Jeremy Lawyer’s fourth-place finish at the FLW Cup on Arkansas’ Lake Hamilton was enough to earn him an extra $1,000 from LEER Cover Cash and $3,500 from Toyota Bonus Bucks. The third year FLW Tour pro used a two-prong approach of fishing shallow with a topwater and probing deep brush piles with a drop-shot to notch his best finish to date in the Cup.
A Fall Creek Lures custom painted River2Sea Whopper Plopper proved fruitful for Lawyer in the mornings of days one and two of competition, while a Zoom Swamp Crawler rigged on a drop-shot fished in and around brush piles paid dividends for the Sarcoxie, Mo., pro throughout the event.
Lawyer went into the final day in contention to win thanks to wild catches like hand lining in a kicker on day two, but ultimately fell short of hoisting the Cup on Sunday. He may have narrowly missed the premium goal; but Lawyer was thrilled to learn he finished high enough to win the LEER and Toyota bonuses.
“Fishing is my business and I try to make as much money as possible at each tournament,” Lawyer explains. “If I can cash an extra $4,500 for using products I need no matter what, it’s a no-brainer for me. I have to drive a tow vehicle and since becoming a full-time fisherman I’ve learned I absolutely need to have a cover on my truck bed. The additional money from LEER Cover Cash and Toyota Bonus Bucks is just icing on the cake.”
Lawyer’s fishing prowess and consistency finds him near the top of the leaderboard often, whether he is competing in an FLW Tour event or in a T-H Marine BFL. In 2019 alone, Lawyer has bankrolled roughly $10,000 from the popular programs offered by LEER and Toyota.
“I purchased my first Toyota Tundra and LEER cover as a direct result of the contingency programs,” Lawyer says. “But that doesn’t mean they aren’t great products. Both companies support the fishing industry and offer top-notch equipment. I’ve now owned at least three LEER caps or tonneau covers, and I’m currently driving my fourth Tundra. Heck, even my wife and dad drive Toyotas nowadays, they are just great vehicles.”
Lawyer’s finish at the 2019 FLW Cup is proof you don’t need to win an event to be eligible for contingency money from Toyota or LEER. You just need to be the highest finishing registered participant competing in a sponsored event for either LEER Cover Cash or Toyota Bonus Bucks. The programs are available for myriad tournaments, including the FLW Tour, T-H Marine BFL, several team tournament trails and a whole host of others. To learn more, or to register, visit leercovercash.com or toyotatrucksbonusbucks.com.