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Elite Man Cave: Scott Canterbury

Alabama native and first-year Elite pro Scott Canterbury provides us with an inside look at his Man Cave. He warned us that thanks to his schedule, he was in the middle of getting packed for New York, so a few things may seem out of place. Normally, he's a very organized guy.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Alabama native and first-year Elite pro Scott Canterbury provides us with an inside look at his Man Cave. He warned us that thanks to his schedule, he was in the middle of getting packed for New York, so a few things may seem out of place. Normally, he's a very organized guy.
Canterbury carved a very successful career on the FLW Tour before joining the Bassmaster Elite Series for the 2019 season. Here he starts in one corner of his Man Cave with an impressive stash of NetBait.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Canterbury carved a very successful career on the FLW Tour before joining the Bassmaster Elite Series for the 2019 season. Here he starts in one corner of his Man Cave with an impressive stash of NetBait.
But first the famous Boomerang Tool.
Photo: Thomas Allen - But first the famous Boomerang Tool.
He looks for a favorite.
Photo: Thomas Allen - He looks for a favorite.
He said the Paca Chunk gets a lot of line time all year long.
Photo: Thomas Allen - He said the Paca Chunk gets a lot of line time all year long.
He's got more baits that stay on-hand for when a situation calls for them.
Photo: Thomas Allen - He's got more baits that stay on-hand for when a situation calls for them.
He also has plenty of Dirty Jigs.
Photo: Thomas Allen - He also has plenty of Dirty Jigs.
Canterbury said he loves catching bass on a jig.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Canterbury said he loves catching bass on a jig.
Up in the corner is a few select
Photo: Thomas Allen - Up in the corner is a few select "old-school" baits he keeps handy for special situations.
Especially these two Rebel poppers.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Especially these two Rebel poppers.
He's got a couple push poles handy, too.
Photo: Thomas Allen - He's got a couple push poles handy, too.
Plenty of spare rods.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Plenty of spare rods.
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He grabs one of his favorites ...
Photo: Thomas Allen - He grabs one of his favorites ...
A punch rig. Makes sense for a jig fanatic.
Photo: Thomas Allen - A punch rig. Makes sense for a jig fanatic.
Now onto organized chaos. Again, he reminded us that he's about to head north for a few weeks, so things are not in their usual fashion.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Now onto organized chaos. Again, he reminded us that he's about to head north for a few weeks, so things are not in their usual fashion.
This box is specifically filled with Cayuga lures. A tournament he's greatly looking forward to (he ended up finishing 11th).
Photo: Thomas Allen - This box is specifically filled with Cayuga lures. A tournament he's greatly looking forward to (he ended up finishing 11th).
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Got to have plenty of jigs.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Got to have plenty of jigs.
More plastics ...
Photo: Thomas Allen - More plastics ...
And more ...
Photo: Thomas Allen - And more ...
Still more ...
Photo: Thomas Allen - Still more ...
One of the latest additions to his Man Cave is an ice maker. He said it's been an amazing addition to his list of conveniences,
Photo: Thomas Allen - One of the latest additions to his Man Cave is an ice maker. He said it's been an amazing addition to his list of conveniences, "Having ice at the ready for fishing trips, or during cookouts is a must. I love having this thing."
Note the TV on the wall. He works on tackle and preps his boat for each event in this location. And if the Alabama Crimson Tide is on, he can multi-task.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Note the TV on the wall. He works on tackle and preps his boat for each event in this location. And if the Alabama Crimson Tide is on, he can multi-task.
On the wall are some media memories.
Photo: Thomas Allen - On the wall are some media memories.
A pair of jerseys for the USA Bass Team.
Photo: Thomas Allen - A pair of jerseys for the USA Bass Team.
When he and his wife designed the house, they agreed to a built-in vac system, that he admitted he didn't like all that much to begin with.
Photo: Thomas Allen - When he and his wife designed the house, they agreed to a built-in vac system, that he admitted he didn't like all that much to begin with. "After I needed to clean out the Tundra and Skeeter a few times, I fell in love with the vac system. It's been super handy."
It'll reach just about anywhere he needs to reach.
Photo: Thomas Allen - It'll reach just about anywhere he needs to reach.
His garage/Man Cave is long enough he can keep the truck hooked up to the boat at all times if need be.
Photo: Thomas Allen - His garage/Man Cave is long enough he can keep the truck hooked up to the boat at all times if need be.
He keeps his Tundra very clean, and it shows.
Photo: Thomas Allen - He keeps his Tundra very clean, and it shows.
Sharp.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Sharp.
A near life-size poster of Canterbury overlooks a guest boat.
Photo: Thomas Allen - A near life-size poster of Canterbury overlooks a guest boat.
Jay Yelas has kept his boat at Canterbury's between tournaments. Yelas lives in Oregon, so it's a big help.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Jay Yelas has kept his boat at Canterbury's between tournaments. Yelas lives in Oregon, so it's a big help.
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I asked if he keeps a garden, hence the tiller. He said nope, but he's got a tiller.
Photo: Thomas Allen - I asked if he keeps a garden, hence the tiller. He said nope, but he's got a tiller.
To keep with the Man Cave theme, Canterbury keeps a couple of deer heads on the wall too. This one from Illinois.
Photo: Thomas Allen - To keep with the Man Cave theme, Canterbury keeps a couple of deer heads on the wall too. This one from Illinois.
Here is his very first Alabama buck. He's a sentimental kind of guy.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Here is his very first Alabama buck. He's a sentimental kind of guy.
Another look down the wall of his tackle and boat storage room.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Another look down the wall of his tackle and boat storage room.
<em>B.A.S.S. Times</em> Editor Bryan Brasher and Canterbury talk for a short while regarding an upcoming piece in the magazine.
Photo: Thomas Allen - B.A.S.S. Times Editor Bryan Brasher and Canterbury talk for a short while regarding an upcoming piece in the magazine.
Here's a look at his Skeeter's primary console. Canterbury does a lot of work from here.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Here's a look at his Skeeter's primary console. Canterbury does a lot of work from here.
He keeps a shot fan overlooking his boat, which has proven very handy if his rig gets wet and needs to dry out. A brilliant idea, actually.
Photo: Thomas Allen - He keeps a shot fan overlooking his boat, which has proven very handy if his rig gets wet and needs to dry out. A brilliant idea, actually.
The second area considered a part of his Man Cave is in his main living room, just upstairs from his main area. Here are a bunch of his trophies from his years on tour.
Photo: Thomas Allen - The second area considered a part of his Man Cave is in his main living room, just upstairs from his main area. Here are a bunch of his trophies from his years on tour.
More.
Photo: Thomas Allen - More.
Two of his championship trophies at the top.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Two of his championship trophies at the top.
One of his USA Bass trophies.
Photo: Thomas Allen - One of his USA Bass trophies.
His FLW Rookie of the Year trophy alongside the World Championship trophy he earned with the USA Bass team.
Photo: Thomas Allen - His FLW Rookie of the Year trophy alongside the World Championship trophy he earned with the USA Bass team.
More trophies.
Photo: Thomas Allen - More trophies.
... and he said he's got a bunch more in storage. A storied career for sure.
Photo: Thomas Allen - ... and he said he's got a bunch more in storage. A storied career for sure.
Now we move to his favorite part of his
Photo: Thomas Allen - Now we move to his favorite part of his "Man Cave," his cook station.
Canterbury said to pardon the current state of his outdoor cooking area, he loves to entertain and grill and smoke food, and just a night or two prior he hosted a party.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Canterbury said to pardon the current state of his outdoor cooking area, he loves to entertain and grill and smoke food, and just a night or two prior he hosted a party.
Photo: Thomas Allen - "I love fellowship mixed with good food. If you like to eat, stop by, I'd love to feed you," he lauged.
Of course there's a TV mounted above the outdoor fireplace in case Alabama football is taking place.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Of course there's a TV mounted above the outdoor fireplace in case Alabama football is taking place.
The outdoor fireplace gets lit once the temperatures cool down.
Photo: Thomas Allen - The outdoor fireplace gets lit once the temperatures cool down.
He's got a regular gas grill, a charcoal grill somewhere, a Green Egg and a Masterbuilt smoker. He's prepared for just about anything.
Photo: Thomas Allen - He's got a regular gas grill, a charcoal grill somewhere, a Green Egg and a Masterbuilt smoker. He's prepared for just about anything.
Photo: Thomas Allen - "This is my favorite area," he said. "Good fellowship happens here, and I love that."
Here's a look at the cooking station from the other side of his pool — another comfortable feature of his outdoor living area.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Here's a look at the cooking station from the other side of his pool — another comfortable feature of his outdoor living area.
In his backyard is a deer feeder.
Photo: Thomas Allen - In his backyard is a deer feeder.
Photo: Thomas Allen - "You know, that thing needs filled up. Hang on," he said.
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Filled up and ready for some brown, furry friends.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Filled up and ready for some brown, furry friends.
All good! Thanks for the tour Scott. We'll be by for a barbecue at some point soon.
Photo: Thomas Allen - All good! Thanks for the tour Scott. We'll be by for a barbecue at some point soon.