Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Years Everyone!!

JBO TV would like to wish everyone a great New Year! 2009 was a bit of a Hallmark year for JBO TV. This year was our 20th anniversary of broadcasting and our first season to launch the new Go Green Fishing Machine. Thanks to Suzuki and Carolina Skiff, we have put a boat and motor package that not only is good for the environment, but also easy on the wallet. We have never been so excited about one of our show boats, this rig is truly amazing and we look forward to featuring the boat during 2010.
I thought that this boat and motor package would be extremely efficient, but was still surprised at just how little it coast to run this boat. In our early marketing and promotion of the Go Green Fishing Machine, we used the slogan, "Fish all day for under 20 bucks". Now that we have been filming with the boat and checking fuel consumption on all of our trips, we have changed our slogan to- "Ya got two bucks? Lets go fishin!"

This is so true, many of our trips we spent anywhere from two dollars to five dollars in gas, and fill the cooler up with fish. Now that is AMAZING! This upcoming trade show season, be sure to check out the new line of Suzuki Four Stroke power plants. The Suzuki 90hp is the one that we are running on the new JVX Carolina Skiff with smart tabs. Check your Carolina Skiff and Suzuki dealers for more info. JBO TV is planning on making some trade show appearances with the Go Green Fishing Machine and will post the dates and info here once we have booked everything.

21 years of broadcasting and Hampton's 400th anniversary.
2010 will mark JBO TV 21st year of broadcasting. WOW! Seems like yesterday when I first saw our show air on the FOX affiliate in Richmond Va. Back then we started out as Fishing Virginia, and soon syndicated across the state of VA. It sure has been an interesting 21 years. Mostly the changes in technology have kept us on an ever changing production curve. The people I have met throughout the last 21 years has been the best part of this entire experience. I still get a kick when someone tells me they have planned their family vacation based on a JBO TV show. That is really cool.

2010 also marks Hampton Virginia's 400th anniversary. There is gonna be a lot of events that you are not going to want to miss going on in Hampton during 2010. We will be posting info here on the site, and filming many activities for the program as well. Stay Tuned!!
Tina Turner is Back!!
During the holidays, Ben Baugh flew back from Washington State and brought back our show mascot, Tina Turner Baugh. Tina is now 10 years old and has been appearing on our show since she was a pup. Now Tina is back at JBO Central, and is already chasing Ducks and Sea Gulls. I have trained her to grab Croaker off the boat deck and through them in the cooler. I am looking forward to having my four legged first mate back to help me fish. Loads of fun!
Happy New Years. Bring on 2010!
Here is a departing shot that was taken back in August during my 48th birthday. We had all gathered out at Salt Ponds in Hampton Virginia to toast me getting older. The restaurant at Salt Ponds is now open, and just a great place to go. Food is great and the view is fantastic!

Be safe, and have a great New Years!

Jim Baugh

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hampton Virginia- Get ready for the best Rockfishin EVER!! Sign up today!

BIG $$$

Want to give the best Christmas present ever??? Sign up and fish the FROSTBITE CHALLENGE coming up Jan 14-17 2010!The ocean season is what everyone wants to fish, the biggest fish will be here once again and the two largest and best tourneys are coming up soon.
First up, the Frostbite Challenge. Jim Baugh Outdoors will be filming the tourney for a 2010 program and we are all very much looking forward to this event. Look at the stats.
Last year close to $18,000 was paid out and over 1300 pounds of fish were caught!!!

Here were the results from the 2008 tourney:

LEVEL I: 3 FISH BAGBacklash 108.7 lbsKatherine Jeanene 93.8 lbs
Level III: DAILY 3 FISH BAGDay 1 Backlash 108.7Day 2 Katherine Jeanene 93.8Day 3 Harpoon 84.8

For more info on this event just log on to the web site at

or call
757 576-4013

Everyone here at JBO TV would like to wish yall a Merry Christmas, and hope folks are getting ready for the best fishing season to come. Plenty of places to stay right here in Hampton. Try the new Crowne Plaze on the waterfront. Great choice while fishing the Rockfish season!

With the ice on the river here this morning, the Go Green Fishing Machine is looking forward to Miami and the Keys! Be there in Feb., we hope!

Tight lines and happy holidays!

Jim Baugh

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone from JBO TV!

Merry Christmas Everyone! Thanks to all our friends, family, fans, and sponsors who made this year so special. Met a lot of new folks and enjoyed fishing with them all!! VERY much looking forward to 2010. The Go Green Fishing Machine is ready to roll for the new year!
Here is a pic of me, Jim Baugh as the Regency Square Mall Santa Clause in Richmond Virginia. Year-1978. Just loved the Elf's!
Happy Holiday and great New Year from JBO TV!!
Jim Baugh

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bluewater Rockfish Tourney in Hampton TODAY!!

I just left Bluewater in Hampton with only 30 minutes left in the weigh in. Some NICE fish were being weighed in and so far one over 41 pounds is in the lead. The crowed was good and Bluewater is hosting a pig picken for the tournament party. We will post final results later, for now,
The time is NOW to be here in Hampton Rockfishing, what a great Christmas present!!
Jim Baugh

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Some Recent Fan Mail

Hey Jim,
Just wanted to take a moment to say thanks first of all for sharing info on a good fishing hole in this age of bragging reports that simply say "look at me" and give very little info that is useful.

Secondly, when we arrived on location yesterday and I was trying to figure out how to fish it without disturbing those who were already there, you invited us to fish right next to you.....again a rare event these days.

My dad is 83 and he always took me fishing as a kid so I do the same for him now. Spot are his favorite fish and having places to catch them that are in calm waters not too far from home is important. I try to get him out one or two times a year and yesterday's outing went well with him being able to take 15 keepers home for him and my mom.Take care and I'll see you on the water,

Joe Lavender


You do a great job with that website.

Those fuel consumption figures are AMAZING!

Good luck,
Mike Meier (MRC) State of Virginia

Hi Jim,

I am back in the country for abit, glad to hear the bite is ON, I need to stop working so much growing fish, and get back to CATCHING fish!! GREAT to hear about the performance you are getting from the go green fishing machine. I have heard amazing things about properly balanced boat to motor ratios with Carolina Skiffs and the new smaller Suzuki 4-strokes. Looks like you matched it “spot on!” with the right balance. Good on you, now you can put the gas you save on the boat into your truck and come visit us in Ocean View J Hope to see you on the water soon if the wind slows, I’ll be the one burning gas in my old 2-stroke! Michael.
Kindest regards,

Aquaculture 2010: Member, Program Committee
World Aquaculture 2011: Steering Committee

Michael H. Schwarz, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor - FWS
Aquaculture Specialist - VSAREC

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

JBO TV Dec. Column in Chesapeake Angler Magazine Newsletter

Hooked on Hampton

The $3.69 Rockfish Trip, Limited Out!
by Jim Baugh

The great thing about our new Go Green Fishing Machine is that we can now fish in places that our larger boat could not access. Fishing literally under the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel has provided some excellent early season rockfishing. The other great thing about this new boat is that even in a down economy, usually we can afford a fishing trip that cost under $4 bucks! Let’s see, with three people on board, average unit cost per person would be $1.23? Guess so! However folks, as the captain of the Go Green Fishing Machine, I did not ask for gas money. I covered the $3.69 in gas myself.

I did ask my cameraman at the beginning of the day if he would rather pay the fuel bill, or buy the cooking oil for frying the fish for dinner. He said, and I quote, “I will buy the cooking oil for sure”. Well, he spent more on peanut oil than I did in gas for the day. Hard to believe, but true!
We fished three days in a row last week at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and we limited out on rockfish almost every trip. We were fishing the outgoing tide and wire lining the pilings in about 20 feet of water using bucktails with trailers. This is a sure fire way to put rockfish in the boat. All fish were in the 18 to 23 inch class.

December the larger fish will start to show up and live eeling is usually the ticket. We have caught rocks in the 20-pound class during the day simply drifting the eels over the HRBT. We do like the outgoing tide the best and be sure to use a strong leader fishing around the rocks. December is also a great time to be night fishing the HRBT. The fish will be larger and stacked up in the light line. Usually you can see the rockfish you want to catch, and simply cast to it. The fishing is that good. Try again, to catch the outgoing tide and fish the up current side of the pilings or bridge tunnel. More info on the Go Green Fishing Machine CLICK HERE (New Suzuki 90hp four stroke \\ Carolina Skiff JVX 20)

Go Green Recipe \ Rock N Eggs.
Here is a great breakfast recipe that will use some of your leftover rockfish filets you had for dinner, that is, if there are any leftovers! Combine cooked flaked rockfish in a mixing bowl with one cup of cooked yellow rice. Add a teaspoon of chopped tomatoes and some crumbled cooked hot sausage. Add two chopped spring onions and cook in a small pan with a little olive oil and fresh garlic; then add to the mixing bowl. Stir it all up and pack the mixture into a four to five inch greased bowl. Next, season a cast iron skillet with a little bacon grease and heat. Then, firmly place the bowl with mixture upside down into the hot skillet so that the entire mixture holds shape. To finish, scoop out a small section in the middle, large enough to put in two eggs. Once the eggs are in, cover the dish and heat until the eggs are poached in the mixture. You can top off this dish with some hollandaise sauce or a bit of Texas Pete, or both. AWESOME BREAKFEAST!

Hampton for the Holidays
Come join us for all of the downtown Hampton holiday festivities. My favorite holiday activity is the Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade. We would like everyone to come down to see the incredible floating parade and you can see the Go Green Fishing Machine dressed out in her full holiday splendor! For more info on the parade and if you would like to enter your boat, just contact the Hampton Public Piers at 757-727-1276, ask for Greg the Dock Master. Also during this weekend is the downtown holiday Christmas lighting. Book your rooms now downtown at the new Crowne Plaza. For complete lodging info just check out the Hampton Convention and Visitors Bureau web site at

Don’t forget to log on to to receive your FREE Hampton Roads Fishing Guide and Hampton Virginia Travel Guide. Just click the link on our first page, and they will be shipped to you free of charge. All the info you need to fish and travel in Jim Baugh Outdoors Home Waters!!! You can also request both guides toll free by dialing 800 800 2202. Everything you need is right there! A great holiday gift, and it is FREE!

Hampton Holiday First Light Celebration

Hampton History Museum.

Last night was all a glow at the Hampton History Museum for the first light celebration. The one man play was held outside in front of the museum and held everyone in the audience quite spellbound listing to the history threw living re-inactors with tales of Captain John Smith and the celebration of the first English Christmas in America.

The 'Kecoughtan Christmas' is the first recorded English Christmas in North America. In December of 1608, Captain John Smith recorded the events leading up to, during, and following their Christmas with the Native Americans. It was a hard second winter for the English settlers, and Smith sought trade with Chief Powhatan so that his people could survive. It was negotiated through messengers that if Chief Powhatan gave the settlers a boatload of corn, they would in turn build Chief Powhatan an English-style house, along with a grindstone, as well as numerous weapons, copper, and beads. While Smith knew he could not give the natives weapons, he sent word to the Chief agreeing on the trade constituents.
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For everything you need to come visit Hampton for the Holidays, just log on to

Happy Holiday's!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A view from West Palm Beach

JBO TV cameraman Wayne Baker shot this pic tonight off of his balcony in West Palm Beach FL. Looks great, and looking forward to seeing Wayne and Susan over the holidays!
Misss you guys in Hampton!!!


Max King Charters Rocks! \ Hampton Lighted Holiday Boat Parade Saturday!

Looks like they are getting bigger!! Max King is once again burning them up on the live Eels. The bigger fish have started to move in after our big Nor'easter.
JBO TV is still filming the night bite here at the HRBT and will be traveling to the Eastern Shore soon to get on the Eel bite. Live Eeling has proven to be a great way to catch monster rocks.

Contact Max today if you would like to get on these early big fish!
This Saturday, Downtown Hampton 21st Annual Lighted Boat Parade and Holiday Lighting! Don't Miss!
This annual event will defiantly get your holidays started out right! Bring the family downtown for a great lighted boat parade right on the Hampton Public Piers This Saturday Dec. 5th. Also the next day is the grand illumination in Williamsburg.
Kick the season off right this weekend in Hampton, and also book a Rockfish charter while you are checking out all the parades and lights!
***********Downtown Hampton Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting, This Saturday!!
Holiday music performed by:
• Calvary Assembly of God Church (4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
• Santa's Brass ( 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
• Doorway Singers (6 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
• High Society (7:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
• Horse & Carriage rides throughout Downtown(4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
• Hot chocolate, cider, roasted nuts, & other winter treats!
• Kiddie train rides, make-n-takes, festive lights & arctic scenes.
• Ice skating

More info. on fishing charters for this weekend
Accommodations and lodging (Hampton CVB)
Holiday Specials
Lighted Boat Parade Info:
Happy Holidays!!!
Jim B

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

JBO TV Feature- Fish all day for $3.38?? WOW

This program highlights the 2009 Miami International Boat Show, Tidewater Sensors, Rock fishing the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, Downtown Hampton, King Montgomery, and the Go Green Fishing Machine.

Included in the show is our first interview with Dave Greenwoond from Suzuki Marine. Our discussion with him covers the new 90hp four stroke Suzuki outboard.

JBO TV Plans on heading back to Miami in Feb. 2010 to see what is new at the Suzuki booth, and do some fishing out of the keys. This would be the first trip to the keys in the Go Green Fishing Machine!

This show can be streamed live in real time, however will require high speed connection.