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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: Curly-tail grubs excel in variety of situations JEFF KNAPP: Curly-tail grubs excel in variety of situations
10 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The curly-tail grub, one of the first examples of a soft-plastic bait, continues to excel in a wide variety of angling situations. Even though these sickle-tailed offerings have been around for several decades, they continue to be effective. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Crappies are often overlooked in fall JEFF KNAPP: Crappies are often overlooked in fall
11 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
An often overlooked late-fall fishing option is that provided by crappies. As water temperatures fall, crappies tend to congregate in well-defined areas. Find them, and you can often catch a bunch. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Go deep, but don't get hung up JEFF KNAPP: Go deep, but don't get hung up
12 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After popping his jig loose from a rock, I handed the rod back to my guide client. He thanked me, but a few casts later the leadhead jig was again lodged behind a subsurface rock. This time he mimicked the process I had just demonstrated and again the jig came free. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Tygart provides fine smallmouths JEFF KNAPP: Tygart provides fine smallmouths
13 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Neighboring West Virginia offers a multitude of fall fishing opportunities. A recent column examined the upper Kanwaha River. Here is a look at the Tygart Valley River and more. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Upper Delaware supports fine wild trout fishery JEFF KNAPP: Upper Delaware supports fine wild trout fishery
14 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The sun had sunk below the surrounding Catskill Mountains when guide Wayne Aldridge pegged his drift boat into position by releasing the anchor that suspended from the craft’s stern. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: State teeming with wild trout waters JEFF KNAPP: State teeming with wild trout waters
15 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
While trout fishing for many folks means spring sport, there’s plenty of opportunity during the fall, including that provided by wild, stream-bred trout. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Channel cats provide lots of action JEFF KNAPP: Channel cats provide lots of action
16 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
We hadn’t been anchored for more than a couple minutes when the tip of one of the rods stationed at the back of Rod Bates’ boat began to dance. I somewhat clumsily removed the rod from its holder and set the hook. A short time later a citation-sized channel cat was securely in the net. [Read More]
Now's the time to get ready for buck season
17 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Hunting means many things to many people. But regardless of individual motivators, it’s a means of gathering, particularly when it comes to Pennsylvania’s traditional firearms deer season. [Read More]
Turkey forecast looks good Turkey forecast looks good
17 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With this year’s fall turkey season slated to open toward the end of the month, many hunters will be anxious to partake in what’s become an autumn tradition for many. Read on to learn the latest on our state’s wild turkey population and the outlook for the coming seasons. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Head south for a bass trip JEFF KNAPP: Head south for a bass trip
18 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Fall is a great time to fish free-flowing rivers for smallmouth bass. While our area is blessed with some fine opportunities, if you’re looking for an adventure a bit removed, look to the south in the Mountain State. [Read More]
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