TV episodes The Best Episodes of Swamp People  

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There are so many good episodes of Swamp People, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Gator Gold Rush" the best, or is "Swamsgiving 2" your favorite episode of Swamp People? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Swamp People are, let's rank every Swamp People episode from best to worst.

Swamp People on History premiered on August 22, 2010 and set a ratings record for the channel. A reality TV series, Swamp People tells the stories of Louisiana natives who lives in the Atchafalaya Basin of the 137-mile-long Atchafalaya River – the heart of Cajon Country. If you've ever wanted to see rednecks hunt alligators with a fair amount of drama thrown in, then you really have no excuse not to watch Swamp People.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Swamp People, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Swamp People episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Swamp Showdown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Swamp People: Season 3 - Sneak... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Swamp People: Season 3 - Sneak Peek Catch a fascinating sneak peek into another season of Swamp People before it premieres on February 9. And it's no guts, no gator as the bayou boys and their crews are back alongside an all-female team and sharpshooters. As the price of gator rises, these homegrown natives face the perils of nature, risking their reputations and lives.

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Ten Deadliest Hunts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Ten Deadliest Hunts Season 5 Episode 1: Over the years, swampers of Louisiana have risked life and limb fighting thousands of monster alligators. These are the top 10 deadliest hunts of Swamp People.

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Swampsgiving 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Swampsgiving 2 It's holiday time on the bayou and Swampers are preparing for their upcoming harvest feasts. They're out to stock their tables full of traditional delicacies straight from the swamp.

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Gator Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Gator Gauntlet Season 2 Episode 1: As a new gator season begins in Southern Louisiana, hunters across the state return to the swamp with more on the line than ever before. Legendary Gator Hunter Troy Landry is back with his son Jacob. Junior Edwards and son Willie have more tags than ever before. To accommodate the increase in tags, Junior's team begins their hunt with a much larger boat.

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Gator Gold Rush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Rising Pressure is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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High Water Hell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
High Water Hell Season 7 Episode 1: 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.

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It's Personal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
It's Personal Season 2 Episode 10: Liz Cavalier has been a solid helper on Troy Landry's boat, but with the season more than halfway done, Liz wants to prove to her boss that she's more. Armed with years of experience captaining her own boat, she decides to step up, offering some of her own hunting ideas to Troy. Junior Edwards has trusted his son Willie with more responsibility.

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End of the Line is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
End of the Line Season 7 Episode 13: The Landry's race to tag out on the last day of the season, but they've got company, as R.J. and Jay Paul invade their territory looking to tag out themselves.

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Bad Mojo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Time's Running Out is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Time's Running Out Season 8 Episode 13: Troy confronts Chase about his obsession with sniping gators. Joey goes after his "white whale." Willie's buyer threatens to close early.

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Swamp People Season 5 Sneak Pe... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Swamp People Season 5 Sneak Peek Catch a FREE sneak peek of Swamp People, before the new season premieres on Monday, February 3.

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Big Head Bites It is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Big Head Bites It Season 1 Episode 1: Welcome to one of America's last frontiers: the wild swamplands of Southern Louisiana, a place whose history stretches back to the 17th century. It's the start of the most exciting and dangerous time of year for the swampers, the month-long alligator season.

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Deadly Chill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Full Moon Fever is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Deadly Duo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Gates of Hell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Way of the Swamp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Way of the Swamp Season 5 Episode 14: 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.

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Blood Lines is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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King Of The Swamp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Fight To The Finish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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No Guts, No Gator is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Vampire Gator is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Vampire Gator Season 8 Episode 5: 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.

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Troy's Gamble is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Troy's Gamble Season 1 Episode 3: Troy desperately needs to find a new honey hole, a corner of the bayou teeming with gators. He thinks he's found one, but the rights to hunt it will cost him a lot of cash. He takes the risk--but will it pay off? Meanwhile, Joe and Tommy contend with their own greenhorn, a landlubber named Bud.

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Twister Trouble is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Twister Trouble Season 6 Episode 3: 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.

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Breaking Point is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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The Code of the Swamp is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
The Code of the Swamp Season 7 Episode 2: After his worst start to alligator season, a desperate Troy does the unthinkable, bringing in outside help over the objections of his sons Jacob and Chase and his brother, Guy.

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Landry vs Landry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Landry vs Landry Season 8 Episode 6: 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.

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Once Bitten is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Once Bitten Season 5 Episode 3: 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 must calm the boy's nerves.

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Big Boy McCoy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Big Boy McCoy Season 8 Episode 7: Chase goes after the biggest gator he's ever seen. Daniel gets under Dwaine's skin. Kristi clears invading gators off her homestead. Frenchy's day doesn't go as planned.

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Blood Moon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Blood Moon Season 6 Episode 11: With the final hours of the Bounty on the Bayou looming, two teams cross state lines in search of a prize-winning monster.

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Aerial Assault is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Aerial Assault Season 5 Episode 4: 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.

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Blood Runs Deep is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Voodoo Bayou is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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House Divided is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
House Divided Season 2 Episode 13: 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.

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Monster Men is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Monster Men Season 7 Episode 5: Willie Edwards is back and this year he's striking out on his own. Armed with his trademark treble hook, this solo hunter is blind-sided by the biggest monster he's ever taken on.

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Beat the Clock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Avenged is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Breakdown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Breakdown Season 8 Episode 4: 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.

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The Hunt Ends is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
The Hunt Ends Season 8 Episode 15: On the final day of the season, Troy's future as a gator hunter is on the line. The Edgars have more tags to fill on the last day than ever before.

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Deadly Divide is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Home Turf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Home Turf Season 7 Episode 4: Despite help from The Edgar family, The King of the Swamp, Troy Landry is still behind on his tag count. The Edgars have headed home and now Troy must dig deep to rally his troops.

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Cold-Blooded is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Fresh Blood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Fresh Blood Season 8 Episode 3: 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.

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Gamblin' Man is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Gamblin' Man Season 7 Episode 8: Troy and his family push their season to the limit when they gamble on a new territory. R.J. goes solo and comes face to face with the truth. Bruce puts Ron's puppy to the test.

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Bait & Switch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Bait & Switch Season 6 Episode 14: When hunting territories go bust, swampers are forced to quickly repo to new areas in order to salvage their day.

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Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Outer Limits Season 5 Episode 15: 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.

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Rebound is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
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.

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Crooked Jaw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Swamp People
Crooked Jaw Season 6 Episode 10: One team hunts a legendary cursed monster that has been wreaking havoc on a local crawfisherman.