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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: Friends go on new excursion JEFF KNAPP: Friends go on new excursion
1 day ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Propelled by a delicate roll cast, the green caddis larvae fly landed lightly in the clear, cool water of the West Branch of Caldwell Creek. The modest current washed the size 12 fly downstream to a submerged tree branch, where a 12-inch wild brown trout shot out and seized it. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Hair dressings perfect for fall fishing JEFF KNAPP: Hair dressings perfect for fall fishing
1 week ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Like a mechanic’s vast array of tools, fishing lures have specific applications where they work best. A service technician wouldn’t reach for a screwdriver to remove a lug nut. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Autumn adventures on horizon
2 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The rapidly changing sky took on a blustery fall-like appearance as I drove the short distance from the northern Jefferson County trout stream to my camp in neighboring Clarion County. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: These trips worth taking in fall JEFF KNAPP: These trips worth taking in fall
3 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
While the major hunting seasons are at the door, there are still many great fishing opportunities available in the coming fall months. Here is a look at four of them. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Electrofishing main tool for biologists JEFF KNAPP: Electrofishing main tool for biologists
4 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
A blanket of warm, moist air enveloped the “anglers” as they readied their boat in the gathering dusk at the Allegheny River’s Bradys Bend access area. The night promised to be a sweaty one, with any coolness coming begrudgingly. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's time to get ready for small game JEFF KNAPP: It's time to get ready for small game
5 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
When I latched my boat to the hitch the other day, I noticed the collection of dead maple leaves, ones that had filtered down into the boat’s interior during the prior 24 hours. It served as a reminder that fall is near. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Small streams have several attractions
6 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
It was the first time I’d actually laid eyes on the stream. For Aug. 16 its flow was pretty good. I continued across the bridge and pulled into a convenient turnout. Within a few minutes I’d donned hip boots, put on my sling pack and strung-up my 3-weight fiberglass fly rod. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Keystone Lake fits backup plan JEFF KNAPP: Keystone Lake fits backup plan
11 weeks 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
12 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
14 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]
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