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'Big mama' comeback
When the Elite Series first came to Kentucky Lake back in 2006, it was Morizo Shimizu claiming the title with 66 pounds, 9 ounces. With a contagious excitement and cries of "Big mama," Shimizu quickly became a fan favorite.
In his two return trips to the site of his first victory, however, Shimizu finished in the middle of the pack. This year, he got back to form on Day One with 19 pounds, 9 ounces and an 18th-place finish.
"I used that same spot," Shimizu ...
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