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.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November Nor'easter 2009 -pics, Hampton VA

JB here, just got back from a tour downtown on the Go Green JBO Bike. Only hours into this storm and already we have flooding in the streets. Pembroke is almost not passable down near the bridge. Considering the fact we have three days of this blow, we can expect a LOT of flooding.

I rode down to the JBO CENTRAL docks, and was glad I did. There was a railroad tie jammed up beside the Go Green Fishing Machine, and a couple of boats had a LOT of rainwater in them already.

We will post more pics over the next few days. Jim B

UPDATE ALERT: This storm is predicted to exceed hurricane Isabel by one foot, that is a total of eight feet. Check your boats folks!

Tonight at the peak of high tide, we ventured out with captain Pete (aka Pyrate Pete) in his "Storm Chaser" Ford pick up truck. All I can say is, we did get back! I think that truck is half truck, half boat, or almost, U Boat! But we were able to photograph the flood of downtown. We have not since anything like this since Isabel.

Looking through the front dash window.

Marker 20 restaurant in downtown Hampton sent out a press release today, they would be serving, with generator power if need be, and they were. BIG thanks to the folks at M20 for sticking it out and staying open. We appreciate it!

We Survived the November Nor'easter!
After three days of one of the worst Nor'easters on record, we have finally seen this storm pass. In celebration of our boats still floating and our roof still over our heads, we had a small Blackbeards Crew pirate gathering here at JBO Central Saturday evening. The crew brought over a bunch of food and we all were very happy that we all got through this storm. Some of us still do not have power on the docks, but other than that, no damage.

Today we will get on our Go Green bikes and travel around Hampton helping our friends who were not so lucky. Lots of down trees, and in some areas, houses and business are wiped out, gone.
We are very grateful. The storm surge was very close to that of Hurricane Isebel.

Believe it or not, this IS good for the fishing. Now that this storm has passed, the Rockfish bite is gonna be really good. We will report later in the week once the water clears out.

Off to help our neighbors move trees and debris. It is a mess out there.
Jim B
(Below pics Blackbeards Crew-Captain Trav, Captain Pete, Karen,)


Photo Credit
Leonor. Brea,

Chick's Beach

Monday, November 9, 2009

Autumn in Hampton Virginia

Today we took a Go Green Bike tour through Hampton Virginia and captured some of the sights of Fall. This was a nice break between Rockfishing trips, and really enjoyed the scenery that Hampton has to offer. So, when you come here for Rockfish season, here are some of the beautiful sights you can expect to see!

JBO Column, Dec. 09 Chesapeake Angler Magazine

By Jim Baugh
TITLE: $3.69 Rockfish Trip! Limited out!
The great thing about our new Go Green Fishing Machine is that we can now fish in places that are 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!! Lets see, 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. The Go Green Fishing Machine just performed fantastic fishing in and out of those pilings. We left the Hampton River, fished all day, and only burned 1.3 gallons of gas!! That means our trip only cost $3.69 cents. That is not bad considering we loaded up with a cooler of Rockfish! Great trip! The fuel efficiency of the JVX20 Carolina Skiff powered with the NEW Suzuki 90 hp four stroke has to be seen to be believed. It is truly awesome! Never have we fished a boat that was this efficient and easy to run and fish.

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.

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. Chop and cook in a small pan two spring onions with a little olive oil and fresh garlic, then add to the mixing bowel. Stir it all up and pack the mixture into a four to five inch greased cup or bowel. Pack the mixture firmly into the 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

--Also! 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!
See everyone in Hampton on the water for Rockfishing and the Holiday Boat Parade!!
Happy Holidays, and GO GREEN!
Jim Baugh
Jim Baugh Outdoors TV
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Morning Fog \ Hampton RIver

Be careful out there folks, the Rockfish bite is on, and the fog is up! Run Radar!
This pic was taken off our balcony at 6:30 am, low tide, right on the Hampton River.
Very thick fog. We will postpone our filming today until afternoon.

The tide will be right for night fishing later in the week, book your boat slips now. The Rockfishing out of Hampton has been very good last week, we filmed two shows, and will shoot a night show this week.
Jim B
10:00 am, Hampton River
Fog has lifted! Were FISHIN!!
Tight Lines!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

More Fish on!! Only $3.69 fuel bill, GO GREEN FISHING MACHINE!

We went out again today to do a little more filming. My cameraman Sean was getting ready to hit the road for another month, so we all decided to give him some time pulling lips during Rockfish season. We also had on board our buddy and neighbor, Barry Buchanon.
Once again we were wire lining the HRBT and mostly fishing the Bay side in 20 to 15 feet of water. Bucktails with a trailer worked best, I tried a Storm, but no luck this time. Storms are awesome baits, but just did not produce today.

We were fishing the back side of a full moon, which meant high tides, and FAST current. Never my fav time to fish. But, we did land three small keepers before what bit there was shut down. We were happy.

I also tried pulling the tube on the HRBT, no luck there. However we were able to get up close to one crazy looking naval ship / boat / car / well, not really sure what it was, but have a pic here!
UPDATE: Thanks to our friends on Facebook, (M20 restaurant & TJ) We now know what this boat is. Check it out, it is really cool!!!
Today we left out of the Hampton River from JBO CENTRAL in the Go Green Fishing Machine. Fished the south side of the HRBT, and the tube, and trolled all day while out there. Here is our fuel info.
Suzuki 90hp four stroke. Carolina Skiff JVX20----- 1.3 gallons. for the day
That is a total of
$3.69 in gas expenditure for the day.
Plus, we did land three Rockfish, which is getting $9 bucks a pound at the market. We had about 3-4 pounds of fillets.
Thanks to Suzuki and Carolina Skiff, we are fishing on one of the most fishable fuel efficient boats on the water. It truly is revolutionary!
Come on out and get on these Rockfish
Nightfishing, the tide will be really right by the first to the middle of next week for night fishing. The current should be moving out to sea by the time the sun goes down, excellent for night fishing, plus, no full moon. Everything is lined up for excellent fishing.
Book your slips and rooms now for next week!!! We will see ya out there!
Jim B