I don't want anyone to get the idea that I think we need polygraphs at the Texas events..one of the benefits of going to captain's meetings and weighins is that you meet each other...I've fished competatively against most if not all of the anglers in Texas for many years and know them on a personal level...and never feel like I've been cheated by any of them...but for those who may not enter or have suspicions it sure stops all the rumors and accusations...
I've been watching this thread with interest, and just wanted to chime in on a couple of minor points. As far as the polygraph, we do use qualified polygraph operators to give an exhaustive exam on every Redfish Tour win, and at random as well as winners. There are also random times when a polygraph is designated for the Kayak Tour, and I believe that has happened a couple of times this year, as well as last year.
Call it "trust with verification", I guess. You do not have to be a suspected cheater or a winner to draw the polygraph test.
As far as the other comments here, we read them and those that make sense for possible future consideration, we keep those in mind accordingly. Those that don't seem like such good ideas, may still lead to some creative analysis. Occasionally a solution suggested to us will make us aware of a problem or perception of one that we needed to hear. We appreciate the constructive input.