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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: Chuck spinners at bass in higher flows JEFF KNAPP: Chuck spinners at bass in higher flows
3 days 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
1 week 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
2 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
3 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'
4 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
5 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
6 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]
JEFF KNAPP: Plenty of fish remain in depths JEFF KNAPP: Plenty of fish remain in depths
7 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
A heavy weight interrupted the upward phase of the jigging motion. A second later the pulse of a strong fish was felt. Taking a quick glance at the bow-mounted sonar unit, I noted the depth at 37 feet. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Best pike fisheries are nearby JEFF KNAPP: Best pike fisheries are nearby
8 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Northern pike are often one of the first fish to become active when spring comes around, which appears to be happening early this year. Locally, we have some decent pike fishing. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Smaller lakes can be great for big largemouths JEFF KNAPP: Smaller lakes can be great for big largemouths
9 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]
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