From Memphis’ [The Commercial Appeal]( _5546343%2C00.html):

_A week from today on Sardis Lake, the winners of the 35th annual St. Jude Open Bass Classic will walk away with two War Eagle Boats and $2,000 in cash and assorted prizes.

The lucky angler who catches the biggest fish of the tournament could go home with more than $6,000.

But before they leave the weigh-in site — before any prizes are awarded — the winners will be strapped to a polygraph machine and asked a few simple questions about how they managed their catch.

It’s not the most pleasant experience. But in today’s world of high-dollar tournament fishing, the polygraph rule is a necessary fact of life._

Do you think polygraphs are necessarily in today’s bass tournaments? If so, what does it say about competitive angling?