Crystal River Florida Black Drum Fishing with Billy Henderson


HERE WE GO IS THAT ONE? YAH THAT’S
ONE.YAH RIGHT THERE RIGHT THERE. SEE WHAT
HE DID SEE THAT ONE RIGHT THERE THERE’S ONE RIGHT DOWN THERE BELOW US.THAT ONE THAT ONE RIGHT THERE.OH COOL THAT’S A BIG FISH TOO OH MY
GOSH NICE FISH.SIGHT FISHIN’ BIG OLD BLACK DRUM.BLAIR LET’S TROLL DOWN THIS BAR AND
JUST KEEP WATCHIN’ FOR THEM TALES AND THE BIG SHADOWS OF ‘EM BETWEEN HERE AND THAT ELBOW
THERE’S GONNA BE A LOTTA FISH RIGHT HERE SO.WHAT ARE THEY UP HERE CRUNCHIN’ ON
BILLY?FRONT EDGES OF THESE BARS THERE’S
A LOTTA OYSTERS AND THEY JUST GET DOWN AND HOG AROUND IN THEM OYSTERS AND THEY’LL PUT
IT IN THEIR MOUTH AND JUST RIP AND ROLL OVER AND JUST TEAR IT OFF OF THERE YOU’LL HEAR
‘EM WHEN YOUR ABOVE ‘EM CRUCHIN’ THEM OYSTERS WHEN THEY RUN ‘EM THROUGH THEIR CRUSHERS AND
THEY JUST SUCKIN’ THAT OYSTER OUTA THAT HOLE I GUESS CRUCHIN’ AWAY.YOU WOULDN’T THINK I DIDN’T THINK
ANYTHING ATE OYSTERS EXCEPT ME AND OYSTERS DRILLS.YAH AND ME. THERE’S A BIG ONE TAILING
SEE HIM UP THERE?YAH.FORTY FEET.YEP.LOOK AT THIS LOOK AT THIS RIGHT THERE.
LOOK IT LOOK IT OH MY GOSH LOOK AT ALL OF ‘EM THERE’S A WHOLE SCHOOL OF ‘EM RIGHT HERE.
YOU GONNA GET THAT ONE RIGHT THERE I THINK.HE’S GOIN’ RIGHT UP TO IT. GOIN’ UP
TO IT.THERE HE GOES THERE HE GOES COME ON.AND CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP.HE’S GOTTA BE CRUNCHIN’ IT RIGHT NOW
‘CAUSE HE’S ON TOP OF IT. THERE WE GO STICK HIM BOY STICK HIM.THERE HE IS HE’S LIKE WOW I THOUGHT
THAT CRAB WAS A GOOD PIECE OF FOOD.THERE WAS A WHOLE WAD DID’YA SEE
‘EM ALL RIGHT HERE.YAH THERE WAS A TON OF ‘EM.THAT WAS AWESOME.SEE IF I CAN GET HIM OUT THAT WAY.YAH HOPEFULLY YOU CAN GET HIM OFF
THAT BAR. HE SHOULD GO OFF DEEP.THERE HE GOES.A THIRTY POUNDER OR SO.YAH HE AIN’T A BAD ONE. I THINK HE’S
GONNA GO TRY TO GROW ANOTHER EYE OVER THERE AT THE POWER PLANT. WELL WELCOME TO THIS EPISODE
OF ADDICTIVE FISHING WE ARE WITH OUR OLD PAL BILLY HENDERSON AND WE’RE FISHIN’ OFF OF HOMOSASSA
AND A HE CALLED ME UP THE OTHER AND SAID BLAIR YA GOTTA GET OUT HERE THE BLACK DRUM ARE EVERYWHERE
SO THAT’S THE MAIN TARGET TODAY IS BIG BLACK DRUM WITH CAPTAIN BILLY HENDERSON WHEN HE
CALLS YA YOU BETTER COME.WE’RE A LITTLE FARTHER NORTH THAN
HOMOSASSA TODAY WE’RE UP HERE BY THE INTAKE CANAL THAT FEEDS THE COLD WATER TO THE POWER
PLANT IS WHERE WE’RE AT AND THESE FISH ARE OUT HERE ON THESE SHELL BARS AND STUFF ALONG
THE SPOIL BANKS AND STACKIN’ UP RIGHT NOW.WELL THE ONES WE JUST SAW WERE DEFINITELY
STACKED UP.YAH THOSE WERE SOME BIGGENS. THIS
ONE LOOKS LIKE PROBABLY A THIRTY POUNDER OR SO.BOTTOM OF MY BOAT.TAKES A LITTLE BIT TO LAND ‘EM. THEY
DON’T GIVE UP VERY QUICK.YAH THESE THINGS SWIM ALL OVER LOUISIANA
AND THOSE GUIDES JUST LIKE DO NOT LIKE TO CATCH THESE THINGS I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY’RE
A LOTTA FUN TO CATCH LOOK AT THE HEAD ON THAT THING.PUT HIM IN THE BOAT.(LAUGHS) HE JUST GAVE UP THERE. PROBABLY
RIGHT’TIL HE GETS A GOOD LOOK AT YA.YAH THEY USUALLY GIVE ANOTHER LITTLE
JOLT AT THE BOAT BUT WE’VE BEEN FIGHTIN’ HIM FOR A LITTLE BIT SO HE’S GETTING’ TIRED. ALRIGHT
BLAIR LET’S GET THIS OLE BIG BOY.BILLY AND HIS BLACK DRUM BABY (LAUGHS)
GOD LOOK AT THE SPOTS ON HIM MAN IT’S LIKE A REDFISH HE MUST A HAD A REDFISH FOR A MOMMA
OR SOMETHIN’.A FACE ONLY A MOMMA COULD LOVE HUH.THAT TROKAR HOOK WENT RIGHT IN THE
CORNER OF HIS MOUTH. SHARPEST HOOKS IN THE WORLD BE CAREFUL WITH THAT ONE.PROBABLY TWENTY FIVE POUNDS I BETLET ME SEE. OH YA WE’LL GO TWENTY
FIVE NOT QUITE AS BIG AS THE BIGGEST ONES I’VE EVER CAUGHT BUT THAT’S A BLACK DRUM BABY
THAT’S ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE ONE WE GOT DOWN IN THE DOWN IN THE EVERGLADES WHEN I DID THAT
HELD HIM UP TO THE CAMERA.OH YAH.THAT WAS THE SLOWEST DAY IN THE WORLD
GOD LOOK AT HOW LONG THOSE…I’VE NEVER SEEN ‘EM GET SPOTS ON ‘EM
LIKE THE REDFISH ON ‘EM THAT’S COOL.I’VE SEEN ‘EM THAT WAY IN THE INDIAN
RIVER THEY GET UP ABOUT EIGHT NINETY POUNDS IN THERE THERE’S SOME MONSTERS.LOOK AT THAT STUFF.WELL THERE’S YOUR FIRST BLACK DRUM
OF THE DAY RIGHT HERE JUST NORTH OF HOMOSASSA.JUST NORTH.AND A THAT’S A PRETTY FISH YA KNOW
WHAT THESE DO THEY MAKE A GREAT MOUNT. GUESS HE’S OH LISTEN TO HIM DRUMMIN’ OH THERE HE
GOES YOU SAY THAT’S A LITTLE ONE HUH?YAH MAN THEY GET A LOT BIGGER THAN
THAT THAT’S A GOOD ONE.WELL COOL BEANS AWESOME WHEN WE PULLED
UP ON THIS BAR THERE WAS LIKE FIFTEEN OF ‘EM SITTIN’ THERE SOME ABSOLUTE GIANT ONES YOU
SAID YOU GOT A SIXTY SOMETHIN’ POUNDER THE OTHER DAY.SIXTY SEVEN.SIXTY SEVEN POUNDER WE’RE GONNA SEE
IF WE CAN GET ONE OF THOSE YA’ALL STAY TUNED WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH SOME MORE ADDICTIVE
FISHING CAPTAIN BILLY HENDERSON.PLAY ITADDICTIVE FISHING IS BROUGHT TO
YOU BY DICK’S SPORTING GOODS – EVERY SEASON STARTS AT DICK’S, MINN KOTA — ANYWHERE, ANYTIME,
HUMMINBIRD – SIMPLY, CLEARLY, BETTER, WRIGHT AND MCGILL – REAL GEAR FOR REAL FISHERMAN,
AND BY LAZER TROKAR — THE WORLDS FIRST SURGICALLY SHARPENED FISH HOOKS.PINFISH DOWN THERE CHEWIN’ ON IT.
JUST EASE RIGHT ON UP TO THAT BAR AND STAKE HER DOWN WITH THE TALON AND SEE WHAT WE CAN
DO.CATCH ANOTHER ONE ON THE BACKSIDE
ROLLIN’ OFF OF THIS FALLIN’ TIDE.THERE’S ONE RIGHT HERE RIGHT HERE
OH AND IT’S A GOOD ONE TOO.RIGHT BY HIS NOSE.EASY.YEP YEP HE WENT HE TURNED ON IT. OH
THAT’S A GOOD ONE TOO, NICE FISH.SIGHT FISHIN’ BIG OLE BLACK DRUM.THAT’S COOL RIGHT OFF THE BAR, USUALLY
THESE BARS ARE A WHOLE LOT CLEARER BUT THIS BIG FULL MOON TIDE THAT WE’RE ON HAS REALLY
GOT THE SAND STIRRED UP MAKIN’ IT HARDER TO SEE THESE FISH SO WE’RE HAVIN’ TO WORK A LITTLE
HARDER TODAY.THIS IS ABOUT THE DIRTIEST I’VE SEEN
IT.YAH YAH THIS IS A MESS. OH I THINK
HE’S GONNA TURN AROUND.I THINK HE’S FREE. LET ME GO AROUND
TO THE BACK.NO HE GOTCHA AROUND IT.JUST HANGIN’ OUT BEHIND THE BOAT.IS HE ON THE BOTTOM?(LAUGHS).HE’S GOT A BIG ENOUGH HEAD TO HIM
HE CAN GO ANYWHERE HE WANTS TO.THERE AIN’T MUCH MANHANDLIN’ THIS
THING. NOT YET ANYWAYS.NAH HE’S, THAT TAIL IS A FOOT WIDE
JUST FLAP IT ONE TIME AND SWIM OFF. I DON’T KNOW IF HE’S A FIVE FOOTER OR NOT BUT HES
A GOOD FISH.HE’S THE SIZE YOU BEEN TALKIN’ ABOUT.WE THAT SEVENTY SIX POUNDER WAS SIXTY
SEVEN INCHES.I GOTTA GO AROUND THE FRONT NOW.ALMOST SIX FOOT.HERE WE GO, NOW I’M BACK UP IN A NORMAL
SPOT. OH.THE FEELERS ON THE BOTTOM OF THEIR
CHINS WHEN THEY RUNS AROUND IN THAT STUFF.THE BARBALS. YA KNOW EVERYBODY ALWAYS
ASKES ME WHAT SIZE LEADER DO YOU LIKE TO USE AND I ALWAYS SAY YA KNOW MAKE IT JUST A LITTLE
BIT BIGGER THAN THE BIGGEST FISH YOU THAT INTEND TO CATCH THAT DAY BECAUSE LIKE A BLACK
DRUM HERE.OH YAH.I MEAN YOU TELL ME THERE’S WHAT FIVE
SIX FOOT.OH YAH SURE THOSE’LL GET FIVE SIX
FOOT OUT HERE.SO THAT’S WHY I LIKE A LONG LEADER
‘CAUSE ALOTTA TIMES ON A BLACK DRUM AND REDFISH THE TAILS…THERE TAILS SLAPPIN’ IT.YAH THEY GET A BONE STICKING OUT OF
THE TOP OF THEIR TAIL AND THEY CAN SIT THERE AND WEAR DOWN YOUR LINE.IV’E LOST A MILLION TARPON THAT WAY.
TAIL SLAPPIN’ THAT LINE AND POPPIN’ YA OFF.GOOD PIECE OF SEAGAUR FLOUROCARBON
LEADER YOU DON’T LOOSE AS MANY FISH.SEE THE RAMORA STUCK TO HIS BELLY.OH YAY. HE JUMPED ALL OVER THAT CRAB
DIDN’T HE.YEP ACTUALLY ACTIN’ LIKE HE WAS LEAVIN’
THEN HE MUSTA CAUGHT A SWIFF OF IT WHEELED AROUND THERE AND WHAT’S COOL YOU CAN WATCH
‘EM ‘CAUSE THEIR GILLS POP WHEN THEY SUCK THAT THING IN IT’S NEAT.MAN THEY JUST TUG AND TUG AND TUG
I KNOW THOSE ONES WE CATCH OVER WHERE I LIVE THEY’LL STAY TEN FEET AWAY FROM THE BOAT AND
YOU CANNOT GET ‘EM IN.JUST WALLER AND WALLER.LIKE THIS GUY I MEAN I THINK HE’S
ABOUT READY.GET UP IN THAT PLATE OF HIS GILLS.THERE IT IS, WATCH IT DON’T LET HIM
BREAK YOUR WRIST.OH I KNOW IT OH MY GOD YEAH THAT’S
A LITTLE HEAVIER THAN.YEAH I’D SAY THAT’S A GROWN ONE, LOOK
HE’S GOT SPOTS TOO JUST LIKE THAT OTHER ON DID.YA KNOW WHAT WOULD BE COOL IF YOU
HOLD THAT FISH, RIGHT UP THERE UNDER MY FINGERTIPS IF YOU WANT TO AND I’LL JUST DROP HIM ON YA
READY.GO.HOLY SMOKES.THAT TROKAR.THEY GOTTA GRIP DON’T THEY?YAH THEY DO THOSE BIG OLE LIPS RIGHT
THERE MAN.THAT LINES AROUND HIS TAIL RIGHT THERE.THERE YA GO RIGHT HERE FROM JUST NORTH
OF HOMASSASA BIG OLE BLACK DRUM BIG OLE UGLY FISH LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING COOL ON THESE
THINGS HOW THEY CAN SMELL SO GOOD, LAY HIM DOWN HERE, THESE OLFACTORY GLANDS THEY HAVE
RIGHT UNDER THEIR EYE HERE AND THERES TWO OF ‘EM ON EACH SIDE THERE’S ONE HERE AND ONE
HERE AND THAT’S HOW THEY CAN SMELL SO GOOD LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING ELSE BILLY WAS TALKIN’
ABOUT AND THAT’S THEIR CRUSHERS THAT THEY CRUSH THOSE OYSTERS WITH RIGHT DOWN THERE
WOW!THAT THINGS LIKE TWO BIG CRUSHING
BALLS YA KNOW AND ANYTHING THAT GOES THROUGH ‘EM THEY JUST KINDA ROLL ‘EM THEM.YOU EVER HAD TO UNHOOK ONE FROM DOWN
THERE?UM NO ‘CAUSE I USE CIRCLE HOOKS.YOU USUALLY LET ‘EM KEEP ‘EM IF THEY
DO.YAH IF THEY GET THAT DEEP IT’S THEIRS.THERE YOU GO THEY’RE GETTING’ BIGGER
LETS SEE IF WE CAN GET ONE SIXTY POUNDS YA’ALL STAY TUNED WERE GONNA BE RIGHT BACK WITH SOME
MORE ADDICTIVE FISHING I’M GONNA LET THIS DUDE GO.PRETTY BAD ROCK PILES AROUND HERE.
GOT THAT WEST WIND DIDN’T WE.WELL WELCOME BACK FOLKS THE WINDS
KINDA KICKED UP A LITTLE BIT SO WHAT BILLY’S GONNA HAVE US DO HERE IS COME UP HERE AND
STAKE OFF.WE’RE GONNA EASE UP ON THIS BAR WHERE
WE’REJUST IN CASTING RANGE RUN THE TALON DOWNAND WE’LL WATCH THESE FISH KINDA POP ON THIS BAR
WHERE WE ARE AND WE’LL FEED ‘EM A BAIT. SEE WHUD HE DO YA SEE THAT ONE RIGHT THERE THERE’S
ONE RIGHT DOWN THERE BELOW US.THAT ONE THAT ONE RIGHT THERE.OH COOL. THAT’S A GOOD FISH TOO OH
MY GOSH THAT’S A GOOD FISH THAT’S BIGGER THAN THE LAST ONE.OH YEAH BABY.NICE BIG FISH. NOW YOU DOWN SIZED
TO THAT SEVEN AND A HALF FOOT ROD TOO DIDN’T YA?YEP, OF COURSE MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE
FUN.I THINK YOU’RE GONNA GET YOUR BUTT
KICKED.THAT EIGHT FOOTER WAS WHOOPIN’ ‘EM.THERE’S A LOT A BACK BONE IN THOSE
RODS FOR SURE.YAH THERE IS, THIS IS THE NEW GENERATION
TWO THAT WE JUST CAME UP WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE FIBERS IN IT MAKE IT A LITTLE STRONGER.YAH LOOKS GOOD.YOU SAY THEIR UP HERE EATING OYSTERS
BUT WE’RE THROWIN’ CRABS AT ‘EM I’M GLAD YOUR BUDDY CAME UP WITH THE CRABS FOR ‘EM.YAH GOOD TO KNOW THE COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN
‘CAUSE HE HOOKED US UP WITH SOME BLUE CRABS THEY SURE DO LIKE ‘EM A WHOLE ONE TOO I’LL
POP THE TOP OFF OF ‘EM LIKE YOU SEE ME DOIN’ AND HOOK THE WHOLE BLUE CRAB IN THE CORNER
OF THE LEG WORKS BETTER THAN TRYING TO KEEP AN OYSTER ON THE HOOK.MY BUDDY USED TO TRIM THE LEGS OFF
AND EVERYTHING MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A HOCKEY PUCK WHERE HE COULD SWING IT OUT AND MAKE
IT FLY LIKE A FRISBEE.AND I ALWAYS MAKE SURE I WATERLOG
THAT CRAB FIRST ‘CAUSE YOU NEVER WANNA PITCH TO A FISH WITH A FRESH CRAB IT’S FULL OF AIR
AND IT FLOATS RIGHT OVER HIS HEAD YOU WANNA GET THAT BAIT GOOD AND WATERLOGGED OR PUT
IT ON A JIG HEAD WHICH I DON’T LIKE TO DO I LIKE TO FEED ‘EM THESE BIG CIRCLE HOOKS
SO WE ALWAYS GET IT CAUGHT IN THE CORNER OF THE MOUTH.YAH RIGHT IN THE CORNER. HE’S GOT
A RAMORA TOO.HE GOT IT IN REVERSE TOO DIDN’T HE
JUST HAD IT IN REVERSE DROPPIN’ DOWN TO THAT SEVEN SIX YA UM WHAT’S THAT TEN POUND TWENTY
POUND FINS?I THINK IT’S A.LOOKS LIKE TWENTY.FIFTEEN WINDTAMER.YAH THAT’S GOOD STUFF THAT WINDTAMER
IS WHAT I HAVE ON SOME OF MY REELS IT CASTS REALLY GOOD ESPECIALLY WHEN WERE THROWIN’
JIGS OUT ON DAYS LIKE THIS GET THEM WIND KNOTS.WELP I THINK HE’S GETTING’ ABOUT READY.YOUR TURN TO GRAB ONE.MY TURN? GLADLY. PUT MY HANDS ON THAT
BIG OL’ UGLY HEAD. (INAUDIBLE NOISE) SEE THAT CIRCLE HOOK EVERY TIME RIGHT IN THE CORNER
OF THE MOUTH, HELLO, OH LOOK WE GOT A TWO FOR ONE DEAL THERE GOES THE RAMORA. WHEW!
BIG OL NASTY BLACK DRUM. NOW SEE WHAT I’M TALKIN’ ABOUT ON HIS TAIL RIGHT THERE HOW
IT’S KINDA MESSED UP IF YOU HAD MONOFILAMENT LINE OR SOMETHIN’ LIKE THAT WOULD DEFINITELY
TRIM IT UP.CLIP YOU OFF WOULDN’T IT.THAT IS ONE BIG FISH. LET ME SHOW
YOU SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS FISH THAT IS PRETTY WILD SEE THESE BARBELS RIGHT DOWN
HERE THEY ACTUALLY USE THESE TO GO AROUND AND FEEL ON THE BOTTOM AND THEY’LL FEEL CRABS
AND OYSTERS AND WHAT NOT AND THEY KINDA USE THOSE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT KIND OF FOOD THEY’RE
EATIN’ THESE ARE SOME PRETTY COOL FEATURES OF THIS FISH AND THEIR CLOSEST COUSIN IS THE
REDFISH, AND THAT IS A MONSTER, AND FROM WHAT I WAS READIN’ ABOUT THEM I LIKE TO PUNCH UP
ON THE INTERNET NOW AND THEN WHEN IM SITTIN’ THERE KINDA BORED BUT THEY ARE A THERE’S NOT
REALLY ANYTHING SUPER SUPER KIN TO ‘EM THEIR CLOSEST COUSIN IS THE A REDFISH.YEP DRUM FAMILY.YEP. THAT IS A NEAT FISH. UHP THERE’S
A KICK, THERE HE GOES.BACK HE GOES.TO THE WILD GREEN YONDER DOWN THERE.YOU CAN BET ON THAT.MR. HENDERSON YOU THINK WE CAN DO
ANOTHER ONE?YAH WE CAN GO GET BACK ON THESE BARS
AND IM SURE WE CAN GET ANOTHER ONE TO EAT.WELL YA’ALL STAY TUNED WE’RE GONNA
BE RIGHT BACK WITH HOPEFULLY ONE OF THEM ABSOLUTE MONSTERS BUT I TELL YOU WHAT EVEN IF WE DON’T
CATCH ONE OF THOSE SEVENTY POUNDERS THOSE TWO FISH RIGHT THERETHOSE WERE GOOD FISH.THAT WAS A GOOD FISH YA’ALL STAY TUNED
WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.“PLAY IT”ADDICTIVE FISHING IS BROUGHT TO
YOU BY: D.O.A. LURES – THE UNFAIR ADVANTAGE, STAR BRITE – THE WORLD WIDE LEADER IN MARINE,
AUTOMOTIVE AND RV CARE PRODUCTS, FINS – THE WORLD’S FIRST SITUATIONAL SPECTRA-BRAID FISHING
LINE, COSTA DEL MAR SUNGLASSES – SEE WHAT’S OUT THERE, AND BY SEAGUAR – THE INVENTOR AND
WORLD LEADER IN FLUOROCARBON FISHING LINE.RIG IT RIGHT BY WRIGHT AND MCGILLON TODAY’S RIG IT RIGHT SEGMENT I’M
GONNA SHOW YOU WHAT CAPTAIN BILLY HAD ME THROWIN’ OUT THERE TODAY I STARTED OFF WITH THE EIGHT
FOOTER JUST BECAUSE A COUPLE OF DAYS PRIOR WHEN BILLY CALLED ME UP HE SAID BLAIR I’M
ON SOME SIXTY POUND BLACK DRUM AND YA GOTTA GET OVER HERE AND DO ‘EM SO STARTED OFF WITH
THE EIGHT FOOTER NEW GENERATION TWO FLATS BLUE AND I HAD THE EIGHT FOOTER RIGGED UP
WITH THE BLUE X S IT’S AN EIGHT STAND BRAID HAD ALL THOSE OYSTER BARS AROUND HAD IT RIGGED
UP WITH SEAGUAR FLOUROCARBON FORTY POUND TEST ‘CAUSE THOSE OYSTERS REACH OUT AND TOUCH IT
AND A LOT A TIMES IF YOUR NOT USING THE X S OR A GOOD FORTY POUND SEAGUAR FLOROCARBON
IT’S GOING TO CUT IT RIGHT AWAY SO THAT’S WHY I WAS USING THE EIGHT FOOTER WITH YA KNOW
PRETTY HEAVY LINE ON THERE AND I HAD IT RIGGED WITH A SMALL TROKAR CIRCLE HOOK AND A THE
REASON FOR A SMALL TROKAR CIRCLE HOOK IS BECAUSE THE BLACK DRUM THEY HAVE THAT MOUTH THAT IS
REALLY RUBBERY AND YOU CAN HOOK ‘EM REAL GOOD AND AS SOON AS THE HOOK STARTS PENETRATING
IT GOES ALL THE WAY THROUGH A LATER ON IN THE DAY BILLY HAD ME THROWING THE SEVEN SIX
JUST BECAUSE YA KNOW WE DIDN’T SEE ANY OF THOSE SIXTY POUNDERS OUT THERE AND IT’S A
LOT MORE FUN ON A SMALLER ROD CATCHIN’ THOSE GREAT BIG FISH HAD IT RIGGED WITH FIFTEEN
POUND TEST WINDTAMER BECAUSE THE WIND WAS ABSOLUTELY HOWLING TOWARDS THE END OF THE
DAY YA EVER GET A CHANCE TO HEAD OVER TO HOMASASSA AND FISH WITH CAPTAIN BILLY I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
IT ONE HECK OF A GUIDE THAT ABOUT DOES IT FOR THE RIG IT RIGHT REMEMBER ONE THING EVERY
SEASON STARTS RIGHT HERE AT DICK’S.RIG IT RIGHT BY WRIGHT AND MCGILLOH FISHY FISHIES. YA BEAT. IT’S GOING
TO HAVE TO BE A REALLY BIG ONE FOR US TO SEE IT AS DEEP AS IT’S STARTING TO GET.IS THAT ONE? YAH THAT’S ONE.YAH RIGHT THERE RIGHT THERE.IT’S RIGHT ON TOP OF HIM.OPE TWO OF ‘EM TWO OF ‘EM TWO OF ‘EM.
BRING IT RIGHT OVER TOP OF HIM THAT ONE OPE YOU GONNA TAKE OR OH YES SIR.THERE WE GO NUMBER THREE BABY.FOUR.FOUR. HE’S BULLDOGGIN’ IT.HE’S SUBMARININ’ IT DOWN THERE. DIVE
DIVE DIVE.THERE HE IS OH THAT’S A NICE ONE GOD
THAT LOOKS LIKE A REDFISH.YA A BIG OL RED DUDN’T IT WELL THESE
GUYS HERE THERE JUST IN OFF THE OCEAN SO THEY’RE A LITTLE BRIGHTER RED THEN ONCE THEY STAY
IN HERE FOR AWHILE THEN THEY’LL TURN BLACK GET IN THIS MUDD AND STUFF FOR THE SUMMER
BUT WHEN THEY FIRST COME IN FROM DEEP THEY LOOK LIKE A SCHOOL OF REDFISH OUT THERE DAISY
CHAININ’ON THE FLATS IN THE WINTER BLACKISH RED DRUM.YAH HE DOES HAVE A LOT OF RED COLOR
TO HIM I WONDER IF HES EATING MORE CRAB THAN ANYTHING ELSE.YAH I DON’T KNOW. KIDS LOVE CATCHIN’
THESE THINGSOH THEY’RE A BALL.A CIRCLE HOOK IN THEIR MOUTH AND YA
CAN’T REALLY LOOSE HIM YA KNOW.YOU TAKE A LOT OF KIDS OUT DON’T YOU?OH I TAKE A LOT OF ‘EM OUT AND ALL
THEY DO IS LEAN BACK AND THAT CIRCLE HOOK AND ONCE THEY GOT HIM ON THEY JUST PULL AND
PULL AND PULL HOOK ‘EM UP WITH A BIG ROD THAT THEY CANT HURT NOTHIN’ .EXCEPT THEMSELVES.THAT’S RIGHT YA.HERE HE COMES UP AGAIN.OH WE GOT A LITTLE HEAD SHAKE THOUGHT
HE WAS GONNA JUMP. WELL I BELIEVE IT’S WHAT FOURTEEN TO TWENTY FOUR.THAT THE SLOT ON IT YES THAT’S THE
SLOT ON THEM.AND YOU’RE ALOWED TO KEEP FIVE.ALLOWED TO KEEP FIVE OF ‘EM.I DON’T KNOW IF YOUR ALLOWED TO KEEP
ONE OVER THE SLOT OR NOT.YA KNOW THAT’S HOW IT’S ALWAYS BEEN
I HAVEN’T CHECKED IT THIS YEAR BUT THE WAY THEY CHANGE STUFF DEFINITELY CHECK YOUR REGS
BEFORE YOU GO MESSING AROUND BECAUSE FWC IS ALWAYS MONKEYING WITH THAT STUFF.THEY KNOW THE LIMITS BETTER THAN YOU
DO. AND ONE THING ONCE YOU’RE FIGHTING THESE FISH AND THEY’RE AROUND THE BOAT SITTIN’ UP
NEXT TO YA DON’T TRY TO HORSE ‘EM BECAUSE ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS ONE SWIPE WITH THAT
BIG TAIL AND YOU THINK THEY’RE ALL TIRED OUT AND THEY’RE NOT ITS LIKE THEY COME BACK TO
LIFE RIGHT BY THE BOAT USUALLY ITS WHEN THEY SEE BILLY THEY SAY I GOTTA GET AWAY FROM THAT
DUDE.THEY KNOW WHAT IM GONNA DO TO ‘EM.I THINK HE’S ABOUT READY DO I GET
TO GRAB THIS ONE?YEP HE’S YOURS.HERE YOU GET TO FIGHT HIM A LITTLE
BIT NOW THAT MY ARMS WORE OUT. COME ON YOU BIG HEADED BLACK DRUM YOU. LOOK AT THAT EVERY
SINGLE FISH TODAY WITH THAT TROKAR RIGHT IN THE CORNER WERE IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE OPE AND
HE’S DRUMMIN’ TO YA LOOK WE GOT THE RAMOR AND THERE HE GOES.GET THAT LITTLE RASCLE OUTTA HERE.AND THERE YA GO A BLACK DRUM BABY
THERES THEM OLFACTORY GLANDS I’M TALKIN’ ABOUT RIGHT UNDER HIS EYEBALLS THERE THAT THE WAY
THEY CAN SMELL SO GOOD.THEIR SNIFFERS.THAT ONE IS AN AWESOME ONE.YEP.HEY IF YA’ALL EVER GET THE CHANCE
TO COME DO THIS WITH CAPTAIN BILLY WHAT’S THE NAME OF YOUR WEB SITE.DEEP SOUTH OUTFITTER DOT COM.DEEPSOUTHOUTFITTER.COM AND IF YA LIKE
GATOR HUNTIN’ PIG HUNTIN’ YOU NAME IT THIS GUY DOES IT AND HE’S GOOD AT ALL OF IT RIGHT
THERE IM GONNA SET THIS BIG OL KNOT HEAD DOWN. DUMP DUMP DUMP THAT WAS PRETTY COOL MAN LIKE
A SAY DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE WEB SITE AT ADDICTIVE FISHING.COM MAKE SURE YOU GO TO OUR GOOGLE
PLUS SITE AND EVERYBODY HAS THEIR FAVORITE PICTURE OF THEIR FISH ON THEIR PHONE.RIGHT.GO POST IT ON OUR GOOGLE PUS SITE
AND SHOW US YOUR MOGAN ‘TIL NEXT WEEK FROM CAPTAIN BILLY HENSERSON MYSELF AND A BEAUTIFUL
PLACE RIGHT HERE JUST NORTH OF HOMASSASA A LOTTA BIG BLACK DRUM WE’LL SEE YA NEXT WEEK.

53 thoughts on “Crystal River Florida Black Drum Fishing with Billy Henderson

  1. No better way to kick off your day than with Captain Blair! Keep it up, I love every episode of your show, if you ever make it to Pensacola give me a holler, would love to fish with the mogan man himself

  2. I just caught a snook this morning using a 3/8 oz jig head. It work great

  3. Quick question what was the reel that you used in earlier videos that made a whistling noise when casting it out?

  4. that is editing they have always done over the years, not actually the reel….all computerized

  5. Its the braided line moving across the guides that causes the sound.

  6. New subscriber here, love the vids. Love seeing what can be caught right where i live and how to catch them…BUT i have a question…whats a mogen that you mention in your vids

  7. He calls himself the Mogan man. Jus sayin it's a big fish.

  8. Video is not playing right on the last part, from the rig it right on. Anyone else has this problem?

  9. it's a cross between monster and biggan. Freshwater guys always called big bass lunkers, so we call big saltwater fish, Mogans.

  10. the next 3 episodes, our music guys, Jerry and Bill, knock it out of the park, Crank up your speakers!

  11. Is it wierd that I knew exactly what mogan meant the first time I ever heard it? Ok don't answer that.

  12. Looked like a lot of fun! Headed to Port St. Joe this Thurday. Can't wait!!! Love the show!

  13. i use the slayer INC swimbait hooks, and the trout, and reds love em presented that way!

  14. IM going fishing st Augustine in Aug what can i catch PS in from long island NY

  15. What do you recommend for someone who has never fished before but wants to start, where are good beginner spots, stores, etc..

  16. Just got back from fishing i caught a 50 Pound Bull Red thanks to your popping cork video! Just wondering, do you know any good private charters in Galveston,TX

  17. Blair please do a session in the chassahowitzka bay at the mouth of the river, would be very awesome.

  18. are you in floirdia because if you are i know where that is i caught a 15 pound black drumm in st augintine

  19. What's the best fish to fish for this time of year out the st.john river flowing through green cove springs fla. Salt n fresh?

  20. The Captains must be lost. The spot they are fishing is about 10 minutes south from Yankeetown Public boat ramp. It's just 5 minutes south of the Across Florida Barge Canal. Way way north of Homosassa and way north of Crystal River.

  21. After seeing the "after the bite" of this episode, I can't stop noticing the minn kota. Great job on the fish and editing!

  22. I'll take u out for free in south jersey for 50 to 90 lb black drum .

  23. THAT'S IT thank you it's been years.me and my dad caught some great fish.all over that area.great memories thanks again

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