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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

Tailraces are potential hot spots
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Tailraces are potential hot spots
42 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Pennsylvania has a lot of flowing water — more than any state other than Alaska, so I’ve read. Many of these rivers and streams have been impounded for reasons such as hydroelectric power, flood control, water supply, recreation and navigation. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Bluegills offer plenty of action
43 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Chances are they are the first fish that you caught. With summer winding down, when many gamefish have become tight-lipped, bluegills provide dependable action, for the veteran angler and the beginner alike. [Read More]
These spots are great for summer
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These spots are great for summer
44 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With summer in full swing, anglers have many venues at their disposal. If panfish and bass appeal to you, consider a trip to one of the following three waters. [Read More]
When it rains, fish pour in
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When it rains, fish pour in
45 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The boat ride back to the Allegheny River’s Parker ramp recently included numerous stops to slowly weave between the flotilla of rafts, canoes and kayaks. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Moving baits offer distinct looks JEFF KNAPP: Moving baits offer distinct looks
46 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Free-flowing rivers like the middle Allegheny, West Branch of the Susquehanna and Clarion provide excellent fishing for smallmouth bass. It’s one of the best times to take good numbers of fish. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Fishing 'new' water is special event JEFF KNAPP: Fishing 'new' water is special event
47 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
There’s something special about fishing “new” water, as in having never fished it before. It’s extra gratifying when you have some success, particularly on a waterway that had experienced years of decimation from industrial pollutants and acid mine drainage. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Gauley River holds lots of bass JEFF KNAPP: Gauley River holds lots of bass
48 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
West Virginia’s Gauley River, in the fall, is known more for its whitewater rafting activities than for the fishing it provides. But the river holds an excellent population of smallmouth bass. And if you’re willing to enlist the help of one of the professional guides that focus on the Gauley’s [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: For walleyes, go with the flow JEFF KNAPP: For walleyes, go with the flow
49 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Though thought of as a relatively docile fish, walleyes are in fact aggressive predators. During the late spring and early part of the summer, flowing waters can provide good action for walleyes if you key in on the right places with the right tactics. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Anglers should keep a lid on it JEFF KNAPP: Anglers should keep a lid on it
50 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With a steady hand, one of my fishing guests for the day dipped the landing net into the water. With a quick scoop the trophy was in the net and then safely aboard. All involved breathed the classic sigh of relief. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Catfish tourney set on Allegheny River JEFF KNAPP: Catfish tourney set on Allegheny River
51 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Catfish — channel cats and flatheads — are among the largest predators to swim our region’s waters. During the Cadogan Field and Stream’s third annual spring catfish tournament, anglers will have the opportunity to fish the Allegheny River for cats on a friendly, though competitive basis. [Read More]
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