Scroggins: All Good, Real Tough

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 Jun 10th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jun 10th, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Rarely do you see “serious” and sense “uptight” when you look at highly likeable Florida pro Terry “Big Show” Scroggins.

In fact, the first thing folks will tell you about him is that he has a big heart — but that he doesn’t worry about anything – short of what he’s going to share with friends to eat at dinner each night.

Scroggins came to Little Rock leading the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race, but saw part of it slip away after a really tough yesterday in which “Big Show” only brought two small keeper bass to the scales.

Today he looked uptight. He was forcing smiles.  Didn’t want to talk much. Worried?

With nine different rods and reels on his front deck, Scroggins planned to go a little less far down river today, stopping one pool short of the Pine Bluff area that so many pros, including he and KVD, chose to chase yesterday. 

In fact, Scroggins commented on the weigh-in stage that he watched his Toyota Tundra teammate Kevin VanDam catch every one of his keepers yesterday en route to a nice limit — eventually snatching the lead in the Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year points race from Scroggins.

Still, when Scroggins was asked point-blank about looking uptight this morning, he uttered his famous phrase of optimism, stating, “Nah … It’s All Good.” And then added, “It’s just tough.”

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