Salmon tourneys I've witnessed on lake Michigan had "observers" on the pro boats both days & on the top 10 or so amateur boats the second day to keep everyone honest. Salmon were donated to local food bank or something. I know salmon are kept & we're talking about releasing bass. My buddy was an observer on the pro boats & if I'm not mistaken, he got $50 per day. This was back in 2008 or 9. They figured it into the entry fee. Some of those tourneys pay big. The only one I ever fished, we won well over 8k for first place in the amateur division in ludington back in 08 or 09. The temptation can be too much for some, I guess.Where are these spotters coming from?