MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There were questions of fraud at a popular recent Minnesota ice fishing tournament.
Now, organizers say lie detectors have cleared three men from Ohio.
Stephan Lyogky won the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza after catching a northern pike that weighed more than three pounds. However, an anonymous tip raised suspicions about the man who was fishing with his dad and brother.
WCCO visited the popular contest a couple years ago. This year, more than 12,000 anglers came to Brainerd on Jan. 27. The three Lyogky men were tested separately by a licensed polygraph examiner, and no deception was detected.
Organizers say they will be allowed to keep their prizes, which include a pick up truck, $1,000 and an ice auger.