In the story, the father asks God to help him provide guidance to his daughter, after watching her dangerous dating habits. God’s answer was, to use what you know. The father is an expert at fishing and sees the behavioral similarities between men and fish, so he invents five metaphorical stories he shares with his daughter on a two-day fishing trip. Four stories represent the men she has dated: the Catfish, who enjoys garbage, the salmon who does not want to get caught, the Sturgeon who likes to nibble, and the Pufferfish, who is beautiful until agitated—all highlight the dating mistakes his daughter continues making even now. While the fifth story—the Goldfish — represents the husband she deserves, and he was standing right in front of her.