Swamp People

Continuing Monday / 9:00pm History US 45 min.
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.

Season 8

12 Episodes

Troy confronts Chase about his obsession with sniping gators. Joey goes after his "white whale". Willie's buyer threastens to close early. Frenchy and Gee try to their last tags with big money beasts.
Apr 27 2017
Chase gets a taste of his own medicine. Daniel unveils a secret honey hole. Frenchy and Gee's battle a cannibal. Glenn starts a new business.
Apr 20 2017
Bruce gets notice that his buyer is closing early. Troy issues a mandate to catch big gators only. Joey and Dorien get stranded. Frnechy and Gee take on a second job to make extra cash.
Apr 13 2017
Daniel and Dwaine try to make amends; RJ and Jay Paul go head-to-head; Jacob gives Troy a hard time; Glenn must find a way to repay a friend.
Apr 06 2017
Troy relies on a lucky charm, while Chase and Holden make their own luck. Jay Paul and Tommy go after an escape-artist monster named Houdini; Kristi battles gators on her land; Willie takes on poachers.
Mar 30 2017
Dwaine reaches a breaking point; Willie realizes he's losing money; Kristi hunts with her son; Glenn realizes a lifelong dream.
Mar 23 2017
Chase stalks the biggest gator he's ever seen; Daniel annoys Dwaine; Kristi clears gators off her homestead; Frenchy's day doesn't go as planned.
Mar 16 2017
Troy lays down a bet against Chase and Holden. Daniel's bragging wears Dwaine down. Gunner causes trouble for Bruce. Gee takes charge on Frenchy's boat.
Mar 09 2017
A vampire gator terrorizes Troy's hunting grounds. Dwain and Daniel Edgar try and get in a groove. RJ hunts with his brother Al for the first time since they were teenagers. Willie struggles to get his season on track. Bruce, Ron and Gunner head into uncharted territory.
Mar 02 2017
After a rocky start, Chase tries to redeem himself and get back into dad's good graces. Daniel sets a catch quota for his family to hit to stay on track. Jay Paul and Tommy jump a levee to tap new territory. Will breaks down alone in the heat of the blazing sun.
Feb 23 2017
Chase fails to show up for his second day as captain. Dwaine struggles to live up to his dad's expectations. Bayou floods open up new territory for Frenchie and Gee. Glenn Guist returns to his house for the first time after a flood devastated his property, and must deal with some unwelcome guests.
Feb 16 2017
Facing the prospect of buyer shutting down early this year, Troy promotes Chase to captain of his own boat. Daniel Edgar calls in his son to help fill tags. RJ and Jay Paul hunt on separate boats for the first time ever.
Feb 16 2017

Season 7

13 Episodes

The Landrys scramble to tag out on the season's final day, as R.J. and Jay Paul invade their territory. Also, the Edgars try to catch their final gator haul with help from friends.
May 02 2016
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.
Apr 25 2016
Troy and Guy hunt what could turn out to be the season's biggest gator; Jay Paul's bad call could cost him and his father big money; Daniel Edgar's obsession gets the better of him; and Glen Guist pulls a swamp trick to get his boat to a prime fishing spot.
Apr 18 2016
Troy goes head to head with a cannibal gator that threatens to ruin his season; Jay Paul gets closer to taking over the Molinere gator-hunting operation; Chase struggles to redeem himself.
Apr 11 2016
Troy helps someone out with his lines; Jacob's brother, Chase, doen't show up, putting the Landrys behind; Ron's puppy, Gunnar, finally gets his chance to prove himself; Dorien faces his biggest challenge yet.
Apr 04 2016
Troy and his family gamble on new territory; R.J. goes solo and discovers a truth; Bruce tests Ron's puppy; and Frenchy and Gee are in hog heaven.
Mar 28 2016
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.
Mar 21 2016
When Daniel Edgar's boys show up late and hung-over, the party quickly comes to an end. Troy does battle with a poacher, as Willie risks it all to get the biggest gator he's ever hooked. Over in Hammond, Ron pushes to get the puppy a second chance with Bruce.
Mar 14 2016
Willie Edwards is blind-sided by the largest monster he's ever taken on; Daniel Edgar attempts to take down a foe that has haunted him for years; an injury could end R.J.'s season.
Mar 07 2016
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.
Feb 29 2016
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.
Feb 22 2016
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.
Feb 15 2016
As the season opens, the King of the Swamp, Troy Landry, finds himself going head-to-head with Mother Nature. The water in the basin is higher than it's ever been, pushing the monsters into inaccessible back ponds and woods. On top of that, a cold front has moved into Louisiana making conditions even worse. As he and his family brace for what could be their worse season ever, the King discovers more bad news; R.J. and Jay Paul have invaded his area, using their airboat to get to the gators that are out of his reach. Over in Hammond, Bruce Mitchell prepares to start his second season without his beloved hunting dog Tyler. His partner, Ron Methvin thinks he has a great surprise for Bruce, but when they meet up, the plan blows up and puts their partnership to the test. And, at the end of the first day of gator hunting, Troy makes an announcement that rattles his family to the bone.
Feb 08 2016

Season 6

20 Episodes

One of the hunters challenges his sons to see who can catch the largest gator.
Jul 13 2015
One team burns a sage to try and help them end their bad luck whilst another looks for inspiration in a church.
Jul 06 2015
Swamp grass and lily fields stop hunters in their tracks, forcing Swampers to adapt and salvage their day. When one team's prized honey hole is blocked by reeds, they rely on a secret luring technique. A second hunter dedicates his final tag to catch a monster named "Cujo", while another team faces dangerous confrontations caused by a disrupted landscape.
Jun 29 2015
Swampers have the rare opportunity to tag out early. One team baits their lines with a gator bait recipe called "Surf and Turf". A second team is forced to hunt their last tags of the season on an ATV. While another team finds themselves hindered by an unknown intruder who is hanging lines in their territory.
Jun 22 2015
Swampers venture to remote untapped honey holes they have been keeping on reserve hoping that it will yield them some end of the season monsters. One team battles a dangerous territory called "The Pipeline". A second team tries to capture an infamous line popping gator called "The Phantom", while a third team ventures deep into a remote territory that is known for huge reptiles.
May 18 2015
Swampers find their communities under attack from rogue predators. One team heads deep into the woods to capture a gator that has overtaken a local fishing hole. A second team goes after a gator that is terrorizing a camp, while a third team takes on the daunting task of hunting three different swamps for three monster gators.
May 11 2015
When hunting territories go bust, swampers are forced to quickly repo to new areas in order to salvage their day. One team must hunt with an old-fashioned motorbike and sidecar. A second team acts on a tip from some local crab fishermen while a third team does battle with a bait-stealing monster.
May 04 2015
When questions of integrity come into play, Swampers choose to put their season on hold to do the honorable thing. One swamper reunites with another to help a family friend rid their marsh area of a rogue gator. A second team serves double duty by running their lines and searching for a gator they sniped but failed to retrieve, while a third team does battle with an indestructible monster.
Apr 27 2015
The $10,000 bounty deadline has arrived. One swamper returns from an injury in an attempt to win the bounty on the last day. Another hunter ventures to an area he has been saving all season while another team is in a mad dash to get their gator across state lines before the bounty deadline.
Apr 20 2015
With the final hours of the Bounty on the Bayou looming, two teams cross state lines in search of a prize-winning monster--hunting through the night in dangerous areas of Mississippi. A third team gets a second chance at success as the day comes to a close.
Apr 13 2015
One team hunts a legendary cursed monster that has been wreaking havoc on a local crawfisherman. A second team struggles to day after a series of injuries, while another hunter forgets his bullet clip and sprays his deckhand with shrapnel during a gator catch.
Apr 06 2015
A hunter takes on some poachers. A team needs to take out a dangerous bull gator.
Mar 30 2015
Hunters travel into unknown, hostile areas of the swamp; one teams goes to an area believed to be cursed, another team visits a hazardous store-altered marsh to fight several dangerous gators on dry ground.
Mar 23 2015
One team has to outsmart a huge gator by using an old fashioned boat decoy strategy; Another team tries an old floating bait technique.
Mar 16 2015
One team looks for some local crabbers to give them some indigenous bait; Another team uses a primitive alternative to the modern hook; while another team uses cannibalized gator as bait.
Mar 09 2015
One team goes after a brazen, one-eyed gator they have been after for years; Another hunter is forced to hunt alone and engages an aggressive bull gator; while another team has to hunt down a gator that keeps stealing the bait off their lines.
Mar 02 2015
Rising water levels cause big gators to head into newly flooded areas seeking prey. One team heads into a dangerous canal only accessible by canoe in hopes of catching a bounty winning gator. Another team is forced to use an ancient swamp technique called a "Swamp Cooler" to keep their boat from running aground, while another team ventures down a hidden passageway to access one of their toughest hunting spots.
Feb 23 2015
Hunters are forced to rely on life-long intuitions to take on Mother Nature. To avoid floodwaters, one team makes a life threatening decision to head deep into the swamp. Another team is forced to open water hunt after their territory is choked off by unexplainable swamp grass, while another hunter goes after a rogue gator that is threatening his children's lives. While running lines, Troy finds several hooks with the bait twisted off of them. He realizes that this is the work of a gator he calls "Twister" that he and his brother have been after for years.
Feb 16 2015
When boat traffic makes it impossible to run lines, hunters must adjust tactics and abandon plans in order to fill their tags. One team returns after a two-year hiatus and decides to hunt a remote area that forces them to cross the dangerous shipping lanes of the mighty Mississippi River. Another team avoids bounty hunters and boat traffic by travelling to a new and remote area called Boudreaux's Run, while another team hunts a waterway riddled with swells from tugboats and barges.
Feb 09 2015
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.
Feb 02 2015

Season 5

21 Episodes

In the Swamp, Alligator hunting is a dangerous job... and every hunter's had to stare down death at one time or another. These are the tales of the most bone chilling, nail biting and hair raising escapes... This is Swamp Peoples Lethal Encounters.
Jul 07 2014
Some experienced hunters are in a rush to to fill their tags whilst a team attempts to get to a virtually-inaccessible hunting spot.
Jun 30 2014
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.
Jun 23 2014
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.​
Jun 16 2014
Deckhands come to the rescue when their captains falter. One hunter is unexpectedly placed in the captain's seat, while another team must make it through the day when their skipper suffers a gruesome injury. Another deckhand insists on changing hunting grounds and leads them to one of their best days of the season.
Jun 09 2014
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.
Jun 02 2014
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.
May 19 2014
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.
May 12 2014
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.
May 05 2014
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.
Apr 28 2014
A cannibal gator is hunted; a team set out to break a record.
Apr 21 2014
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.
Apr 14 2014
Hexed 5x09
A cursed area is explored; a team's boat engine mysteriously breaks down; and a raccoon invades a hunting camp.
Mar 31 2014
A remote hunting area is explored; a team has a run-in with an angry landowner
Mar 24 2014
Hunters drop everything in order to deal with life threatening gators and unexpected setbacks. One team sacrifices their day to go after a gator that is terrorizing kids at a local camp. One hunter ventures out alone to catch a nuisance gator. A team relies on a secret baiting strategy to salvage their day, while another hunter's season is in jeopardy after he injures his back.
Mar 17 2014
Hooked 5x06
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.
Mar 10 2014
With the seasonal pressure increasing, emotional and physical injuries put hunters seasons at risk. One hunter is forced to hunt alone after his deckhand falls deathly ill. A hunting team goes after a rogue dog eating gator, while another team must hunt down a vicious cannibal gator.
Mar 03 2014
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. Another hunter must go at it alone without his deckhand and faithful hunting dog.
Feb 24 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.
Feb 17 2014
With competition on the swamp greater than ever, hunters must venture into uncharted and dangerous areas in order to get a strong start. One hunting team recons in a helicopter on an aerial scout to determine if a remote area of the swamp will be the secret to their success this season. Another hunter ventures out on his own for the first time and finds that being a solo captain is easier said than done. Two hunters go on a road trip and must catch a menacing gator in order to get tags from a local landowner. Meanwhile, a veteran hunter faces the start of the season without his deck hand and must rely on a local swamper to fill in.
Feb 10 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.
Feb 03 2014

Season 4

22 Episodes

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.
Jul 18 2013
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.
Jul 11 2013
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.
Jun 27 2013
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.
Jun 20 2013
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.
Jun 13 2013
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.
Jun 06 2013
Duck hunters begin to cause chaos for the swampers; a team abandons their boat; a veteran's hunt for a partner leads her to an unexpected door; a teams lines are tampered with.
May 30 2013
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.
May 23 2013
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.
May 16 2013
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.
May 09 2013
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.
May 02 2013
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 out to an unlikely family member who is terrified of 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.
Apr 25 2013
Cursed 4x10
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.
Apr 18 2013
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.
Apr 11 2013
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.
Apr 04 2013
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.
Mar 28 2013
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 for.
Mar 21 2013
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.
Mar 14 2013
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.
Mar 07 2013
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.
Feb 28 2013
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.
Feb 21 2013
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 that tries to get away.
Feb 14 2013

Season 3

22 Episodes

Endgame 3x22
Troy hopes to make a statement by catching an enormous gator; R.J. and Jay attempt to set a tagging record; and dead fish cause trouble for Liz and Kristi.
Jul 12 2012
Joe follows Tommy's lead to new hunting territory; Troy must rush to fill his remaining tags; R.J. and Jay run out of fresh hunting ground; and Liz and Kristi search for gators in Liz's father's favorite hunting spot.
Jul 05 2012
After a fellow hunter dies, Troy offers to help fill his tags for the community; exhaustion sets in for R.J.; Joe and Tommy focus on big gators; Glenn and Mitchell look for garfish.
Jun 28 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.
Jun 21 2012
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.
Jun 14 2012
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.
Jun 07 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.
May 31 2012
Joe and Tommy go shrimping; a gator threatens Kristi's cattle; Malcom angles for catfish; and Glenn and Mitchell fix an old motor for a friend.
May 24 2012
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.
May 17 2012
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.
May 10 2012
Troy receives help from his family while filling tags in Pierre Part; Austyn and Blake are presented with a difficult challenge; and Bruce uses a rotten chicken as bait.
May 03 2012
Troy hunts a gator that has eluded him for years; Glenn and Mitchell help a friend move his houseboat; and Liz has trouble taking down an enormous alligator.
Apr 26 2012
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.
Apr 19 2012
Rebound 3x09
Rebound - The hunters are forced to adjust their plans in the aftermath of a tropical storm; R.J. and Jay Paul search for gators inland; Junior and Malcolm explore an area that's normally inaccessible; and Glenn and Mitchell hunt for dinner in the swamp.
Apr 12 2012
A tropical storm puts alligator season in jeopardy; Troy faces the daunting task of filling 300 tags while shorthanded; and Bruce braves rising water levels with his shooter Ron.
Apr 05 2012
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.
Mar 29 2012
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.
Mar 15 2012
Avenged 3x05
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.
Mar 08 2012
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.
Mar 01 2012
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.
Feb 23 2012
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.
Feb 16 2012
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.
Feb 09 2012

Season 2

16 Episodes

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.
Jul 21 2011
In the race to the finish, Troy is on pace to tag out early. But engine problems suddenly stall the hunt. Troy has no choice but to return to the dock for repairs. As Junior and Willie head to new hunting grounds, they're hopeful momentum will continue to be on their side. But when it's time to bag a beast, Junior realizes he's forgotten the guns. With little room for error, the boys now have to scramble. Bruce and Nick are down to a handful of tags. At their first line, they've got a gator hooked, but when they pull it up, they see it's been mutilated. With so few tags to waste, Bruce has to find the cannibal before his last catch is ruined. R.J. and Jay Paul have an ambitious plan to finish on time: using 2 boats, fishing 150 lines over more territory. To tag out by season's end, they'll need to catch a boatload in a hurry. Joe and Tommy have spent the last few days apart--fishing separately after a fight split them up. Today, the duo is reunited for the final push of the season.
Jul 14 2011
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.
Jul 07 2011
With only days left in the season, one team could let personal differences derail their season. After more than twenty years working together, Joe and Tommy have decided to part ways. To fill Tommy's shoes, Joe hires an up and coming hunter named Timmy. Meanwhile, Tommy decides to hire his old friend Steve. Together, the laughs are frequent, and the mood is a lot looser on board. After spending most of the season fishing apart to fill their tags, Junior and Willie are reunited on the same boat. They've decided to again join forces...and for good reason. Last night, Willie spotted a monster gator on the bayou. Nicknamed "Moby," the beast could be bigger than any they've bagged this season. When R.J. and Jay Paul head to a favorite honey hole, they discover they're not alone. Duck season has begun, and this area is a favorite among duck hunters. Gunshots are ringing out all around, spooking the gators and presenting a real danger to all.
Jun 30 2011
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 having a catfish fry for the family, but when the motor dies 4 miles from home, will they make it back in time?
Jun 23 2011
After twenty days, exhaustion is setting in. 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. 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. Troy Landry is focused on keeping morale and production high, but his crew is showing signs of fatigue. Jacob shows up late, and on the water, Liz is ready for some lively debate. Bruce and Nick turn to a new territory, hopeful it will provide a surge of big gators late in the season. They're after one gator in particular--nicknamed Lucifer--who dwells in an area known in Cajun lore as The Devil's Swamp. R.J. and Jay Paul are also turning to a new territory to avoid a slump. They are hunting the 3000-mile Intracoastal Waterway. It's an area known for big gators...but, it's also overrun with boat traffic.
Jun 16 2011
Liz offers some of her own hunting ideas to Troy; Willie heads out to hunt solo; R.J. and Jay Pau's lines come under attack by a vicious cannibal gator; a large hog encroaches on Terral's property.
Jun 09 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.
May 26 2011
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.
May 19 2011
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.
May 12 2011
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.
May 05 2011
Legendary Cajun Troy Landry has hired lady gator hunter Liz Cavalier and on her first day, Liz showed her skills, but there are still a lot of gators to catch. Today, Troy's hoping to bag 25 gators, to get back on pace. R.J. and J. Paul have been making their mark as the new hunters on the swamp, and they have captured an impressive gator count so far...but all of that is about to change. A poacher is on the loose, and R.J.'s lines are the target. Over in Bayou Sorrel, Junior decides to send Willie out on his own, as captain of his own boat. With two boats running lines, the Edwards boys will move twice as fast. But pleasing Junior won't be as easy as it sounds. While the gator hunters are busy hunting gator, the swamp is hectic with other swampers at work. Brothers Glenn and Mitchell Guist, born and raised on the bayou, are hunting and fishing everything the swamp has to offer. The Guists have their own brand of humor, and a unique way of getting business done.
Apr 28 2011
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.
Apr 21 2011
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.
Apr 14 2011
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.
Apr 07 2011
The second season begins with the hunters preparing for the 30-day season. Junior Edwards and son Willie get a larger boat; new hunter Terral Evans, who relocates alligators that are threatening humans to remote areas, goes out at night with his team.
Mar 31 2011

Season 1

10 Episodes

With just a few days left in the season, the pressure's intensifying. Can the swampers "tag out" in time?
Oct 31 2010
It's the final two days of alligator season. There are still a lot of gators to catch, not the least of which is the big daddy of all cannibal gators, the one known as the "Loch Ness Monster." Troy faces his ultimate nemesis, as other swampers race to end the season.
Oct 24 2010
With a week left in the season, the gators have mysteriously stopped biting; swampers fight back with their own tried-and-true tactics as well as some new territories.
Oct 17 2010
As the the end of gator season approaches, Tommy and Joe have a poacher after their catch; Junior and Willie try different ways to earn cash.
Oct 10 2010
Halfway through the alligator season stress is taking a toll on families throughout the swamp; Joe and Tommy fight, frustrating Troy; Howard McCrea tracks a deadly gator.
Sep 26 2010
A cold spell is coming that could end the season early, putting the gator hunters in a race against time to beat the storm.
Sep 19 2010
Joe and Tommy come up against the notorious cannibal gator they call, Godzilla; Mike tries to pass down his vast swamp knowledge to his son T-Mike; Troy's lines are empty, putting his season in jeopardy.
Sep 12 2010
Troy desperately needs to find a new honey hole; Joe and Tommy contend with their own greenhorn; the Kliebard family shows they don't need the aid of computers or a factory.
Sep 05 2010
Troy enters cypress groves in search of a monster gator that's escaped his traps for years; Junior enters a different kind of foreign territory as he reluctantly hosts the ultimate greenhorn, an Italian leather buyer
Aug 29 2010
Master hunter Junior Edwards and his older son, Willie, make special weapons and specially designed hooks; Trapper Joe L'enfant and his stepson Tommy, hit the marshlands, where careless Tommy puts his life at risk.
Aug 22 2010