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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: Keep your boat trailer in working order JEFF KNAPP: Keep your boat trailer in working order
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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]
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