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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: Float trip worth the wait JEFF KNAPP: Float trip worth the wait
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The cool flow of Mahoning Creek pushed hard against my legs as I launched a long cast into a small eddy of protected water tucked along the far bank. I gave the 3-inch suspending jerkbait a sharp twitch, then a pause, and a smallmouth bass crushed it. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Summer rains serves trout streams well JEFF KNAPP: Summer rains serves trout streams well
1 week ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Armstrong County’s Buffalo Creek had a strong flow and slight color as I recently crossed it at Craigsville, near the lower end of the stream’s Delayed Harvest-Artificial Lures Only project. For the second summer in a row the glut of summer rain has served the trout streams of the area well. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Brownies hit on terrestrial patterns JEFF KNAPP: Brownies hit on terrestrial patterns
2 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Recently I embarked on one of my favorite activities: fishing an unfamiliar stream for wild trout. And when there I made sure I was armed with a box full of great summertime flies — terrestrial patterns. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Backup plan pays off JEFF KNAPP: Backup plan pays off
3 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
It’s become somewhat of a tradition, though one in seemingly constant flex. My friend Wes Wasik fishes with me for three days during the week around July 4 while he is up from Houston, Texas, visiting family in Allegheny County. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Soft jerkbaits coax bass out of weeds JEFF KNAPP: Soft jerkbaits coax bass out of weeds
4 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
One of the strongest associations in fishing is that of largemouth bass and weeds. No doubt, flippin’ jigs and Texas-rigged plastics will haul green bass out of submerged weedy cover. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: West Virginia good for bass fishing too JEFF KNAPP: West Virginia good for bass fishing too
5 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Neighboring West Virginia is well-known for its excellent trout fishing. But with all that flowing water, the state also has plenty of excellent smallmouth bass fishing, including the upper section of the Kanawha River. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Hot-weather fishing can be enjoyable, productive JEFF KNAPP: Hot-weather fishing can be enjoyable, productive
6 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The temperature gauge on my truck’s display indicated 86 degrees as I pulled off of Route 119 to pick up my friend Dave Keith. The day prior I’d replied “I’m in” in response to his query proposing an afternoon/ evening trip for wild trout. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Trout trip becomes sweet one JEFF KNAPP: Trout trip becomes sweet one
7 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Little Mahoning Creek was running clear but still had a decent flow, thanks to the rash of thunderstorms that moved through the area the prior weekend. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Spinnerbaits keep bass biting in murky water JEFF KNAPP: Spinnerbaits keep bass biting in murky water
8 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Rivers, which make up a significant bass-fishing resource in our state, function differently than reservoirs or natural lakes. River bass are subject to the regular rises and falls in flow, which plays a huge factor in where they locate within a river. [Read More]
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