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Napa Fishing Report - July 7th, 2022

Napa Fishing Report - July 7th, 2022

Napa Outdoor Digest by Sweeney's Sports 

In this newsletter:
 
-Napa Fishing Report
-WE ARE HIRING!
-Gun Shop update - Sig P238 Now in stock

Let's get started! 


Napa Fishing Report 
 

Napa River-
 
The stripers are in the river in pretty good numbers right now! We continue to get mixed reports on catching them. It seems that the anglers chasing with trolling and casting techniques are having the best luck. Fishing the levee breaks, and sloughs with Rattle Traps, and Swim baits are producing some good action for Stripers. Bank anglers using cut Anchovies and Sardines are still catching fish, but for schoolie size fish, and the occasional keeper. 

Hot Ocean Salmon Bite-

The second half of the Ocean Salmon season is nothing short of spectacular. Anglers going out of the Golden Gate and Bodega Bay areas are catching limits with some giant salmon mixed in. This week the conditions have been awesome out there, with some anglers saying the ocean has been like a lake. Look for fishing to be really good, but the wind may come back up this next week. Regardless, this is some of the best salmon action we have seen in a while, with plenty of 20Lb plus being caught it's time to get out there. We are well stocked up on tray anchovies and herring! Need 2lb and 2.5lb trolling balls we have plenty, and you will pay less than buying them on the charter boat. We are also well stocked up on Rotary Salmon Killers, Apex Lures, and FBR's. Come in and ask Tom for recent hotspots and news.


Justin Franzi and Amanda Horne from Napa fished on the Salty Lady this week.
 
 
Lake Berryessa-

The bass bite continues to be pretty good for anglers finding the bait balls out there. Finesse techniques with Drop shotting Robo Worms, and nail-weighted Senkos, are both catching fish.  The Trout and Kokane salmon bite is getting tougher going into the summer. Trollers need to be in 60-100+ feet to find fish. The Putah Creek channel, Big Island, and various spots in the Narrows to the Dam are still kicking out fish for those trying.  We continue to be stocked up on all your trolling needs, spinners, hoochies, spoons, and a good variety of flashers. Ask Austin for techniques for summertime success. 

Clear Lake- 

The summertime bass bite is starting to be in full swing.  Shallow areas up North are still holding fish in the weed beds, but fish are starting to pull offshore and move into cooler water. Anglers are catching fish on a variety of baits, try top water with frogs, buzz baits, chatter baits, and shallow cranks around weeds also working. The mid-lake and south areas are starting to kick out a bunch of fish. fish on rock walls, and points in 10-25 ft with finesse techniques to catch numbers of fish. The jig bite should start to produce on the deeper rock piles and walls. We are getting a few reports of a decent nighttime catfish bite on the south end of the lake. Try live jumbo minnows, cut shad, or mackerel.

Striper fishing on Napa River before work.

Today we are taking a quick Striper fishing trip on Napa River before heading into the shop. Our goal was to get a few hookups using only the equipment and lures from our Striper Fishing Kit. And we had just under 2 hours to do it. 

We launched at Cuttings Wharf around 6:30am and made our way out to the sloughs toward Vallejo where we started trolling for stripers using various rattle traps and swimbaits, which are all part of our Striper Fishing Kit.

Check it out:

 
 
SWEENEY'S SPORTS IS HIRING! 

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
- Get a huge discount on everything we sell 
- Have fun and learn with the best team in the business 
- Join a growing business with the potential for career opportunities 
- An option to star in our videos/social media, if interested 
- Paid Time Off/401K Available 

Interested? Apply here
 
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/
 
This week at Gun Shop

Now in stock: Sig P238 - $799 (Limited Quantity) 

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

 

Ammunition

Caliber

Brand/Type

Nontoxic

.22 WMR

CCI Shotshell ⅛ oz 12 shot

 

.22 LR

CCI Quiet Segmented Hollow Point 40 gr

 

9MM

Federal Syntech FMJ 115 gr

 
 

Browning FMJ 115 gr

 
 

Sar USA FMJ 124 gr

 
 

Sierra 124 gr Jacketed Hollow Point

Yes

 

Hornady Critical Defense115 gr Hollow Point

 
 

Hornady Critical Duty 124 gr +P Hollow Point

 
 

Hornady Critical Defense Lite 100 gr Hollow Point

 

.40 S&W

Magtech 180gr FMJ

 
 

Sellier & Bellot 180 gr FMJ

 
 

Winchester 165 gr FMJ

 
 

CCI Blazer 165 gr

 

.45 ACP

Sellier & Bellot 230 gr FMJ

 

.223

Winchester 55 gr FMJ

 

.308

Hornady Outfitter 165 gr CX

Yes

 

Barnes 168 gr TTSX BT

Yes

6.5 Creedmore

Hornady Outfitter 120 gr CX

Yes

 

Hornady Precision Hunter 143 gr ELD-X

 

.270

Hornady Outfitter 130 gr CX

Yes

.30-06

Hornady Superperformance 165 gr CX

Yes

 

Hornady Outfitter 180 gr CX

Yes

 

Winchester Copper Impact 150 gr

Yes

12GA

Winchester Deer Season XP 2 ¾ in 1 oz Sabot Slug

Yes

20GA

Zuber 2 ¾ in 7 ½ Shot

 

.300 WSM

Winchester 150 gr Copper Extreme Point

Yes

.270 WBY

Weatherby 130 gr Barnes TTSX

Yes

.300 WBY

Weatherby 180 gr Barnes TTSX

Yes

7MM WBY MAG

Weatherby 140 gr Barnes TTSX

Yes

6.5-.300 WBY

Weatherby 127 gr Barnes LRX

Yes

.257 WBY

Weatherby 100 gr Barnes TTSX

Yes

7.62x39

Sellier & Bellot 124 gr FMJ

 

7.62x54R

Sellier & Bellot 180 gr FMJ

 

.300 BLK

Sig Sauer 125 gr FMJ

 
 

Federal 150 gr FMJ

 

.300 WIN MAG

Federal 180 gr Nosler Partition

 

*List does not reflect all in-stock ammo* 

 

Waterfowl/Upland Loads In Stock

Hevi-Shot: Hevi Bismuth 12 Gauge 2.75” 4 Shot

Hevi-Shot: Hevi Metal 12 Gauge 3” 4 Shot

Federal: Upland Steel 12 Guage 2.75” 7.5 Shot



 

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