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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: Keystone Lake fits backup plan JEFF KNAPP: Keystone Lake fits backup plan
1 week ago - - JEFF KNAPP
My friend Wes Wasik was fishing in a rather nonchalant manner, twitching a soft jerkbait over the top of a submerged weedbed while telling a story. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Big Mahoning offers nice smallmouth bass JEFF KNAPP: Big Mahoning offers nice smallmouth bass
2 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Wading in from the shallow side of Mahoning Creek, I put myself in position to make a long cast toward the deep slot that hugged the far bank. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Spring rains lead to extended trout opportunities JEFF KNAPP: Spring rains lead to extended trout opportunities
4 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Trite as it might be, the inspirational saying that suggests “making lemonade when life gives you lemons” can be applied to how the spring weather applied to the outdoors. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Area lakes offer good bass fishing JEFF KNAPP: Area lakes offer good bass fishing
5 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Summertime provides a great setting in which to enjoy bass fishing on a lake. Here’s a look at three good ones in the area. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Potomac River offers fresh venue JEFF KNAPP: Potomac River offers fresh venue
6 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Western Pennsylvania is blessed with an abundance of excellent smallmouth bass rivers and streams. Large waters like the Allegheny River and West Branch of the Susquehanna come to mind. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Cool areas below impoundments prime areas for summer trout
7 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Though the arrival of summer ends trout season for many anglers, trout fishing opportunities still abound. A good example is the fine sport available below several of the state’s major impoundments, where discharges of cool water provide excellent trout habitat. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Next couple weeks crucial for turkey nesting
8 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The next couple weeks could say a lot about how this year’s wild turkey nesting season is, which ultimately will tell a tale of how many birds hunters see this coming fall. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Anglers pursue steelheads with flies
10 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The big, somewhat gaudy strike indicator gave a slight twitch, which I reacted to with a sweeping hook-set. A second later a strong steelhead was headed north in the direction of Lake Erie. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Land-based insects work for fly-fishermen, too
12 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
While the taking of trout on traditional flies that mimic aquatic insects is a classic way to fish, many fish are also taken on duplicates of land-based insects. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Early spring is good time for bass JEFF KNAPP: Early spring is good time for bass
15 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
A look back over my fishing logs reveals that most years my best day for big numbers of big river smallmouth bass happens in early spring. Many times ice is still flushing from the river. [Read More]
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