SWAMP PAWN features an array of quirky locals who rely on their ability to sell whatever will catch a price. This close-knit community lives off the land, learns to be resourceful when times are lean and depends on each other to get by.
Rick Phillips is the closest thing to a mayor that Bayou Pigeon has, and his business is the town's lifeblood. He's a tough customer, but with his casual country charm and sense of humor, he'll also bend over backward to help a friend or stranger.
Along with Phillips, SWAMP PAWN features the mismatched father-and-son team of Coy and Shorty Gomez, two fishermen who spend much of their time arguing, looking for work or hocking anything they can to make a living. They'd make perfect business partners if they weren't so different: Coy is a quiet, reserved and thoughtful backwoods gentleman, while his son, Shorty, is brash and scattershot. When there's trouble in the swamp, the locals call in legendary 'Chachie Boy' -- the best gator hunter in Bayou Pigeon. The cast also includes dueling husband-and-wife fishing duos Clayton & Joney Daley and Quentin & Jamie Morales, who good-naturedly compete for bragging rights as the best fishers in the bayou. (Source: CMT)
While fishing, a gator flips through Rick's nets; Shorty and Coy start a catering business.
Rick holds a competition to declare the best buffalo fisherman in the Bayou; Rick buys a pirogue boat.
Rick tries to pass bait-fish meat off as a Cajun delicacy; Shorty becomes a cheerleader.
With an early crawfish season looming, Rick needs to unload a freezer full of last year's stock before it becomes worthless. Shorty and Coy look for other ways to make money in the swamp and end up revisiting Shorty's troubled past selling scrap......
Rick and the crew grab their rifles and go hunting, but will they catch enough to fill their freezers for the upcoming year? Meanwhile, Shorty gets his driver's license back and parties in New Orleans -- returning with a permanent memento of his wild time.
Rick wants to give his aging father one last great tour of the bayou, but business keeps threatening to derail his plans. Meanwhile, Shorty and Coy discover a rare set of cooking pots that could deliver a major payday.