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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: Modest-size waters good for early-season bass JEFF KNAPP: Modest-size waters good for early-season bass
10 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
There’s a certain moral victory attained during those first outings after the ice has left the lakes. Great-to-be-back-on-open-water emotions aside, it’s also OK to catch some of the year’s biggest largemouths. And the state’s smaller lakes can be a great place to do so. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's easier than ever to craft tackle JEFF KNAPP: It's easier than ever to craft tackle
11 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
In the course of conversation surrounding many subjects, it’s become common to hear someone note, “You can find out all about it on YouTube.” The observation regarding this popular video-sharing website certainly applies to the topic of tackle craft, particularly as it relates to fly-fishing. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Trout are plentiful in West Virginia JEFF KNAPP: Trout are plentiful in West Virginia
12 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Though Pennsylvania anglers will find a wide variety of trout-fishing opportunities in our home state, a relatively short trip south to West Virginia will provide a host of options. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Wade into spring fishing JEFF KNAPP: Wade into spring fishing
13 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Even though the promise of spring seems a dubious prospect, within a few weeks things will loosen up. And when they do, many of you will be visiting area trout streams, and wading equipment will be part of the equation. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Working on Habitat JEFF KNAPP: Working on Habitat
15 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Earlier this year, my frequent grouse hunting partner, Art Hamley, and I spent a day chasing old ruff on various parcels within an extensive state-owned public hunting area in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Outlook for Erie is good JEFF KNAPP: Outlook for Erie is good
16 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Lake Erie provides exceptional fishing for a host of species, including walleye, yellow perch and smallmouth bass. Many of the fish are produced in Ohio waters (walleyes in particular). [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: They are Living4theoutdoors JEFF KNAPP: They are Living4theoutdoors
17 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
One of the great aspects of the field sports — hunting, fishing, camping — is that you can pursue them at whatever levels suit your particular interest. That could be simply an outing or two per year in the deer woods or during the opening weekend of trout season. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Fly-fishing all about the drift JEFF KNAPP: Fly-fishing all about the drift
18 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The conversation focused on fishing as my friend Shawn Iman and I made the two-hour drive east a couple days ago to fish Huntingdon County’s Little Juniata River. At one point an AC/DC song played in the background at a decibel level far lower than had I been by myself. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Odd occurences come in the outdoors
20 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
On the last day of December, I spent a few moments finalizing my mileage log for 2014. The last entry was my 130th outing of the year. After giving thanks for being so blessed, for having the opportunity to spend so much time doing what I love, I thought back on some of the past year’s experiences [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Suspending jerkbaits are for cold water JEFF KNAPP: Suspending jerkbaits are for cold water
21 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]
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