It only seems apt to run the Stray Cast here.
After all, this Web log is named for the Stray Cast, which has snapped off the end of the outdoors column in the Sun-Times on Wednesdays since April 2, 2003.
Matt Forte is like a 5-pound smallmouth: special, but not a 6-pounder. Ken Williams is a like a hybrid striped bass: under corralled shad, but feeding up. Steve Stone's commentary is like a walleye bite: subtle, but with teeth.