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.

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 8.30
73 votes
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Crocogator

#2 - Crocogator

Season 10 - Episode 16

In this special episode, Troy heads to the Everglades to help a friend hunt down mysterious invasive species that are terrorizing locals, including massive hybrid snakes and the fabled "crocogator."

star 8.30
10 votes
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Danger Zone

#3 - Danger Zone

Season 9 - Episode 19

star 8.25
55 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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Gator Jacked

#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.

star 8.21
52 votes
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Voodoo Python

#6 - Voodoo Python

Season 10 - Episode 15

star 8.21
29 votes
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Leviathans

#7 - Leviathans

Season 10 - Episode 3

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 8.20
46 votes
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Night Terrors

#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.

star 8.17
36 votes
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The Reaper

#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.

star 8.16
31 votes
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Never Say Die

#10 - 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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Texas 911

#11 - 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 8.08
71 votes
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Raising the Stakes

#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.

star 8.07
43 votes
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Bringing the Heat

#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.

star 8.04
26 votes
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Once Bitten

#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.

star 8.03
66 votes
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Blood Brothers

#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.

star 8.03
36 votes
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Rumble in the Swamp

#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.

star 8.02
51 votes
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Cajun Cyclone

#17 - Cajun Cyclone

Season 10 - Episode 7

A major storm rages on the Gulf Coast, and Troy, Terral, Jacob and Dusty race to run their lines; lightning forces Ronnie and Ashley to take shelter; a broken water pump threatens to sink Frenchy and Gee.

star 8.00
41 votes
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Lone Hunter

#18 - Lone Hunter

Season 9 - Episode 16

star 7.98
65 votes
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Outer Limits

#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.

star 7.98
46 votes
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Beasts or Bust

#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.

star 7.97
38 votes
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Metalhead

#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.

star 7.97
37 votes
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Wild Wild Swamp

#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.

star 7.97
35 votes
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Day of Reckoning

#23 - 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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Hell Rains Down

#24 - 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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Swamp Savage

#25 - Swamp Savage

Season 9 - Episode 15

star 7.95
65 votes
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