Although, I've not fished Guilford lately, we used to catch crappies near the dam. Carp fishing was good from the shore west of the beach. A few bass along the shoreline between Whinnery's and Mark's Landing. A few beers at Mark's when things were slow.
Yeah, poor kid. Everybody just kinda piled on him, a few stood up for him...kinda! He just wouldn't let it go.
To breifly bring everyone up to speed. This 15-17 yo kid caught his biggest bass ever, which was OBVIOUSLY about 3 lbs and 17-18 inches, swore up and down that it was a 9 pounder. He said his scale was right, he had witnesses, and wanted to know if it was a lake record. He was just excited to catch a nice fish. But to come on to a fishing site, filled with hundreds of vets, and show a picture of a "9 pounder" that was obviously much smaller, was hilarious!!
He wouldn't give up. He stuck to his guns. I bet he still tells everyone that he caught a 9 lber. He was put through the wringer by everyone. He was even called the "baby shaq" amongst other things (cause he was so illusionally big that he made 9 lbers look like guppies in his hand)!! Everyone has exaggerated sometime in their history, just don't do it with photographic proof in front of hundreds of people that know better!