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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: Anglers should keep a lid on it JEFF KNAPP: Anglers should keep a lid on it
11 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With a steady hand, one of my fishing guests for the day dipped the landing net into the water. With a quick scoop the trophy was in the net and then safely aboard. All involved breathed the classic sigh of relief. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Catfish tourney set on Allegheny River JEFF KNAPP: Catfish tourney set on Allegheny River
12 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Catfish — channel cats and flatheads — are among the largest predators to swim our region’s waters. During the Cadogan Field and Stream’s third annual spring catfish tournament, anglers will have the opportunity to fish the Allegheny River for cats on a friendly, though competitive basis. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Be prepared by having essentials for fire
13 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
When reading the outdoor literature of decades gone by — like Gordon MacQuarrie’s “Stories of the Old Duck Hunters” — one might think taking a dip in the river, and the subsequent need for the warmth of a fire, were common occurrences. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Jerkbaits attract a variety of gamefish JEFF KNAPP: Jerkbaits attract a variety of gamefish
14 weeks 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
15 weeks 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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]
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