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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: Go deep, but don't get hung up JEFF KNAPP: Go deep, but don't get hung up
40 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After popping his jig loose from a rock, I handed the rod back to my guide client. He thanked me, but a few casts later the leadhead jig was again lodged behind a subsurface rock. This time he mimicked the process I had just demonstrated and again the jig came free. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Tygart provides fine smallmouths JEFF KNAPP: Tygart provides fine smallmouths
41 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Neighboring West Virginia offers a multitude of fall fishing opportunities. A recent column examined the upper Kanwaha River. Here is a look at the Tygart Valley River and more. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Upper Delaware supports fine wild trout fishery JEFF KNAPP: Upper Delaware supports fine wild trout fishery
42 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The sun had sunk below the surrounding Catskill Mountains when guide Wayne Aldridge pegged his drift boat into position by releasing the anchor that suspended from the craft’s stern. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: State teeming with wild trout waters JEFF KNAPP: State teeming with wild trout waters
43 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
While trout fishing for many folks means spring sport, there’s plenty of opportunity during the fall, including that provided by wild, stream-bred trout. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Channel cats provide lots of action JEFF KNAPP: Channel cats provide lots of action
44 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
45 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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]
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