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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: Smallmouth bass is a fish for all seasons JEFF KNAPP: Smallmouth bass is a fish for all seasons
20 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The fish strike was surprisingly aggressive given the frigid water temperature. From 40 feet below the surface the fish put up a stubborn fight. Eventually its olive-bronze body showed through the clear water. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: For muskie, go up the creek JEFF KNAPP: For muskie, go up the creek
21 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The term “up the creek” has a lot of applications in life, and it is typically used in combination with some sort of unpleasant situation. But for the muskie angler, as winter grudgingly gives way to spring, being up a creek just might be the best place to be. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Keep your boat trailer in working order JEFF KNAPP: Keep your boat trailer in working order
22 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With fishing seasons nearing, now’s the time to give some thought to the most common boat trailer related problems: lights and wheel bearings. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Wild trout bounce back in devastated areas JEFF KNAPP: Wild trout bounce back in devastated areas
23 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Like a child of riches born into a life of plenty — and lacking in certain basic responsibilities — Pennsylvania has been a victim of its own wealth, in this case an abundance of natural resources such as coal, crude oil and natural gas. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Figuring out subleties leads to success JEFF KNAPP: Figuring out subleties leads to success
24 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
In winter’s frigid waters, refining your approach often makes a big difference. Whether fishing through a hole in a lake’s frozen surface or the open water of a flowing river, paying attention to subtleties can pay dividends. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Location is everything for winter walleyes JEFF KNAPP: Location is everything for winter walleyes
25 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
In angling circles it’s been said many times that rivers are rivers, and the walleyes that a certain river system supports react to conditions pretty much the same, regardless of the location. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Christmas on Keystone is awesome JEFF KNAPP: Christmas on Keystone is awesome
26 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Christmas gifts come in many forms. In this case it was the hefty weight on the end of my line. A couple minutes later a thick tiger musky showed its form through Keystone Lake’s clear waters, my blade bait securely hooked in the corner of its mouth. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Muskie release is easier with right tools JEFF KNAPP: Muskie release is easier with right tools
27 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The muskie is a difficult fish to catch. And like a dog chasing a car, when you finally do get a hold of one, what to do? With a mouthful of dagger-like teeth and a typically bad attitude, a hooked muskie presents a danger to the angler not prepared to deal with the situation. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's a good time for crappies JEFF KNAPP: It's a good time for crappies
28 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The region’s major rivers support decent populations of crappies, and though their numbers are not high, the ones you catch tend to be good-sized. Late fall through early spring, when these fish are concentrated in very specific areas, is the best time to catch them. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: River walleyes keep biting until surface freezes JEFF KNAPP: River walleyes keep biting until surface freezes
29 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
It’s somewhat of a tradition along the Allegheny River, one that follows the adage that walleye fishing doesn’t begin until the time firearms deer season opens. [Read More]
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