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)
When Rick's crawfish supply dries up on Easter week, Rick's business, reputation and even his friendships are on the line. Meanwhile, Shorty has moved out of Coy's house, but devastating news brings them closer than ever.
Rick desperately searches for buyers for his crawfish before they die. Meanwhile, Austyn and Blake get trapped in the swamp.
Rick and the gang are looking forward to the year's biggest crawfish festival, but Phillips Seafood's main supplier threatens to spoil the party. Also, Coy's spirits are in the dumps, so Shorty gives him a "monster" of a surprise.
Rick Phillips has the gift of gab. But when he's asked to deliver a speech at the state senate, the chatty fisherman gets seriously tongue-tied. And, Shorty talks his way into a catering gig for a girls' softball team. But is he ready to step up to the plate?
A routine visit from the health inspector has Rick jumping through hoops to streamline his crawfish peeling process or face shutdown. Meanwhile, Coy enlists Shorty to go camping, but the trip is anything but peaceful.
Shorty tries to organize a fund-raiser to help Coy with his medical bills.
Rick hits pay dirt when he scores a huge order for crawfish. But heavy rains mean the crawfish -- and Rick's profits -- are dying in the swamp. Meanwhile, Coy endures the dentist chair to get new teeth. But are these new choppers more pain than gain?
With the crawfish season at a standstill, Rick and the crew hop onto another money-making scheme: frogs. Meanwhile, the dangers of living in the swamp become frighteningly clear when Jamie and Quentin go missing.
It's old school vs. new school when Clayton, Austyn and Blake go head-to-head in a high-stakes snake catching competition. Meanwhile, both Rick and Coy have a need for speed and find themselves strapped in for the ride of a lifetime.
Rick promises his friend Clyde all the helpers he needs to catch a load of grasshoppers. But when everyone refuses to spend the day on a bug hunt, Rick is left holding the bag. Meanwhile, Coy's truck bites the dust, leaving him stranded at home.
The swamp gets too close for comfort when Paul finds mauled animals right outside Phillips Seafood. Is there a dangerous predator on the loose? Meanwhile, Coy receives news about Shorty -- and it's something he's been dreading.
As Coy battles with the decision to bail Shorty out of jail, he gets the final results of the chemotherapy. Meanwhile, Chachie and his gator-hunting crew discover that their prized houseboat has gone missing. And at Rick's, Quentin and Jamie deliver more catfish than Rick's skeleton crew can handle.
Gator season has finally arrived and Rick helps Chachie Boy track a monster reptile hiding deep in the bayou, but another hunter might beat them to the punch. Meanwhile, Austyn and Blake make the hunt a family affair -- with Austyn's dad and Blake's little boy going face-to-fang with thrashing gators.
Austyn and Blake host a visiting hunter from Canada who expects them to deliver the most coveted prize -- a monster gator. Meanwhile, Rick searches for five small gators to satisfy an order for one of his best customers. And back at Phillips Seafood, Clayton's pranks have everyone looking for payback.
Gator season is in full swing, but some of Rick's hunters can't seem to catch a break. Part-timers Nikki and Noel find their bait lines sabotaged, Paul follows Cumquat on a wild-gator-chase, and a swamp injury sidelines Austyn with a trip to the emergency room.
Austyn and Blake plan a last minute double wedding, but their fiancees aren't convinced a swamp wedding is a good idea. While Rick tries to come up with the perfect wedding gift, Clayton and Joney finally go gator hunting, but the results on the end of the line don't measure up. And Shorty heads to court to face the music over his recent legal troubles.