FORT SMITH, Ark. — Three longtime PRADCO-Fishing pros head to the Bassmaster Classic with their lure sponsorships sewn up by re-signing with PRADCO and its family of fishing companies, including Booyah Bait Co., Bomber, Yum, XCalibur and more.
Florida's Terry "Big Show" Scroggins and Oklahoma's Edwin Evers and Terry Butcher will again fish on the PRADCO team. Scroggins is working on his ninth year as a touring pro and will fish his eighth Classic this year. He's a member of the million dollar club and is in the discussion when anglers talk about pros who fit this year's venue.
He feels good about his chances. "It fishes (the Louisiana Delta) a lot like what I grew up fishing," he said. "There will be a lot of flippin' and that suits me just fine!" Scroggins' boat wrap will feature Yum F2 logos this year. Oklahoma's Edwin Evers had his best year ever last year and ended up in the thick of the exciting Angler of the Year race, winding up in second place.
He's an 11-year veteran on the tour and also is a member of the million dollar club. He'll be fishing his 10th Classic and is as smart and versatile of an angler as there is on tour. Evers will also fish out of a Yum boat. Terry Butcher is a typical Oklahoman — a man of quiet action.
This former bull rider quietly rose through the ranks and finished fourth in the 2010 Angler of the Year race, two places behind his brother-in-law, Edwin Evers. He's been a touring pro for six years and will fish his second Bassmaster Classic next month.
"We have a good relationship," Butcher said. "PRADCO isn't one of those companies that adds or drops pros every year to pick up the flavor of the month. They invest in people, not just whether or not they win every tournament." Butcher will fish out of the Booyah-wrapped boat this year.