Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From JBOTV- Pigzilla Rockfish and Brunswick Stew?

Myself and much better half, super talented, why does she put up with me, beautiful, sexy, charming, extremely hard working, best legs in North America , wife...  Donna, wish everyone
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
A safe Holiday Season to all!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Gear tips underwater filming JBOTV

When ask, and I get this quite a lot,

"How do you get such great underwater footage?"

My reply goes usually something like this.

"It's never a problem, until my breath runs out."


"The sharks don't bother me, that's why I have divers do the filming."


"When ever we film underwater, I make sure the batteries are in before the splash."


"Good underwater film requires knowledge of: 
light refraction, color wavelengths, and a good post production facility."

All joking aside, we do work with some of the best divers in the business and my son also films who is an experienced diver and photographer. Working with highly experienced dive teams we are able to get some extraordinary footage and use some pretty high teck gear like underwater motorized sleds that can really cover some terrain. The deep diving I leave to the pro divers and have production meetings before the trip to lay out what we want filmed and how.

Most of the filming I do covers around the boat down to around 50 feet. I use a variety of monopods and deep water housings that are cabled to the boat. Filming this way we have gone through a lot of mounts and monopods, most just don't hold up to the pressure of fast moving water while a boat is in gear.

So once again I have gone down the road of customization to our cameras. Back in the day almost 30 years ago our camera gear was very large and heavy. Pricey as well, easily paying 60 to 70 grand for one camera. The funny thing was we always had to jerry rig something on the camera. Having to customize production gear has just been a part of the process to get things to work he way you want.

So in a nut shell, we replaced all plastic parts on our sports cameras with various aluminum waterproof mounts, poles, housings, and attachments. This has worked very well and saved some of our cameras from meeting Davey Jones Locker...permanently.

Below is a pic and the listing of the manufactures that make the gear. If your a captain and regularly film your clients catch, I highly recommend upgrading your camera set up.

On day for sure you will be glad you did!

Products Pictured That We Use Underwater:
The Alaska life Thrill Pro Aluminum Telescoping Monopod,
Sametop Aluminum Latch for Sports Cameras,
Smatree Aluminum Thumbscrew Mounts,
SublimeWare Aluminum Housing,
Troll Pro with Deep Water Camera Housing 200ft.

All available online.

SublimeWare Click Here

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout 2016 Day 1, 2, & 3 Jim Baugh Outdoors TV

The largest Rockfish tournament in the world is now complete!
2016 Mid Atlantic Shootout winner
Captain Jake Hiles and Crew!
Captain Jake Hiles Virginia Beach Virginia
Matadore Sportsfishing
(757) 749-6008 
Huge congrats!
Check out our feature above that highlights all three days of the weigh in. Some of this will be featured on a Jim Baugh Outdoors episode for our 2017 season. Enjoy!




Saturday, December 3, 2016

Monster Rockfishing with Captain Clint Lessard Chesapeake Bay Tourney Week December 2016

Monster Rockfishing with Captain Clint Lessard feature JBOTV. Hot out of the studio, this was just filmed yesterday Chesapeake Bay.. Wishing everyone safe travels during this coming huge Rockfish week...See everyone at the Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout. JBOTV will be filming from the Eastern Shore out of Cape Charles. See ya! Enjoy this!
Sho-Nuf Sportsfishing
Captain Clint Lessard
757- 710- 0098


Monday, November 21, 2016

JBOTV to film Rockfish Riot to benefit the Coalition Against Domestic Violence

A great Rockfish event to help benefit the Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Register in the ROCKFISH RIOT tournament today! Contact info Chris's Bait and Tackle on the Eastern Shore. JBOTV will be filming a segment to air on our programs. Contact info below. See ya then!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Supermoon Nov 2016 Over the Chesapeake Bay JBOTV Night Lapse

Supermoon filmed by JBOTV
 8 hour night 4k night lapse
November 2016

The moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Almost three decades of JBOTV and we are ready for this years Rockfish season!

 History of Jim Baugh Outdoors from the Fishing Line, Fishing Virginia,
Bassmaster Classic Review Specials and Jim Baugh Outdoors TV


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

“Hooked” & “Aftermath” are now also available on the new Solstice Faith an imprint of Solstice Publishing Inc. & Screenplay Update 

UPDATE: We are proud to announce both Hooked and Aftermath are now also available on Solstice Publishing’s imprint “Solstice Faith”. The Magnolia tree continues to bloom bright!



"Hooked” Screenplay is a adaptation
of Jim’s two books Hooked and Aftermath.

Written by Jim Baugh & Donna Bozza

115 drafts, 5 coverages, and 3 table reads later...

Jim Baugh is also on IMDb.

HOOKED Screenplay: Quotes from Producers, Publishers and Coverage Reviews 
“Memorable Southern iconic characters sprinkled throughout--especially the Judge and Tennessee Tim”
“This screenplay has promise as a film that looks at the life and times of a musician who wound up in a career in the outdoors community.”
“It’s Jim’s point-of-view that makes the story (and the nostalgia) work”
“The flashbacks were nicely handled as well the montage sequences that collapsed the chronology—they had a nice visual life to them.”
“The dialogue sounded true to this reader’s ear—who’s lived the bulk of his life in the South.” 
“The romantic ending is nice--although Donna seems perhaps too good to be true.”
“A good read especially the site specific VA references and some of the more picturesque characters.”
“A hilarious adaptation of both books Hooked and Aftermath. This film I will go see!”

"Script is well-written, very colorful, and interesting characters."
A fan loving his beach read
 HOOKED the book: Excerpts from 5 star reviews
(Both HOOKED & Aftermath have received all 5 star reviews since their published premier)

~Author, Joe Jackson, Five time Pulitzer Nominee
“For anyone who’s ever watched a favorite outdoors show and wondered what it would be like to seek one’s fortune fishing or hunting, Hooked is a revelation. The life is everything one dreams – only crazier. Jim Baugh’s account of the boat world – and of the men and women attracted to it – reads like a guidebook to a parallel universe.
~Ralph Peluso, Literary Editor Zebra Press Magazine Washington DC
“Jim Baugh is a unique individual. He is not only the author of the semi-autobiographical book Hooked, but also the host of a long running outdoors TV show. Now, Jim is actively fulling another dream by using his talents to transform Hooked into a screen play. One of the most captivating elements of the book is Jim’s use of quotation’s to frame each chapter. Benjamin Franklin’s quip says it all. “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.” After reading Hooked 2nd it is clear Jim has accomplished both. He told me he never had so much fun than writing this book and he is equally enthusiastic about the screen play. I wish him nothing but success.”
~Author Frank Allen Rogers
“As a former Floridian, I was aware of some of this craziness, but not what it meant to be carried along in the stream 24/7.  In Baugh’s world, fishing and life are inextricably one and the same. I was immediately hooked by his adventures and misadventures. Bold, raw, revealing, happy, sad, and hilarious come to mind because this story is all of those – and more. Get ready to laugh, shake your head, shed a tear, and laugh again. Get hooked.”
~Author Penny Estelle
“Author, Jim Baugh, has a way with storytelling. In Hooked, a story about his life, he tells it just like it was. I normally don’t read biographies, but I started this story and am very glad I did. The people throughout Jim Baugh’s life are many and EXTREMELY colorful – to call them characters is putting it mildly. Non-stop hilarious stories, with bits of heartbreak peppered in, keeps the reader turning those pages. Read this one – you’ll be glad you did!”
~Jay Stafford, Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper
Jim Baugh is well-known to many Americans as a consummate outdoorsman. His television series, “Jim Baugh Outdoors TV,” has been in syndication since 1989. Now, in the spirit of “write what you know,” Baugh has published an uproarious novel based (and not so loosely) on his life. “Hooked” (326 pages, Solstice Publishing, $19.99) relates the adventures and misadventures that occur during the filming of an outdoors show, as well as in computer dating.
~Lee Tolliver, Virginia Pilot Newspaper
“His funny and often risqué stories are the kind of tales many can relate to.”
~Author James L Hatch
“I loved reading Hooked. It made me laugh out loud many times, and I found the straight-up presentation as fascinating as a long talk with my favorite bar tender in a cozy little tavern. The story line is definitely five-star.”
~Author Ed Robinson, Leap of Faith Series
“It’s good when anyone can take a humorous look at their own life. Jim Baugh pens a memoir full of quirky characters and life lessons learned. He spends a lifetime first yearning for the “A Dock” of his youth, then reliving it as an adult. Along the way he lets the reader into his heart and soul.”

HOOKED the book excerpts:

Chapter, “It Foams at the Mouth”. –The early years.

* From what unearthly demonic poisoned shallow grave did he drag this possessed ugly beast from I will never know. Someone must have sacrificed a goat in a gone wrong satanic ritual somewhere in the neighborhood and then this thing showed up. She made Mommy Dearest look like one of Santa’s Elves.

* “You are not allowed to sit in these chairs, but we are going to have your portraits done and hang them over the chairs.” I thought to myself why not just let us sit in the chairs and skip the portraits.

* Sometimes I thought the only difference between “Rudy” and the “Bitch” was the wheelchair.

Chapter, “Magic Dick and a Woody” –Close up magic years.

* The guy was just a real pill, no fun at all and he also was quite the fem. Whenever he answered the phone at the shop he would pick up the phone in a fem voice and say, “Magic…Dick”.

Chapter, “Time for Two” –Family

* Canada’s Cultural Capital of Montreal would be for evermore our favorite Canadian Destination.

* ……..“This is not a very Happy Meal”.

Chapter, “Tennessee Tim”-Behind the scenes of JBO TV

* I think Tim and I had a little different perspective of what a houseboat was and his renovation meant that he bought a pool toy at Wal Mart and stuck it inside the shack.

* Now shooting a wild pig and boarding it was not enough for this captain, no, he immediately gutted the pig and cleaned it right there on the boat. He said it was easier to do it on his boat, and he was right.

* Walking back to the front of the trailer on the sofa was the Dominick’s Pizza Delivery guy. I opened the door and outside was his car still running, door open, and now 50 cold pizzas in the back seat.

* I said, “No sir, the only problem I have is that your B & B is 100 degrees and you put chocolates in your guests beds.

* “Damit man!!! Don’t listen to me I don’t know shit about flying an airplane, just photography! Fly the dam plane and don’t listen to a word I say!!’

* “We don’t need air conditioning up here in the mountains”. Really? Boy could have fooled me. To me 100 degrees is a 100 degrees weather your in the mountains or at the beach. According to my math, it is the same.

She said, “Yes. Alcohol. We don’t believe in it or serve it, now what kind of juice would you like?” Respectfully I said, “None. Thank you, I am trying to cut down”.

Chapter, ‘The Pirates are Coming”-The Pirate Life on the Docks

* It is the only helm station I ever saw that was a Knucklehead Harley with a hidden nine-millimeter that also served drinks. Very unique.

* P.D actually had a working still in the bilge of his creaky wooden boat that produced some of the strongest Rum I have ever had. The proof was so high he used it to also clean his diesel engines. He fabricated this still from a marine air-conditioning compressor.

* P. D. Cooper said that he would dance and they would only work for tips as long as they put in a taco bar. That’s right… a taco bar in a strip club.

Chapters, “Dating in the Mid Life”

* She had so much baggage she should have had a retractable handle coming out of her ass and rubber wheels for feet.

* She did not want Nassau. She wanted the Pope and she was not even Catholic.

* Without a doubt, She could be the permanent poster child for the Jerry Spring Show.

* Could you imagine having her as your physician? I’d rather take up Scientology!

* She had turned into DC Nympho! It was like Clark Kent running into a phone booth and turning into superman. In this case blond-e had turned into raging sex goddess with a BIG attitude.

* This consisted of a Lava Lamp, a black light, glow in the dark make up, a glowing purple wig, neon spandex purple leggings and a one-piece leopard skin camisole. To top it off she had inserted glow in the dark purple contact lenses over her eyes.

* I was always happy she found a man that could keep up with her. More power to her, her boyfriend, and the Duracell Company.

* A beautiful woman with red hair, ocean blue eyes, awesome body and a tongue named Anaconda that would make Gene Simmons cry for mercy. I sure am glad I met this lady. Things are looking up!

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