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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: Topwater lures attract bass in late summer, early fall
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JEFF KNAPP: Topwater lures attract bass in late summer, early fall
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After launching the boat at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Franklin launch, I motored a couple hundred yards upriver to the base of a small riffle. Traffic buzzed over the nearby bridge that carries Route 322 over the Allegheny River, near the spot where French Creek joins. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: 'Midwest Finesse' works here, too
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JEFF KNAPP: 'Midwest Finesse' works here, too
1 week ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Fishing tactics that follow the “Midwest Finesse” angler’s philosophy, a major component of what’s come to be commonly known as the Ned Rig, have a place in the local fishing scene. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Venango Country provides diversity
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JEFF KNAPP: Venango Country provides diversity
2 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
In terms of overall outdoors opportunities, there a few places that can match the diversity provided by northwestern Pennsylvania, particularly the Venango County area that falls under the Oil Region Alliance. [Read More]
Tailraces are potential hot spots
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Tailraces are potential hot spots
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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]
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