The show follows the day-to-day activities of Louisiana natives living in the swamps of the Atchafalaya River Basin who hunt American alligators for a living.
In season thirteen, we follow the swampers through a time of year that is crucial to their survival.
Hunters scramble to fill as many tags as possible before Hurricane Ida, an unprecedented category 4 storm, shuts down their season.
With their buyer shut down after Hurricane Ida, the Edgars hunt for giant bulls they can skin themselves. The Landrys lend a hand to Ronnie and Ashley after being devastated by the storm.
Troy and Ronnie compete against their deckhands, Pickle and Ashley, in a battle of the sexes. The Edwards rush to make up for lost time, and best friends Leron and Porkchop move to new hunting grounds after Hurricane Ida demolished their hometown.
Ronnie and Ashley follow an underwater pipeline looking for big gators, and find a gas leak that puts their lives in danger. Jacob and Don head for their favourite honey hole, only to find it blocked with trees that require an explosive solution.
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With water levels dropping rapidly, Joey and Zak race to fill their tags before getting stranded in a remote canal, and Troy takes advantage of the low water to settle an old score with a legendary adversary.
Facing a heatwave, Pickle tries out her special bait, frozen chicken pops. The Edgars gamble on the cooler waters at the mouth of the Mississippi. Ronnie struggles to get through the day without collapsing.
Water levels are rising quickly, forcing Leron and Porkchop to race the incoming tide. Willie goes after his old foe, Black Lagoon. Ronnie and Ashley use their airboat to reach new honey holes.
The Landrys fish in a dangerous sinkhole that could swallow them whole. Ronnie and Ashley battle the Cane Breaker. The Edgars hunt down the menacing beasts breaking into local fishermen's crab traps.
On a hunch, Daniel Edgar rushes to run tags before a rain storm hits. Don captains his boat with the help of a deckhand who calls himself "Black Rambo". Ronnie calls upon the help of a float plane to scout a gator hotspot.
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.
Facing a cold snap, Daniel bets on a hot spring honey hole. Joey and Zak chase a giant into the crawfish ponds. Troy teaches Pickle to fish with a treble hook. Leron and Porkchop try a radical new strategy. Don tries to resurrect his sniper skills.
Joey and Zak try to cash in on the full moon feeding frenzy. Daniel seeks revenge on Luna Bull. Pickle's superstitions come back to haunt her. Chase hunts sinker cypress near an old sawmill. The Edwards try out a shiny new bait.
Willie and Little Willie compete for the title of best marksman. Don puts his Swamp Juice to the test. Ronnie struggles to hunt alone. Chase is plagued by a sinker cypress menace. Leron and Porkchop set their sights on the swamp's biggest monsters.
Hoping to tag out, the Edgars face new challenges and confront an old nemesis. One mistake turns Troy and Pickle's day into a nightmare. Willie prepares his son for the next level. Ronnie and Ashley hunt a giant spotted by a local.
On the last day of the season the Landrys learn that 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.