Swamp People

10 Best Episodes of Swamp People

In the farthest corner of Louisiana lies the nation's largest swamp - a hidden world where nature rules... and man fights back. The Cajuns that live in this forbidding environment follow a tradition dating back three hundred years - the thirty day alligator hunting season.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Swamp People - S5E19

#15 - Metalhead (Season 5 - Episode 19)

Determined to take care of some unfinished business, one team returns to a remote hunting spot in hopes of tagging out and redeeming their disastrous start to their season. A second team goes after an indestructible gator named "Metalhead". And another team must have their best day of the season to tag out.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 32 votes.

Swamp People - S12E12

#14 - Fire Power (Season 12 - Episode 12)


An unexpected cold front threatens Troy and Pickle’s season; Jacob and Don shoot their way out of a tough spot; Joey and Zach use an old school trick to get gators to bite; Liz reaches into her bag of tricks to beat the weather.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 27 votes.

Swamp People - S10E11

#13 - Wild Wild Swamp (Season 10 - Episode 11)

Troy and his armada take an overnight trip to the legendary hunting ground, Cow Island. Joey and Zak go on a special mission to protect the Edgar's hometown while Daniel takes matters into his own hands to deal with a poacher. A bad "fish kill" means easy eating for the gators, forcing RJ and Jay Paul to snipe them from long range.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 54 votes.

Swamp People - S11E1

#12 - Raging Bulls (Season 11 - Episode 1)


Desperate to cull the exploding gator population, the swampers employ new, risky tactics to target giant breeding Bulls. Joey and Zak create a feeding frenzy using wild Hogs as chum. A gator takes a bite out of Ashley and Ronnie. Willie Edwards teams up with his rookie son, Little Willie. And Troy and Terral embark on their most dangerous mission yet.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 62 votes.

Swamp People - S12E3

#11 - Battle Of The Baits (Season 12 - Episode 3)

The gators are getting more aggressive, and they're threatening local residents; retired swamp veterans pit their skills against the predators, as they help the next generation navigate the perils of the swamp.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 32 votes.

Swamp People - S12E8

#10 - Day of the Deckhand (Season 12 - Episode 8)


For the first time ever, Troy works as Pickle takes the captain's seat. Good-old-boy Don Brewer hunts gators solo. Mr. Daniel and Dorien find themselves caught in the middle of a gator feeding frenzy. Willie and his dad, Junior, fish gators together for the first time in years.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 28 votes.

Swamp People - S12E9

#9 - Horse Eater (Season 12 - Episode 9)

Troy and Pickle reach deep into their bag of swamp tricks to nab a horse eating gator. Dorien takes the lead to prove himself. The long season brings Willie, his son and their gear to the breaking point. Troy sends his son Chase on a special mission.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 33 votes.

Swamp People - S12E2

#8 - Cajun Queen (Season 12 - Episode 2)


Troy puts his new deckhand to the test, as Daniel welcomes his grandson back. Alligator Queen Liz Cavalier returns to the swamp to help cull the population.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 28 votes.

Swamp People - S12E14

#7 - You Bet Your Gator (Season 12 - Episode 14)

Liz and Destin resort to old tricks; Frenchy and Gee put their partnership to the test; Bruce uses secret knowledge to try to tag out; Dorien has a big surprise for Mr. Daniel.

The episode was rated 8.43 from 30 votes.

Swamp People - S10E10

#6 - Night Terrors (Season 10 - Episode 10)


The Swampers brave eerie waters to hunt creatures after dark. In a time honored tradition, Jacob and Holden pursue frightening gar fish. Ashley and Ronnie battle flying carp in Mississippi while catching elusive gators at night. Frenchy and Gee go frogging for a tasty delicacy. On an overnight bow fishing adventure RJ shows Jay Paul that he's still the hunter to beat. Daniel and Joey show Zak how shrimpin' is done in the Gulf.

The episode was rated 8.43 from 53 votes.

Swamp People - S12E11

#5 - To The Rescue (Season 12 - Episode 11)

Pickle convinces Troy to try her secret gator honey hole. Ronnie and Ashley race the clock to fill their boat with monsters. Bruce faces off with a notorious area of the swamp known as The Maze. Joey and Zak seek revenge for a friend.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 25 votes.

Swamp People - S13E15

#4 - Til the Fat Gator Sings (Season 13 - Episode 15)


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

The episode was rated 8.44 from 18 votes.

Swamp People - S13E10

#3 - Captain Pickle (Season 13 - Episode 10)

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

The episode was rated 8.50 from 32 votes.

Swamp People - S12E7

#2 - Darkest Fears (Season 12 - Episode 7)


Troy and Pickle brave the breeding grounds known for aggressive female gators. Daniel teaches his grandson, Dorien, the secrets of the swamp. Ashley hunts alone for the first time while Ronnie recovers from heatstroke. Bruce chases a deadly cannibal that's ruining his favorite honey hole.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 28 votes.

Swamp People - S13E4

#1 - Blast in the Bayou (Season 13 - Episode 4)

Ronnie and Ashley follow an underwater pipeline looking for big gators and come across a gas leak that puts their lives in danger. Jacob and Don head for their favorite honey hole, only to find it blocked with trees that require an explosive solution. Then, when Pickle calls in sick, Troy's forced to hunt alone. Leron and Porkchop confront a menacing storm. Bruce hunts for a giant to fill his freezer.

The episode was rated 8.55 from 22 votes.

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