Fried Shrimp and a Devil’s Horse here at home on the St. Johns
Five lures local favorite Terry “Big Show” Scroggins will have tied on during the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on the St. Johns River: 1.) Devil’s Horse – a legendary topwater anywhere in Florida. 2.) Xr50 One Knocker lipless crankbait. 3.) Bomber 7A firetiger crankbait. 4.) Bomber Switchback Shad crankbait that dives to about 10-feet. 5.) Carolina Rig
Four things you may not know about Scroggins: 1.) He can perform an isometric abdominal plank exercise for at least three consecutive minutes 2.) Prior to becoming a pro angler he painted cars and drove a tow truck for 15 years. 3.) He likes to fish with spinning tackle equally as much as baitcasting equipment. 4.) He has two beautiful blonde-headed grandchildren.
Three pros other than himself that Scroggins chose for his B.A.S.S. Fantasy Fishing team here on his home waters this week: Cliff Prince – he also grew up here. Shaw Grigsby – he only lives an hour away, and when the bass are on spawning beds, he may very well be the best sight fisherman that’s ever lived. Todd Faircloth – he seemingly catches ‘em everywhere we go, and he finished really high here in 2012.
Two local restaurants Scroggins recommends you eat at here in Palatka, FL: Corky Bell’s for crab legs, steak, and shrimp, and also Musslewhite’s for fried shrimp.
One guess what the winning weight will be: 82 pounds. Scroggins added that he thought an average catch of 12 or 13 pounds a day would be good enough to land in the Top 50 or so places necessary to haul home a paycheck.