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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: Outlook for Erie is good JEFF KNAPP: Outlook for Erie is good
21 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
22 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
23 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
25 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
26 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]
JEFF KNAPP: It's time to face some issues JEFF KNAPP: It's time to face some issues
27 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With the major hunting seasons now passed, ice fishing still on the horizon, and open water fishing adventures limited to whatever unseasonably warm weather comes our way, now’s a good time to reflect on important outdoor issues, ones such as our black bass fisheries. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Scissors can make lures more effective JEFF KNAPP: Scissors can make lures more effective
28 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
I was reminded last weekend that one of the handiest tools an angler can have is a pair of scissors. In addition to traditional uses like the cutting of line, scissors make it easy to trim soft plastic baits. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Backwoods trout trips require planning JEFF KNAPP: Backwoods trout trips require planning
29 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
As has been the custom for the past few years, during Thanksgiving week my wife Adel and I spent several days at our northwest Pennsylvania cabin. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's easy to tie bucktail jigs
31 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After applying a coat of super glue to the collar wrap of thread, I removed the bucktail (deer hair) jig from the vise and hung it from the edge of a cup, along with a dozen others I’d tied during the evening session. I couldn’t help but wonder what adventures were in store for them. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Trout tough to catch on fall trip JEFF KNAPP: Trout tough to catch on fall trip
32 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The drive up State Route 2004 — better known as Fishing Creek Road — was like entering a cathedral. A few moments earlier we’d been surrounded by the broad fertile valleys common to Centre and southern Clinton counties. [Read More]
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