As the gator season enters the home stretch, swampers are forced to work overtime to protect their livelihoods, defend their turf, and make every dollar they can. Today is the first day of shrimping season, and Joe and Tommy are intent on pulling a double shift on the swamp: gator hunting in the morning and shrimping in the afternoon. Liz and Kristi are also on a mission to protect Kristi’s livelihood. When she isn’t hunting gator, she’s wrangling cattle at the ranch her family owns. Yesterday, Kristi’s grandfather reported a menacing gator that’s threatening cattle. Now, her two jobs are about to collide. Junior’s right-hand man Malcom earns most of his annual income hoop netting for catfish and last night, he discovered a big problem. High water has moved a new gator population into Malcom’s cat fishing hot spot. Glenn and Mitchell are are always up to something to earn extra money, and today is no exception–their friend stopped by with an old motor in serious need of fixing.