Episode Guide – Season 8

Season Aired: Thursdays @ 9/8c
Number of Episodes: current season

127. S08|E01 – The Hunt Begins
Air Date: February 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.

128. S08|E02 – Fresh Blood
Air Date: February 16, 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.

129. S08|E03 – Breakdown
Air Date: February 23, 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.

130. S08|E04 – Vampire Gator
Air Date: March 02, 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.

131. S08|E05 – Landry vs. Landry
Air Date: March 09, 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.

132. S08|E06 – Big Boy McCoy
Air Date: March 16, 2017
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.

133. S8|E8 – Good Luck, Bad Luck
Air Date: March 30
Troy relies on a Landry lucky charm, while Chase and Holden make their own luck. Jay Paul and Tommy go after an escape artist named Houdini. Kristi battles invading alligators on her land and Willie wrestles with poachers.

134. S8|E9 – Busting Chops
Air Date: April 6
Daniel and Dwaine try to make amends. RJ and Jay Paul go head to head. Jacob gives Troy a hard time and Glenn must find a way to repay a friend.

135. S8|E10 – Stranded
Air Date: April 13
Bruce gets a notice that his buyer is closing early. Troy issues a mandate to catch only big alligators. Joey and Dorien get stranded and Frenchy and Gee take on a second job to make extra cash.

136. S8|E11 – Brutus the Cannibal
Air Date: April 20
Chase gets a taste of his own medicine. Daniel unveils a secret honey hole. Frenchy and Gee battle a cannibal gator and Glenn starts a new business.

137. S8|E12 – Time’s Running Out
Air Date: April 27
Troy confronts Chase about his obsession with sniping alligators; Joey goes after his white whale; Willie’s buyer threatens to close early; Frenchy and Gee try to fill their last tags with big-money beasts.

138. S8|E13 – Racing Sundown
Air Date: May 4
Willie rushes to tag out before his buyer shuts down for the season at the end of the day; Troy hangs more lines than ever before; the Landrys race against sundown; Daniel’s day turns sour; Jay Paul hunts the land next to his house.

139. S8|E14 – The Hunt Ends
Air Date: May 11
On the final day of the season, Troy’s future as an alligator hunter is on the line; the Edgars have more tags to fill on the last day than ever before; RJ gives Jay Paul the ultimate captain’s test.

Swamp People: Everglades

140. S8|E15 – Monster in the Dark
Air Date: May 18
Troy Landry and his nephew, Holden, head to the Florida Everglades to help friends whose lands are being terrorized by unknown beasts.

141. S8|E16 – Savage Pursuit
Troy’s search for the Nile crocodile takes him to the deepest and darkest parts of the Florida Everglades.