Elite Man Caves

Elite Man Caves: Caleb Sumrall

We caught up recently with Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Caleb Sumerall and got a tour of his tackle staging area at home. Family friend Kristin Stanberry painted this picture of Sumrall landing a bass. The scene was taken from a video of the event.
Photo: Andy Crawford - We caught up recently with Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Caleb Sumerall and got a tour of his tackle staging area at home. Family friend Kristin Stanberry painted this picture of Sumrall landing a bass. The scene was taken from a video of the event.
Signs of Sumrall’s family oriented approach to life are found all over his man cave. This photo of him with daughter Clèlie was taken during one of the many fishing trips to his local waters.
Photo: Andy Crawford - Signs of Sumrall’s family oriented approach to life are found all over his man cave. This photo of him with daughter Clèlie was taken during one of the many fishing trips to his local waters.
These plaques on his man cave walls commemorate his accomplishments on the Bassmaster Weekend Series.
Photo: Andy Crawford - These plaques on his man cave walls commemorate his accomplishments on the Bassmaster Weekend Series.
Sumrall has been an active part of the Louisiana bass-fishing community, as these plaques from two circuits show.
Photo: Andy Crawford - Sumrall has been an active part of the Louisiana bass-fishing community, as these plaques from two circuits show.
He has been on the Missile Baits team for some time, but he’s still building his stock of backup plastics.
Photo: Andy Crawford - He has been on the Missile Baits team for some time, but he’s still building his stock of backup plastics.
A newly minted Elite Series pro, Sumrall is still building his man cave. Some of his gear is in boxes along the wall.
Photo: Andy Crawford - A newly minted Elite Series pro, Sumrall is still building his man cave. Some of his gear is in boxes along the wall.
A corner of his man cave is dedicated to pegboards that will hold his reserve lures as he builds his stock up. Extra gear is held in bins and boxes.
Photo: Andy Crawford - A corner of his man cave is dedicated to pegboards that will hold his reserve lures as he builds his stock up. Extra gear is held in bins and boxes.
Daughter Clèlie is always ready for a boat ride, so he keeps her life preserver handy.
Photo: Andy Crawford - Daughter Clèlie is always ready for a boat ride, so he keeps her life preserver handy.
- One of his early sponsors was Missile Baits. This sticker is on one of the windows in his man cave.
Photo: Andy Crawford - - One of his early sponsors was Missile Baits. This sticker is on one of the windows in his man cave.
 What do you do with extraneous crankbaits? Sumrall hung these three on the window sill.
Photo: Andy Crawford - What do you do with extraneous crankbaits? Sumrall hung these three on the window sill.
The focal point of Caleb Sumrall’s man cave is the table for his B.A.S.S. Nation Championship trophy. Also featured are the B.A.S.S. Times cover showing him celebrating that victory and a sign his daughter holds up when she attends tournaments. The deer antlers show that fishing isn’t his only outdoor-related passion.
Photo: Andy Crawford - The focal point of Caleb Sumrall’s man cave is the table for his B.A.S.S. Nation Championship trophy. Also featured are the B.A.S.S. Times cover showing him celebrating that victory and a sign his daughter holds up when she attends tournaments. The deer antlers show that fishing isn’t his only outdoor-related passion.
Two trophies from a local tournament frame the painting by family friend Kristin Stanberry.
Photo: Andy Crawford - Two trophies from a local tournament frame the painting by family friend Kristin Stanberry.
One of the pegboards is filling with Kajun Outdoors spinnerbaits. The local manufacturer jumped aboard Caleb Sumrall’s growing sponsor list ahead of the angler’s 2018 Bassmaster Classic competition.
Photo: Andy Crawford - One of the pegboards is filling with Kajun Outdoors spinnerbaits. The local manufacturer jumped aboard Caleb Sumrall’s growing sponsor list ahead of the angler’s 2018 Bassmaster Classic competition.
This 2014 win, which netted Sumrall and buddy Jamie Arceneaux $12,000, is what really gave the New Iberia angler confidence he could make a run at the dream of being a pro angler. The Missile D-bombs that helped build the winning stringers were included in this frame of the story in Louisiana Sportsman magazine.
Photo: Andy Crawford - This 2014 win, which netted Sumrall and buddy Jamie Arceneaux $12,000, is what really gave the New Iberia angler confidence he could make a run at the dream of being a pro angler. The Missile D-bombs that helped build the winning stringers were included in this frame of the story in Louisiana Sportsman magazine.
His plaques form his Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation State Team competitions surround a plaque commemorating his appearance at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic.
Photo: Andy Crawford - His plaques form his Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation State Team competitions surround a plaque commemorating his appearance at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic.
 Sumrall’s man cave is peppered with evidence of the Bassmaster Elite Series rookie’s fishing chops.
Photo: Andy Crawford - Sumrall’s man cave is peppered with evidence of the Bassmaster Elite Series rookie’s fishing chops.