Rick Taylor also had a good payday and is having a decent year! I have only met him once (back in '99) and I was very impressed with him. I was new to fishing Lake Erie (Ohio) and struggling to catch fish in a tournament. Luckily I was staying in the room next to Rick and he was gratious enough to give me a bunch of tubes and jig heads. He gave me several GPS points to fish, along with teaching me about the Erie drag. I went from 1 small keeper on day one to a respectible limit along with culling several fish on day two. I have never seen him again to thank him but I am glad to see that he is being rewarded!