"Voodoo Bayou"
A live gator in Troy's boat
Air Date May 17, 2012
Season 3
Episode 40
Episode Guide
"Turf War"
"Voodoo Bayou" is the 14th episode of Season 3, and the 40th overall. It originally aired on May 17, 2012.


On day 20 of the 30 day season, the recent rain has raised the water levels of the swamp. Troy takes his youngest son Chase to an old family honeyhole that can only be accessed with higher waters. While in, they spot a huge gator, and go after it. In the end, they are able to get the beast. Joe and Tommy go to an area known as the "Voodoo Bayou", an area only accessible with higher waters. While entering, they discover abandoned boats, and they hit an underwater log. While in, their boat stalls, but a quick fix allows them to continue and get out before anything else bad happens.

RJ and Jay Paul go to sacred land only available to be hunted by their tribe. RJ uses a special technique used by their ancestors to catch the gators, which proves useful. Austyn and Blake are given a new challenge by their buyer Coach, catch their biggest gator ever. Throughout the day, they are unable to catch anything bigger than caught before. However, the final alligator of the day completes their challenge, being their biggest ever caught.




  • This episode opened with a tribute to Mitchell Guist, who passed away 3 days earlier. The tribute was a clip of Mitchell and his brother Glenn sitting in their boat talking about life on the swamp, and ended with a "in memory of Mitchell Guist" and provided year of birth and year of death.