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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: Smaller lakes can be great for big largemouths JEFF KNAPP: Smaller lakes can be great for big largemouths
30 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
There’s a certain moral victory attained during those first outings after the ice has left the lakes. Great-to-be-back-on-open-water emotions aside, it’s also OK to catch some of the year’s biggest largemouths. And the state’s smaller lakes can be a great place to do so. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Sauger is an enigma species JEFF KNAPP: Sauger is an enigma species
31 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The weekend’s unseasonably mild weather had unlocked the ice on the lower Allegheny. We had drifted about a hundred yards downriver of the mouth of Buffalo Creek, near Freeport, when my partner Dave Keith exclaimed, “There’s one!” [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Combos work on wide range of gamefish JEFF KNAPP: Combos work on wide range of gamefish
32 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
I watched as Jeff Wasson roll-cast the weighted fly-worm combination into the pool. A moment later he set the hook and was hence attached to a nice rainbow, one that he skillfully led to a net a couple minutes later. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Smallmouth bass is a fish for all seasons JEFF KNAPP: Smallmouth bass is a fish for all seasons
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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]
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