While Grand Lake provided Jeremy Lawyer with the 1st FLW Tour win of his career, the friendly pro from Sarcoxie, MO is no stranger to hoisting a first place trophy. In the last three years alone, Lawyer has added a BFL All American (2016) and an FLW Costa Series (2018) win to his impressive list of accolades.
Lawyer has also become well acquainted with earning bonus money through contingency programs like Leer "Cover Cash" and Toyota "Bonus Bucks" the last few years. Pocketing another $500 from Leer and $2000 via Toyota for his finish on Grand Lake O' The Cherokees. These two programs, among others, have been especially kind to Lawyer throughout his career.
"I've owned several Toyota Tundras and gosh I'd guess at least 5 Leer truck caps or tonneau covers in my career," Lawyer proudly claimed. "Both companies make great products, support the fishing industry, and have awesome rewards programs for us anglers. To me, it's really a no brainer when it comes time to purchase a new truck or truck bed cover."
Anglers don't need to be Tour level pros to take advantage of these programs, and you don't even need to finish in 1st place like Lawyer to earn extra cash. You simply have to be the highest placing registered participant in either Leer Cover Cash or Toyota Bonus Bucks. These programs are available for a myriad of tournaments; from FLW Tour events, to T-H Marine BFLs, several Team Tournament trails and a whole host of others. To learn more, or to register, visit leercovercash.com and toyotatrucksbonusbucks.com.
Grand Lake proved to be a fickle playing field for most anglers throughout the week but Lawyer employed a few different ¾-ounce and 1-ounce spinnerbaits to catch 62-lbs and 12-ounces over the course of four days. Lawyer was quick to admit this win was particularly special because of the close proximity to his home, and having his family there to enjoy it with him.
"It was just a blessed deal, that's for sure," Lawyer said. "To be able to win that close to home, and have lots of family in the crowd on that final day was just incredible. I even had a couple family members and close friends watching me on the water throughout Sunday. You know, it just doesn't get a whole lot better to me."
The 3rd year FLW Tour pro relied on his nuanced knowledge of spinnerbaits and familiarity of the fishery to claim the top prize by the narrowest of margins on Grand Lake. Lawyer and South African angler Michael Matthee had the exact same cumulative weight after four days of competition, but ultimately Lawyer was crowned the champion and officially became the first angler to win a Tour level event via tiebreaker. Lawyer is looking to keep the momentum rolling this week for stop number 5 of the FLW Tour season on Lake Cherokee in east Tennessee.