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Sweeney's Napa Outdoor Digest - Sep 29th

Sweeney's Napa Outdoor Digest - Sep 29th

In this newsletter: Fishing Report, Hunting/Outdoor Update, This Week's Deals, and Gun Shop News.

Fishing Report

Lake Berryessa

Water temps on the surface still a little warm but starting to cool off. The fall bite is just around the corner and fish are on the bite. A mix of King Salmon and Trout are being caught by the trollers. The south end is still the best with areas from Markley Cove out to the mouth of the Narrows. Most of the reports have the fish in 30'-70' of water. Try trolling a varity of spoons and spinners. There are a lot of bait balls out there, search them out and start trolling. Covering water is the key to success right now, with most of the anglers relying on their electronics to find bait and fish.The fall bass bite is starting to show signs of life. Seeing reports of the spoon bite showing up.  Again, finding the bait balls and presenting spoons or finesse baits through the bait to the bottom is the most productive way to catch them. We just got an order of Blade Runner spoons in this week. We also carry P-line Lazer minnows and Kastmasters in a variety of sizes and colors.  Come by the shop and get up to date reports and techniques from Austin and Chad. 

Napa River

The Napa River just continues to be amazing this week.  Most of our hardcore river anglers are having a continued great bite on Stripers throughout the river. The boat anglers are throwing their favorite swimbaits and rattletraps in the levee breaks and sloughs. We just got in a few more colors of Lucky Craft LV500's, and if you have not yet tried this bait you are missing out.  The LV 500 is a premium rattletrap type bait, that works better than everything out there, striper candy!! I have seen some reports of a top water bite out there as well. Try Zara Spooks, or Pencil Poppers, and look for fish chasing bait.  Bank anglers using cut anchovies, sardines, or live bait are catching schoolie size with keepers regularly in the mix.  I would love to see some pics from our customers with their catches to put in our report for some bragging rights. 

Please send your pictures to [email protected], or just reply to this email.

Alex and Austin fished the river last week, this is how they did:


 

Ocean Salmon

The Ocean Salmon bite out of the Gate is still producing fish, while the bite out of Bodega is slowing down.  Anglers out of the Gate are traveling to areas around Duxbury, Double Point, and outside of Muir Beach, to find their salmon. Trolling in the deeper depths with Rotary Salmon Killers, FBR's, and Apex. Come by the shop and talk with Tom for specific spots and techniques. 

 

Tuna

The hot tuna bite has slowed down off our coast, but there is still some fish to be found. This last week our Salty Dawg customer Dave Douma from Napa and his crew headed out North of Bodega in search of Tuna.  Although they experienced an overall slow bite, they did manage to catch another giant Big-Eyed Tuna weighing over 190lbs, wow!!! Congrats to them.
 
 
Dan Douma, Dave Douma, Mike Mansuy, Mark Haberger.
As I am writing the report the guys are checking in a Promar order. From this order we are getting restocked on a variety of Cedar Plugs, Daisy Chains, and Feathers for tuna and Albacore. Also, gearing up for the upcoming crab season we brought in a new supply of regular crab hoop nets and Ambush hoops. Also, a variety of salt and freshwater nets, casting nets, gaffs, billy clubs, and accessories.

 

Hunting/Outdoor

The A-zone deer season has come to a close over the weekend, and from all reports, the last weekend was very good for our local customers. The B zone deer season also got off to a great start. One of our favorite customers Nick Dalessi and his son Rylan had some amazing success over the last week. Nick kicked off the B-Zone season by taking a beautiful 4x4 in the backcountry of the Trinity Alps, and then came home to take his boy Rylan out for the last day of the A zone season, only to have him kill a smasher first A zone buck. At only 12 years old, Rylan kept his cool and made a one-shot kill from his 6.5 Creedmoor. We think Rylan is off to a great start, we are so excited for him and Jealous.  Looks like a trip to the taxidermist is in order.  Great job boys!!!

 

Rylan Dalessi

Nick Dalessi

 

As we get closer to Duck season, we will continue to get more supplies in. This week we received a small shipment of decoys, calls, and accessories. Our little rack of duck hunting supplies is starting to get bigger by the day.  We are also continuing to receive small amounts of steel shot duck loads. Come by and see what we have to offer. I hope to get more in as we get closer to the season.

Last week I hit the road out to Idaho for a little combo hunt for Elk and Antelope. JR Beatty drew a coveted Antelope tag, but first, we spent a few days hunting Elk with our hunting partner Chris Carlisle. We have spent the last 35 years chasing games together, so it was great to catch up with Chris and hit the mountains together. The Elk was not cooperating but we had a blast chasing them. We then headed south to chase Antelope in the high desert of South Idaho. To me, hunting Antelope in the high sage country is one of the best North American hunts. We spent a couple of days scouting over the country looking for that giant buck. We were treated to some great scenery and some amazing old-time settlement finds. In the end, we found a beautiful old buck worn down and busted up from the rut.  We made a great stalk that finished with JR harvesting his trophy. What a great hunt, looking forward to many more. 

 

Chad Hole, Chris Carlisle, JR Beatty.

 

Great Deals

Something new, going forward we will be offering great deals and savings on product lines or just one item on every weekly report. So, stay tuned every week for good savings.This week in the fishing department we would like to feature Penn Reels and offer 10%off any Penn reel in stock, and a free fill-up of J Braid or regular mono on that reel. If you are interested, mention you saw this deal in the weekly report to take advantage of the savings. In the outdoor department, we will be offering a great deal on all our Salty Crew clothing. Again, mention you saw this deal and receive 20% off any current Salty crew apparel. 

 

Gun Shop News

Weekly Specials.

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
Sig Sauer RM400 Tread 
Taurus 856 Defender .38 Special 
TRIJICON MRO  

Hevi-Shot Hammer 

12ga 3” #2 & #4 

EO TECH xps2
 
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*