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Napa Outdoor Digest - November 3rd 2022

Napa Outdoor Digest - November 3rd 2022

Fishing report, Outdoor report, Deals of the Week

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Fishing Report

Napa River

The Napa River is still producing a good Striper bite. With the cooler weather the water temps are starting to drop, and as they drop, we will traditionally see a slower bite. You can still catch fish, but you have to slow down your presentation.  Trolling and covering water is the key to success right now. Trolling a variety of baits from Rattle Traps to Broken Backs can produce fish.  We make and sell a version of a Broken Back that is called the Wild Thing, and it flat catches stripers. We basically take a Pline Predator and remove the back treble hook and slide a squid tail over the back followed by a single hook on a swivel.  Then we tip the single hook with a Zoom trick worm. We can show you all the components to build your own or just buy the completed lure. If you don't like trolling, then cover ground with a LV 500 or your favorite swimbait. Casting at all the levee breaks or in the sloughs on an outgoing tide is still producing stripers.  The bank anglers are catching decent numbers of fish on Anchovies and Sardines, with an occasional keeper thrown in the mix. Overall, we are getting reports of good numbers and fish up to 8 lbs being caught. For those of you trying your luck on Sturgeon, there is a bite out there. Traditional shrimp baits in the south end of the river can produce a fish. 

 

Lake Berryessa

Lake Berryessa is seeing a good Bass bite right now. The Fall bite is in full swing. There are a lot of different ways to catch fish right now. Spooning around the bait balls and river channels is always a great way to produce bass, but just about all the finesse techniques will catch fish. I always love to cover water with a LV 500 and search out the remaining weed beds. You can also throw spinner baits, and Chatterbaits to trigger those shallow fish.  With the water temps and water level dropping, the trout and the king salmon bite has been sporadic lately.  Trolling near the surface to 50' can produce a bite. As we go through November with cooler temps look for trout to start chasing bait up near the surface, and with that the live minnow bite will take off. We will keep you update when we start getting reports of this happening. Until then keep trolling with Speedy Shinners, Kastmaster, or a variety of Spinner and dodger combos. With the dropping water levels launching is becoming more and more difficult. For now, we hear the Putah Creek launch is still available on the North end, and Spanish Flat and Steel Park on the south end remain open. 

 

Lake Hennessey

The Lake Hennessey/Conn Dam boat launch remains open and water levels are actually in pretty good shape. We are getting some decent reports of bass being caught here. Crawdad pattern deep cranks, jigs or plastics on the rock walls and piles are producing some fish. Also, try a Keitech Swim bait on an underspin. We have been getting a few good reports of bluegill being caught recently as well. This might be a good opportunity to have the kids catch a few. Try redworms or meal worms for the panfish. No reports of trout or crappie being caught.

 

Outdoor Report

Duck Season is a couple weeks in, and from all reports it's been a tough start for most.  However, if you are hunting the Grizzley Island, Suisun Marsh complex you have seen a pretty good start to the season. The clubs and refugees with tidal influence have plenty of water and feed to support the duck populations right now.  The Sacramento Valley clubs, and refugees have had a tough start due to lack of water to flood the fields. There is also a huge percentage of fields that never had water to grow rice this year, so this is greatly impacting the duck hunters' chance of having a good year.  Let's hope for more rain to help out the poor start to the season. If you need steel shot, we currently have 12ga #2's and 4's in stock. This week we received a new batch of our popular Sweeney's shop hats.  We have three different logos and colors to pick from. Come down and grab one or buy one for a great gift idea. We also received an order of Crosman BB and Pellet guns just in time for the holiday season!

 

 

Learn to Catch Stripers - Kits are 20% OFF

If you want to learn how to catch Stripers or know someone who does, you can't really do better than our Striper fishing kits. We have 3 kit levels and all are on sale at 20% OFF. This will be the best deal of the year to snag a kit for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.Click on the image below, review the details, pick your kit and choose "Pickup In Store" at the checkout. All Striper kit purchases include a set of free training videos. Limited quantities.  
 
          We would like to give a shout out for our local Ducks Unlimited Chapter.  They are holding their annual fundraiser dinner event on November 5th. Their dinner is always great time, and a great cause for waterfowl habitat and much more. Get all your info on the flyer below or call 707-337-4761 for more info. This dinner is usually a sale out, so don't wait get your tickets now, and we hope to see you there.
 
 

Deals of the Week

If you're looking for great deals on Sleeping Bags, Tents, and sleeping pads check out our clearance section.  We have some items close to 65% off. The sleeping bags are $19.97 to $34.97, super low prices. There is also a few pairs of hunting and hiking boots left over at below cost prices to move. We have a big Sale going on Simms discontinued waders and wading boots. Huge savings on a great product. Come down and check them out.If you are part of the Sweeneys Catch Happy Loyalty club this week we have a great deal for you. Come down and mention this report and take 25% of any Beckman Net.

 

 
 

 

 

Gun Shop News 

 

Weekly Specials

SPRINGFIELD XD40 .40 S&W 4”

WAS: $549.99 NOW:$499.99 

MAGTECH .40 S&W 180GR FMJ 

50RNDS 

WAS: $29.99 NOW:$19.99

 

 

WINCHESTER .223 REM 55GR 20RND 

WAS: $16.99 NOW:$12.99

 

 

  

Zuber 20ga 2-¾” #7.5 Lead 

250 Rounds

Was: $139.99 Now:$124.99

 

 

 

 

Sig Sauer SP2022 9MM

Was: $599.99 Now: $549.99 


 Sig Sauer P226 MK-25 

Was: $1249.99 Now: $1199.99

 

 

 

10% Off All Range Finders

 

 

New Arrivals

Christensen Arms Traverse 28 Nosler

 

Taurus 856 Defender .38 Special 

 

 

TRIJICON MRO  

 

 

Hevi-Shot Hammer 

12ga 3” #2 & #4 

 

 

Winchester Blind Side 2

12 Ga 3 In 2 Shot

 

 

 

Winchester Xpert 12Ga 3in 2Shot

  Crosman ST-1 Full Auto CO2 BB Gun 

Red Rider BB Gun

 

10% Off All Christensen Arms Rifles!!!  

 

Ammo Inventory

*List does not reflect ALL in-stock ammo*  

 

BRAND

DESCRIPTION

LEAD FREE

Winchester

350 Legend 145gr FMJ

 

Sellier & Bellot

7.62x39 124gr 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

 

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

 

Sellier & Bellot

7.62x51 147gr FMJ

 

Hornady

450 Bushmaster 250gr FTX

 

CCI

22 WMR Shotshell

 

Winchester

32 S&W Black Powder Blank

 

Winchester

9x23 Winchester 125gr HP

 

Buffalo Bore

38 Super +P 124gr

 

Hornady

Critical Defense Lite 9mm 100gr HP

 

Sierra

9mm 124gr HP

Y

Blazer

9mm 115gr FMJ

 

Federal

Syntech 115gr

 

Magtech

9mm 115gr 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

 

Sellier & Bellot

45 ACP 230gr FMJ

 

Magtech

32 S&WL 98gr FMJ

 

Speer

357 Sig 125gr TMJ NOT 357 MAG

 

Sierra

380 90gr JHP

 

Ammo Incorporated

380 90gr JHP

 

Magtech

380 95gr FMJ

 

Aguila

380 95gr FMJ

 

Sellier & Bellot

380 92gr FMJ

 

Hornady

480 Ruger 325gr HP

 

Speer

480 Ruger 275gr HP

 

CCI

22 WMR 30gr HP

 

Browning

22 LR 40gr

 

Buffalo Bore

38 Special 125gr JHP

 

Hornady

454 Casull 200gr HP

 

Hornady

Superformance 5.56 NATO 55gr CX

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

Winchester

300 WSM 150gr

Y

Sig Sauer

300 BLK 120gr

Y

Weatherby

300 WBY MAG 180gr TTSX

Y

Winchester

30-06 Sprg 180gr

Y

Barnes

30-06 Sprg 150gr Barnes TTSX BT

Y

Winchester

Blind Side 12GA 3IN 1⅜OZ 2Shot

Y

Winchester

6.8 Western 162gr

Y

Winchester

12GA 2¾IN 1OZ Sabot Slug

Y

Rio

12GA 2¾IN 1⅛OZ 6Shot

Y

Federal

12GA 2¾IN 1⅛OZ 7½Shot

 

Winchester

10GA 3½IN 1⅝OZ BBB Shot

Y

Hevi-Shot

Bismuth 12GA 2¾IN 1¼OZ 4Shot

Y

Winchester

12GA 3IN 1⅛OZ 2Shot

Y

Barnes

6.5 Creedmoor 127 GR LRX BT

Y

Winchester

6.5 Creedmoor 125 GR

Y

Zuber

20GA 2¾IN 15/16OZ 7½Shot 

 
 

*List does not reflect all in-stock ammo*