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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: Moving baits offer distinct looks JEFF KNAPP: Moving baits offer distinct looks
11 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Free-flowing rivers like the middle Allegheny, West Branch of the Susquehanna and Clarion provide excellent fishing for smallmouth bass. It’s one of the best times to take good numbers of fish. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Fishing 'new' water is special event JEFF KNAPP: Fishing 'new' water is special event
12 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
There’s something special about fishing “new” water, as in having never fished it before. It’s extra gratifying when you have some success, particularly on a waterway that had experienced years of decimation from industrial pollutants and acid mine drainage. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Gauley River holds lots of bass JEFF KNAPP: Gauley River holds lots of bass
13 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
West Virginia’s Gauley River, in the fall, is known more for its whitewater rafting activities than for the fishing it provides. But the river holds an excellent population of smallmouth bass. And if you’re willing to enlist the help of one of the professional guides that focus on the Gauley’s [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: For walleyes, go with the flow JEFF KNAPP: For walleyes, go with the flow
14 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Though thought of as a relatively docile fish, walleyes are in fact aggressive predators. During the late spring and early part of the summer, flowing waters can provide good action for walleyes if you key in on the right places with the right tactics. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Anglers should keep a lid on it JEFF KNAPP: Anglers should keep a lid on it
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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]
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