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Napa Fishing Report and Outdoor Specials - August 5th, 2022

Napa Fishing Report and Outdoor Specials - August 5th, 2022

In this Blog:

Weekly Fishing Report
New Firearms in stock
We are Hiring!
Ammo Sale

Let's get started!

This week in Fishing


Napa River Report-

 

The summer Striper bite is in full swing on the Napa River. We continued to get good reports this week! Trolling and casting in and around the levee breaks and sloughs has been really producing good numbers of fish with keepers and a few fish to 7-10lbs being caught. Rattle traps, Swimbaits, and hair jigs are working very well. If you haven't thrown a 3.8" or 4.8" Keitech Fat Swing swimbait you need to try it, Stripers love to eat them. Put them on an Underspin or just a regular 3/8 oz jig head. Try trolling with the jointed Wild Thing, we make them here at the shop. Fishing from the bank with cut Anchovies and Sardines is producing a bunch of schoolies with a few keepers mixed in. Try Live bait as always for a chance at a bigger fish. 

We need to mention the Sturgeon bite again, only because we continue to hear of a few sturgeon being caught in the south end of the river. It might be worth soaking some shrimp down south! Please let us know if you have success!!

 

Lake Berryessa-

 

Temps have been super-hot up the lake, and as a result, the bite has slowed down for now. Some of the hardcore guides have still been putting their clients on fish, but even they are struggling to get those bites. Most anglers are only getting 1-3 fish and covering a lot of water to find them. Trolling dodgers with hoochie spinners or spoons in 70'-100'+ depths are producing a few fish. The bass bite has also slowed down big time!! Anglers are getting out very early and late to produce only a few fish. Finesse tactics on the south end of the lake on the rock walls and main lake points in 20'-50' may be the best bite. The reports of the bait balls in the creek channels are all but gone. The dog days of summer are settling in here.  The night bite for Catfish is still producing some really nice fish for those who are putting in their time. Cut Shad, Mackerel, or crawlers are top baits.

 

Lake Hennessey/Conn Dam-

 

The summertime bite up here is overall pretty tough. However, we did get a few reports of a decent bass bite at the lake this week.  Drop-shotting or split-shotting Robo Worms in MMIII or Red Crawler is producing a few fish. Try fishing offshore on the rock walls or rock piles as fish are moving to deeper depths. Crawdad pattern jigs, and deep cranks will also catch a few fish this time of year. 

There is also a few Crappie being caught as well. Live minnows and crappie jigs in 15'-30' of water are catching a few random fish. 

 

Ocean Salmon Action-

 

The salmon bite off our coast continues to produce limits of fish! We did see the bite get tougher this week as fish are spreading out, and the windy conditions have made it interesting. However, party boats and private anglers are still catching them!!! We continue to try and stock your favorite lures and tray baits. Like last week we still have no Anchovy trays. We are stocking the red label herring which is a lot smaller in size and closer to the anchovies. We are hearing a lot of really good reports of a dodger and 4"-5" hoochie working well.  We have hoochies in a few colors in stock now, and a few colors in the Wiggle Hoochie.  The availability of the trolling cannon balls has been pretty low, we did get a small order of 2Lb and 2.5Lb balls this week. Come down Sunday-Wed and get a good report from Tom.

River Salmon-

Alex and Austin fished the Sacramento River this morning and were able to put 2 fish in the boat. A full video and a report out next week. Book your own River Salmon fishing adventure here: www.catchhappy.co 


 

 

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We are looking for an outdoor enthusiast who is willing to work weekend hours with the possibility of weekday hours as well. Must have good people skills, and be willing to learn. We are looking for someone that has some fishing, and or hunting knowledge. Knowledge of our local fisheries would be beneficial as well. This person will be asked to provide help with the day-to-day activities at the shop, including running the cash register, greeting customers, order processing, and general cleanup.

- Make money doing what you love
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- An option to star in our videos/social media, if interested 
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This week at Gun Shop
 

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

 

 

 

                                                 Sig Sauer P220 .45ACP


CZ P-01 9mm

 

 

HK P2000 9mm

 

 

 

 

10% Off All Christensen Arms Rifles!!!  

 

 

Benelli M4 and Super Nova