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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: West Virginia good for bass fishing too JEFF KNAPP: West Virginia good for bass fishing too
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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]
JEFF KNAPP: Nymph fishing for trout requires adjustments JEFF KNAPP: Nymph fishing for trout requires adjustments
14 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
When nymph fishing for trout, small adjustments — ones designed to present flies in slightly different currents — can often translate into big results. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Anchors remain necessary angling tool JEFF KNAPP: Anchors remain necessary angling tool
15 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
In a fishing world that includes sophisticated trolling motors that can incorporate GPS, and shallow-water anchoring systems that make use of mechanical and hydraulic probes, the act of dropping the anchor might seem antiquated, perhaps one that’s outlived its usefulness. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Smallies overlooked on smaller waters
16 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Even though it was only early evening, shadows enshrouded the Clarion River as my friend Dave Keith and I made our way down the river bank from the bridge crossing. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Strike indicators can be big help JEFF KNAPP: Strike indicators can be big help
17 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The marriage of nymphs and strike indicators is a natural one. Purists might contend that strike indicators are cheating, perhaps referring to the use of such as bobber fishing. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Devices help keep things dry, handy
18 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Regardless of the species you fish for, managing your tackle in a manner that protects it and keeps it organized will do a lot to increase your level of enjoyment. Here are a few tips and observations along this line. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Lipless crankbaits score high JEFF KNAPP: Lipless crankbaits score high
19 weeks 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]
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