All-Star Semi-Final behind-the-scenes gallery

See Day Two of the Ramada All-Star Semi-Final from a perspective you don't get on TV...

<p> 	 </p> <p> 	The Cookin’ on the Coosa BBQ Cook-off made the weigh-in venue smell oh-so-good.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - The Cookin’ on the Coosa BBQ Cook-off made the weigh-in venue smell oh-so-good.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	A Toyota Tundra banner flies at the Wetumpka Civic Center for the weigh-in.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - A Toyota Tundra banner flies at the Wetumpka Civic Center for the weigh-in.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Jeff Kriet is photographed by fans as he signs autographs for others.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Jeff Kriet is photographed by fans as he signs autographs for others.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Despite his seemingly endless fan line, Ike maintained his smile. Well not <em>that</em> one, but he’s always happy to do it.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Despite his seemingly endless fan line, Ike maintained his smile. Well not that one, but he’s always happy to do it.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Ike draws in fans of all sizes.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Ike draws in fans of all sizes.
<p> 	Ike autographs his likeness on a poster.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Ike autographs his likeness on a poster.
<p> 	Ott Defoe stays cool in his truck while he waits in line to weigh in.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Ott Defoe stays cool in his truck while he waits in line to weigh in.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	The anglers lined their rigs for the drive-by weigh-in.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - The anglers lined their rigs for the drive-by weigh-in.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Steve Kennedy visits with some fans.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Steve Kennedy visits with some fans.
<p> 	Davy Hite signs an autograph in the book published for Toyota Trucks All-Star Week.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Davy Hite signs an autograph in the book published for Toyota Trucks All-Star Week.
<p> 	Skeet Reese is first angler to weigh-in and he was looking for some Lake Jordan redemption.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Skeet Reese is first angler to weigh-in and he was looking for some Lake Jordan redemption.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Ike puts this beauty in his bag.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Ike puts this beauty in his bag.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Aaron Martens bags his nice fish.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Aaron Martens bags his nice fish.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Semi-Final leader Casey Ashley has something to show.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Semi-Final leader Casey Ashley has something to show.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Terry Scroggins uses the head first method to bag his fish.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Terry Scroggins uses the head first method to bag his fish.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Ott Defoe said once again he had his limit early.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Ott Defoe said once again he had his limit early.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Gerlad Swindle takes a close look at this bass, which helped him advance to next week’s competition.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Gerlad Swindle takes a close look at this bass, which helped him advance to next week’s competition.
<p> 	A relaxed moment at the Ramada All-Star Semi-Final weigh-in. </p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - A relaxed moment at the Ramada All-Star Semi-Final weigh-in.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	These eight anglers move on to Friday’s Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship on the Alabama River.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - These eight anglers move on to Friday’s Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship on the Alabama River.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Casey Ashley caught the most weight on Lake Jordan, winning the event.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Casey Ashley caught the most weight on Lake Jordan, winning the event.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Surprisingly, Kevin VanDam didn’t make the cut.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Surprisingly, Kevin VanDam didn’t make the cut.
<p> 	The weigh-in crowd was packed despite extreme heat.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - The weigh-in crowd was packed despite extreme heat.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	Fans voted in Skeet Reese, who took eighth and knocked out KVD, a small point of redeptiom.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Fans voted in Skeet Reese, who took eighth and knocked out KVD, a small point of redeptiom.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	No. 1 qualifier Casey Ashley will have to face Skeet Reese head-to-head in Friday’s Round 1.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - No. 1 qualifier Casey Ashley will have to face Skeet Reese head-to-head in Friday’s Round 1.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	It is rare to see KVD not making a cut.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - It is rare to see KVD not making a cut.
<p> 	 </p> <p> 	All-Star Week will be aired on ESPN2.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - All-Star Week will be aired on ESPN2.