There are a lot of different ways to view fishing: finding food, spending time with friends, trying to reel in the big one, and the less popular wasting time. You can learn some things if you observe what goes on, and Bryan Mellage shares some humorous observations from his life of fishing in Never Eat Stink Bait.
The observations cover a wide range of subjects from marriage to friendship to actually not eating stink bait, which is a very important one and should not be learned the hard way. He uses his experiences on the water to save others some trouble in a tongue-in-cheek manner, but mainly to share the laughs.
The humor in this book is going to be funnier for some than for others. Unless you have at least a passing interest in fishing, the stories may not be as entertaining. I am not as big a fisherman as Mellage, so there were times that the stories weren’t as funny, but there were several that caused me to laugh out loud.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.