The Best Episodes of Swamp People

Last Updated: Jan 24, 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.

Hotter Than Hell

#1 - Hotter Than Hell

Season 9 - Episode 8

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
72 votes
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Danger Zone

#2 - Danger Zone

Season 9 - Episode 19

star 8.24
54 votes
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Gator Jacked

#3 - 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.

star 8.24
50 votes
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No Tomorrow

#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.

star 8.23
40 votes
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The Reaper

#5 - 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.

star 8.16
31 votes
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Never Say Die

#6 - Never Say Die

Season 3 - Episode 17

Liz and Kristi start slow; Junior's works with his cousin Gerald; Jacob and Chase get assigned to a tough fishing area; Joe and Tommy head to an area saved for the home stretch of the season.

star 8.10
39 votes
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Once Bitten

#7 - 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.

star 8.06
63 votes
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Texas 911

#8 - Texas 911

Season 9 - Episode 6

Troy, R.J. and Bruce answer an urgent call from friends in Texas to help fill tags in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

star 8.06
70 votes
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Blood Brothers

#9 - 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.

star 8.03
36 votes
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Rumble in the Swamp

#10 - 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.

star 8.02
50 votes
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Lone Hunter

#11 - Lone Hunter

Season 9 - Episode 16

star 8.00
64 votes
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Outer Limits

#12 - 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.

star 7.98
46 votes
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Beasts or Bust

#13 - 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.

star 7.97
38 votes
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#14 - 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.

star 7.97
37 votes
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Day of Reckoning

#15 - Day of Reckoning

Season 5 - Episode 20

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 7.97
37 votes
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Swamp Savage

#16 - Swamp Savage

Season 9 - Episode 15

star 7.97
64 votes
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Hell Rains Down

#17 - Hell Rains Down

Season 9 - Episode 5

In the middle of a tropical storm, Troy risks a treacherous lake crossing; Daniel hunts in the Gulf of Mexico; and Jay Paul and RJ try to outrun Mother Nature.

star 7.96
77 votes
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Home Stretch

#18 - Home Stretch

Season 7 - Episode 12

Troy and Guy hustle to fill tags near the season's end; Jacob and Chase get a surprise while fishing their backyard; the Edgars catch a cold spell as lines come up empty; and Bruce and Ron put their puppy to the ultimate test.

star 7.95
105 votes
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Bounty on the Bayou

#19 - Bounty on the Bayou

Season 6 - Episode 1

Swampers fight massive alligators and Mother Nature attempting to win "The Bounty on the Bayou". One hunter heads deep into the swamp to catch a legendary reptile. Another hunter empowers his younger deckhand by letting him fight his first line ever, while another seeks out advice from his mother in hopes of catching a bounty winning gator.

star 7.95
80 votes
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Unbreakable Bonds

#20 - Unbreakable Bonds

Season 5 - Episode 18

A hunting team gets support from family when their boys unexpectedly show up to help them tag out. Another hunter gets some help from his son on a hunt deep in the woods on ATV. Time is running out on a third team who is after a state record alligator and a swamper cuts his season short to be by his ailing mother’s side.​

star 7.94
35 votes
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Gator Ghost Town

#21 - Gator Ghost Town

Season 5 - Episode 8

A remote hunting area is explored; a team has a run-in with an angry landowner

star 7.94
49 votes
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Way of the Swamp

#22 - Way of the Swamp

Season 5 - Episode 12

Swampers are in danger of losing their businesses until family and friends come to their aid. One hunter gets some needed help from their spouse and a friend. A second hunter is reunited with his partner–while another team relies on their airboat to lead them to success deep in the Texas marsh.

star 7.93
46 votes
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No Surrender

#23 - No Surrender

Season 4 - Episode 8

The high stakes bet between the Texans and Troy Landry comes to an amazing conclusion. And while one team takes a huge gamble that could upset their entire season, another faces a serious health crisis.

star 7.93
42 votes
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Poacher From Hell

#24 - Poacher From Hell

Season 9 - Episode 13

RJ encounters a crisis. The Edgars battle family problems. Frenchy unleashes a radical strategy.

star 7.92
66 votes
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Swamp Ambush

#25 - Swamp Ambush

Season 5 - Episode 15

Swampers lose focus when they passionately go after individual predators. One hunter is determined to break a streak of small catches by going after a crafty bull gator. Another team is forced to hunt from a tiny skiff in hopes of catching a monster gator, while another team travels to a state park to catch a dangerous threat to public safety.

star 7.92
38 votes
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