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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: Bass season begins Saturday JEFF KNAPP: Bass season begins Saturday
59 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With bass season opening this weekend, many anglers will be focusing on the sport these fine gamefish provide. With the spawning period now complete, bass will be settling into summertime patterns. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Bluegills are the catch of the day JEFF KNAPP: Bluegills are the catch of the day
60 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Every fish species has its qualities: the beauty of the trout, as well as the places where one fishes for them; the unrelenting fight of the smallmouth bass, especially when taken from flowing waters; the finicky nature of the walleye; and the muskie’s phantom-like appearance. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Summer trout not that far away
61 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With the passing of the Memorial Day weekend, many trout anglers hang up the waders for the year. But there is excellent sport available, particularly for anglers willing to travel a couple hours to the east to fish waters fed by cool limestone springs. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Going bassin' with flies
62 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Mid-spring provides one of the best times of the year for shore-bound or wading anglers to enjoy quality largemouth bass fishing. It’s also a great opportunity to catch bass on a fly rod. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Overlooked streams have lots to offer
63 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Tom Ference and I hastened to don our waist-high waders. A few yards below us the small stream tumbled through a rocky ravine, seemingly in a rush to merge with a larger creek a mile down the valley, one stocked with adult-sized trout. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Smallmouth outlook on Erie on upswing
64 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
According to Ohio Division of Wildlife fisheries personnel, the outlook for Lake Erie’s smallmouth bass population is possibly on the upswing, a welcome change. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Salmon Creek has lots of room to roam
66 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Salmon Creek flowed full, but still quite clear, despite the recent rain. It wasn’t raining this day, though. Instead, the occasional precipitation was in the form of snow, horizontal snow in fact, struggling with a strong wind to reach the ground. It was quite a change from the 80-degree temperat [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: West Virginia offers good destinations
67 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The feel of spring’s warm air can get an angler to thinking of more distant spots, ones that provide good fishing, but are still within a reasonable distance. West Virginia has a host of such places. The choices expand well beyond trout fishing, too, for which it is best known. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's time for muskies
68 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
These first days of warm weather jump-start the fisheries in many lakes. This was apparent last weekend when I spent a couple days walleye fishing on Pymatuning Lake. Boat access areas that were iced in a week prior were busy with activity. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Anglers count on classic spinners for trout JEFF KNAPP: Anglers count on classic spinners for trout
69 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
For many of us, the classic inline spinner represents the first artificial lure on which we duped a stream-dwelling trout, a significant milestone in an angler’s progression, one that likely started with the drifting of red worms, meal worms or salmon eggs. [Read More]
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