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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: Location is everything for winter walleyes JEFF KNAPP: Location is everything for winter walleyes
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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]
JEFF KNAPP: Curly-tail grubs excel in variety of situations JEFF KNAPP: Curly-tail grubs excel in variety of situations
25 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The curly-tail grub, one of the first examples of a soft-plastic bait, continues to excel in a wide variety of angling situations. Even though these sickle-tailed offerings have been around for several decades, they continue to be effective. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Crappies are often overlooked in fall JEFF KNAPP: Crappies are often overlooked in fall
26 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
An often overlooked late-fall fishing option is that provided by crappies. As water temperatures fall, crappies tend to congregate in well-defined areas. Find them, and you can often catch a bunch. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Go deep, but don't get hung up JEFF KNAPP: Go deep, but don't get hung up
27 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After popping his jig loose from a rock, I handed the rod back to my guide client. He thanked me, but a few casts later the leadhead jig was again lodged behind a subsurface rock. This time he mimicked the process I had just demonstrated and again the jig came free. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Tygart provides fine smallmouths JEFF KNAPP: Tygart provides fine smallmouths
28 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Neighboring West Virginia offers a multitude of fall fishing opportunities. A recent column examined the upper Kanwaha River. Here is a look at the Tygart Valley River and more. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Upper Delaware supports fine wild trout fishery JEFF KNAPP: Upper Delaware supports fine wild trout fishery
29 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The sun had sunk below the surrounding Catskill Mountains when guide Wayne Aldridge pegged his drift boat into position by releasing the anchor that suspended from the craft’s stern. [Read More]
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