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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: Steelhead fishing on tap JEFF KNAPP: Steelhead fishing on tap
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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]
JEFF KNAPP: Fiberglass rods experience resurgence JEFF KNAPP: Fiberglass rods experience resurgence
45 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After catching a smattering of 6- to 8-inch wild brown trout, the 16-incher looked like a salmon when it came out from behind a submerged tree trunk and inhaled the nymph. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: For smallmouths, do the twist JEFF KNAPP: For smallmouths, do the twist
46 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Twister-tail grubs pack a lot of fish-catching qualities in their modest profile. And while most anglers carry an assortment of grubs, generally they limit their usage to that of a niche bait, more specifically a jig-type lure hopped along the bottom. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It pays to get a little wacky JEFF KNAPP: It pays to get a little wacky
47 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
It’s pretty easy to view certain baits with a one-dimensional view, such as the Senko (and similar cigar-shaped sinking worms) as a great presentation for wacky rigging, especially just prior to and during the bass spawn. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Float trip worth the wait JEFF KNAPP: Float trip worth the wait
48 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The cool flow of Mahoning Creek pushed hard against my legs as I launched a long cast into a small eddy of protected water tucked along the far bank. I gave the 3-inch suspending jerkbait a sharp twitch, then a pause, and a smallmouth bass crushed it. [Read More]
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