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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: GPS unit approaches must-have status
63 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Over the past 20 years I’ve had the opportunity to use several handheld GPS units. During that time I’ve seen them evolve into versatile tools that approach the “must-have” status for serious sportsmen. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Autumn fishing features big smallies, less pressure JEFF KNAPP: Autumn fishing features big smallies, less pressure
65 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Late-fall smallmouth bass can be taken with relative consistency well into autumn. On busy lakes like Crawford County’s Conneaut, fall fishing can provide not only a chance at catching oversized smallies, but also a welcome relief from the crowds. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: The path less-traveled JEFF KNAPP: The path less-traveled
66 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Like most anglers, I enjoy fishing experiences of many varieties. But ones that take place on small-sized streams hold a special quality, especially when it’s the initial visit to such a spot. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: As fall approaches, largemouths reappear JEFF KNAPP: As fall approaches, largemouths reappear
68 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Tournament angler Deron Eck has experienced success on a variety of waters. But at heart he’s a river rat, having cut his angling teeth on the tough-to-fish industrial rivers of western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Game Commission upgrades Mapping Center
69 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
In my work as an outdoors writer I spend a lot of time visiting websites of various state resource agencies. It’s been my experience that the Pennsylvania Game Commission has one of the best sites in the region. With the addition of its new Mapping Center it has gotten even better. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Buck hunt becomes special occasion
70 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
West Virginia’s Roger Maynard is a skilled, accomplished bowhunter. He lives in Mingo County, one of four bowhunting-only counties in the state. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: To make most of time, keep tow vehicle organized
71 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
For many anglers, towing a boat to the lake or river is a regular part of a day on the water. Keeping your towing vehicle well organized will increase your chances of getting to and from your destination hassle-free and help ensure you have the needed equipment for your outing. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Bass season begins Saturday JEFF KNAPP: Bass season begins Saturday
76 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
77 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
78 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]
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