2009 Elite Series Postseason #1: Media Day

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of anglers as they are greeted by civic leaders and B.A.S.S. founder, Ray Scott, and interviewed by members of the media prior to the Elite Series Postseason #1, Trophy Chase, on Lake Jordan, near Wetumpka, Alabama.

Media Day for the Bassmaster Toyota Trucks Bassmaster Angler of the Year post season was held at the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.
Photo: Larry Towell - Media Day for the Bassmaster Toyota Trucks Bassmaster Angler of the Year post season was held at the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.
Elite Series post season qualifier Gerald Swindle signs in at the Hank Williams Museum as (left to right) Beth Petty, Beth Cooper, and Mandi Hamn welcome him.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite Series post season qualifier Gerald Swindle signs in at the Hank Williams Museum as (left to right) Beth Petty, Beth Cooper, and Mandi Hamn welcome him.
Mayor Todd Strange speaks to the Elite pro qualifiers and the media as Bassmaster Founder Ray Scott stands to the side of the stage.
Photo: Larry Towell - Mayor Todd Strange speaks to the Elite pro qualifiers and the media as Bassmaster Founder Ray Scott stands to the side of the stage.
Elite pros look on as the Mayor of Montgomery Todd Strange addresses the crowd.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite pros look on as the Mayor of Montgomery Todd Strange addresses the crowd.
Bassmaster Founder Ray Scott spoke to the media and congratulated the top 12 Elite Series pros.
Photo: Larry Towell - Bassmaster Founder Ray Scott spoke to the media and congratulated the top 12 Elite Series pros.
Kevin VanDam speaks with Kevin Taylor as the media day event gets underway.
Photo: Larry Towell - Kevin VanDam speaks with Kevin Taylor as the media day event gets underway.
Elite pro Randy Howell is in the spot light as he is interviewed by Vince Hodges and videographer Darren Gillley of the local NBC affiliate WSFA channel 12.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite pro Randy Howell is in the spot light as he is interviewed by Vince Hodges and videographer Darren Gillley of the local NBC affiliate WSFA channel 12.
Gerald Swindle is interviewed by Bassmaster emcee Keith Allan as the ESPN cameras roll.
Photo: Larry Towell - Gerald Swindle is interviewed by Bassmaster emcee Keith Allan as the ESPN cameras roll.
Karen Brown of WVAS 70.9 FM talks with Michael Iaconelli about the upcoming event on the Coosa River.
Photo: Larry Towell - Karen Brown of WVAS 70.9 FM talks with Michael Iaconelli about the upcoming event on the Coosa River.
Gerald Swindle talks about the Lake Jordon event in the first half of the post season as he is interviewed by local NBC affiliate WSFA's Vince Hodges.
Photo: Larry Towell - Gerald Swindle talks about the Lake Jordon event in the first half of the post season as he is interviewed by local NBC affiliate WSFA's Vince Hodges.
Bassmaster Founder Ray Scott talks about the new post season format as local cameras roll.
Photo: Larry Towell - Bassmaster Founder Ray Scott talks about the new post season format as local cameras roll.
Bassmaster Elite pro Greg Vinson, in a roll reversal, interviews fellow Elite pro Alton Jones for Sportz Blitz Outdoors.
Photo: Larry Towell - Bassmaster Elite pro Greg Vinson, in a roll reversal, interviews fellow Elite pro Alton Jones for Sportz Blitz Outdoors.
Bassmaster emcee Keith Allan asks Skeet Reese questions as he talks about his lead in the first half of the post season.
Photo: Larry Towell - Bassmaster emcee Keith Allan asks Skeet Reese questions as he talks about his lead in the first half of the post season.
Bassmaster Elite pro Cliff Pace talks with Cecil Jackson, founder of the Hank Williams Hall of Fame, about Petal, Ms. A place where Pace calls home and where Jackson once lived.
Photo: Larry Towell - Bassmaster Elite pro Cliff Pace talks with Cecil Jackson, founder of the Hank Williams Hall of Fame, about Petal, Ms. A place where Pace calls home and where Jackson once lived.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Alton Jones enjoys his meal as he continues to field questions from the various media outlets.
Photo: Larry Towell - Bassmaster Elite Series pro Alton Jones enjoys his meal as he continues to field questions from the various media outlets.
Elite pros Skeet Reese, Tommy Biffle, and Alton Jones take a look at Hank Williams' 1952 Cadillac, the vehicle in which he died.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite pros Skeet Reese, Tommy Biffle, and Alton Jones take a look at Hank Williams' 1952 Cadillac, the vehicle in which he died.