Inside Elite Boats Inside Elite Boats: Terry Scroggins San Mateo, FL, resident and five-time B.A.S.S. winner Terry Scroggins took a few minutes for a tour of his bass-taming machine. Posted on November 23, 2015 Photo: Seigo Saito - San Mateo, Fla., resident and five-time B.A.S.S. winner Terry "Big Show" Scroggins took a few minutes for a tour of his bass-taming machine. Photo: Seigo Saito - They say a man's house is his castle, and his boat is his...well...in this case â his office, with a view. Photo: Seigo Saito - Scroggins runs a beautiful Toyota-wrapped, 250 hp Yamaha SHO-powered Triton 21TRX. Photo: Seigo Saito - The Big Show himself at his command center. Photo: Seigo Saito - The rig is fronted by a Minn Kota 112 Fortrex. He said this trolling motor really scoots. Photo: Seigo Saito - Adjacent to the Fortrex, the front deck is equipped with two Humminbird ONIX units for info gathering with a rod in his hand. Photo: Seigo Saito - One of those graphs is loaded with Humminbird 360, which is also attached to his Minn Kota Fortrex. Photo: Seigo Saito - In the front left rod locker sits 40-50 rod-and-reel combos. Seems like a lot, right? Scroggins subscribes to the mindset that it's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. Photo: Seigo Saito - This is one of the Big Show's favorite combos: A Duckett rod paired with a Lew's Speed Spool for punching big jigs through the grass. Photo: Seigo Saito - The center storage compartment is stocked full of what's hot at the moment. Typically, certain trays will be strategically positioned in the boat to optimize its performance. Photo: Seigo Saito - Notice the necessary lighting inside each compartment. This certainly helps with rigging in low-light conditions. Photo: Seigo Saito - From the center box, Scroggins pulls out a box of Bombers. The colors shown here were for a particular tournament, most likely a stained-water situation. Photo: Seigo Saito - He always keeps a collection of lipless cranks on hand due to their versatility. Photo: Seigo Saito - Chrome mixed with shad is a great all-around color. Photo: Seigo Saito - The same goes for squarebills; keep numerous sizes and color combos handy. These baits see a lot of water time for Scroggins. Photo: Seigo Saito - The Booyah Poppin' Pad Crasher works for the Big Show. Photo: Seigo Saito - A closer look athe Poppin' Pad Crasher. Photo: Seigo Saito - He keeps additional topwater presentations within reach, as well. Whenever he see's schooling fish, a Spook or popper get the nod. Photo: Seigo Saito - And a pro bass fisherman's boat wouldn't be complete without a tray of deep divers. He likes the Fat Free Shad, for sure. Photo: Seigo Saito - Smithwick jerkbaits are a key aspect to his tackle collection. Photo: Seigo Saito - But, he also likes many of the Japanese-built jerkbaits. Photo: Seigo Saito - Scroggins keeps bulk spools of line handy in the center storage compartment as well. He'll keep 6- through 20-pound line available at all times. Plus, the line fits in there in a way that keeps the boxes from sliding around. Photo: Seigo Saito - No explanation needed. Every dude needs Dude Wipes. The bag on the right are lens wipes for cleaning the screens of his Humminbirds. Photo: Seigo Saito - Hooks, hooks and more hooks. Scroggins chooses to keep most of his hooks in the individual packages as a form of organization. Photo: Seigo Saito - The next box contains assorted weights for differing presentations. Scroggins says he'll also keep a bunch of weights stored nearby that are still in the original packaging for the same reason. Photo: Seigo Saito - On the right-hand side of the front deck you'll find extra life jackets, two to three sets of Carhartt raingear, the spare prop and other miscellaneous gear items. Photo: Seigo Saito - Jig and spinnerbait skirts sit in the right rod locker. Photo: Seigo Saito - Always keep a set of jumper cables handy. Scroggins also keeps these at the bottom of his right rod locker. Photo: Seigo Saito - In the storage compartment between the seats in the cockpit is a mess of plastics. Typically, this box is changed out at each event depending on what the fish are eating. Photo: Seigo Saito - In that box are a few of his all-around favorites, including his very own design â the Yum Bad Mamma. He likes this soft plastic as a punch trailer. Photo: Seigo Saito - You'll also find plenty of Yum Dingers. Photo: Seigo Saito - Onto the console. You'll find two more Humminbird ONIX units. One of which he keeps to mapping at all times. Photo: Seigo Saito - The other unit will show a screen split three ways: SideScan, DownScan and traditional sonar. Photo: Seigo Saito - Behind the passenger seat is a box full of tools for whatever issues he may run in to. Photo: Seigo Saito - His cooler is loaded down with ice, water and snacks. Photo: Seigo Saito - The Big Show keeps three to four pairs of sunglasses on hand at all times. He likes amber lenses when the light is low, and blue/green lenses when the sun is high and bright. Costa is his frame of choice. Photo: Seigo Saito - The essentials. Scroggins keeps Fruit Loops with marshmallows and a couple Pop Tarts within easy grasp as well. Photo: Seigo Saito - Bull Frog sunscreen for obvious reasons. Photo: Seigo Saito - Plastics reside towards the stern, because they are typically the heaviest tackle he keeps with him. Heavier stuff in back improves the boat's performance. Photo: Seigo Saito - Tubes are among his favorite soft plastics. Photo: Seigo Saito - This black and blue Yum Vibra King tube sees a lot of deck time. Photo: Seigo Saito - Yum Dingers are also a go-to when things get tough...and when they're going well. Photo: Seigo Saito - Jigs, jigs... Photo: Seigo Saito - ...and more jigs. He said you can't have too many. Photo: Seigo Saito - Inside the livewell hangs his G-Force culling system that gets used at every event. Photo: Seigo Saito - Moving across the back deck you'll find more plastics stuffed inside a storage compartment. Photo: Seigo Saito - Scroggins also pours many of his own plastic baits when he's not on the road. This curly tail worm is an example. Photo: Seigo Saito - He clearly believes in them, because he keeps a healthy supply on hand. Photo: Seigo Saito - Why a hammer? That's a good question! In the event that he needs to swap out the props and the insert gets jammed on the prop shaft, a hammer is required to break it free. Photo: Seigo Saito - The business end of the boat. You'll notice the prop, since this photo was taken he's moved the spare prop to the right-hand rod locker in the front deck. Now a fifth battery sits in that spot. He has two cranking batteries linked together in a series to optimize the necessary juice to crank his motor. Basically, this eliminates the chance of the starter battery getting too low during a long day of fishing. Photo: Seigo Saito - The rope in the right side of this image is a great concept. The rope is run from his console inside the boat to the rear compartment just in case he has to re-run wires or a transducer. This saves time in a big way if a change like that becomes necessary. Photo: Seigo Saito - At the tail-end of his rig are twin 8-foot Power-Pole Blades; an item that you'll never want to be without once you're used to having them. Thanks for the tour, Big Show!