2014 Bassmaster Elite at Delaware River Delaware River - Philadelphia, PA, Aug 7 - 10, 2014

Shimizu waiting patiently

8:19 am EDT, Aug 9, 2014 | By Bucky D'Agostino

Morizo Shimizu has not been able to put a bass in the box today. Through an interpreter he informed me that patience is the key. He feels that in the next half hour it could turn on. He seems to be camped on this same spot like he did yesterday. It's a timing deal and though he is 6,900 miles from home, he has a handle on how this fluctuation of tide affects these bass. He has not boated a smallmouth off this spot. Every fish has been a largemouth. As always, he is positive and courteous. There are two time frames that seem to be productive for the Japanese angler. Although he told me it would be great if he could boat a bass or two in-between these windows of opportunity. He is methodically working the edge of a grass flat and jetty on this falling tide.

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