Media Day – 2010 Toyota Trucks Championship Week II

Watch as the B.A.S.S. pros are interviewed by the local press.

Mayor Todd Strange welcomes the Bassmaster Elite Series to Montgomery, Ala., for the second half of 2010 Toyota Trucks Championship Week.
Photo: James Overstreet - Mayor Todd Strange welcomes the Bassmaster Elite Series to Montgomery, Ala., for the second half of 2010 Toyota Trucks Championship Week.
Russ Lane won the first leg of the 2010 Toyota Trucks Championship Week, held on Lake Jordan in Wetumpka, Ala. Aaron Martens finished a very close 2nd.
Photo: James Overstreet - Russ Lane won the first leg of the 2010 Toyota Trucks Championship Week, held on Lake Jordan in Wetumpka, Ala. Aaron Martens finished a very close 2nd.
Cliff Pace, Greg Hackney, and John Crews visited about the upcoming tournament on the Alabama River.
Photo: James Overstreet - Cliff Pace, Greg Hackney, and John Crews visited about the upcoming tournament on the Alabama River.
Anglers arrive for Media Day in downtown Montgomery, Ala.
Photo: James Overstreet - Anglers arrive for Media Day in downtown Montgomery, Ala.
Members of the media begin to arrive and prepare their cameras for interviews.
Photo: James Overstreet - Members of the media begin to arrive and prepare their cameras for interviews.
Elite Series competitors and assembled media enjoyed lunch.
Photo: James Overstreet - Elite Series competitors and assembled media enjoyed lunch.
Skeet Reese does an interview with a local television station.
Photo: James Overstreet - Skeet Reese does an interview with a local television station.
Dynamic Sponsorship's Alan McGuckin interviews Elite Series veteran Tommy Biffle.
Photo: James Overstreet - Dynamic Sponsorship's Alan McGuckin interviews Elite Series veteran Tommy Biffle.
Terry Butcher pens his autograph to a poster that includes all the anglers that qualified for the 2010 Toyota Trucks Championship Week.
Photo: James Overstreet - Terry Butcher pens his autograph to a poster that includes all the anglers that qualified for the 2010 Toyota Trucks Championship Week.
John Crews autographs a set of cards with a photo of him holding one of his best fish caught during his win this year on the California Delta.
Photo: James Overstreet - John Crews autographs a set of cards with a photo of him holding one of his best fish caught during his win this year on the California Delta.
Russ Lane does an interview with a Montgomery, Ala., television station.
Photo: James Overstreet - Russ Lane does an interview with a Montgomery, Ala., television station.
Kevin VanDam was a popular interview during Media Day.
Photo: James Overstreet - Kevin VanDam was a popular interview during Media Day.
On an off day from tournament fishing, Elite anglers traveled to the Bass Pro Shop in Prattville, Ala., to meet and greet fishing fans.
Photo: James Overstreet - On an off day from tournament fishing, Elite anglers traveled to the Bass Pro Shop in Prattville, Ala., to meet and greet fishing fans.
One of the more popular items noticed by the Elite Series pros was a rack of chilly pads, which they thought might help beat the Alabama heat.
Photo: James Overstreet - One of the more popular items noticed by the Elite Series pros was a rack of chilly pads, which they thought might help beat the Alabama heat.
Fishing fans line up for a chance to meet their favorite Elite Series pro.
Photo: James Overstreet - Fishing fans line up for a chance to meet their favorite Elite Series pro.
Anglers take a seat to sign autographs and visit with fishing fans.
Photo: James Overstreet - Anglers take a seat to sign autographs and visit with fishing fans.
Kevin VanDam and Aaron Martens sign caps for two young fishing fans.
Photo: James Overstreet - Kevin VanDam and Aaron Martens sign caps for two young fishing fans.
BASS, in conjunction with Hope For The Warriors, invited 12 wounded heroes to fish with the Elite Series pros on a private lake on Tuesday.
Photo: James Overstreet - BASS, in conjunction with Hope For The Warriors, invited 12 wounded heroes to fish with the Elite Series pros on a private lake on Tuesday.
Russ Lane will be paired on Tuesday with John Lightsey.
Photo: James Overstreet - Russ Lane will be paired on Tuesday with John Lightsey.
Tommy Biffle was all smiles about fishing with Ryan Anderson.
Photo: James Overstreet - Tommy Biffle was all smiles about fishing with Ryan Anderson.
Aaron Martens greets his fishing partner for Tuesday, Robert Hawkins.
Photo: James Overstreet - Aaron Martens greets his fishing partner for Tuesday, Robert Hawkins.
Jake Keeslar has limited experience fishing, but will have one of the best to learn from, Kevin VanDam.
Photo: James Overstreet - Jake Keeslar has limited experience fishing, but will have one of the best to learn from, Kevin VanDam.
Timothy Murray was happy to be paired with Elite Series pro Edwin Evers.
Photo: James Overstreet - Timothy Murray was happy to be paired with Elite Series pro Edwin Evers.
After being paired with their Elite Series fishing partners, the wounded veterans were treated to a $200 Bass Pro Shops gift card in the Prattville Bass Pro Shop.
Photo: James Overstreet - After being paired with their Elite Series fishing partners, the wounded veterans were treated to a $200 Bass Pro Shops gift card in the Prattville Bass Pro Shop.
Edwin Evers helps Timothy Murray choose a rod and reel combination.
Photo: James Overstreet - Edwin Evers helps Timothy Murray choose a rod and reel combination.
After leaving the Prattsville Bass Pro Shop, Russ Lane was hustled to the home field of the Montgomery Biscuits to throw out the first pitch.
Photo: James Overstreet - After leaving the Prattsville Bass Pro Shop, Russ Lane was hustled to the home field of the Montgomery Biscuits to throw out the first pitch.
Russ Lane waits to throw out the first pitch in a game pairing the home team, Montgomery Biscuits, against the Carolina Mudbugs.
Photo: James Overstreet - Russ Lane waits to throw out the first pitch in a game pairing the home team, Montgomery Biscuits, against the Carolina Mudbugs.
Russ Lane's family, Elite Series anglers, and BASS staff watched Russ Lane throw out the first pitch from a skybox above the field.
Photo: James Overstreet - Russ Lane's family, Elite Series anglers, and BASS staff watched Russ Lane throw out the first pitch from a skybox above the field.
Russ Lane with the ball he would use to deliver the first pitch.
Photo: James Overstreet - Russ Lane with the ball he would use to deliver the first pitch.
Elite Series pro Terry Butcher and BASS Tournament Director Trip Weldon had a great seat to watch the Biscuits defend their home field.
Photo: James Overstreet - Elite Series pro Terry Butcher and BASS Tournament Director Trip Weldon had a great seat to watch the Biscuits defend their home field.
Isolated rain showers begin to gather in the distance during the early innings of the game.
Photo: James Overstreet - Isolated rain showers begin to gather in the distance during the early innings of the game.
A temporary rain delay was the only glitch in a day off for the Elite Series pros competing in the Toyota Trucks Championship Week.
Photo: James Overstreet - A temporary rain delay was the only glitch in a day off for the Elite Series pros competing in the Toyota Trucks Championship Week.