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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: Going bassin' with flies
71 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
72 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
73 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
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 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]
JEFF KNAPP: Get ready for trout season
79 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Though this March’s winterlike weather is doing a great job of concealing the fact, the calendar reminds us that the state’s mid-April trout opener is just over two weeks away. [Read More]
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