The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Last Updated: May 29, 2019
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.
#4 - No Tomorrow
Season 4 - Episode 22
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.
#5 - Gator Jacked
Season 5 - Episode 3
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.
#8 - Night Terrors
Season 10 - Episode 10
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.
#9 - The Reaper
Season 4 - Episode 20
With just three days left in the season, a team sets off to find a serial killer gator named "The Reaper" that has been snatching cattle from ranches in the middle of the night–while another veteran team is plagued by catching alligators so big, they can barely remove them form the swamp. A legendary swamper rallies his family to leave their boats behind and hunt beyond deep in the woods of the bayou.
#12 - Raising the Stakes
Season 10 - Episode 8
Ronnie wins extra tags in a poker game; RJ and Jay Paul chase a beast encroaching on their land; Troy plans a stakeout to catch the mysterious man poaching his lines; Joey and Zak stalk a vicious cannibal that is terrorizing other gators.
#13 - Bringing the Heat
Season 10 - Episode 6
As the Swampers battle the extreme heat, Ronnie pushes himself to the brink; Troy and Terral head out on an overnight mission to defend a state park; Dusty uses some Everglades magic in the swamp; Daniel goes on a risky solo mission.
#14 - Once Bitten
Season 5 - Episode 1
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.
#15 - Blood Brothers
Season 5 - Episode 14
With the season winding down, Swampers look to tag out certain properties before it's too late. One team must travel through huge lochs in search of deeper waters. Two brothers go after two monster brother gators, while another team travels deep into the woods on an ATV in search of a record setting gator.
#16 - Rumble in the Swamp
Season 5 - Episode 10
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.
#19 - Outer Limits
Season 5 - Episode 13
Swampers push into the outer limits of their territories to fill tags. One team hangs maggot-ridden bait on his property line to coax neighboring gators to his lines. A second team travels deep into their territory to stop a gator that has been destroying a local fisherman's nets–while another loses half their day fixing their airboat and must race daylight to salvage their day.
#20 - Beasts or Bust
Season 5 - Episode 16
Swampers are forced to hunt problematic areas to bring in high dollar gators. One team risks their lives hunting in an electrical storm to land some monsters. A second team must fight through a clogged canal to fill tags, while another team ventures into cattle country in search of a state record alligator.
#21 - Metalhead
Season 5 - Episode 19
Determined to take care of some unfinished business, one team returns to a remote hunting spot in hopes of tagging out and redeeming their disastrous start to their season. A second team goes after an indestructible gator named "Metalhead". And another team must have their best day of the season to tag out.
#22 - Wild Wild Swamp
Season 10 - Episode 11
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.