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That’s right! Swamp People season 6 began last night with “Bounty on the Bayou”. I’m not even going to put a link to the articles we’ve written about it, because we have so many. Just search, “Swamp People,” on our home page, and you will be bombarded. Anyway, Swamp People has been a show that we’ve watched for a long time, and that we do enjoy. It’s about people in Louisiana who hunt alligators, basically. Over the years, they’ve added people to their cast as well as little things to the show that we don’t like, but in general, we still enjoy watching it. So today, we watched the Season 6 Premier!

Season 6 begins with the narrator announcing that a local alligator buyer put a $10,000 bounty on the biggest gator caught in the 1st 21 days of the season. So everybody was trying to catch big alligators from the beginning. I’m wondering if History Channel came up with that or if the buyer actually did that of his own accord. In any case, there is a reward for the hunter who can catch the biggest alligator.

All of the old hunters are still there, such as Bruce, Junior, and Troy. Last year, Troy was talking about quitting, but I guess he changed his mind. Junior is hunting with his wife, and Troy is hunting with his nephew, Holden. People were already entering gators to win the prize, and so far Junior has the biggest one. R.J. and Jay Paul brought a 10′ 5″ gator in, Troy came in with one that was 10′ 10″, and Junior had an 11′ 6.5″ alligator.

The cool thing about Troy’s gator is that Holden fought with it and Troy shot it. It was the 1st gator Holden pulled up and kept up until it was killed. It was a pretty amazing alligator to be one’s first. Junior went all out to get his. He did a great job; he also looks like he lost a lot of weight.

Anyway, so Junior is in the lead so far, but the contest isn’t over yet!

Swamp People airs on Mondays on History Channel at 9/8 central, if you have any interest in watching. Last year they always had the episodes locked which was a bummer. This year it isn’t locked, but you have to wait for a lot of annoying commercials during the show.

UPDATE: They are locking the episodes again much to our dismay. If we find a good source to watch for free, we’ll let you know!

Today we watched episode 11 of the fifth season of Swamp People, entitled, “Hexed.” It was called this because Rodger Rivers went to a pond called Devil’s Ditch. This pond is thought to be cursed, and at the beginning of the episode, Rodger was talking about how he didn’t believe in curses, but by the end of the show, he was saying he thought Devil’s Ditch really was cursed.  It was also called this because Junior and his new partner Dougie experienced a strange fish kill that prevented gators from biting their lines. Fish kills usually happen in the wake of a bad storm on the swamp when nitrogen levels are raised in the water. However, the weather had been nice for a while, so the fish were not dying because of a storm. Therefore, the reason for the fish kill was unknown. Also in this episode, Liz and Jessica were on having another emotional breakdown. Their boat broke because they ran into something at a high speed and that damaged their lower unit. Terral was also on, trying to get a raccoon out of his chimney.

We find it funny and annoying how stupid Roger Rivers is. Well, maybe he’s just a little too . . . eager to get the alligator on the end of the line. They only caught two gators in the whole day, but they were very interesting catches. For the first one, Rivers was in the water and eventually had to stab the gator with his knife. For the second one, he jumped in the water and had to quickly shoot him while his partner poked the alligator in the mouth with his pole. Roger Rivers says he isn’t scared of anything and that he could look the devil in the eyes and not be afraid. What an idiot.

Junior and Dougie had a good day, catching sixteen alligators. As for Liz and her daughter, well, it was the same old story. They were just hunting, then something went wrong, and their hunting day turned into a big drama. If they aren’t cussing and getting angry with each other, they are breaking down into tears and it’s real annoying to have to watch. Terral’s situation was pretty funny. A raccoon got into his house and had gotten all the way to the top of his chimney but wasn’t able to get out because a screen was in the way. Terral had to climb up onto the roof and remove the screen in order to get the raccoon out.

This show was pretty good, but we wish they would just show the old people and not make the show so dramatic. We wish they would just show people alligator hunting – like they used to. We don’t need drama on a show where all people do is shoot alligators, in our opinion.

From previous episodes, Jacob got a hook in his thigh and had to go to the hospital to get it out. They cut the hook so they could get it out of his leg. Then they squirted probably some kind of antibiotic through the hole. They showed everything and it was pretty interesting. Troy went hunting with his younger brother, Guy. Holden really looks like his father. Troy said he might be retiring after this season because he was getting too old. Big Foot got a hernia and Junior hurt his back. Last but not least, Bruce brought Tyler back onto the boat with him and had a pretty good day.

Swamp People is one of maybe 3 shows that we watch and we wish History Channel would stop locking the episodes.

Well, for all of you Swamp People fans out there, we collected a few quotes from David and Jeromy from Episode 3 called “Gator Jacked” (called so because thieves were cashing in on the swampers’ gators) just in case you missed it.

Before we get to those quotes though, Troy (called “Nunky” by Holden) and Holden had a great day. We think it’s so funny when Troy catches so many big gators that his boat looks like it is going to sink any minute. That was the case this time again and as they drove to the buyer’s at the end of the day, Troy was going real slow so as to stay above water.

Anyway, in this episode, Jeromy and David were on again and this time, it seems like they’re trying a little bit too hard with the weird quotes. It is possible that the television station is asking them to do that. In any case, here  are the quotes:

Jeromy: I’m fired up like a Tonka truck ready to get it.

Jeromy: Man, it is unbearable hot our here. I ain’t sweated this much since I said, “I do.”

Jeromy (after seeing a dead alligator going to waste in the water): That’s somebody that…didn’t have their mom and daddy whip their butt when they was growing up. That’s what that is.

Jeromy (getting to what he thought was way in the back Mr. Jimmy’s property): Alligator paradise. These alligators ain’t even never seen a person. I feel a little more confident. I’m startin’ to grin like a possum eatin’ cow crap.

Some of Jeromy’s efforts worked, and some of them didn’t…

Episode 4 was called “Gravedigger” (a gator was named Gravedigger by Roger Rivers because according to him, he had dug his own grave by being a cannibal gator who had also bent one of his No. 14 hooks). Roger Rivers is really annoying. He thinks way too much of himself and way too much about what he is doing. After all, he is just hunting alligators. History Channel must be trying to find the dumbest swampers so that their audience can laugh at how stupid they are. Troy was too smart. Willie and Junior were too smart. Bruce was too smart, etc. So they are having to find people who will bring them all down. Roger Rivers would be just the person to do that.

Junior’s new partner, at least until Theresa heals up, is named Dougie. He is pretty weird and Junior made a lot of funny faces, but in the end, they made a good team and Dougie did a great job. Willie came over to Junior’s house to check him out and they met again at the end of the day at the buyer’s. Willie, who has struck out on his own, only got 2 gators so Junior was happy since Dougie and he got 12.

Bruce had a bad day, forgetting his tags and having to go back home to retrieve them. Then, when he got back on the water, the tide had gone out and his bait was hanging too high. He was all alone because Ron was hung up with some family business and Tyler, his dog, is getting too old to go out with Bruce.

Swamp People is still a great show (for people who like this sort of thing), but some of the people make us kind of sick. Just give us Troy, Junior and Willie, Glenn, Bruce – all of the old people. They were the best. If you want to watch videos of Swamp People, here is a link to

Tonight we watched the second episode from the fifth season of Swamp People. These first two episodes have shown most of the swamper’s starting day of the season. It looks like Bruce and Ron, Glenn, and Willie are among the only hunters who haven’t appeared yet. Maybe they’ll be in the next episode.

The first two episodes were good. We saw some of the old people like Junior and Troy, but we also saw some new people. Theresa is Junior’s wife and she is his hunting partner this season as Willie has struck out on his own. Junior & Theresa were doing well until Theresa got bitten by a gator they were pulling into the boat. The gator was shot, but it was still alive. Even though we never saw any blood, Junior said that it had bit clear through her left ring finger. Theresa might not be able to continue hunting and if she has to quit, Junior will have to find a new hunting partner.

Terrell is back from we think the second season. He is not one of our favorites. This season he has a hunting partner named Johnny. Johnny reminds us of a mothball and we are wondering if he has any teeth. Troy is partnering with his nephew Holden, 15. They look like they’re going to have a good season together. Jacob is hunting with Miss Marie until Chase gets back from a job in California. Miss Marie is a really good shot.

Then there is a new native American named Roger Rivers.We can’t remember his partner’s name. Before Roger starts hunting for alligators, he first gets a loggerhead turtle to do some Native American rituals to keep him safe for the season. We didn’t think too much about that and his partner didn’t look very impressed either. We hope he just sticks to alligator hunting in future shows.

RJ and Jay Paul are back, saying “bro” a lot and giving each other fist bumps. Liz and her daughter are partners again since Kristi got married and is apparently having a baby.

David and Jeromy are back as well, and as always, they are in a league of their own. On the 2nd episode, Jeromy was driving a motor house as they were going to drive south to Raceland, LA. Here is how Jeromy described it :

“We’re fixing to hit the road with this forty year old motor home, and I’m hoping it’s gonna make it. Can’t get in the bathroom cause the door’s broke right there. Have to go out in the woods. It don’t have no shocks on it so it bounces a lot. The refrigerator don’t work in there. It’s not a pretty sight, and it’s got a little smell. It ain’t got no air condition. You burn up. It’s hot. But it’s something for us to sleep in, keep us out of the rain.”

The 1st thing the boys did when they got to Raceland was to get an alligator out of a lake so that the owner of the lake would give them the 30 tags they went down there for in the 1st place. It was a cheap thing for that owner to do, but David and Jeromy got it eventually, after trying to bait it with sausage (David’s supper) and Cheetos.

The 1st two episodes were pretty good with some old with some new. As usual, we don’t like the new people very much. They have to grow on us for a season and some we never will like as much as others.

If you’ve never seen Swamp People, you can check it out here. It’s just one of the things we watch, even though they do the same thing week after week. It’s the same, but it’s different 🙂

On the last episode of Swamp people, called Breaking Point, Willie left his dad and boat partner Junior Edwards because Junior accidentally shot him again. Well, he didn’t exactly shoot Willie. Some lead fragments went into Willie’s chest, arm, and lip. And not surprisingly, Willie wasn’t happy. None of the other hunters ever get hit, but this is the second time (that we know of) that Willie has. Junior never seems to be very bothered when he pops Willie either. Maybe if he showed a little remorse, Willie could deal with it better.

Well, at the end of the show, Willie goes to Junior’s house with his brother Randy. Willie tells Junior that he isn’t going to continue hunting with him. It was probably really hard for Willie to do that since he does love his dad, but he probably felt that it wasn’t working out too well and that he needed to make a change.

We hope the show will continue having Willie on even if he isn’t with his dad and we hope that Junior will be able to tag out alone or with a new partner.

This episode also featured some fighting between Jacob and Chase. Chase was around an hour late meeting up with Jacob who wanted to get an early start on the day. Jacob had to wait at the gas station for his brother to show up and Troy was there to remind Jacob of the times that he was late. So Jacob was kind of annoyed to begin with. Then, after they hooked their first gator, Chase celebrated after Jacob shot it without 1st getting it into the boat because he thought it was dead (it wasn’t) and they subsequently lost it. Then they really had some words with each other! There were a lot of these in the subtitles: “@#$?!&*@@!!”.

Later, they saw a big one in open water and Chase tried to hit it with a scoped rifle but missed . . . and missed . . . and missed . . . meanwhile Jacob was looking at his watch and rolling his eyes. After Chase ran out of all the bullets in his clip, he told Jacob to try to hit it. Jacob upped the ante by saying that he was going to hit it holding his rifle with one hand – and he did! Jacob didn’t even have a scope on his rifle. Chase was truly impressed and humbled by his big brother and they got along for the rest of the day. Jacob is pretty cool and so is Chase.

The episode is called “Breaking Point” because at this stage in the season, the hunters are getting tired and when they hit troubles in their day, well, they get to their breaking point.

by Dink