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Feather River Monster, Napa Fishing and Hunting Report.

Feather River Monster, Napa Fishing and Hunting Report.

Weekly Fishing Report - Bite is on! 
This week in Hunting - Luis & Juan 
Gun Shop News

Jay Hinton

This week in Fishing

Napa River


Once again, the Napa River continues to be the hot bite. Starting to sound like a broken record here, but the Striper bite is red hot in our river. Both the boat anglers and shore anglers are catching them really good. Cut Anchovies or Sardines are working best for schoolies, with an occasional keeper. Casting or trolling various swimbaits, rattletraps, and wild things are working for stripers up to 7-8 lbs.  Stripers are spread out pretty good right now, so fishing up in town all the way down to South Slough is producing fish. The sloughs and levee breaks are most consistent for anglers casting lures.
The South end of the River is still producing a mixed bag of fish as well. We continue to get a few reports of Sturgeon being caught. We appreciate all the reports.

 

Lake Berryessa


The bite is like a roller coaster ride right now! Week to week the bite is up and down, and this week it's back up.  With the warm water temps and changing water levels, the fishing action for trout, kokanee, and kings fluctuates weekly. This week anglers that are getting out early are being treated to a pretty decent bite for a mixed bag of all species of trout. Trolling all the traditional hot spots on the south end of the lake in 70'-100'+ depths has been productive. We continue to carry all your favorite lures and dodgers from Paulina Peak, Rocky Mountain, Double D, J & J tackle, and many more. Come down and talk with our Guide Austin Abernathy for hot tips and techniques. The Bass bite continues to be very tough! Head out to the Delta or Clearlake for a much better bass bite. 

 

Ocean Salmon Action


The Salmon bite continues to be good off our coast. Although, anglers are having to search for their fish and put in the time there are still limits of Salmon being caught. It continues to be one of the best Salmon seasons in recent memory. The party boats going out of the Golden Gate and up to Bodega are all having good reports coming in. There is still time to get in on this hot action. We have a good supply of trolling balls, and your favorite salmon lures. We also got our hands on a limited supply of tray Anchovies, hopefully, we can keep them coming in, but for now, we are limiting customers to 3 trays per visit. Come down and chat with our Salty Dawg Tom for recent reports and techniques. Another one of our very loyal customers Jay Hinton of Napa had some recent success fishing for salmon aboard the New Rayann party boat. Not only did he catch his limit, but the entire boat caught limits of fish. Congrats on a great trip out, we want some Salmon steaks too!




River Salmon Action

Alex and Austin are yet again chasing river Salmon, exploring the Feather River this time. After moving from spot to spot and covering a lot of water we finally spotted them rolling in one of the holes. Feather River can get really shallow in some spots so it's good to have a jet boat or go with someone who does.

 

Starting the morning we hit different holes, back bouncing plugs. Worked our first hole really well. Then we moved to our second spot where it didn’t take long and Austin was hooked up on a big bright king salmon. After that we fished plugs until the sun hit the water, then we switched over to a side drifting roe. It's a good technique when the sun comes up because fish will go to the bottom and you can cover a lot of water drifting roe. We ended the day with one salmon bunch of pike minnows, all in all, a good day. Thanks for watching we'll see you next week. "We be Catching!".

Click the image below to watch the latest video:

The gear we used: https://www.catchhappy.co/river-salmon-fishing-kits (Also available at the shop).

Book your own guided river salmon trip here: https://www.catchhappy.co/

 

This week in Hunting

Our local deer season is in full swing right now. The Local A zone rifle season is going on, and for most of the other zones in northern California, the archery season is also open. We continue to get some really good reports of bucks being seen. It seems as though the acorn crop is already hitting the ground, which may be a sign that we will see an early rut this year.  This past week two of our favorite customers Luis Matias and Juan Deharo had a day to remember!  Not only did Luis bag his first buck, but they both connected on bucks. Congrats to the two hunters, they get out there and worked for their success, and we could not be happier or prouder of these guys!!! If you're looking for all your hunting supplies, stop by the shop and let us help you gear up for your next hunt, and bring us your stories and pics we love to see them. 
With Dove Season starting September 1st, we just got in a shipment of 12 ga Steel upland game loads in time for the season opener. Don't wait, come down and buy what you need before they are all gone. We also, have Mojo Doves, Decoys, and chairs for the big hunt. 

 Luis Matias and Juan Deharo

 

This week at Gun Shop

AMMO SALE



MAGTECH 9MM 1000 ROUNDS 

$399.99

 

 

MAGTECH 5.56x45mm 50 ROUNDS 

$34.99

 
New Ammo In-Stock


Federal 12ga 2.75” #7.5


 

Migra 12ga 3” Blended #2/BB

 

Nosler 7mm Rem Mag 150gr 

Lead Free

 

New Firearms 

 

Sig Sauer P229 9mm




Kimber Stainless II .45 ACP

 

 

 

Kimber Custom II .45 ACP

 

Sig Sauer P220 .45ACP

 

CZ P-01 9mm

 

 

 

10% Off All Christensen Arms Rifles!!!  
Benelli Super Nova 12ga

 

 

Powder

Hodgdon

 

US869

Rifle Powder

Triple 7

Muzzleloader Propellant

Pyrodex

Muzzleloader Propellant

 

Ramshot

 

TAC

Rifle Powder

 

Accurate

 

5744

Magnum Handgun Powder

 

Reloading Bullets

Caliber

Brand/Type

Nontoxic

.308

Barnes 165 gr TTSX BT

yes

6.5mm

Barnes 120 gr TTSX BT

yes

7mm

Barnes 150 gr TTSX BT

yes

.308

Barnes 150 gr TTSX BT

yes

.308

Barnes 168 gr TTSX BT

yes

7mm

Barnes 140 gr TTSX BT

yes

.270

Barnes 130 gr TTSX BT

yes

7mm

Hornady 150 gr cx

yes

.17 cal

Hornady 20 gr v-max

no

.45 cal

Hornady 325 gr FTX

no

 

Nosler

Armageddon 17 Rem 20gr HP

 
     

Winchester

350 Legend 145gr FMJ

 

Sellier & Bellot

7.62x39 124gr FMJ

 

Belom

7.62x39 123gr FMJ

 

Sellier & Bellot

30 Carbine 110gr FMJ

 

Hornady

218 Bee 45gr HP

 

Federal

7-30 Waters 120gr

 

Winchester

25-06 Rem 115gr

 

Winchester

284 Win 150gr

 

Winchester

7mm Mauser 145gr

 

Aguila

7.62x51 150gr FMJ BT

 

Winchester

7.62x51 149gr FMJ

 

Weatherby

.270 WBY MAG 130gr

 

Hornady

6.8mm SPC 120 gr

 

TulAmmo

7.62x54 R 148gr FMJ

 

Sellier & Bellot

7.62x54 R 180gr FMJ

 

Sig Sauer

300 BLK 125 gr FMJ

 

Federal

300 BLK 150gr

 

Sellier & Bellot

5.56x45 55gr

 

Winchester

223 Remington 55gr FMJ

 

PPU

8mm Mauser 198gr FMJ

 

Sellier & Bellot

7.62x51 147gr FMJ

 

Federal

308 Win 150gr

 

PPU

7.62x51 145gr FMJ

 

Aguila

308 Win 150gr FMJ

 

Remington

223 Remington 55gr FMJ

 

Magtech

5.56x45 55gr FMJ

 

Hornady

450 Bushmaster 250gr FTX

 

CCI

22 WMR Shotshell

 

Winchester

32 S&W Black Powder Blank

 

CCI

44 SPL/MAG Shotshell

 

CORBON

38 Super 115gr JHP

 

CORBON

38 Super 125gr JHP

 

Winchester

9x23 Winchester 125gr HP

 

Sellier & Bellot

7.62x25 Tokarev 85gr

 

Buffalo Bore

38 Super +P 124gr

 

Speer

9mm +P 124gr HP

 

Federal

9mm 124gr HP

 

Barnes

9mm 115gr HP

 

Hornady

Critical Defense Lite 9mm 100gr HP

 

Barnes

9mm +P 115gr HP

 

SinterFire

9mm 100gr HP

 

Sierra

9mm 124gr HP

Y

Hornady

9mm +P 124gr HP

 

Blazer

9mm 115gr FMJ

 

Federal

Syntech 115gr

 

Magtech

9mm 115gr FMJ

 

Sellier & Bellot

40 S&W 180gr FMJ

 

Magtech

40 S&W 180gr FMJ

 

Blazer

40 S&W 165gr FMJ

 

Hornady

40 S&W 180gr HP

 

Barnes

40 S&W 140gr HP

 

Hornady

Critical Defense 40 S&W 165gr HP

 

Federal

40 S&W 165gr JHP

 

Barnes

380 80gr HP

 

Federal

45 ACP 230gr JHP

 

Hornady

Critical Defense 45 ACP 185gr HP

 

Sig Sauer

45 ACP 230gr JHP

 

Sellier & Bellot

45 ACP 230gr FMJ

 

Winchester

45 ACP 230gr FMJ

 

FNH USA

5.7x28 40gr

 

Magtech

32 S&WL 98gr FMJ

 

Speer

357 Sig 125gr TMJ NOT 357 MAG

 

Sierra

380 90gr JHP

Y

Ammo Incorporated

380 90gr JHP

 

Magtech

380 95gr FMJ

 

Aguila

380 95gr FMJ

 

Federal

380 95gr FMJ

 

Sellier & Bellot

380 92gr FMJ

 

Hornady

480 Ruger 325gr HP

 

Speer

480 Ruger 275gr HP

 

CCI

22 WMR 30gr HP

 

CCI

22 Long 29gr NOT 22 LONG RIFLE

 

Blazer

22 LR 38gr

 

Browning

22 LR 40gr

 

Buffalo Bore

38 Special 125gr JHP

 

Ammo Incorporated

38 Special 125gr JHP

 

Winchester

38 Special 130gr FMJ

 

HSM

38 Special 158gr

 

Ammo Incorporated

44 Mag 240gr JHP

 

Hornady

454 Casull 200gr HP

 

Hornady

17 Mach 2 17gr

 

Hornady

Superformance 223 Rem 55gr CX

Y

Hornady

Superformance 5.56 NATO 55gr GMX

Y

Winchester

270 WSM 130gr

Y

Hornady

Superformance 7mm-08 Rem 139gr CX

Y

Hornady

Outfitter 270 Win 130gr CX

Y

Winchester

270 Win 130gr

Y

Hornady

Outfitter 308 Win 165gr CX

Y

Winchester

300 WSM 150gr

Y

Sig Sauer

300 BLK 120gr

Y

Weatherby

300 WBY MAG 180gr TTSX

Y

Hornady

Outfitter 7mm REM MAG 150gr CX

Y

Barnes

Vor-Tx 308 Win 168gr TTSX BT

Y

Hornady

Superformance 30-06 Sprg 165gr CX

Y

Hornady

Outfitter 30-06 Sprg 180gr CX

Y

Winchester

30-06 Sprg 150gr

Y

Federal

30-06 Sprg 165gr Barnes TSX

Y

Hornady

Superformance 6.5 Creed 120gr CX

Y

Remington

12GA 3IN 1⅛OZ 2Shot

Y

Winchester

Blind Side 12GA 3IN 1⅜OZ 2Shot

Y

Winchester

6.8 Western 162gr

Y

Winchester

12GA 2¾IN 1OZ Sabot Slug

Y

Aguila

12GA 2¾IN 1⅜OZ 0B

 

Rio

12GA 2¾IN 1⅛OZ 6Shot

Y

Federal

12GA 2¾IN 1⅛OZ 7½Shot

Y

Hevi-Shot

12GA 3½IN 1¾OZ B Shot

Y

Fiocchi

12GA 8.6mm Buckshot

 

Winchester

10GA 3½IN 1⅝OZ BBB Shot

Y

Hevi-Shot

12GA 3½IN 1½OZ 3Shot

Y

Hevi-Shot

Bismuth 12GA 2¾IN 1¼OZ 4Shot

Y

Winchester

12GA 3IN 1⅛OZ 2Shot

Y

Hevi-Shot

12GA 3IN 1¼OZ 4Shot

Y

Zuber

20GA 2¾IN 15/16OZ 7½Shot