Swamp People

The BEST episodes of Swamp People

Every episode of Swamp People ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Swamp People!

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.

Last Updated: 7/31/2022Network: History
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Now or Never
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8.58
79 votes

#1 - Now or Never

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 7/13/2015

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

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The Last Battle
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8.58
168 votes

#2 - The Last Battle

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/31/2010

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

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Once Bitten
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8.53
130 votes

#3 - Once Bitten

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/3/2014

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.

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Hooked
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8.53
115 votes

#4 - Hooked

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/10/2014

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.

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Darkest Fears
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8.52
25 votes

#5 - Darkest Fears

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/11/2021

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.

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Raging Bulls
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8.49
61 votes

#6 - Raging Bulls

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/23/2020

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.

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Captain Pickle
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8.48
27 votes

#7 - Captain Pickle

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/7/2022

Pickle gets her shot to be captain, but Troy struggles to hand over the reins. Jacob takes his son gator hunting for the first time. Ronnie and Ashley fish in a traditional pirogue, but they might be in over their heads. The Edgars blaze a trail into an untouched swamp. Chase Landry explores a sinker cypress hot spot.

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King of the Swamp
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8.44
128 votes

#8 - King of the Swamp

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/21/2012

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.

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Gator Jacked
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8.42
116 votes

#9 - Gator Jacked

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/17/2014

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.

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Big Gators, Big Dollars
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8.41
125 votes

#10 - Big Gators, Big Dollars

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/31/2012

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.

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Cajun Queen
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8.40
25 votes

#11 - Cajun Queen

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/4/2021

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.

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You Bet Your Gator
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8.38
29 votes

#12 - You Bet Your Gator

Season 12 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/13/2021

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.

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To The Rescue
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8.38
24 votes

#13 - To The Rescue

Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/15/2021

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Til the Fat Gator Sings
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8.36
11 votes

#14 - Til the Fat Gator Sings

Season 13 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/19/2022

On the last day of the season the Landrys learn nothing comes easy. Leron and Porkchop battle bulls and each other. Willie risks not tagging out by refusing to set lines. Ronnie and Ashley struggle to fill their remaining tags.

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Voodoo Python
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8.36
55 votes

#15 - Voodoo Python

Season 10 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/16/2019

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The Champ
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8.34
38 votes

#16 - The Champ

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/6/2020

As week one comes to a close, Troy and Terral protect a friend's fish camp with the help of their ace-in-the-hole sniper. The Edwards boys go toe-to-toe with a heavyweight gator known as The Champ. Deadeye Jones puts her Daddy's gun to the test.

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No Tomorrow
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8.31
102 votes

#17 - No Tomorrow

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 7/18/2013

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.

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Horse Eater
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8.31
32 votes

#18 - Horse Eater

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/11/2021

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.

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Horse Eater
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8.31
32 votes

#19 - Horse Eater

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/1/2021

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.

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Battle of the Baits
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8.31
29 votes

#20 - Battle of the Baits

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/11/2021

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.

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Night Terrors
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8.30
56 votes

#21 - Night Terrors

Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/4/2019

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.

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Danger Zone
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8.30
64 votes

#22 - Danger Zone

Season 9 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/31/2018

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Day of the Deckhand
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8.30
27 votes

#23 - Day of the Deckhand

Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/18/2021

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.

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Hotter Than Hell
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8.28
86 votes

#24 - Hotter Than Hell

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/15/2018

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

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Full Moon Fever
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8.27
169 votes

#25 - Full Moon Fever

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/26/2011

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.

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