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JEFF KNAPP

Jeff Knapp is an outdoors writer for The Indiana Gazette. His columns appear Tuesday on the Outdoors page and in the Indiana County Area Sports section on The Indiana Gazette Online.

Articles by JEFF KNAPP

JEFF KNAPP: Anglers pursue steelheads with flies
24 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The big, somewhat gaudy strike indicator gave a slight twitch, which I reacted to with a sweeping hook-set. A second later a strong steelhead was headed north in the direction of Lake Erie. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Land-based insects work for fly-fishermen, too
26 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
While the taking of trout on traditional flies that mimic aquatic insects is a classic way to fish, many fish are also taken on duplicates of land-based insects. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Early spring is good time for bass JEFF KNAPP: Early spring is good time for bass
29 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
A look back over my fishing logs reveals that most years my best day for big numbers of big river smallmouth bass happens in early spring. Many times ice is still flushing from the river. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Spring Creek offers top trout fishing JEFF KNAPP: Spring Creek offers top trout fishing
31 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The brisk wind sent a flurry of dead leaves across Interstate 99 as I approached the exit that leads to Spring Creek via Paradise Road. I questioned the wisdom of making the two-hour drive east — one driven by a case of the shack nasties — when the weather forecast called for 25 to 30 mph winds. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Angling options will soon heat up on northwest lakes JEFF KNAPP: Angling options will soon heat up on northwest lakes
32 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Winter is begrudgingly releasing its icy grip on our region. Soon we’ll have a host of angling options to choose from. The state’s northwest region boasts a lot of them, particularly for warm-water species like bass, walleyes and crappies, such as the ones detailed here. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Armstrong waters off quality fishing JEFF KNAPP: Armstrong waters off quality fishing
33 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Neighboring Armstrong County has a long list of quality fishing options. Waters such as the Allegheny River, Crooked Creek Lake and Keystone Lake are well known. The county has other angling venues, though. With the weather finally warming up, it will soon be time to check them out. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Time to spring forward JEFF KNAPP: Time to spring forward
34 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Though the calendar suggests spring is near, reality confirms winter is very much alive and well. The promise of warmer weather will eventually be fulfilled, though not as soon as many of us would like. When it does, here are some great trips to take over the spring and summer months. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Fishing with wet flies was once a staple JEFF KNAPP: Fishing with wet flies was once a staple
35 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Typically, the saying “getting there is half the fun” doesn’t apply to fishing trips, which tend to be filled rather with eager anticipation of things to come. But when your fishing partner is any especially talented one, it’s a great opportunity for selfish interrogation. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Problems remain on Susquehanna, Juniata JEFF KNAPP: Problems remain on Susquehanna, Juniata
36 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
This year promises to be a productive one for the state’s thousands of bass anglers. From small impoundments to free-flowing rivers to large reservoirs, there’s a wide variety of bass fishing opportunities. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's easy to identify upstream reaches JEFF KNAPP: It's easy to identify upstream reaches
37 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Throughout the night, the rain beat its steady cadence, with a frequent crescendo, against the roof of my northwestern Pennsylvania cabin. [Read More]
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