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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: Lipless crankbaits score high JEFF KNAPP: Lipless crankbaits score high
6 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
When grading cast-n-crank lures, lipless crankbaits score high, producing bass bites with little input from the angler on the other end of the line. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Blades, spoons trigger walleye hits JEFF KNAPP: Blades, spoons trigger walleye hits
2 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Spring walleye anglers have an assortment of lures to present to early-spring walleyes. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Vests, packs essential for trout fishing JEFF KNAPP: Vests, packs essential for trout fishing
3 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With trout season less than two weeks away, many anglers will be dusting off the gear in preparation for what many consider the official beginning of another fishing season. Boxes of spinners, flies, sinkers, leaders and hooks are stuff that needs to be put somewhere for easy access streamside. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Casselman River holds big trout JEFF KNAPP: Casselman River holds big trout
4 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Western Maryland’s portion of the Casselman River provides more than four miles of easily accessible trout habitat. Heavily stocked with adult trout — including fish in excess of 5 pounds — the Casselman is an excellent place to find biting trout willing to stretch your line. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Pymatuning excellent for crappie fishing JEFF KNAPP: Pymatuning excellent for crappie fishing
5 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
If Pennsylvania has a reservoir that deserves a description as a crappie factory, Pymatuning would deserve consideration of the honor. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Modest-size waters good for early-season bass JEFF KNAPP: Modest-size waters good for early-season bass
6 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
There’s a certain moral victory attained during those first outings after the ice has left the lakes. Great-to-be-back-on-open-water emotions aside, it’s also OK to catch some of the year’s biggest largemouths. And the state’s smaller lakes can be a great place to do so. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's easier than ever to craft tackle JEFF KNAPP: It's easier than ever to craft tackle
7 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
In the course of conversation surrounding many subjects, it’s become common to hear someone note, “You can find out all about it on YouTube.” The observation regarding this popular video-sharing website certainly applies to the topic of tackle craft, particularly as it relates to fly-fishing. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Trout are plentiful in West Virginia JEFF KNAPP: Trout are plentiful in West Virginia
8 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Though Pennsylvania anglers will find a wide variety of trout-fishing opportunities in our home state, a relatively short trip south to West Virginia will provide a host of options. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Wade into spring fishing JEFF KNAPP: Wade into spring fishing
9 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Even though the promise of spring seems a dubious prospect, within a few weeks things will loosen up. And when they do, many of you will be visiting area trout streams, and wading equipment will be part of the equation. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Working on Habitat JEFF KNAPP: Working on Habitat
11 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Earlier this year, my frequent grouse hunting partner, Art Hamley, and I spent a day chasing old ruff on various parcels within an extensive state-owned public hunting area in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
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