Click here to continue 1 / 10 Anglers and several of their wives loaded onto a bus to be driven to dinner, on the eve of the first official practice day on Lake Jordan. 2 / 10 Terry Butcher and John Crews both qualified this year for their first visit to the Bassmaster Elite Series Championship Week. 3 / 10 BASS Tournament Director Trip Weldon played the role of bus driver on the trip from Montgomery to Wetumpka, Al. 4 / 10 Kevin VanDam will be defending his 2009 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year title. 5 / 10 Skeet Reese and Kevin VanDam enjoyed refreshments before dinner. 6 / 10 BASS Emcee Keith Alan thumbs through a pre-tournament publication while Skeet Reese and Kevin VanDam have a look over his shoulder. 7 / 10 Terry Butcher and Derek Remitz visit with one of the hottest anglers on tour, Tommy Biffle. Biffle won the final BASS event on Fort Gibson Lake. 8 / 10 Before dinner was served, Mayor Jerry Willis welcomed the top-12 Elite Series anglers, media members, and guests to Wetumpka, Al. 9 / 10 After dinner anglers signed autographs for several minutes. 10 / 10 BASS Tournament Director Trip Weldon held a very brief anglers meeting at the end of the night.