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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: Channel cats provide lots of action JEFF KNAPP: Channel cats provide lots of action
40 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
We hadn’t been anchored for more than a couple minutes when the tip of one of the rods stationed at the back of Rod Bates’ boat began to dance. I somewhat clumsily removed the rod from its holder and set the hook. A short time later a citation-sized channel cat was securely in the net. [Read More]
Now's the time to get ready for buck season
41 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Hunting means many things to many people. But regardless of individual motivators, it’s a means of gathering, particularly when it comes to Pennsylvania’s traditional firearms deer season. [Read More]
Turkey forecast looks good Turkey forecast looks good
41 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With this year’s fall turkey season slated to open toward the end of the month, many hunters will be anxious to partake in what’s become an autumn tradition for many. Read on to learn the latest on our state’s wild turkey population and the outlook for the coming seasons. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Head south for a bass trip JEFF KNAPP: Head south for a bass trip
42 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Fall is a great time to fish free-flowing rivers for smallmouth bass. While our area is blessed with some fine opportunities, if you’re looking for an adventure a bit removed, look to the south in the Mountain State. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Bass bonanza about to begin JEFF KNAPP: Bass bonanza about to begin
43 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
It’s a time I look forward to each year — that period of time during the fall and early winter when some of the year’s biggest bass show up. If you hit things right, you’re likely to have your best day of the season. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Steelhead fishing on tap JEFF KNAPP: Steelhead fishing on tap
44 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The approach of fall has many anglers eagerly anticipating steelhead fishing in Lake Erie’s tributaries. Steelhead are showing up near tributary mouths, with some fish being taken in the creeks themselves. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Fish when you can JEFF KNAPP: Fish when you can
45 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
As a fishing guide who is blessed to be able to fish more than 100 times a year, it’s a question I hear often, in one form or another: “What are the best weather conditions for good fishing.” [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Middle Allegheny is a diverse fishery JEFF KNAPP: Middle Allegheny is a diverse fishery
46 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Allegheny River guide Red Childress launched a long cast to the bank of the rising waters of the Allegheny River near Warren. A steady rain was falling, one that would persist during our outing. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Kayak trip is perfect on Clarion River JEFF KNAPP: Kayak trip is perfect on Clarion River
47 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The tea-colored water of the Clarion River swirled around my legs, cool in the morning air, yet relaying a promise of refreshment when the day would later turn hot and sunny. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Small changes can make big difference JEFF KNAPP: Small changes can make big difference
48 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Weight might be one of the more overlooked aspects of fishing. Sure, the early-season trout angler keys in on the precise weight to tick nymphs along the bottom. But all in all, the weight factor often is down the pecking order in presentation considerations. [Read More]
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