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