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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: Anchors remain necessary angling tool JEFF KNAPP: Anchors remain necessary angling tool
6 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
In a fishing world that includes sophisticated trolling motors that can incorporate GPS, and shallow-water anchoring systems that make use of mechanical and hydraulic probes, the act of dropping the anchor might seem antiquated, perhaps one that’s outlived its usefulness. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Smallies overlooked on smaller waters
2 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Even though it was only early evening, shadows enshrouded the Clarion River as my friend Dave Keith and I made our way down the river bank from the bridge crossing. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Strike indicators can be big help JEFF KNAPP: Strike indicators can be big help
3 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The marriage of nymphs and strike indicators is a natural one. Purists might contend that strike indicators are cheating, perhaps referring to the use of such as bobber fishing. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Devices help keep things dry, handy
4 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Regardless of the species you fish for, managing your tackle in a manner that protects it and keeps it organized will do a lot to increase your level of enjoyment. Here are a few tips and observations along this line. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Lipless crankbaits score high JEFF KNAPP: Lipless crankbaits score high
5 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
When grading cast-n-crank lures, lipless crankbaits score high, producing bass bites with little input from the angler on the other end of the line. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Blades, spoons trigger walleye hits JEFF KNAPP: Blades, spoons trigger walleye hits
6 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Spring walleye anglers have an assortment of lures to present to early-spring walleyes. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Vests, packs essential for trout fishing JEFF KNAPP: Vests, packs essential for trout fishing
7 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With trout season less than two weeks away, many anglers will be dusting off the gear in preparation for what many consider the official beginning of another fishing season. Boxes of spinners, flies, sinkers, leaders and hooks are stuff that needs to be put somewhere for easy access streamside. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Casselman River holds big trout JEFF KNAPP: Casselman River holds big trout
8 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Western Maryland’s portion of the Casselman River provides more than four miles of easily accessible trout habitat. Heavily stocked with adult trout — including fish in excess of 5 pounds — the Casselman is an excellent place to find biting trout willing to stretch your line. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Pymatuning excellent for crappie fishing JEFF KNAPP: Pymatuning excellent for crappie fishing
9 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
If Pennsylvania has a reservoir that deserves a description as a crappie factory, Pymatuning would deserve consideration of the honor. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Modest-size waters good for early-season bass JEFF KNAPP: Modest-size waters good for early-season bass
10 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
There’s a certain moral victory attained during those first outings after the ice has left the lakes. Great-to-be-back-on-open-water emotions aside, it’s also OK to catch some of the year’s biggest largemouths. And the state’s smaller lakes can be a great place to do so. [Read More]
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