Freedom Tackle recently announced that it has signed a sponsorship agreement for 2017 with FLW Tour rookie Jeremy Lawyer of Sarcoxie, Mo. Lawyer is the reigning T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League All-American champion.

Editor’s note: Jeremy Lawyer used a few different baits in his pursuit of schooling fish at the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup on Wheeler Lake, but his most important bait might have been a simple 1/2-ounce jigging spoon. What follows is the 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League All-American champion on how he targets schoolers with a spoon.

June 30, 2016

(Editor's note: During each audio podcast, FLW hosts Jody White and Kyle Wood will discuss a variety of different issues of interest to bass-fishing fans. In addition, during select podcasts, White and Wood will also interview compelling FLW Tour anglers and/or FLW officials in an attempt to get their thoughts on myriad intriguing topics.)

One of the most frustrating moments of Jeremy Lawyer’s life occurred in 2015 when somebody else hoisted the winner’s trophy in the FLW Bass Fishing League All-American as he stood by and watched. It wasn’t that Lawyer begrudged Curtis Richardson for winning by a margin of slightly more than 3 pounds, but that he had come so close only to falter at the end.