You never know what you’re gonna see when you look inside Terry “Big Show” Scroggins’ Triton bass boat. Sometimes it’s two or three pairs of cheap reading glasses tossed among a pile of discarded lures.
Another time it was a jar of pickles, because Scroggins claims drinking pickle juice makes his muscle cramps disappear.
These days, it’s 2-pounds of Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts that ride in a plastic jar on the carpeted floor of the hilarious and kind-hearted food lover’s boat.
No matter when one glances inside Scroggins’ boat this Elite Series season – there sits the large plastic jar of peanuts.
“They’re probably not the best thing a guy can eat. I mean look, they have 160 calories per ounce, but they’re handy to get ahold of when you’re running down the lake. Plus they’re self-contained in this plastic jar that won’t break. And they stay fresh and dry whether it’s cold and rainy like it was at Lake Martin, or 90 degrees and sunny like here at Lake Travis,” explains the always practical and comical Carhartt pro.
And so while his buddy Gerald Swindle will compliment Lulu’s sandwiches with Famous Dave’s pickles on Lake Travis, and Quantum pro Casey Ashley insists on a fruit cup of diced peaches with today’s tuna salad – for Scroggins, it’ll be a black forest ham and smoked gouda cheese sandwich, dark chocolate cookies, and yes, Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts.
“Gotta be honey roasted, not just regular,” insist Scroggins. “And the best part is, once you eat ‘em all, you can use the jar to store your spare coins.”
Hopefully, the ‘peanut pattern’ leads to $100,000 worth of spare coins for Scroggins on the final day of Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest Benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department here on Lake Travis.