Thursday, January 31, 2008

Miami Bound

Time to fire up the Vete and head south for the Miami International Boat Show. Jim Baugh Outdoors will shoot with some more Suzuki Guides on the way down near Stuart Florida. Depending on the weather and the Yellow Tail bite, we may head down to Key West after the Miami Show.

This year we have a lot of our Hampton Boaters heading down to Miami for the event. This truly is one of the best and largest boat shows in the world. You really need to take some time to see it all. We will be in or around both the Suzuki booth in the Miami Convention Center, and the on water Suzuki marine display as well, from Feb 13-16. If you have not had a chance to check out this show, this is the time to do it. You can watch last years International Boat Show JBO Feature by streaming it from our web site at
We will have live updates daily repoting from the boat show and everything will be posted here on the JBO BLOG, so stay tuned and checkout what is new at this years Miami International Boat Show.
As they say, getting there is half the fun!!! Well, it was last year. I drove the JBO show C4 award winning Vette. It was awesome. When I got to Georga, the top came off and never went back on. I actually put over 55,000 miles on her last year traveling doing trade shows. This year, we are taking the all new magnetic red 04 c5 show Vette. This Vette will also appear in the Hampton Corvette Club Car Show, Vetts at Waterside, Zip Corvettes Richmond Show, and Carlisle in PA, one of the countries largest Vette Shows. We will report on the road trip, fishing out of Stuart FL, new Suzuki product, and everything going on at the Miami Show, and post it here. So stay tuned, or just come join us!!!
JBO will be back in Hampton March 1, preparing post production of the new 2008 programs to air on the Sportsmans Channel second quarter 08. We have some of the best shows we have ever shot to air this year, and the best Rockfish footage you will ever see!!!
Tight Lines! See ya in Miami!

Jim Baugh

Thursday, January 24, 2008

73 pound Rockfish-NEW PENDING STATE RECORD!!

WOW, what a Rockfish season!! The new state record Rockfish (Pending) was caught yesterday near the 4a buoy by Fred Barnes on board the Country Girl with captain Pat Foster. This monster 73 pound fish was caught on a Stretch 30, while trolling.

Big congrads to Fred!! Folks, better get here quick and take advantage of this unreal Rockfishing, the best fishing in the world -is right now!

See ya on the water!

Jim Baugh,


Hampton Virginia

Photo Credit, Max King, Chesapeake Angler Magazine

Thursday, January 17, 2008

This would of been a release citation, awesome catch

Hi Folks!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of fishing\filming\ and documenting an offshore trip with Captain Max King. Max has put Jim Baugh Productions to work producing a live eeling DVD that Max will be promoting later this year. This was our first trip out to get some footage, and we landed a great 44 inch Rockfish!

This was no easy day. In the morning we were faced with 5-6 foot seas, and yes, we turned around later giving it a good try, but none of us felt like swamping a boat in January, so we headed back to the dock, and found a coffee shop.

After about two hours, the 25 knot wind had laid down enough for us to cross one choppy Bay. The only other boat I saw that day and Spoke to was Herb Gordon, who braved the weather and also landed a nice haul of fish down south.

The fishing is great, along as the weather hangs in there with us. Stay tuned for more info on the live eeling DVD, and we will all be down in Miami at the International Boat show comming up next month.

Tight Lines

Jim Baugh

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Morro Bay-US Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard 47-ft Motor Life Boat 12/04/07 Morro Bay
Large storm swells reached Morro Bay, California on December 4, 2007, bringing 15-20 foot swells with some plus sets. A U.S. Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat was out for practice maneuvers in the large surf, which is not unusual. However, a large wave hit that was probably more than they bargained least it's the hardest I've ever seen them get hit. The air was filled with mist, and they were quite distant, so at times were just a shadow in the mist.

Thanks to Stuart Goodman And Chuck Mayer for sending pics!!!!

Photo Courtesy by
Gary Robertshaw

Thanks Gary!! Awesome photo's! Click link above for more info

Monday, January 14, 2008

Congrads to this years Rockfish Shootout first place winners. Max King and the Chesapeake Angler fishing team!!

A big congrads to Max King and the Chesapeake Angler Fishing Team!! They won the 2008 Rockfish Shootout fishing tourney, with nearly 300 boats contending for the over $225,000 pay out, Max conquered once again with his live eeling technique. Check out Max holding his 56.3 pound Rock. What a MONSTER!! This is not the first time Max and the Chesapeake Angler Team has won this huge event. Last year they placed fourth and seventh, and the year before they took first place as well!! For more info on the tourneyresults click this link BIG fish are now moving down the coast and are feeding heavy off our Virginia offshore waters. We have been blessed with warm weather and some nice days to get out there. If you want to catch the Rockfish of a lifetime, the time to be here is now. For charter info click these links.


Chesapeake Angler Web Site

Hampton CVB


Captain Pete Splashes their 43 Egg

Captain Pete aka "Pirate Pete" of legendary Hampton Blackbeard Festival Fame and member of Blackbeards Crew, has just finished phase one of his renovations on is 1969 Egg Harbour. She is a wooden boat with a 15 foot beam that does require a bit of TLC! Captain Pete sealed every seem on her, and also mat glassed all the seems, resined the bottom, and of course put on a new coat of bottom paint.
The haul out lasted over two months and Pete and his wife Debbie did a fantastic job on this restoration. Debbie is the Varnish Queen and did most of the brightwork herself. The new stern has even been hand carved and painted.
Other refits now thats she is back in he water include new heads, shower, and even air conditioner system. Pete along with diver Chuck rewired most of the electrical, and the engines fired right up with only one crank. The really sounded good.
Congrads to Captain Pete and Debbie on doing such a fine job on this restoration, she is a pretty boat that has been a float for a long time, almost 40 years!!
Diver Chuck dive site info:
Pirate Pete Art Site:

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Ben Baugh and Buddy John ocean Rockfising

Well, today was not the most productive for Rockfishing, we live eeled, trolled, did just about everything, but only one fish for the day. BUT!!!! This was the largest Rock fish that John had ever caught, plus we left out of Hampton VA on board Captain Bills' awesome new 40 foot Trojan, one fantastic boat!! Thanks Bill for the trip, the kids loved it!! So did I.
Now, my son Ben Baugh is half way finished his senior year at West Virgina University, and that is a haul from Hampton, so I don't get to see him that much. I was really excited about Ben and his room mate John comin down for some fishing, we did have a ball.
When they got here, I took them to downtown Hampton to the Tap House for dinner, it was fantastic, there was a West Virginia Basketball game on, and they let everyone in the place know it!! Anyway, when you come to the Hampton Waterfront, check out the Taphouse, great place.
OK!!! Kids are gone, cleaning up the boats, and lookin for some good fishing reports!! Hitting it again Monday. In Hampton this early January, the weather s calling for 70 degree temps most of the week. Got to love it!!!
Tight Lines.

Jim Baugh