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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: Tail-out sections are prime spots
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JEFF KNAPP: Tail-out sections are prime spots
10 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After splashdown, the lure started drifting downstream at a steady pace. I quickly engaged the reel and employed an erratic, stop-and-go retrieve as the suspending minnowbait continued its downriver swing in the current. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Pool 9 offers variety for hunters, anglers
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JEFF KNAPP: Pool 9 offers variety for hunters, anglers
11 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Travel Route 68 north of East Brady and you’ll find yourself on a relatively narrow ridge that separates an abrupt turn in the Allegheny River known as Brady’s Bend, named in honor of legendary frontier scout Capt. Samuel Brady. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Go with the flow when water is low
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JEFF KNAPP: Go with the flow when water is low
12 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Low water, which typically is accompanied by clear water, often provides challenging fishing conditions. Fish are often spooky, as these conditions make them more vulnerable to their predators. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Cover of darkness can speed up bites
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JEFF KNAPP: Cover of darkness can speed up bites
13 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Late-summer heat, fishing and boat pressure, clear and low water — all of these factors can add up to slow fishing. Among the possible solutions is night fishing. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Topwater lures attract bass in late summer, early fall
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JEFF KNAPP: Topwater lures attract bass in late summer, early fall
14 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After launching the boat at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Franklin launch, I motored a couple hundred yards upriver to the base of a small riffle. Traffic buzzed over the nearby bridge that carries Route 322 over the Allegheny River, near the spot where French Creek joins. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: 'Midwest Finesse' works here, too
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JEFF KNAPP: 'Midwest Finesse' works here, too
15 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Fishing tactics that follow the “Midwest Finesse” angler’s philosophy, a major component of what’s come to be commonly known as the Ned Rig, have a place in the local fishing scene. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Venango Country provides diversity
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JEFF KNAPP: Venango Country provides diversity
16 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
In terms of overall outdoors opportunities, there a few places that can match the diversity provided by northwestern Pennsylvania, particularly the Venango County area that falls under the Oil Region Alliance. [Read More]
Tailraces are potential hot spots
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Tailraces are potential hot spots
17 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Pennsylvania has a lot of flowing water — more than any state other than Alaska, so I’ve read. Many of these rivers and streams have been impounded for reasons such as hydroelectric power, flood control, water supply, recreation and navigation. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Bluegills offer plenty of action
18 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Chances are they are the first fish that you caught. With summer winding down, when many gamefish have become tight-lipped, bluegills provide dependable action, for the veteran angler and the beginner alike. [Read More]
These spots are great for summer
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These spots are great for summer
19 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With summer in full swing, anglers have many venues at their disposal. If panfish and bass appeal to you, consider a trip to one of the following three waters. [Read More]
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