Swamp People

Thursday 9:00 PM on The History Channel Premiered Aug 22, 2010 In Season


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Episode Guide

    • Force of Nature
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      With a cold spell approaching, the alligators are going into early hibernation. With the season ending early this year, it becomes a race against the season for the gator hunters to catch their alligators.
    • Cannibal Gator
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Joe and Tommy go up against a legendary gator they call "Godzilla". Mike tries to pass his knowledge of the area to his son and Troy finds he is coming up empty far too often in this hunting season.
    • Blood Lines
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Swampers struggle and fill tags after a devastating hurricane. One hunter suffers a brutal alligator bite that forces him off the water for emergency first aid. Meanwhile, a cold front threatens to end the season for hunters in the north. For another pair, debris-filled waters lead to a serious accident.
    • Family Feuds
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Halfway through alligator season, the stress begins to take its toll on the swamp families. First, Joe and Tommy end up getting into a physical fight, which leaves Troy extremely frustrated. Also, gator hunter Howard McCrea begins to track one of the deadliest alligators seen.
    • Cursed
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      A team of hunters catches a "yellow gator" which is said to be cursed and from that point on, bizarre circumstances fall upon the swamp. While one hunter loses his ability to shoot, another gets bit after a dead gator comes back to life. While RJ and Jay Paul conduct a Native ritual ceremony to rid the swamp of the curse, the Texans begin their season at home, hoping to catch a gator responsible for killing a neighbor's dog.moreless
    • Secret Weapons
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      In Pierre Part, Troy Landry's sons Jacob and Chase are once again operating their own boat to help their dad fill tags. Jacob is looking for new territory--and he's bringing along the Landry secret weapon...his grandfather, Troy's dad...Duffy Landry. Meanwhile, cousins Austyn and Blake are also headed toward new ground. All season, they've been filling a daily quota for their buyer Coach...but Coach has leveled a new challenge: to find a honey hole of their own that delivers big results. Junior Edwards prides himself on finding the hidden spots that no one else would think to visit. Today, he's targeting the most unlikely of all--a pool that's behind a metal dike. Veteran hunter Bruce is also forging a new road to new grounds. He's upping the odds of success, stacking the deck with very special bait: blood-injected rotten chicken.moreless
    • Scorched
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      As the sun rises on day 18, it's already 96 degrees on the bayou. Every hunter knows the heat drives the gators into a feeding frenzy. But the scorching sun can spoil hides and meat once the gators are in the boat. Troy and Clint are targeting Lake Verret to make the most of the voracious gators. Junior Edwards is also expecting a huge day. Five years ago, in 105-degree heat, he had the best day of his career. Today, he's hoping to repeat past glory. Liz and Kristi are primed to fill the boat by midday, and Liz is on the verge of her best catch all season. But soon, things turn on a dime when the swamp throws Liz a curve she never saw coming. Across the swamp, veteran hunter Bruce, Ron and Tyler are looking to cash in on the heat wave by targeting a hunting ground called "Cypress Graveyard." It's part of local lore, and Bruce believes it will deliver, but getting there is difficult--it lies at the end of a maze of canals that can confuse even the most experienced swamper.moreless
    • Lightning Strikes
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      The season's running down and swampers scramble to save a precious day on the water as the worst storm since Hurricane Isaac hammers the gulf coast. One team of swampers start the day fighting the weather and end up fighting each other. Another team's day turns to disaster when a member of the group is the victim of a shocking accident. Veteran gator hunters have to come up with a Plan "B" for bait and a father and son team use their knowledge to make the storm to work for them.moreless
    • Voodoo Bayou
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      Flooding in the Mississippi Delta has raised water levels almost two feet and now the once unreachable corners of the bayou are accessible. Troy is using the high water to his advantage, riding it straight into an area that the Landry family has lived and hunted for generations, and he wants to share the trip with his son Chase. R.J. and Jay Paul will travel the flooded channels into a Houma territory that's considered sacred in their culture--once used as a burial site. Joe and Tommy are preparing to take a big gamble. The high waters have made a remote canal accessible...and despite its eerie reputation, they're going in. Back across the swamp, cousins Austyn and Blake have their own plan to make the most of the conditions. The duo head toward an area known as Dead End Bayou. In low water, the territory is blocked and unreachable. But today, high water has flooded the bank, and the rookies can cruise right in.moreless
    • Gates of Hell
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      It's the halfway point of the month-long alligator season, and it's time to rally. Boat traffic is spoiling one of Troy's go-to hunting grounds, so he and Clint decide to brave a treacherous swamp guarded by the legendary Gates of Hell. Over in Myrtle Grove, the high water levels that remain after the storm have given Joe and Tommy a rare opportunity. Today, the guys are headed to one of Joe's daddy's favorite honey holes, located in a flooded drainage ditch they haven't been able to access in years. In Houma, today is a very special day for R.J. Molinere...it's his 50th birthday. In keeping with family tradition, the boys set a lofty goal--to catch one gator for each of RJ's 50 years. Meanwhile, Willie and Randy are facing some serious pressure from their dad, master hunter Junior Edwards. Junior's tasked his boys with a quota of six gators...and if they don't fill it, Junior will stop running their boat.moreless
    • Rebound
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      The worst of the storm has passed, but tidal surge after a storm can spell disaster, as rising waters top levees and flood towns. Joe and Tommy can't return to the hunt with their home and their community in peril. In Houma, saltwater from the ocean has rushed into the marsh, chasing the gators inland. R.J. and Jay Paul will move their hunt to the place they believe the gators are hiding. For Liz and Kristi, high waters and winds have left their hunting grounds unrecognizable--and they're forced to start from scratch. Junior Edwards and Malcom are also looking to make up for lost time. They will ride the high waters into a spot that's normally inaccessible. But there's a catch: it will only be accessible for a few hours and when they arrive the water level's already dropping. Glenn and Mitchell were hunkered down during the worst of the weather and ate through everything they had. Today, the brothers are grocery shopping the only way they know how...in the swamp.moreless
    • Ride or Die
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      Halfway through the toughest alligator season in decades, the battle-weary veterans need their deckhands to step up like never before. In a desperate plea for help, one swamper reaches to an unlikely family member who is terrified of the being in the boat. Another veteran struggles to harness the raw talent of his teenage deckhand--while another team hashes out the value of intuition over discipline.moreless
    • Deadly Duo
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      Just as teams have found their rhythm, partnerships are broken up, leaving veteran hunters to overcome the challenges of changing deckhands midstream. A boat captain father breaks up his teammate sons, poaching one for himself and leaving the other with an unlikely deckhand. A veteran swamper takes advantage of their partner's last day on the swamp by revisiting a marsh area that's yielded tremendous gators.moreless
    • Young Blood
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      With big gators getting harder to catch, the next generation of swampers steps up and helps their families get through some of the deadliest challenges yet. A pair of brothers go on an epic adventure for gators, employing ingenuity and fighting peril while journeying to a land not hunted in forty years. A swamper gets called back to his office job and is determined to make his last day hunting one to remember. A young hunter's risky night scout pays off.moreless
    • Devoured
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      A massive sinkhole consumes part of Troy Landry's hunting grounds and he and his sons must race to his remaining lines in the same area before they are swallowed up. "The Beast of the East" is chased by swampers using gator calls and while one team comes up with a clever way to extract gators from a huge snarled lily field, another bravely hunts for "The Monster of Monster Marsh" while trying to outrun a deadly lightning storm. The biggest gator of the season so far is caught and wrestled onboard.moreless
    • Something Wicked This Way Comes
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Something Wicked this Way Comes. It's been the best start to alligator season in a decade, and every record has been shattered. Now, the biggest storm since Hurricane Katrina is headed straight for the swamp. Forecasters predict it will make landfall by day's end so hunters across the bayou are using every second they've got to fill as many tags as they can. After days on the sideline with a wrenched back, Joe LaFont can't stay away any longer. He and his stepson Tommy are reunited on a mission to stay ahead of the storm. Troy Landry is once again running a two-boat operation. Troy wants to catch as many gators as possible before the storm makes landfall--so he's dividing to conquer multiple territories at once. Over in Pecan Island, Liz and her helper Kristi are also looking to use a two-pronged strategy: running lines and sharp shooting in open water. Rookies Austyn and Blake have five more tags from their buyer. If they fail to fill their tags before the storm arrives, their season could be over.moreless
    • Turf War
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      As the gator season enters the home stretch, swampers are forced to work overtime to protect their livelihoods, defend their turf, and make every dollar they can. Today is the first day of shrimping season, and Joe and Tommy are intent on pulling a double shift on the swamp: gator hunting in the morning and shrimping in the afternoon. Liz and Kristi are also on a mission to protect Kristi's livelihood. When she isn't hunting gator, she's wrangling cattle at the ranch her family owns. Yesterday, Kristi's grandfather reported a menacing gator that's threatening cattle. Now, her two jobs are about to collide. Junior's right-hand man Malcom earns most of his annual income hoop netting for catfish and last night, he discovered a big problem. High water has moved a new gator population into Malcom's cat fishing hot spot. Glenn and Mitchell are are always up to something to earn extra money, and today is no exception--their friend stopped by with an old motor in serious need of fixing.moreless
    • Big Gators, Big Dollars
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      No, not that kind of swamp people. This is not a show based on a B horror film. The ``Swamp People'' featured in this History Channel series are the proud descendants of French Canadian refugees who settled in the swamp region of Louisiana in the 18th century. Cameras follow members of this fiercely independent group as they struggle to preserve their way of life in the Atchafalaya Basin during the most important time of the year for them: alligator-hunting season.moreless
    • Never Say Die
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      The swampers are facing the toughest stretch. Worn down, the best spots have already been fished, and one unexpected turn can sink the season. In Pecan Island, Liz and Kristi start slow. Liz's hands have taken a beating. She's not sure how long they'll hold on. In Bayou Sorrel, Junior's right-hand man had a fishing accident. He's working with his cousin Gerald, an avid hunter new to the gator game. In Pierre Part, Troy's boys Jacob and Chase have been assigned to a tough fishing area, "the Armpit." Getting off to a fast start the Armpit lives up to its name. In Myrtle Grove, Joe and his stepson Tommy head to an area saved for the home stretch but there's a problem - not one bait has been touched. A bully gator has driven every gator from the area.moreless
    • 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.
    • Floating Dead
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      A fish kill of biblical proportions hits the swamp, causing the gators to stop biting lines, and forcing swampers to get inventive in their hunting strategies.
    • Bad Mojo
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Poachers invade the swamp and steal high value gators from several of the hunters. The tables are turned by two of the Swampers who come up with a way to catch the criminals in the act. Tensions rise as a high stakes bet leads to a turf war and while a 17 year old learns some life lessons as the newest hunter on the swamp, a veteran suffers a devastating loss as a result of Hurricane Isaac.moreless
    • Waging War
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Hunting in narrow waterways, one swamper gets bumped overboard during a gator fight while another faces the collapse of his entire season if he can't catch his first alligator of the year. And when two hunters head back into dark waters to enact revenge on a gator that got away, they get more than they bargained formoreless
    • Swamp Invaders
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      After a hurricane tears through the bayou on opening day of Alligator Season, delaying hunting for five critical days, the swampers turn to family to help make up for lost time. Complicating matters is the arrival of two new hunters who invade the Louisiana swamp from their native Texas and challenge King of the Swamp Troy Landry to a high stakes bet. The shortened season forces everyone to take bigger risks including one hunter who jumps into the water to wrestle a huge live gator.moreless
    • Endgame
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      As the last day of the month-long alligator season dawns, the moment of truth arrives. Today is about one thing: tagging out before the season ends at sundown. Troy is determined to hold on to his crown. He s got only 14 tags to go, but to cement his reputation Troy wants one more monster gator...one that will make a statement to the competition. R.J. and his son Jay are down to their final tags. For this father-son duo, tagging out will mean that they've filled a bayou-best 500 tags this season. Bruce, Ron and Tyler are facing a daunting final day. The elements have wreaked havoc on Bruce s territory all season, and after Lake Pontchartrain overflowed during a storm, brackish water has chased most gators from the area. With so few tags left, Liz and Kristi are determined to finish fast, but soon, the mood sours. A fish kill from dropping oxygen levels in the water poisons the honey hole, and with so many dead fish around, gators aren t biting.moreless
    • Breaking Point
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Nearly two weeks into the toughest season in years, swampers are starting to break down from fatigue and stress. When an impatient veteran sprays his partner with bullet fragments, it could mean the end to their longtime partnership. Recovering from surgery, one swamper risks their health to stay on the water... and brothers nearly come to blows as frustrations build and authority is challenged.moreless
    • Cold-Blooded
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      With only 5 days left in the season, the swamp is blindsided by a cold front sweeping across Louisiana, bringing a punishing frigid rain. When temperatures drop, gators run for cover, and the hunters will have to chase them down. R.J. and Jay Paul are at a spot where R.J.'s betting gators will be on the move. But the front brings strong high winds, and their airboat isn't equipped to handle them. All season Junior Edwards has run a two-boat operation, but today he's reuniting the Edwards "A" Team. Willie is back at his father's side, and the duo is hoping their combined experience will help them track down gators. Bruce is anxious about the weather because his hunting grounds border Lake Pontchartrain. Even a few inches of rain can cause the lake to overflow, and force the gators to look for freshwater further inland. Troy's sons are hoping they can have a big day despite the cold front. They've got a secret weapon--a special bait to lure gators from hiding.moreless
    • King Of The Swamp
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      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.moreless
    • Man Down
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      Troy is in a tough situation. After a fellow hunter passed away, Troy agreed to help fill his tags for the community, putting Troy s on hold. Now, the reigning king faces an uphill battle to finish his new tags and get back to his own before time runs out. R.J. and his son Jay Paul are gunning for the best season on record, and the duo's been moving at a hectic pace. Now, it seems the grind has finally caught up with them. With only 3 days left to hunt, exhaustion sets in for R.J. Joe and Tommy are in great position as they enter the home stretch. With only 25 tags to fill in 3 days, the crew is focusing on big gators. As they run their lines, they quickly discover that a monster gator is lurking nearby--one with prime waterfront property. Glenn and Mitchell are busy doing what they do best. Today, the boys are looking for garfish...but as things often go with the brothers, the day leads to unexpected places.moreless
    • Fight To The Finish
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      It's the home stretch and swampers have the finish line in sight. Joe and Tommy are in a good position. At the end of the season, Joe usually hunts a reliable honey hole to get him across the finish line. But this year Tommy wants to lead the way to a new spot...and for the first time, Joe's willing to follow. Troy is looking to make up for lost time. If he hopes to retain his crown as King of the Swamp, he has no choice but to fill 45 tags in 48 hours. R.J. and his son Jay Paul have endured a grueling pace, but with so many tags already filled, the boys have run out of fresh territory. Now, they're forced to fish depleted hunting grounds for a second time. Liz and Kristi are feeling optimistic about the final days of the season and Liz has a plan to maximize the time she has left. To fill their remaining tags, the gals are returning to Liz's daddy's favorite hot spot. All season, they have operated different boats, but now Junior and Willie have reunited to close out the hunt.moreless
    • Divide to Conquer
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Day three of the month-long alligator season in Louisiana finds the hunters working at a frantic pace to fill their tags. King of the Swamp, Troy Landry and Master hunter, Junior Edwards are following identical strategies; by putting their sons on a second boat with a specific mission: Catch Big Gators. It's a mission the new captains won't find easy to fulfill. Meanwhile, in Myrtle Grove, Joe LaFont and his stepson Tommy are back on the water. With more tags than ever this season, they're on track to make big bucks until... Joe sustains a potentially season-ending injury. In Bayou Pigeon, newcomers Austyn and Blake are trying to earn their way into the alligator business a few tags at a time. With five tags in hand, they set out to prove to their buyer that they are the next generation of swamp legends.moreless
    • No Guts, No Gator
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      In Southern Louisiana the Gator Gold Rush is in full swing. Buyers are paying top dollar for alligators, and Troy has a plan to get his share. He's taking a special boat called a "Gator Tail" to an old family honey hole. But when he encounters an unexpected obstacle, he risks it all to fill his boat. Junior Edwards and his son Willy are stalking an elusive beast known for his distinctive roar they call Leo The Lion. But Leo is a formidable adversary and it comes down to Leo, Willy and a pocketknife. Down at Pecan Island, Liz and her partner Kristie are taking a calculated risk of their own, hunting the canals from land to capture a monster that has been terrorizing the local population. R.J. and Jay Paul spy outsiders setting lines directly across from theirs, a direct violation of the code of the swamp. Things escalate quickly and the two-time world arm wrestling champion and his son don't hesitate to take matters into their own hands.moreless
    • Gator Gauntlet
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Gator Gauntlet is episode one from season two of the popular History Channel Series Swamp People. This episode originally aired on March 31, 2011 and featured the return of the people to the swamp to begin another season of hunting. Gator Hunter Troy Landry and his son, as well as Joe and Tommy and the other teams dive into the new season with hopes of making record catches.moreless
    • First Mates
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Desperate to get his season back on track, Troy enlists the help of a local sharpshooter, a lady swamper named Liz Cavalier. Will this be the spark that Troy needs to save his season?
    • Blood Runs Deep
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      With only five days to go in the season, swampers have to repair their pasts with family and friends if they're going to have any chance of tagging out. After weeks apart, a veteran hunting team must learn to work together again while another swamper tries to reconcile with his estranged father by vowing to fill his dad's tags before his own. And when an injury takes down a legendary hunter, his brother is determined to make up for the devastating loss.moreless
    • Down Goes The King
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      There's only seven days left in the Louisiana alligator season. And just as new partnerships hit their stride, they begin to fracture again--forcing swampers to doubt their ability to tag out. While one hunter begins to heal, another faces a season ending injury.
    • Beast of the East
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      As the days tick away, swampers are blind-sided with unexpected road blocks. For one veteran hunter, a family member in trouble means putting his own season on hold, while another agrees to help a neighbor in need ... but it jeopardizes his chances of tagging-out for second year in a row. One team has only two tags left to catch a legendary gator that they have been stalking for 20 years.moreless
    • The Reaper
      Season 4 - Episode 20
    • Deadly Divide
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      With only 48 hours left in gator season, and weather threatening, the race is on to tag out. One swamper invents a stout secret weapon, while other teams split up to cover more ground. A veteran hunter pushes through extreme pain, while another completes a personal journey to pay tribute to a fallen family member.moreless
    • The Phantom
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      Swampers visit dangerous territories they hold in reserve for special forays, including one that's home to an infamous line-popping gator and a remote zone known for its huge reptiles.
    • Swamp Wars
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Towards the end of gator season, Tommy and Joe find that a poacher stole their catch and they vow to find him. Later, Junior and Willie decide to change their strategy and resort to catching frogs and snakes for extra money.
    • Gator Voodoo
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Only one week remains in the gator season, and the gators aren't taking the bait anymore. Swampers are forced to find new tactics from other areas. One of those new baits is a Cajun bait known as a shake and bake.
    • Gator Gridlock
      Season 6 - Episode 2
    • Deadly Skies
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      As a severe storm nears Southern Louisiana, the hunters are preparing for the worst. With his sharpshooter Liz still recovering from an injury, Troy and Jacob pit themselves against the gnarly weather. Troy uses an old Cajun strategy, employing a special bait to lure the gators despite the storm. Joe and Tommy are not on the same page. Tommy is looking forward to a day off, but Joe has a different work ethic. Joe is determined to run their lines in any weather, and despite protests, he drags Tommy along with him. R.J. and Jay Paul hunt in territory close to the Gulf--which means the winds are blowing even stronger. But Jay Paul isn't worried. Native Americans put a lot of stock in their dreams...and Jay Paul dreamed about catching a large gator in the storm. While the rest of the swampers head to their lines, Junior and Willie are taking theirs down. Junior is on pace to tag out in time, and he doesn't believe that fighting the storm is worth the money or effort.moreless
    • Rising Sons
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      After being sidelined by an injury, sharpshooter Liz returns to Troy's boat. An older Creole gentleman has reported that a monster gator--nicknamed T-Rex--has killed a dog and is threatening locals. To catch him, Troy and Liz must board their own pirogue, a rickety wooden contraption ill prepared to handle a large gator. Will their pirogue handle the hunt? Bruce Mitchell has his hands full with his greenhorn helper Nick. After a ton of rookie mistakes on Nick's first day, Bruce puts Nick to the test and challenges Nick to show him what he's learned. This season, Willie is captaining his own boat--as long as he keeps filling Junior's tags. When Willie reaches his first line he realizes he's brought along the oldest shotgun in the arsenal. Willie must find a way to bag gators and fill his tags before Junior ends his days as captain. Terral Evans has the day off and sets out to catch catfish by catfish noodling--jumping into the swamp and grabbing the fish with his bare hands.moreless
    • 2 Days to Tag Out
      2 Days to Tag Out
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      In the race to the finish, Troy is on pace to tag out early. Suddenly, engine problems stall the hunt and leave him scrambling to get things fixed on time.
    • Swamp Showdown
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      It's the final day of the season, and hunters are in a hurry to fill their remaining tags before time runs out. As Troy and Junior head to run lines for the final time, the bayou is buzzing. Locals are reporting sightings of a giant gator in the area. Both men set their sights on the beast, to win bragging rights in a bayou showdown. Just a few miles away, Junior and Willie are equally determined. As the only crew that uses treble hooks to hunt in open water, they believe they have the advantage. Across the swamp, Joe and Tommy are feeling a different kind of pressure. A storm blows in off the Gulf...and rain soaks their supply of bullets. To make matters worse, they're too far out in the bayou to head back to the dock for more. They will have to make every shot count. Down the bayou, R.J. and Jay Paul are focused on only one thing: tagging out. The boys are in good position to finish by day's end, with sunny skies and smooth water ahead.moreless
    • Swampsgiving
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      Gator season has come and gone, but down in the swamp life goes on for the beloved gator hunters of Swamp people. History gives us a glimpse into the varied traditions surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday in the Atchafalaya Basin.
    • Deadly Chill
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      A cold front moves into the bayou, threatening to destroy alligator season. To salvage their day, two swampers try to jump their boat over a fifty-foot levee to gain access to warmer waters while others use the private parts of a male gator to lure aggressive males into attacking. And when two hunters find a massive cannibal gator assaulting their hunting grounds, they turn the tables to beat it at it's own game.moreless
    • Sabotaged
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      With only eight days left of gator season, duck hunters have descended on the swamp making things causing chaos for swampers. One team abandons their boat and lies in wait with a sniper rifle while another veteran's hunt for a partner leads her to an unexpected door. And finding their lines tampered with, one team goes from hunting gators to hunting the culprit.moreless
    • Two Captains, One Family
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      After starting the season with more tags than anyone, Troy's ahead of the game, and on pace to tag out by season's end. But as Troy's crew approaches today's hot spot, things don't look promising. The landscape has changed drastically and water lilies are now clogging the entire area. Across the bayou, Joe's hunting with his new helper, and so far, the team is working well. Timmy is a pistol marksman, and his work ethic is steadily impressing Joe. Only a few miles away, Tommy is again captaining his own boat, trying to fill Joe's tags and prove he's an elite hunter. Today Tommy is intent to get down to business. But soon, engine troubles threaten to derail the day and Tommy's tenure as captain could be in jeopardy. Deep in the swamp, Glenn and Mitchell have a little time on their hands. For these brothers, that means one thing--they're ready to hunt. They're intent to cook up their Dad's Famous Squirrel and Dumplings, so they'll need to bag a mess for their pot.moreless
    • House Divided
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      After more than 20 years working together, Joe and Tommy decide to split up. Will they be able to function alone? Meanwhile, Willie and Junior search for a giant gator Willie has nicknamed Moby.
    • Full Moon Fever
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      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.moreless
    • It's Personal
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Troy and Liz get a hot tip on a nuisance gator accused of snatching crawfish traps on the bayou. Meanwhile, Jay Paul and R.J. deal with a cannibal gator who's been poaching their lines.
    • Beat the Clock
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      After twenty days of grueling non-stop work, exhaustion is setting in. But with ten days to go and tags to fill hunters will do whatever they can to prevent a late season letdown. For Joe LaFont, weariness is only half the battle. On a day when he needs to keep momentum rolling, his stepson Tommy's a no show. Tommy sleeps in, and decides to take the day off so today, Joe is on his own, and he has no intention of slowing down. As he tackles the job alone, his luck turns from bad to worse. Weather is coming off the Gulf, and Joe will need to muster the resolve to face every obstacle the swamp has to offer.moreless
    • Rising Pressure
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      With only eight days left in the season, the old hot spots are completely fished out. To stay in the game, hunters venture into new grounds. Troy is the "King of the Swamp" because he always hunts with strategy. To keep ahead of the big gators, he moves his lines every 3-4 days to a new area of the swamp. Junior and Willie are headed to a new pond that is teeming with big gators. But the waters in this canal are now only three feet deep. With time running out, Junior decides to risk his boat and his engine. For Joe and Tommy, the day begins with tension on board, because Tommy didn't show up for work yesterday. As they run their lines, all are empty, and Joe believes had Tommy been at work, they would have already run these lines and moved to more populated waters. Glenn and Mitchell are always on the hunt for something the swamp has to offer. The boys are in the mood for a squirrel supper tonight--so they head into the swamp to bag a mess of squirrels.moreless
    • Troy's Gamble
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Troy spends money for a new place to go gator hunting and hopes the risk pays off. Joe and Tommy deal with a helper that is new to the business and Mike builds an aluminum boat from scratch.
    • 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.moreless
    • Big Head Bites It
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Alligator season starts in the swamplands of southern Louisiana and for Troy Landry, that means another opportunity to catch a monster sized alligator he's been after for years.
    • Houdini's Last Escape
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Troy enters the mysterious cypress grove area in search of the monster sized gator that haunts him. Junior hosts an Italian leather buyer in a trip through the swamp.
    • Texas Hold 'Em
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      To win a high stakes bet against two hunters from Texas, Troy must get his sons to step up and help him bring in the biggest gator. Two of his boys head into a remote area and snag a monster with a treble hook only to be dragged around the swamp by the massive gator. Meanwhile, when one hunter's gun runs out of bullets, his partner turns to a tiny pocket knife to try and bring down a massive live gator before it attacks the boat.moreless
    • 2 Days To Tag Out
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Only 48 hours remain in the month-long alligator season—and the pressure is on, as the clock ticks away on the bayou. In the race to the finish, Troy Landry is on pace to tag out early. In fact, he's hoping to fill all of his tags one day early. But as his crew runs their lines, engine problems suddenly stall the hunt. Troy has no choice but to return to the dock for repairs. With time slipping away, the crew works fast to get back on the water. They'll need to salvage the day…if they hope to tag out at all.moreless
    • Dark Waters
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      After a rough start to the season, Troy is back in the groove, and on pace to fill his 320 tags. His new sharpshooter Liz has been a large part of his success. But on the swamp, things can change in a heartbeat. During a capture, Liz is injured...and Troy's momentum is suddenly in doubt. Bruce has always hunted solo in the swamp. That's the way he likes it. But today, he's not alone because he's hired a greenhorn named Nick, a local kid who wants learn the craft from a master. But, learning gator hunting isn't easy, and before long, the kid makes a mistake that could cost Bruce his season. So far, Joe and Tommy have had ups and downs this season. However, when the duo comes up against a massive cannibal, the team gels in its pursuit of the aggressive monster. Deep in the swamp, the Guist Brothers are busy making ends meet. With the food supply low, rabbit is on the menu. The brothers set out on the hunt, but they don't have a hunting dog. Glenn decides to take the job.moreless
    • Hot Pursuit
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      The chase is on when R.J. and Jay Paul discover that a poacher has been cutting their lines and stealing their gators. Meanwhile, Troy, Jacob and Liz finally get their season in gear.
    • Gator Gold Rush
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      It's day one of the thirty-day alligator-hunting season in Louisiana. This year prices are 30% higher, and with big bucks on the line, a Gator Gold rush is about to begin. Troy Landry has a plan to cash in; reuniting with 20-year partner Clint and running a second boat with son Jacob at the helm. With 430 tags, more than ever before, he's determined to retain his crown. Down in Pecan Island, Troy's helper from last year, Liz Cavalier, is running her own boat this season with 260 tags of her own. Joining her is helper Kristi Broussard, a born and bred Cajun woman who's eager to show what she's got. In Houma, two-time world arm wrestling champion R.J. Molinere and his son R.J. are back. This season he's taken on 500 tags, more than anyone else, with one goal in mind...to prove that he's the king of the swamp. Swamp legend Bruce Mitchell is gearing up with plans of his own. He's got a new secret weapon, former military sharpshooter Ron Methvin.moreless
    • Monster Marsh
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Tommy is on his own for the first time in his career. His step dad Joe wrecked his back while wrangling gators, so now Tommy must carry the load all by himself. Veteran Bruce Mitchell, his sidekick Tyler and their new sharpshooter Ron are hoping for another big day. To fill the boat, Bruce will move their hunt to a remote bog known as Stinky Bayou. The area earned its nickname from the methane gas that bubbles to the surface there, emitting a rotten and pungent stench. In Pecan Island, Liz and her new helper Kristi are taking a huge risk in hopes of another enormous payday. The ladies are headed to a spot that locals call "Monster Marsh," home to territorial and aggressive alpha males. While veterans with hundreds of tags hunt for numbers, over in Bayou Pigeon, rookies Austyn and Blake are looking for one beast in particular. Their buyer has given them one tag to catch one huge gator that's threatening his property.moreless
    • Avenged
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      As the end of week one comes to a close hunters are faced with new challenges. Troy makes a shocking discovery, a monster gator is feeding dangerously close to his home. To protect his family, he and his boys set out to do battle with the monster in a tiny boat and come face-to-face with disaster. R.J. and his son Jay Paul summon the powers of their ancestors in an ancient tribal ceremony to prepare for battle with a beast known as Big Foot. Liz and Kristie encounter something rarely seen on the swamp; a gator so bold, that he takes the bait in broad daylight right in front of them. When they attempt to haul the beast in, he breaks off the line and the battle is on! The Guist brothers find themselves in need of lumber, but they don't head to the home improvement store. Instead, they turn to the swamp, and an age-old technique of harvesting lumber as they go in search of sinker cypress.moreless
    • Under Siege
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      With half the season over, the best hunters are back on track and ahead of last year's pace. R.J. and Jay Paul are after a nasty gator that's been wrecking havoc, and the monster's got a fitting nickname: Pas Tout La. It's a French saying that means "not all there," and the vicious nature of this beast's attacks point to a crazed killer. Troy and his sharpshooter Clint are after a prize of their own. An old adversary he calls King Tut has re-surfaced, and the crew will stop at nothing to end this ancient gator's reign. As Liz and Kristi head to their first line of the day, Liz spots an enormous gator. She uses her accurate open water shooting skill to put a shot dead on, but this monster's hard-plated head is so tough it deflects even their best shots. While the legends of the swamp track their behemoths, Glenn and Mitchell are tackling a monster of their own--a houseboat. Today the brothers have agreed to move heir friend Blake's houseboat.moreless
    • Rising Waters
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Tropical Storm Lee is finally making landfall and it's wrecking havoc, threatening to shut down alligator season altogether. With the season in jeopardy, Troy still has over 300 tags left to be filled. To make matters worse, he's facing the treacherous conditions short handed. His son Chase is sidelined with an injury. Bruce and his shooter Ron are also braving the storm. But water levels have risen drastically, completely blanketing their boat launch. Bruce will drive the rising water like a highway, powering into a section of the swamp that's normally unreachable. Joe and his stepson Tommy head out across a lake to run their lines as fast as possible. But soon, the boys find themselves in the worst possible position: in the thick of Lee, in choppy water with lightning closing in. While the veterans push through the worst of the storm, rookies Austyn and Blake are close on their heels. The boys have a handful of tags from their buyer--and once again, their season is on the line.moreless
    • Treebreaker 2
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      In Houma, R.J. and Jay Paul are headed to an area known as the Hive. Every beehive has a queen bee...and the Hive has a king, a monster alpha male. Before the day is done, the boys are out to fill their boat, land the King and take another step toward their own crown. Over in Pierre Part, Troy Landry's sons are out to make their own name. Last season, Jacob and his dad bagged a legendary beast known as Treebreaker. In the swamp, when one alpha male is removed, another takes his place. Jacob plots to track down the Son of Treebreaker...and step out from his own dad's shadow. Across the swamp, Junior Edwards' sons Willie and Randy are also on the hunt, working for their dad. To keep his boys focused, Junior's made a big decision: NO hook. Junior knows that it's easy to catch a bad case of "treble hook fever," and spend all day looking for a target. Down on the Conway Bayou, Glenn and Mitchell are after a prehistoric fish known as alligator gar.moreless
    • First Mates
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      This season, Troy has been hunting without his longtime helper Clint, and the boys have struggled, falling behind last year's pace. Determined to get back on track, Troy enlists the help of a local sharpshooter...a lady gator hunter named Liz Cavalier. Renegade Gator Hunter Bruce Mitchell hunts alone...that is if you don't count his partner/dog Tyler. Bruce and Tyler began the season solidly, racking up the gators and filling tags. It's business as usual--until, Tyler suddenly goes missing. For Joe and Tommy, the season was off to a strong start...but then, Tommy's behavior disrupted their momentum. Now, a monster gator is popping their lines, and the boys are determined to get him. As the sun sets, Terral and Trapper Agent Corey Hunt are on the trail of a large gator that's been menacing the locals. The boys scour the area to relocate the gator, and to rid the threat...before some one gets hurt.moreless
    • Hunter or Hunted?
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Only a few days into gator season, Troy Landry and his son Jacob have over 300 tags remaining. With hopes of picking up the pace, they head toward a new honey hole--an area with evidence of many large gators. R.J. and his son J. Paul soon find evidence of a destructive gator...a bulldozer that is ripping up the banks. They set out to capture "Dozer." Joe and Tommy continue their blistering pace as they set out to hunt...but when they have a large gator on the line, Tommy's mistakes cost them big time.moreless
    • Shooting Wild
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      With new challengers on the swamp, the race to catch the biggest gators quickly has never been tougher. But more speed means more danger. Legendary Cajun Troy Landry, and his son Jacob, are struggling. Without their old sharpshooter Clint, the gator count is beginning to lag, and the boys are growing more and more frustrated. New challengers, R.J. and J. Paul, continue to blaze a trail, making their mark as prolific hunters--and threatening to steal Troy's crown. R.J. decides to move the hunt three hours away to an old honey hole. To get there--across rough terrain in remote corners of the swamp--they'll use a secret weapon: an airboat. Veteran solo hunter Bruce Mitchell is back on the swamp. As he sets out, Bruce is joined, as always, by his dog Tyler. Junior Edwards and his crew are moving at a reckless pace. They're speeding along the bayou faster than ever. But when you're moving fast...a lot can go wrong.moreless
    • Blood Brothers
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      Monster gators are hunted by two brothers.
    • Bulletproof
      Season 6 - Episode 7
    • Better Late Than Never
      Season 7 - Episode 9
    • Gator Boo-Fay
      Season 6 - Episode 17
    • Here Gator Gator
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      Swamp grass and lily fields force hunters to adapt and salvage their day, as one team, whose prize hole is blocked by reeds, resorts to a secret luring technique. Meanwhile, another goes after a monster called "Cujo" and a disturbed landscape results in a dangerous confrontation.
    • The Three Kings
      Season 6 - Episode 15
    • Bait & Switch
      Season 6 - Episode 14
    • Royal Reunion
      Season 6 - Episode 13
    • Bounty or Bust
      Season 6 - Episode 12
    • Outlaw & Disorder
      Season 6 - Episode 9
    • Crooked Jaw
      Season 6 - Episode 10
    • #611
      Season 6 - Episode 11
    • #612
      Season 6 - Episode 12
    • Blood Moon
      Season 6 - Episode 11
    • Of Gods & Otters
      Season 6 - Episode 19
    • Now or Never
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      On the final day of the season, two families challenge each other, hoping to ensure their mutual success, while one hunter challenges his sons to see who'll snag the biggest gator, and another reassembles a team to help her tag out.
    • Gamblin' Man
      Season 7 - Episode 8
    • Cannibal Country
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      Troy confronts a cannibal gator; Jay Paul closes in on taking over the Molinere operation; Chase attempts to redeem himself; and Glenn Guist battles "the leaning house of Louisiana."
    • Big Claw
      Season 7 - Episode 11
    • 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.
    • End of the Line
      Season 7 - Episode 13
    • The Party's Over
      Season 7 - Episode 6
    • Sweet Revenge
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      Troy tries an old family secret to change his luck; R.J. and Jay Paul hunt the same territory as the Edgar family; Glen utilizes "Swamp Medicine" and pays tribute to his brother Mitch.
    • High Water Hell
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      In the Season 7 premiere, Troy battles Mother Nature as high water in the basin pushes the monsters into inaccessible back ponds and woods, and a cold front moving into Louisiana complicates matters. Meanwhile, R.J. and Jay Paul invade his area and use their airboat to get to gators that are out of his reach.moreless
    • The Code of the Swamp
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      After a horrible start to the season, Troy is desperate and does the unthinkable by bringing in outside help, despite objections from his sons and brother. Meanwhile, Ron is determined to turn his puppy into a gator dog; and an unorthodox duo known as "Salt and Pepper" enter the fray and hope to get their piece of the action.moreless
    • All Hands on Deck
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      Troy's bad start continues, but he's determined to fill his 500-plus tags with help from fellow swamper Daniel Edgar's family. Meanwhile, Frenchy Crochet and Gee Singleton's best laid plans hit a snag; and R.J. and Jay Paul's fast start to the season continues and they reveal a family secret.
    • Home Turf
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      Despite the Edgar family's help, Troy is still lagging behind and they have to return home, where they are able to fill their boats with gators, but run into an unforeseen problem.
    • Monster Men
      Season 7 - Episode 5
    • Bad Lands
      Bad Lands
      Season 6 - Episode 8
    • Bad Lands
      Season 6 - Episode 8
    • 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 becomes poachers themselves.
    • Gravedigger
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Unexpected adversity forces swampers to change their tactics. One hunter must get used to his new quirky deckhand. One team goes on the hunt for a rogue gator that has been attacking livestock.
    • The Albino Assassin
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      The pressure increases as emotional and physical injuries put hunters' seasons at risk. One hunter is forced to hunt alone after his deckhand falls deathly ill and another team must hunt a vicious cannibal gator.
    • Rumble in the Swamp
      Season 5 - Episode 10
    • Way of the Swamp
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      A team explore a Texas marsh on an airboat; a hunter gets help from a friend.
    • Aerial Assault
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      This season, hunters venture into uncharted territory in order to get a strong start. One team recons in a helicopter on an aerial scout in order to determine if a remote area will be the secret to their success.
    • Once Bitten
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      A former nuisance hunter must capture a rogue gator that ate his father-in-law's prized hunting dog and a seasoned hunter's deckhand is sidelined from being gator bit, leaving the hunter to wonder who will be his replacement.
    • Hexed
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      A cursed area is explored; a team's boat engine mysteriously breaks down; and a raccoon invades a hunting camp.
    • The Last Battle
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      The last two days of alligator season have arrived and there are still plenty of gators that need to be caught. The biggest one of all, known as the Loch Ness Monster by the crew, is on the top of the list. Later, Troy has to come fact to face with his nemesis as other swampers race to make their catches at the end of the season.moreless
    • Hooked
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      The younger swampers take things too far in an effort to prove themselves. Tensions between one team leads to a terrible accident and another hunter goes after a monster gator in hopes of making his deckhand's last day a memorable one.
    • Devil at the Door
      Season 5 - Episode 7
    • Gator Ghost Town
      Season 5 - Episode 8
    • Outer Limits
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      A damaged airboat is repaired; gators destroy a fisherman's nets.
    • Beasts or Bust
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      A clogged canal is navigated; a team hunt during an electrical storm.
    • Twister Trouble
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      A rogue gator threatens a hunter's children.
    • Final Countdown
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      There is only a few days left in the gator season and the pressure heats up for everyone. Will the swampers be able to tag out before the season ends?
    • Feast or Fawn
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      A dangerous canal is explored; a team venture down a hidden passageway.
    • Pirate of the Bayou
      Season 6 - Episode 5
    • Gator Slayer
      Season 6 - Episode 6
    • Bounty on the Bayou
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      A legendary reptile is sought in the Season 6 premiere.
    • Lethal Encounters
      Season 5 - Episode 21
    • Day of Reckoning
      Season 5 - Episode 20
    • Beast of the Lake
      Season 5 - Episode 11
    • Swamp Ambush
      Season 5 - Episode 15
    • Captain Invincible
      Season 5 - Episode 17
    • Unbreakable Bonds
      Season 5 - Episode 18
    • Metalhead
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      A tenacious gator is pursued; a remote hunting spot is explored.
    • Swamp Christmas
      Swamp Christmas
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      New. Join a fun-filled Christmas on the bayou as the swampers hunt for traditional delicacies, wrap their gifts, prepare their feasts and treat their children to their first big-game hunts.
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