We just watched Terry Scroggins catch keeper No. 2 — estimated at 3 1/2 to 4 pounds. He let out a big holler. Terry told us a few minutes ago he's just glad to be on the board. He's betting a lot of people will zero out today.
I've been all across the country covering these B.A.S.S. tourneys, and I can tell you, this event in Orange, Texas, is going to be special — if for no other reason, because the fans were out in full force this morning. Several hundred folks gathered today for the take-off and all were excited to see their favorite pros in action. The dock was filled by 6 a.m. and still was clustered with fans at 7:30 a.m. when the last pros filed out. Residents of Orange are well represented, but so are folks from communities surrounding us, including a nice contingent from western Louisiana. A shout out to the Martinez family checking in from Starks, La.!!!!
We caught up with Terry Scroggins just as he caught a keeper. We're thinking it was a two pounder. We're in a little pocket right off the Calsieu River in Lousiana. Scroggins had to run about an hour to get here. Our driver Keith Worthy, Steve Bowman and myself launched our boat nearby.
Terry Scroggins has one. Photo by Dustin Edwards.
Chip Porche's first fish of the Elite series opener.
It's getting crowded, but Bobby Lane is catching them.