Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Jim Baugh Competes in the Million Dollar Rockfish Tourney Cook Off.

We are getting ready to bring in the new year right with a big bang, the million dollar Rockfish Challenge Cook Off held in Virginia Beach this Thursday.
We will be competing with Jim's signature Rockfish dish that will be announced at the cook off. Recipe will be posted after the competition has started, and will be found on the JBO TV Galley Blog.
This event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at Marina Shores, just CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
See everyone on Thursday!!

See Jim's recipe pics and info from the Rockfish Cook Off at the Galley Blog.

Monday, December 27, 2010

White Christmas

We sure had one here at JBO Central! Still digging out of this one! JB

Friday, December 10, 2010

Rockfish Report: BIG!

Big Rockfish are begin caught now at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Preferred bait and rig is drifting live Eels at night in the light line.
JBO TV will be filming most of next week to get some of the cows on camera for our 2011 series. This weekend is out due to at least two tourneys that will make the CBBT a parking lot. No Thanks, we will get um Monday!!
The fishing at the HRBT has been slow, however the fish are still stacked up at the James River Bridge, day and night.
UPDATE- The Sunset Boating Center Rock Tourney is cancelled. Upcoming events you don't want to miss,

Christmas, of course. The Rockfish Shootout in January and the Jim Baugh Rockfish Holiday.
Tight Lines!!
Jim B

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Offshore Sea Bass Monster Trip!!! One of the BEST!!

What can I say, one of the best offshore trips ever. We have only had maybe one or two trips offshore for Sea Bass that were equal or better than this one as far as quality of Sea Bass being caught. This trip we had a six-pound Bass, lots of fours and threes. The captain hit a LOT of spots out at the Triangle wrecks and was putting us on fish constantly. There also was some Trigger fish and huge Flounder that were caught as well.

There were a couple of things that made this trip so special.

Here is the first: Kevin and Beth came along for some strong Sea Bass pullage and they certainly were not disappointed. However the big surprise was when Beth landed a HUGE 26 1\2 INCH FLOUNDER! This would be her sixth citation for the year with six different species. This means she gets to be awarded an expert angler award by the State. Actually she has more citations than six, I think 9 for the year, and the year is not over yet!!!! WOW! Very exciting for sure! BUT!!!!!!! She was a bit torn on what to do, keep this massive fish which anyone would love to through in the Cast Iron Skillet, or maybe even get mounted. OR- through it back, release the fish, and as a bonus, be awarded expert angler status, which is a big deal for us fisherman. Kevin and Beth agreed to release the fish unharmed, so they threw it back.
Now this is where it gets interesting, everyone on that side of the boat saw Beth release this huge Flounder back into the sea, and they went nuts! They could not believe that anyone would release a Flounder like that. She did, and it was quite a sight for sure. We filmed it, and will be on our show for sure. What a sight!!! What a lot of the people on board did not know was that Kevin and Beth can fill their freezer with Flounder any time they want. They are both very good anglers and have no problem catching Flounder. Good job guys, yall really had them going on the boat yesterday and I was so glad I was there to see that release. WOW! What Fun!! A catch of a lifetime!

Here is the second thing that was so special about this trip:

The people and crew. I have fished on head boats my entire life, and I will be 50 years old next August. We have always filmed head boats and especially love the offshore trips like this one out of Rudee Inlet. I have never been on board a boat where the entire group of fisherman were so hell bent on catching fish, even to the very last drop. Usually half the fisherman will be sea sick, lounging inside because they don’t feel well, or it is to cold, etc. This is typical of what I see on head boats.

But not on this trip. The boat was packed full and EVERYONE fished their butts off even in the dark with snow flurries, we were all bustin butt getting in every last deep drop. Very exciting, and we all caught a boatload of fish. There was even one elderly lady who could not walk hardly at all on the boat. We all helped her get around so she could fish, and she did. She was right there with us till the end, in the dark, snow, deep dropping. Just fantastic!

Now, when we film JBO TV I don’t get to fish as much as I like because I am filming and working on the story. My cameraman does filming, and so do I, so I don’t always have a fishing rod in my hands on these trips. Having said that, Mike and I were busy filming the show, yet by the end of the day we still managed to catch 60 pounds of Sea Bass. Mike and I split about 30 pounds of delicious Sea Bass filets. AWESOME!

The charter, Rudee Tours was just great as well. Very well maintained boat that even had satellite TV on the entire time we were fishing. Also when we got back, the fish cleaning guys were ready and did a good job at cleaning a LOT of fish. Way to go guys.

The Sea Bass season will close at the end of December, so book your trips NOW!! Only a few charters left, and you don’t want to miss this bite.

Congrats to all the anglers that went on this trip, we packed the boat pretty good. There was not room for any more anglers I thought, it really was standing room only while fishing. With all those people, there was not a huge problem with line tangles, there were some of course, but a lot less than I thought there would be.
DO your self a favor, book your offshore Sea Bass trip today, you will be glad you did!
Tight Lines and Happy Holidays!

NOTE: Be sure to be checking out our Galley Blog for our upcoming Sea Bass recipes.

Jim Baugh

Three Pepper Shrimp Sauce Recipe for Sea Bass, as promised!!! This is the one we talked about all day on the Charter. We are making it again tonight. For the recipe, just jump over to our Galley Blog, FOR RECIPE CLICK HERE

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Don't Shop! DEEP DROP!!!

Only a few trips left before the Sea Bsss season closure.
This Saturday, join JBO TV in Virginia Beach Virginia onboard the Rudee Angler for a awesome day of fishing and filming/ This trip you don't want to miss.
Call today to see if there is still room! Bite is on! 757-425-3400
See ya Saturday! (Sea Bass recipes soon to follow)
UPDATE ON ROCKS: Our friends Kevin and Beth fished over the holiday and caught a couple of real nice citations. Come meet and greet Kevin and Beth on this Saturdays Sea Bass Fishing Trip out of Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach. Tomorrow is the last day to book so call now, it is gonna be a great day!! Loads of Sea Bass!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Offshore Sea Bassin This Weekend! JBO TV Film Shoot

JBO TV Will be filming this Saturday with Rudee Tours out of Virginia Beach. We are gonna be pullin in some Tiles, and BIG Sea Bass.
Yall come join the fun this weekend.
Call Rudee Tours at 757-425-3400. You may even appear on a JBO TV Episode for our 2011 series! But even better, just fix up our three pepper shrimp and Sea Bass Recipe. WOW! One of our favs.
Tight Lines!
Jim B

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rockfish Nite Bite in Time For Thanksgiving Weekend

Hi Folks!
Traditionally Thanksgiving weekend sort of really kicks off Rockfish season and the good news is our Tog buddies Kevin and Beth went out and found them. Nice fish and a quick bite. Nothing like limiting out and back in time for a late dinner!

Kevin and Beth were fishing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and fished both artificals (casting) and live bait. (Eels). The third and fourth Island were the big producers and it is only going to get better very shortly.
The Bay season ends at the end of December and then the ocean season starts. After Thanksgiving is THE time to be down fishing the CBBT. For local info call Long Bay Bait and Tackle about boat launch info, good places to stay, etc.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Rockfishing!!
Check out our new Thanksgiving recipe over on our
Tight Lines!
Jim Baugh

Friday, November 19, 2010

Togs and Rockfish at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

We had a GREAT day out on the water with our second filming with Kevin and Beth Synowiec. Today we targeted both Togs and Rockfish and the morning started out just a pretty as it could be with a fantastic Sunrise coming up over the Chesapeake Bay.
This trip Kevin and Beth brought what was supposed to be some killer bait. GREEN CRABS! These were some, ugly, nasty smelling suckers. Turns out the Togs liked them ok. We got a fish pretty soon after we had gotten everything rigged up. However we would find, that this day the bite would be off. This was not that surprising to me considering we had a big blow for the past three weeks. Defiantly a windy fall for sure. When it blows like this, fish scatter and it takes a while for them to return to their normal feeding patterns. Some of course can also migrate during this time however these Togs I believe are resident to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

Beth had put a lot of work into the bait and rigs and was determined to really put us on some great Tog action. They both did a great job and are known for their Tog expertise. Sometimes though, you just can’t buy a bite. We only caught two Togs during the morning and that was more than I had seen anyone else pull in. I was a happy camper and the footage for the show looked great!!

Unfortunately I had to get off the water early and I was really pushing Kevin and Beth to do a little Rockfishin because my daughter Casey was coming to see me that evening. My little girl had put in a phone request earlier in the week, “Pops, are you going to have any fresh Rockfish for me????” So, I did not want to let her down.

On the way in we threw out some “Magic” bait, and I mean yes, it was magic. We had a Rockfish on in about one minute. I promised I would not post what this bait was because they would be sold out very quickly at the stores. It is THAT good of a bait and really for the first time I can remember, I am going to keep my word and not mention what it was. All I can say is that is was an artificial lure. I had never used this lure before, or seen it, but it worked like no other. If you really want to know what it is, you will have to bug Kevin and Beth, because I promised and those two have really been great helping us film these Tog fishing shows. So for me, mums the word. Sorry.

I don’t think I really have the patience it takes to be a good Tog fisherman. It is also a lot of work and can be a VERY hazardous way to fish. You can damage your boat very easily on the bridge pilings. Plus the fact, Tog are not easy to catch and they love to bury themselves in the rocks once they are hooked. All in all, they just are not a piece of cake to catch.

Beth had hooked up with a Tog that did just this, immediately ran into the rocks and the fish could not be moved at all. Beth let out line, a lot of slack line, repositioned herself to the forward bow of the boat, sat and waited- LIKE 10 MINUTES!!. She waited for the fish to swim out of the hole, and then she reeled the line in tight and brought the fish to the boat. Now, that is a good angler who has the patience for Tog fishing. Good Job!!!!

After getting back to the dock, they gave me the fish to take to my daughter for dinner which was really very nice of them We will be fixing them up tonight and she is very excited.

Pulling out of the marina I got the phone call from my good friend Pyrate Pete who lives on his boat in downtown Hampton. “Jim, did you hear about my boat???” No I said. “It burned up! Caught on fire and now I am homeless”. So I hurried back and sure enough, Captain Pete’s boat had caught fire and was totaled. Needless to say we had a we bit of rum once we got back to the condo. Quite a day for sure.

Thanks again to Kevin and Beth, you can chat with them over on Tidalfish, they go by the name Clasicrockfish. If you want the name of that Rockfish lure you will have to get it from them. As for the Togs, the green and blue crabs did work, it just was a fairly slow day.

This will be a great show that will air during our 20011 series on the Sportsman Channel and we look forward to fishing with Kevin and Beth again Soon.

Jim Baugh

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fishing For Traffic

A fellow Tidalfish angler was stuck in traffic on the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel yesterday. Living around Hampton Roads the HRBT back ups can be something of a bit of a nightmare sometimes.
Well, low and behold since the traffic was not moving, this angler got his fishing rod out of his truck and started casting.
Sure enough he hooked into one fish, lost it when it reached the top, then landed a nice Flounder.
After the Flounder release, he then caught some nice puppy Drum, all while sitting in traffic on the HRBT!
So, next time you are in Bumper to Bumper traffic. If you have your fishing rod, you may find yourself in "Bumper to Flounder" traffic.
Congrats on a great catch, from your car!

Jim B

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pier Fishin,,,, SLOOOOOOO Today.

I went to one of my favorite piers on the southern Bay today and all I can say is I was glad I did not bring my fishing rod. NE wind was howling pretty good and the bite was off. VERY small Croaker and Spot and only a few small Rockfish at night.
Things are getting ready to change though with this blow that we have had along with the cooler temps. After Thanksgiving, look for some nice Rocks and Taylor Blues hanging out at the piers just waiting for some Pullage!!!
See ya out there!!
Jim Baugh

Monday, November 15, 2010

Book Sea Bass Now!

Book now for offshore Deep Droppin Sea Bass action. The season ends Dec. 31st and you don't want to miss out on this action.

Jim Baugh Outdoors has not filmed during the last two years any Sea Bass shows due to closures and scheduling conflicts. We are very excited about heading out maybe this week for some great Sea Bass action.

Call your favorite charter and book now, also a good resource is Long Bay Point Tackle out of Lynhaven, Virginia Beach. Talk to Steve or Connie and they can hook you up with their trips. Sea Bassin charters also are available out of Rudee in Virginia Beach.
Long Bay Point
2109 West Great Neck Road (757) 481-7517
Try to talk to Steve or Connie. Steve says he would like to book as many trips in Dec. as he can based on weather and upcoming season closure. LETS GO!!!!
If you would like to check out one of our Sea Bass shows just click the link below.
Jim Baugh Outdoors TV
Jim Baugh

Friday, November 12, 2010

Rockfish Update!

Reports so far have been not all that great, however things are slowly picking up. This cold weather and the last 10 day blow should help things a lot.
Schoolies, although not very big, are beginning caught at the HRBT and CBBT. The same size fish are also being caught on the docks at night here on the river. After Thanksgiving would be a good time to start planning on getting on these Bay fish.
Our Tog Master friends Kevin and Beth Synowiec went out this week for a short while and did manage one nice Rock with live Bait. (mullet) We will finishing filming with Kevin and Beth our Tog show over the next couple of weeks. The Rock was a hefty 28 1\2 inch slot fish and was released.
Sea Bass will be over at the end of Dec. so try to book your trips now. Call Steve Ray at Long Bay Point for more info. We look forward to filming with them in December. Check out Galley Blog for some good Sea Bass recipes and you can stream some of our Sea Bass deep drop shows from our web site.
Tight Lines!

Jim B

Friday, October 22, 2010

Taugin on the Chesapeake

Taug (Tautoga onitis) fishing is something we just don’t do enough of. Since this is getting to be the time of year for the old Taugers, we thought we would hook up with a couple of Taug and Sheepshead Pros who really target the species.

I met up with Larry Regula and Kevin Synowiec along with his wife Beth. We boarded their 24 foot praline and had a nice ride out to the second Island.

There was supposed to be a small craft warning in the afternoon, however it did not wait. As soon as we got set up, she was blowing 22-25mph. The Bay was a rockin for sure, and so were we.

The bite was not hot for either Sheepshead or Taug, however we did manage to pull of some keepers and several through backs on the Taugs. The Sheepshead bite that had been so strong the week prior, was gone for today.

I ask Kevin if he thought the weather just was not conducive for catching these types of fish, he explained that some of the biggest Sheepshead they were catching was on a fast moving tide in fairly rough weather.

These guys worked very hard for their fish. We fished the tubes at the second and third, and also the pilings towards the high rise. Fiddlers and Blue Crab was the bait of choice.

I had gotten up at 3am, met everyone at 7am, and by 3pm in the afternoon we had all decided after what was a fairly hard day of fishing, it was time to head in and catch more another day. Earlier in the week, yes, I busted my knee again riding my bike. So bouncing around all day with a swollen knee meant one thing, and now! Hit the bar at Bubbas in Lynhaven. When we got to Bubbas, the bar was waiting for us, the food was good and the Rum was cold. We were all pretty happy.

JBO TV will film again with this great crew and the program will air during our 2011 series. Great bunch of folks who really know their stuff when it comes to Taug and Sheepshead Fishing.

Looking forward to our next trip!!!

Jim Baugh
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