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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: Suspending jerkbaits are for cold water JEFF KNAPP: Suspending jerkbaits are for cold water
12 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The weather gurus had forecast afternoon temperatures in the upper 30s. Our ice-filled guides suggested their prediction was off about 10 degrees. On a frosty day when many folks were making last-minute holiday preparations, we were on a quest for river walleyes. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's time to face some issues JEFF KNAPP: It's time to face some issues
13 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With the major hunting seasons now passed, ice fishing still on the horizon, and open water fishing adventures limited to whatever unseasonably warm weather comes our way, now’s a good time to reflect on important outdoor issues, ones such as our black bass fisheries. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Scissors can make lures more effective JEFF KNAPP: Scissors can make lures more effective
14 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
I was reminded last weekend that one of the handiest tools an angler can have is a pair of scissors. In addition to traditional uses like the cutting of line, scissors make it easy to trim soft plastic baits. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Backwoods trout trips require planning JEFF KNAPP: Backwoods trout trips require planning
15 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
As has been the custom for the past few years, during Thanksgiving week my wife Adel and I spent several days at our northwest Pennsylvania cabin. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's easy to tie bucktail jigs
17 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After applying a coat of super glue to the collar wrap of thread, I removed the bucktail (deer hair) jig from the vise and hung it from the edge of a cup, along with a dozen others I’d tied during the evening session. I couldn’t help but wonder what adventures were in store for them. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Trout tough to catch on fall trip JEFF KNAPP: Trout tough to catch on fall trip
18 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The drive up State Route 2004 — better known as Fishing Creek Road — was like entering a cathedral. A few moments earlier we’d been surrounded by the broad fertile valleys common to Centre and southern Clinton counties. [Read More]
OUTDOORS: In the fall, get the ledhead jigs out
19 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Leadhead jigs are a mainstay of bass and walleye anglers, especially during the spring and fall, when the water is cold. For river anglers like me, jigs become increasingly effective as fall progresses and smallmouth bass move into areas of reduced current ... [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Get ready for a steelhead run JEFF KNAPP: Get ready for a steelhead run
20 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The southern shore of Lake Erie that stretches across portions of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, known by many anglers as Steelhead Alley, provides an exceptional opportunity to fish for quality-sized steelhead. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Walleyes concentrate in cold water JEFF KNAPP: Walleyes concentrate in cold water
22 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
One of the region’s better late-season fishing options is the walleye action found on the Allegheny River. Having a well thought-out game plan can help one make good use of the limited daylight of the season. [Read More]
OUTDOORS: Game lands app a good tool OUTDOORS: Game lands app a good tool
23 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The State Game Lands App, available for iPhone and Android smartphones, is a good tool, one many hunters will find useful. [Read More]
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