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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: Go with the flow when water is low
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JEFF KNAPP: Go with the flow when water is low
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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]
When it rains, fish pour in
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When it rains, fish pour in
27 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The boat ride back to the Allegheny River’s Parker ramp recently included numerous stops to slowly weave between the flotilla of rafts, canoes and kayaks. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Moving baits offer distinct looks JEFF KNAPP: Moving baits offer distinct looks
28 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]
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