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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: Small changes can make big difference JEFF KNAPP: Small changes can make big difference
4 days 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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]
JEFF KNAPP: Summer rains serves trout streams well JEFF KNAPP: Summer rains serves trout streams well
6 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Armstrong County’s Buffalo Creek had a strong flow and slight color as I recently crossed it at Craigsville, near the lower end of the stream’s Delayed Harvest-Artificial Lures Only project. For the second summer in a row the glut of summer rain has served the trout streams of the area well. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Brownies hit on terrestrial patterns JEFF KNAPP: Brownies hit on terrestrial patterns
7 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Recently I embarked on one of my favorite activities: fishing an unfamiliar stream for wild trout. And when there I made sure I was armed with a box full of great summertime flies — terrestrial patterns. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Backup plan pays off JEFF KNAPP: Backup plan pays off
8 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
It’s become somewhat of a tradition, though one in seemingly constant flex. My friend Wes Wasik fishes with me for three days during the week around July 4 while he is up from Houston, Texas, visiting family in Allegheny County. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Soft jerkbaits coax bass out of weeds JEFF KNAPP: Soft jerkbaits coax bass out of weeds
9 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
One of the strongest associations in fishing is that of largemouth bass and weeds. No doubt, flippin’ jigs and Texas-rigged plastics will haul green bass out of submerged weedy cover. [Read More]
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