 - Episode 13 - Aired May 6, 2021

An unexpected cold front threatens Troy and Pickle's season, Jacob and Don shoot their way out of a tough spot, Joey and Zach use an old school trick to get gators to bite, and Liz reaches into her bag of tricks to beat the weather.

star 8.47
30 votes
Tag Teaming

#20 - Tag Teaming

Season 12 - Episode 15 - Aired May 20, 2021

Liz and Destin resort to old tricks, Frenchy & Gee put their partnership to the test, Bruce uses secret knowledge to try to tag out, Dorien has a big surprise for Mr. Daniel.

star 8.44
25 votes
King of the Swamp

#21 - 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 8.42
127 votes
Gator Jacked

#22 - 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 8.41
115 votes
Big Gators, Big Dollars

#23 - 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 8.39
124 votes
Heat Wave

#24 - Heat Wave

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 25, 2021

A record-breaking heatwave consumes the bayou. Ronnie and Ashley try to run 100 lines to take advantage of a feeding frenzy. Willie and his dad, Junior, captain separate boats to leapfrog lines and finish faster. Don invents a slow drip-device to prevent Jacob’s bait from drying out. Joey and Zak hunt along the banks of a popular watering hole for thirsty cattle.

star 8.39
18 votes
Voodoo Python

#25 - Voodoo Python

Season 10 - Episode 15 - Aired May 16, 2019

star 8.36
55 votes