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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: Jerkbaits attract a variety of gamefish JEFF KNAPP: Jerkbaits attract a variety of gamefish
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Few soft baits are as versatile as soft jerkbaits, which catch a variety of gamefish species spring through fall. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Crappies one of the first warm-weather species targeted JEFF KNAPP: Crappies one of the first warm-weather species targeted
1 week ago - - JEFF KNAPP
It’s mid-May, and despite the intermittent snow showers of Sunday, summer is a mere few weeks away. Summer brings a host of angling opportunities, including challenging fishing for crappies. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: One lure to have? The jig JEFF KNAPP: One lure to have? The jig
2 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
A jig is often the given answer for that oft-asked, though not especially fitting question, “If you had just one lure …?” As anglers of even moderate experience realize, fishing is a complex activity that requires a variety of lure options to meet the many scenarios one is faced with. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Chuck spinners at bass in higher flows JEFF KNAPP: Chuck spinners at bass in higher flows
3 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Free-flowing rivers like the middle portion of the Allegheny furnish some of the best fishing in the state for smallmouth bass, with the potential for both numbers and size. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Spring action can be hit-or-miss JEFF KNAPP: Spring action can be hit-or-miss
4 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Springtime bass action can perk up as fast as dandelions in your front yard — nothing one day, then great sport the next time out. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Bouncing nymphs lure trout JEFF KNAPP: Bouncing nymphs lure trout
5 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Most anglers know that trout spend most of their time feeding on or near the bottom, for the simple reason that is where most of their food lives. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Region has good trout waters JEFF KNAPP: Region has good trout waters
6 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Area trout streams are running low, the flows more typical of midsummer. And we’ve just had a mid-April covering of snow. Not the conditions one would hope for just a few days prior to the statewide opening of trout season. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: 'Timing is everything' JEFF KNAPP: 'Timing is everything'
7 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
According to a quick Internet search, apparently no single individual is credited with coining the phrase “timing is everything.” I’d offer, however, that the person might have been an angler, one that pursues trout in particular. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Wild minnows are an effective bait JEFF KNAPP: Wild minnows are an effective bait
8 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Trapping and netting wild minnows from local creeks is almost as gratifying as actually fishing with them. Wild minnows are often a more effective bait than the store-bought variety. Collecting your own is also economical. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Trout outing is a simple pleasure JEFF KNAPP: Trout outing is a simple pleasure
9 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The older I get, the more I appreciate keeping fishing tactics simple. Not that there aren’t times when more complicated riggings are appropriate. But why make things more elaborate when it’s not necessary? During this past weekend’s trout fishing this philosophy was reinforced. [Read More]
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