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Sweeney's Napa Outdoor Digest - October 19th, 2022

Sweeney's Napa Outdoor Digest - October 19th, 2022

Fishing Report
Hunting/Outdoor Update
Deals of the Week
Gun Shop News

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New Basic Handgun Training Class! We are excited to announce that we are now offering a "Basic Firearms Safety and Handling" class at Sweeney's Sports. Click here for details
 

Fishing Report

Fish and Wildlife announcement.

Well it's finally official, the CDFW has announced that beginning November 15, 2022, California anglers will be able to purchase a 2023 fishing license that will take effect on January 1, 2023 and last the entire year. All licenses purchased on or after January 1, 2023, will be effective from the date of purchase for a continuous 365 days. For more info, please visit wildlife.ca.gov for FAQS on the Sport Fishing Licenses and Report Card page. We all have been waiting for this to happen for a very long time.  For those of you that buy Fishing Licenses as Christmas gifts, we are encouraging you to only buy the gift voucher and not the actual license. This way the angler getting the gift can choose the start date of the license.
 
Cole Kipsey Caught a bunch of Stripers this week on the Fly!
 
 

Lake Berryessa

Lake Berryessa produce a decent King Salmon and Trout bite this week, but the bite got really tough for some. The full moon last week and dropping water levels slowed the bite for now. Trolling in 50-70 feet with Speedy Shiners, Needlefish, Kastmasters, and a variety of spinners behind a dodger can produce fish. Anglers are having to move around to pick up their fish right now. We didn't hear of limits being caught, more like a few fish here and there. Trollers are picking up quite a few bass as well. The bass bite continued to be pretty good for the anglers finding the fish. The Spooning action is the hot choice right now. Find the bait balls and use your favorite spoon through the bait. We carry P-line Lazer Minnow, Kastmasters, and a few Blade Runner Spoons. Drop-shotting Robo Worms around the bait balls will work as well. Also, target shallow fish with LV500's, Chatter Baits, or Spinnerbaits. We have not received any good reports lately of Catfish or Crappie being caught.

 

Napa River

The Napa River has been one of the best fishing stories around.  Week after week our local fishery just keeps pumping out Stripers. This last week has been no different. Great action continues for good numbers of stripers, and there is an increase in better size fish. Trolling and casting Swimbaits, LV500's, broken backs, and Rattletraps has been the top producers. The bank anglers using live bait are catching some nice fish. While cut Anchovies, and Sardines produce numbers with a few keepers thrown in. Fish are really moving around, as we get reports of good numbers of stripers caught up in town and all the way down to the mouth of the river.  There is sturgeon in the system as well, with most of the reports coming in from the south end of the river and in the bay. We are not getting a lot of Sturgeon reports but enough to mention here.  We have Salmon Roe and frozen or cured shrimp in stock. The salmon season will officially close on Oct 31st, so we still have a few more weeks. I am looking for pics to share in our report, so if you catch a nice fish send a story and pic to [email protected]
   
    One of our long-time customers Doug Dahme caught his fish of a lifetime. While fishing 45 miles outside of Bodega Bay Doug hooked up and landed a giant 200+lb tuna. Wow what a fish, congrats Doug!! If you have any leftover tuna steaks, you know where to find me. If you're looking for a Cedar Plug, Daisy Chain, or Tuna Feathers stop by the shop and check out our small selection of tuna basics.
   
 

 
One of our long-time customers Doug Dahme caught his fish of a lifetime. While fishing 45 miles outside of Bodega Bay Doug hooked up and landed a giant 200+lb tuna. Wow what a fish, congrats Doug!! If you have any leftover tuna steaks, you know where to find me. If you're looking for a Cedar Plug, Daisy Chain, or Tuna Feathers stop by the shop and check out our small selection of tuna basics.  
 

Striper Fishing Kits are 20% OFF

If you are a beginner or occasional Striper angler or know someone who is 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.  

 

 

Hunting/Outdoor

The Dalessi family has one heck of a year hunting here in California and out of state. This week they traveled to Montana for an Antelope Hunt. Rylan continued his amazing year by taking his first Antelope buck at 293 yards with his 6.5 PRC. The next day it was Mom's turn, and Suzy made quick work on another beautiful buck from 285 yards with the 6.5 PRC. Excellent shooting! We think they have a great shooting coach, good job Nick.
Rylan with his buck, and Suzi with hers.
 
 
 
 
With Duck Season just around the corner, we have a good selection of waterfowl supplies in. Last week we received a small order of 12ga #2 and #4 shot in from Winchester.  If you need ammo don't wait, as its going to be another year of small orders of steel shot coming into our shop. We have a small variety of other loads as well, come down and check it out in the gun shop.  If you're looking for a new duck call, we have a good variety of calls from simple Primos and Haydel calls to high end acrylic calls from Delta, and Echo. We have all your decoy needs from decoy bags to single 4oz decoy weights.  
          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 10/19/2022

Weekly Specials

 

 

 

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 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*