Hard-living, hard-drinking former drug dealer Gordon West has spent most of his years alone, fishing the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. Then one day, fishing for sturgeon, he meets Bob, a man not unlike himself, but the river monster that brings them together is unlike anything they’ve ever seen. The beginning of their friendship marks the end of Portland as giant crayfish, blood bass, and disembodied tentacles rip apart their city. Gordon has no choice but to follow Bob as he sinks deeper into the apocalyptic madness. Live Bait is the story of Gordon West in his own words, written from his prison cell at the end of the world.