In August of 1974, a mysterious object was being tracked over Mexico before it suddenly disappeared from the radar. Soon after, a crash site, a spacecraft and dead bodies became part of a large government cover-up in a small town in Mexico called Coyame.
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.'
Veteran hunters race to fill their tags and a generational changing of the guard is looming. One team gambles on a hunting area that's nearly impossible to access by boat. A second team hunts a nostalgic family honey hole with a pirogue.
Over the years, alligator hunters in the swamps of Southern Louisiana have risked both life and limb to fill their tags. And while everyday on the swamp presents a new fight, there are a select few encounters that stand out from the rest.
In hopes of winning the 'Bounty on the Bayou,' swampers fight massive gators as well as Mother Nature. One hunter lets his younger deckhand fight his first ever line, while another gets advice from his mother.
When boat traffic makes it impossible to run lines, hunters must adjust tactics and abandon plans in order to fill their tags. One team returns after a two-year hiatus and decides to hunt a remote area.
Hunters use intuition they have developed over the years to take on Mother Nature. While one team heads deep into the swamp, another is forced to open water hunt. Troy finds the bait was twisted off several of his hooks by a gator he's hunted for years.
Gators begin searching for prey in newly flooded areas thanks to the rising water. One team heads into a dangerous canal in hopes of finding their bounty winning gator while another uses an ancient technique to prevent their boat from running aground.
One team heads out to catch a one-eyed gator they've been after for years while another team seeks a gator that's been stealing bait. A lone hunter gets a bull gator that has been tripping lines and bending hooks.
Hunters are forced to outthink their prey when the gators become too smart to take their bait. While one team tracks down local crabbers for bait another decides to use cannibalized gator to lure a vicious gator eating monster.
Hunters journey into unknown, hostile areas of the swamp. One team, acting on a tip from a local buyer, heads to an area believed to be cursed. Another team visits a hazardous storm-altered marsh to fight numerous dangerous gators on dry ground.
One hunter battles poachers by setting lines with no locator ribbons and relies on the 'Swamp GPS' in his head to find them. Another team has a tense stand-off with a hunter in the swamp and salvages the day with some risky open water hunting.