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Updated: March 6, 2008, 2:30 PM ET
By Kyle Carter | ESPNOutdoors.com

LEESBURG, Fla. — Kevin VanDam paused and raised his eyebrows in confused skepticism when he heard somebody say it might take 75 pounds to win.

"I don't think it will be near that much," VanDam said as he made the last-minute adjustments to his boat before Day One of the Sunshine Showdown. "It's hard out there."

Anglers seemed more optimistic before they launched on the Harris Chain of Lakes this week for practice. Skeet Reese said it might take 75 to 85 pounds in an early preview ...

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