"Big Gators, Big Dollars"
Gourmand captured
Air Date May 31, 2012
Season 3
Episode 42
Episode Guide
"Turf War"
"Never Say Die"
"Big Gators, Big Dollars" is the 16th episode of Season 3 and the 42nd overall. It originally aired on May 31, 2012.


22 days into the season prices for gators 10 feet and bigger have gone up. Troy goes to an area where he caught 80 gators in one day. He and Clint get stuck going in. Once in, they catch many gators, including a 13 footer that was their biggest this season. On the way out, the duo had to push the boat out. Willie and Randy hunt for a large gator that has been eluding them. In the end, they are able to catch him with a treble hook.

RJ and Jay Paul go after a large gator terrorizing fishermen named Gourmand. After running out of bait, they had to use Jay Paul's chicken sandwich to catch the half-ton beast. Austyn and Blake are given tags by Troy's buyer to prove themselves. They go after a large gator that broke two of their lines. After they witness him break their third line, they chase him down and shoot him in a nest. At the buyer, the duo meet and get advice from the King of the Swamp, Troy Landry.