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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

Talkin' Turkey: Expert gives her calling tips Talkin' Turkey: Expert gives her calling tips
20 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
For the past 31 autumns, turkey hunting enthusiast Joanie Haidle has roamed the woods of Pennsylvania, fully immersed in the challenge of fall turkey hunting. She’ll be out there again this fall, using the well-earned tools of patience and persistence to her advantage. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Fall is a favorite time for most outdoors folks
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JEFF KNAPP: Fall is a favorite time for most outdoors folks
21 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The soft, steady patter of rain falls just outside my den as I write this during a peaceful Sunday morning. It’s a welcome contrast to the infrequent, though often violent, thunderstorm-driven deluges of the past, steamy summer. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Tail-out sections are prime spots
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JEFF KNAPP: Tail-out sections are prime spots
22 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After splashdown, the lure started drifting downstream at a steady pace. I quickly engaged the reel and employed an erratic, stop-and-go retrieve as the suspending minnowbait continued its downriver swing in the current. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Pool 9 offers variety for hunters, anglers
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JEFF KNAPP: Pool 9 offers variety for hunters, anglers
23 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Travel Route 68 north of East Brady and you’ll find yourself on a relatively narrow ridge that separates an abrupt turn in the Allegheny River known as Brady’s Bend, named in honor of legendary frontier scout Capt. Samuel Brady. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Go with the flow when water is low
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JEFF KNAPP: Go with the flow when water is low
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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]
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