Friday, October 12, 2007

Annapolis Boat Show is PACKED!!

Hello Folks,

Reporting live from the Power Boat Show\Hampton Booth on the Annapolis city Wi Fi!!
What a day here on our fist day at the Annapolis Boat Show. We have been appearing at the Hampton Public Piers booth and have been very glad to see our fans! We have had a lot of inquiries about the upcoming Get hooked On Hampton Rockfish Tourney, and a lot of folks have been thirsty for the local fishing information in the lower Bay. I think I talked five hours today on the Hampton Bar Alone. It is interesting talking to boaters and anglers from the upper Bay about Rockfishing. Generally speaking, we have the monster ocean fish down here around the CBBT. I have had lot of anglers ask about our rig for the big fish. Check out next months issue of the Chesapeake angler Magazine where I discuss in detail one of our fav. ways to fish for Rockfish-Wire LINE!! "Pullin the tube" I had a chance to run over and check out he Glacier Bay booth, they had one awesome rig rigged with twin Suzuki 300 HP four Strokes. I also ran into Terry Chones with Suzuki, great to see him, Terry will be joining us for the monster Rockfish Season coming up this Dec. January. Cant Wait!!
We are about wrapping up for today, and will be here all day Saturday for the show. Would like to thank everyone again for coming out and seeing us, it has been a great day, with hundreds of fantastic boats. This is a great show and one that we look forward to attending next year!

PS: Many thanks to cameraman Sean Finnegan and Hamptn Public Piers Dockmaster, Gary Gatling

(Photo by Terry Chones)

Friday, October 5, 2007

I really hate to see this-Shocking and Sad!

I just found out today that a friend of mine lost his Ocean Yacht on the Rocks in Grandview in Hampton Virginia. The Captain had to be hellied out, reports that I have gotten is that all the crew was safe. The accident happened around 8:30 at night close to shore, the rocks are the remains of an old lighthouse between Salt Ponds and Grandview.
I had been on this boat many times and the Captain and his lovely mate kept this boat in just fantastic shape, it truly was beautiful boat, and had spent a lot of time on her during Bay Days just last month. Thanks captain for letting us hang out on board, she just was a wonderful vessel.
Very sorry for the loss, and very glad Captain and crew are OK
Here is a link to see the light house when it was in existance.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Spot Bite and Battlestar Galactica!!

They're Here!!
We have had a real treat this week. First up the Spot Fishing out of Hampton Virginia has been fantastic.The bite has been red hot now for a couple of weeks. I headed out with cameraman Sean Finnegan and ventured out with the twin 250 Suzuki four strokes towards the MM Bridge Tunnel. There were tons of boats anchored and although we usually like to drift for Spot, we decided to try the anchor like everyone else. We did ok, however after a while we started drifting the channel and did a lot better. The baits we used were fishbites, we never used a blood worm, although reports as of today suggest the Spot are preferring the old tried and true live thing. Spot fishing is always a ton of fun and they taste wonderful If you do not have a boat, you can head out on the Ocean Eagle Charter located right on the downtown Hampton Waterfront. Here is a good JB tip, this week head out to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and take some Bloodworms, and fisbites and try for the Spot, but also drift Squid strips deep for large Croaker. This is the time of year that the real slabs will migrating out of the Bay. We will head out again in a few days and report back on any big Croaker action. For those of you that have not yet tried the night bite for Rockfish, the season is upon us, and there is no better fishing for Rockfish. We try to plan trips where we will be bottom fishin the late afternoon and then as night falls, get ready with our top water lures for the evening Rockfish bite, all right there at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel!! Cant beat it. To stream one of our Night Fishing Rockfish shows out of Hampton just click the link below


We filmed many locations in Hampton over the past weekend, one such event was the Fantasci trade show located at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. We hooked up with TV star, Golden Globe nominated actor, and author-Richard Hatch of Battlestar Galactica Fame. Richard was one fantastic fellow who is looking forward to fishing with us on his return visit. Richard told me he loves "Deep Space Fshing" meaning-Offshore. We got a real kick out of that and hope the offshore fishing Will be good next time Richard comes threw. For more info on Richard just log on to his web site at
There is also a cruise that you can book to go along with Richard on, for more info just go to his site. Thanks again to Richard and everyone at the Fantasci Show, it was a great crowd with some fascinating exhibits. For more Convention Center events just log on to
Well, after shooting the folks from another world, we headed over to film the Disney Ice show called "Disney School Musical" that was being held at the Hampton Coliseum. We could only shoot for a few minutes, but boy, what an ice show!!! The fans loved it big time. After 6000 screaming kids an 30 ice skaters, it was time to head back to the dock. We are gearing up for the Rockfish season that is about to fire off!!!
For those of you who have not gone after the Spot bite, they are still there!! Go get um!

Tight Lines,
Jim Baugh, Jim Baugh Outdoors TV