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Napa Fishing and River Salmon Reports - July 28th, 2022

Napa Fishing and River Salmon Reports - July 28th, 2022

In this Blog:

-River Salmon Report + Video   
-Napa Fishing Report/Hunting Update
-Sweeney's Sports is Hiring!
-Camping Closeout Deals - up to 60% Off
-Gun shop update - BIG ammo Sale! 

Let's get started! 

This week in Fishing

Salmon River Report-

 

We are two weeks into our river salmon season and there are fresh bright king salmon making their way up the Sacramento and Feather rivers. We're still very early into the season so you're fishing for quality over quantity right now. Discovery park in Sacramento can be a good place to run into a fresh early-season king. Use Brad's Killer Fish wrapped with sardines on anchor or you can troll Silvertrons or blue fox spinners. We should start seeing a nice push of fish enter the system as the weeks go on. Feather river will start producing fish in the next couple of weeks. On August 1st the upper part of the Sacramento river opens above Red Bluff, the Barge Hole area. 
We are expecting a very good run of fish back into our rivers, so it should be a very good salmon season for the rivers. Tight Lines 

On Tuesday, Austin and Alex went River Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River, via Discovery Park. This is how it went...


 

Ready for the River Salmon Season?

The river King Salmon season is starting July 16th. It's time to get on the books with one of our top guides. Trips get booked up fast, so don't wait, learn more and book your trip at https://www.catchhappy.co/

 

Napa River-

 

The Striper action is improving, and some anglers are catching good numbers of fish. We continue to get good reports coming in from some of our customers fishing for Stripers on the river. There seems to be a healthy population of fish in the system right now, with most being of the schoolie size with some fish up to 10 lbs. being caught.

Bank anglers soaking cut Anchovies or Sardines can expect to catch fish with the occasional keeper mixed in. If you can buy or catch live bait, that is the best bet for a little larger fish. Casting and trolling in the sloughs and within the levee breaks are producing numbers of Stripers with some better fish mixed in. Rattle traps and swimbaits are always the choices in our river.  We recommend trying Lucky Craft LV 500, and River2Sea Rig Walkers for the best action!!!

Although the Sturgeon bite is slow, we did hear of a few fish caught on the south end of the River. If you are new to the area and want to try out our local fishery come down to the shop and get some great advice on tactics and spots to go!
 

Lake Berryessa-

 

The Trout and Kokanee Salmon bite is still going on up at the lake. We are getting mixed reports of some anglers only catching 1-3 fish and some are finding them for limits. Either way, it's worth taking a trip up there.  All the usual spots on the south end of the lake to just North of the Big Island seem to be best. Anglers are trolling in 40 ft depths to over 100', with the fish being spread out you really need to use your electronics to locate them or bait balls. Swing in the shop and talk with our local guide Austin for tips and tactics.

The Bass bite seems to be slowing down!  Anglers are still catching fish, but it's very important to get up there very early and get off the lake before noon. Boating pressure and warm water temps are slowing the bite.  Try finesse tactics with Robo Worms, Senkos, and Strike King Dream Shots. There is still an occasional top water fish being caught on River2Sea Whopper Ploppers, Zara Spooks, and Buzz Baits.

Catfishing is still going strong! Fishing at night and very early in the morning is going to be best! Cut Shad is a great choice up at the lake! We have frozen Shad, Mackrel, Liver, Night Crawlers, and Catfish dough bait from Powerbait in stock every day.

 

This Week in Hunting   

Well, the Archery A zone deer season is coming to end this weekend, and the Rifle season starts up on Aug 13th. We are getting several reports of some great bucks being seen out there, and it looks like it was a decent antler growth year, and judging by some of the archery bucks that were killed this year, I would say it's looking good. 

Come by the shop and gear up on everything from scent killer sprays to deer bags. Looking for a camo shirt? We have you covered. We just got the new camo pattern in from Kings Camo that is awesome!! We have some very lightweight clothing for all those hot days in the field. 

 

This Week in Camping   
 

If you're looking for a new sleeping bag, tent, or sleeping pad we have some ridiculously low prices on most of our current stock. We had a great day at our customer appreciation event last Saturday, and many thanks to those that came out.

We have decided to keep the low Sale prices on all our closeouts. Save up to 60% on some items. Sleeping bags from $19.99 to $29.99, tents as low as $39.99. We also have the best deals on our Kayaks, and paddle boards.
 
If you need dried food for all your camping needs, don't forget that we carry PEAK 2 REFUEL foods. These meals require less water than competing brands but have more grams of protein than most brands and they taste great!
 
We received a few more Yeti Tundra coolers in the past few weeks. If you are looking for one of these hard-to-find coolers check us out. We currently have the 125, 110, 75, 65, 35, and smaller Roadie sizes in stock. Come get one before they are gone.
 
 
This week at Gun Shop
 

Gun Shop News 07/28/2022 

 

AMMO SALE

 

MAGTECH 9MM 1000 ROUNDS 

$399.99

MAGTECH 5.56x45mm 50 ROUNDS 

$34.99 

 

 

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 

 
 

*List does not reflect all in-stock ammo* 

 

Waterfowl/Upland Loads In Stock

  

Winchester .270 Win Non-Lead Sale $39.99!!!

 

New Firearms

Kimber Stainless II .45 ACP

Kimber Custom II .45 ACP

L.E.ONLY Glock 43x 9mm 

$549.99

                                                 Sig Sauer P220 .45ACP

 

10% Off All Christensen Arms Rifles!!!