Monday, August 17, 2009

It's all in Hampton!! What a weekend!!

We could not pack in more things to do over the last three days if we tried. There is just so much going on in Hampton it is quite unreal. Starting off with an AWESOME COBIA CATCH AT THE NEW BUCKROE FISHING PIER!!!!!!! Chris Hille caught a monster 64 pound Cobia right off the new Pier at Buckroe. Congratulations on an awesome catch. Also being caught are some Croaker, Spot, and small Flounder. If you have not yet had a chance to check out the new pier, do it today, the place is just fantastic. Lots of activity at Buckroe as well. Buckroe Beach is on the Jim Baugh Outdoors Go Green bike trail, check it out on our web site
The 83 annual Hampton Cup Regatta was a huge success and we were there both Saturday and Sunday. This is just a great event and is very well attended. Everybody had a great time and the boats were just fantastic to watch. This location is a very pretty part of Hampton located right at Fort Monroe. We spent some time there last week in the Go Green Fishing Machine and found some good fishing there. Try to catch an incoming tide for the Founder and use live minnows with a squid strip. You can also visit Fort Monroe, but you will need to show your drivers license to get in. And if you are going green and riding a bike, you need to have a helmet in order to get through the gate. There is also a nice public beach, so bring a towel!!
Tuna Time! JBO Angler Mike Wilburn caught a couple of nice Tuna outside of Hatteras and we have an excellent GO GREEN Leftover recipe for everyone. After grilling your Tuna for dinner, take the leftovers and throw in a mixing bowl along with five eggs, cheddar cheese, jalapeno’s, chopped onion, some parmesan cheese, and a couple of chopped green olives. Mix up and put in your favorite omelet pan. Cook up and top off with some fresh chopped tomato and hot salsa. This makes for one fantastic breakfast or even dinner. Try it, you will love it!!
Cedar Plank Grilled Tuna with a Basil and Mustard Lemon Sauce. We fixed this up Friday night and will feature this dish in Travel Virginia Magazine as well as JBO TV. This is a simple dish, however does require some rather fresh ingredients. In our continuing efforts to GO GREEN, yes it is true, JBO TV has it's own herb garden and for some reason I have a rather large green "Basil" thumb. My Basil just grows like crazy and it is a good thing, because I LOVE Basil!! Here is a great Basil sauce. Cut a bunch of fresh Basil and place in a food processor. Add three cloves garlic, fresh cracked pepper, teaspoon of Mayo,quarter cup of spicy mustard and one squeezed Lemon. Puree and then spread over top of fresh Tuna and place the Tuna on a cedar plank. Top off with thinly sliced lemons and grill until done. Fantastic dish, we loved it!!! Now go catch some Tuna and try it!

Salt Ponds, Waters Edge in Hampton Virginia.
After filming the Regatta for Jim Baugh Outdoors TV, Ruth and I jumped in the Vette and went to the new Waters Edge restaurant at Salt Ponds. Our friend Bam shot this picture of us as soon as we pulled up. This is just one fantastic restaurant and we are so glad they are open. The outside Tiki Bar and pool is also open as well! When you go, you must try the Salmon Fish Tacos, they are just the best!! Waters Edge has a beautiful view of the marina and you are right at the Chesapeake Bay, Buckroe Beach is also just down the road. Plan on making a day at the Beach and then head over to Salt Ponds for a dip in the pool and a nice dinner. A great way to spend the day in Hampton. The new Buckroe Fishing Pier is located right there on the beach at Buckroe, and there are always some concerts or musical events being held on the stage. Great family entertainment right here in Hampton, and you never even have to cross the HRBT, it is all here!!! I usually go everywhere in Hampton on our JBO Go Green Bike. This may be hard to believe, but I did not put gas in the Vette for over three months! Go GREEN! It is great for the environment, saving on emissions, and I never worry about where to park my car! Buckroe also has lots of places to chain your bike up to, and a great playground for the kids also. Hampton has really done a fantastic job with Buckroe Beach, if you have not been for a while, take your family soon! And check out the new pier!
We wrapped up Sunday by going to Downtown Hampton and seeing the David Carter show on the deck at Marker 20. This is a great show with lots of good music and entertainment. Dave really does put on a good show and has done so for years. Having dinner on the deck downtown is also very nice. When you visit Hampton be sure to stay for the Dave Carter show Sunday evenings. Dave usually starts between six and seven.

FILMING THIS WEEK- Spadefishing on a Sea Kayak and Flounder Fishing on the Go Green Fishing Machine
Jim Baugh Outdoors will venture out this week in the Go Green Fishing Machine and hook up with master kayaker and angler Kevin Whitley. We will be filming around the Yancy wreck at the CBBT for a great show on Spadefishing. We will also share some fantastic Spadefish recipes, stay tuned!!

Tight Lines!

Jim B

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