The PoorBoy Papers
PoorBoy is/was a complicated critter. A classic tale of good guy who broke bad.
History books have him starting out on Chitown (CTA) but getting the boot because of head-butting with the site's owner, Marc. Next he migrated to CLF and had a clean record there for a year or two. He is mainly known for prowling the southern end of Lake Michigan. I wouldn't doubt if he and his boat logged 100,000,0000,000 miles on the big pond. He seemed to do well, posting many, many fishing reports, some with photographic proof. Early on, some questionable stuff started like when he posted a Waukegan report, but he hadn't really been up there. He for years told tales of south end Lake Michigan "moonlight" walleyes that only he knew how to find. Everyone had a hard time swallowing that. Who knows? There are a few down there. I knew someone that once got into a school of eyes, ice fishing in Burnham harbor.
His brain was a sponge for personal info. He'd take in anything he could glean about you from online or from fishing with you in person and store it away. ie-literally anything, likes, dislikes, fishing info, family status, where you live, what you drove, background info and what you did for work. It was revealed later that he was a self-contained human sleeper cell.
After all the chiding I've given him in this thread, you might be surprised that I fished with him in his boat and considered him a friend. I first met PoorBoy at 1:12 in this 2 minute video on Lake Michigan. Check it out! https://youtu.be/H6T7oNOnqG0
He's on the front of the white boat that fittingly says "Aggressor"
Fonzie wrote:I've fished with plenty of guys from both CLF and CTA and never had a bad experience, in fact all of my outings were either very good or even outstanding...
I never have had a bad experience either, but sometimes the crap comes later. PB saw me paddling in my stiff wetsuit and said he had a drysuit that he'd sell me. I said "sure, I'd like to check it out" but he insisted the meetup would be a fishing trip on his boat. We picked a day and met at the same place. Now he always swore online that he never, ever fished in the Calumet River. So where did he take us? To the Calumet River! We had a great time, each catching our limit of yummy perch. Mostly we talked and laughed at the CLF stories and folks, predominately on the idiocy of big saw. I bought his dry suit and all was good. I only wear it at night or under a coat because it's in rainbow pride colors.
Later on, maybe he developed trouble in his personal life, because he snapped and became one of the chief schmucks on CLF. The crazy boasting went out of control, unprovoked nasty attacks started and in his avatar, he crowned himself the King of Lake Michigan. He became especially aggressive towards a young shore angler, our protege Mplant1 as well as most anyone who fished from shore. Remember his boat was called, the Aggressor.
He laughed, bragging of his catches compared to the shore anglers. It's not a fair comparison at all. Shore fishing, you are limited by how far you can walk (or me, how far could I bike) and how far you could cast. Usually, after the sun came up, the fish moved out beyond casting range and you were stuck. It was a little better for me in a kayak, but still limited to wind and wave and 2.5 mph to try to find the fish. He, on the other hand. with electronics and a big motor could zig-zag all over the lake, find a school, drop his bait down into the school, like ice fishing, and pluck out fish. No comparison at all to shore fishing, but he mocked and mocked and mocked.
So bad it was that Superfluke coined the phrase 'Vertical Meat Globber' to describe PoorBoy's methods and a pushback to his torment of us shore anglers. Mr. Twister Tale, local
yokal quickly seized the opportunity to twist our words to say we were insulting all people who used bait. Absolutely not true, but local
lokal was nothing more than a spiteful, filthy word twister who didn't even know where the lakefront was.
PoorBoy and Bossman tag-team ganged up on a guy called Finatic (Gary). It was so personal, so mean, and so non-stop. I never understood why CLF would let certain things stand and not remove those posts and boot off the perps.
Unprovoked, PoorBoy soon started on me. He was that sleeper cell of info on everyone. Online, he mocked me for what I did for work. He mocked me for where I fished and of course for me being a shore guy compared to him, a mighty Vertical Meat Globber. I was stabbed with his knife in my back. I fished with him, we had good fun and thought we were on good terms. Not so. Guys like him are really, really weird.
He was losing friends right and left by his own doing. Soon the thugs had to band together as they had no one else. Big saw, who he ridiculed non-stop when I fished with him became his big fat fishing buddy. He hung out more and more with the nasty Bossman. His execution was near.
Zombie Fish? or someone tried to rename him Pube Boy because of his adolescent behavior. I don't remember that idea getting much traction. He received a similar 'punking' as Nikster got with the Sesame Street Grover Incident. A photo of Bossman on the Fox chain was done up in the CLF screen colors and posted to make it appear to 'not be a photo' but to be a quoting of an old post that PoorBoy made somewhere.The Demise of PoorBoy
More and more pressure was on PoorBoy to show proof of those "moonlight walleyes" of his. He succumbed and posted a pic of walleyes in a cooler that he stole from a Lake Erie charter's commercial website. A CLF sleuth found that photo on the charter's website and exposed him as being a fraud.
So ironic that this bully, braggart, mean mocker of Chicago anglers couldn't even catch his own fish and had to steal other's catches to be the fishing hero he portrayed himself to be. All of his fishing accomplishments were now in doubt as even being real. With all the uproar from the anglers he stabbed and everyone else that was sick of him, a verdict was reached.
From the thread " The Axe, The Chainsaw, The Decision""
the CLF Police wrote:It took me a while to finally make a decision on this and I'm sorry to those who have endured through this entire ordeal...
The following member(s) have/has been banned permanently from posting on CLF...
The following member(s) have/has been suspended until July 1st(end of perch season) from posting on CLF...
All or in part for their complicity in the latest round of bashing...
I did not ban IP address', so all members can still read posts on CLF, but will not enjoy the benefits of membership... This was as fair a solution as I could conjure in my feeble mind... Truthfully, I had a list of 6 that could have gotten it, but I think I did the right thing... JKS
The other 3 given a short time-out really didn't do anything wrong except cheerlead boisterously for PoorBoy's ejection. I think they got punished to soften the blow of his permanent ban and as an appeasement to his 2 or 3 online fans.
It was a happy time at last. The Death Star was destroyed and the little Ewoks gleefully danced under their exploding fireworks.
Special Ed wrote:Maybe this will clear up the boards for some good updates on what is happening on the water outside the perching world.
fishnhunt wrote:THANK YOU!!!!
I COME TO THIS SITE TO GET REPORTS. WHEN I HAVE TO SIFT THRU THE BS THAT'S POSTED AT TIMES AND ESPECIALLY WITH THE MOST RECENT ONE IT MAKES ME NOT WANT TO CONTINUE HERE. THANKS AGAIN FOR GETTING RID OF THE RING LEADER, HIS NEGATIVE INSULTS, AND WHATEVER ACCURATE OR INNACCURATE POSTS HE HAS MADE! THANKS AGAIN, DAVE.
ichthyguy wrote:I just don't get it? Why would someone fudge a report? I guess I would fall into the gullable group. Someone once tried to explain this too me and I did not believe it them. I do not know Poorboy, but I am sure some of the torment brought on this false post.
So long PB and questionable reports.
Ed, CLF owner wrote:poorboy was banned
If someone can be someone other than what got banned ...
You're right, others have done it and got banned as the 'new' person too because they came back as what they were before.
ildukhunter wrote:I hope this means going forward we can get REAL reports and information sharing
ChancesR wrote:A boat load of fish, I thought the limit in Illinois was only 15 Perch per person. Now Lake Erie that's a different fish tale at 30 Perch per person, especially when you have six people on the boat! Live by the sword, die by the sword.
blufloyd wrote:Poorboy was a Hoosier.
The thugs big saw and Nikster, of course, opposed his banishment and protested it.
And that was it, he finally was gone! I have mixed feelings on the dude PoorBoy, but the knife is still in my back.
Next up: The Dog Days of CLF
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