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Sweeney's Napa Outdoor Digest - September 15th, 2022

Sweeney's Napa Outdoor Digest - September 15th, 2022

Chad's Fishing Report. Napa Hunting Update. BIG Clearance Sale on Summer Items. Gun Shop News.

Let's get started! 

 

 

Napa River

The Napa River continues to be the best bet for our local waters. The Striper bite is wide open throughout the river. Bank anglers are experiencing great action on schoolies with keeper size thrown in the mix. As always anchovies and sardines are the bait of choice. Live bait like mudsuckers, and bullheads or our jumbo minnows are working well for bigger fish. We will try to keep a decent supply of jumbo minnows in stock this fall, come bye and pick some up. Trolling and casting Rattle Traps, LV 500's, and broken backs continues to produce stripers. Cooler temps this week will just keep that bite rolling along, Wow it's been a great couple of months of striper action, get out there and experience the action.  Need some help locating and catching some stripers, drop by the shop and talk with Tom or Chad for some pointers. 

 

Lake Berryessa

Lake Berryessa still has a decent trout and king salmon bite going on! Some limits of trout are being caught with a few big kings mixed in. Trollers are finding fish in 40-90 ft spread out in all the favorite south end spots. Anglers are reporting finding a ton of bait! Find the bait and find the fish! Try trolling larger profile lures like Speedy Shiners, Kastmasters, Needlefish, or Rapalas. Come by and chat with Austin and get up to date info to help you catch fish.  Our guys hit Berryessa this week with some success, see their story in this week's report. Bass fishing still remains a tough task. I wish I had a better report here, but anglers that are pounding the water are only catching a few fish if any. The cooler temps will really help the bite. 

 

Clearlake

Clearlake, well low water levels and the extreme heat from last week has all but killed the summertime bite up there for now. The low water conditions is making it very interesting to even get on the water. The most recent report still had the launch at 5th street still open, and the public launch down in the Oaks open. However, due to low water levels and water quality concerns, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has canceled all bass tournaments here through October. Probably look to the Delta or Berryessa for all your bass needs.
The hot tuna bite continued out of Fort Bragg. As most of you know Tom had an incredible adventure last week toping it off with a Giant Big Eye tuna and several albacore.  As I write this report Tom is back up there trying to duplicate the catch from last week. Hopefully we have another story of success. Come by and get the scoop from Tom, Sunday through Tuesday.  We had several customers head up to Fort Bragg this week with a ton of success, but one of our favorites Dave Douma had a GREAT day this week. Him and his crew landed several Albacore, Big Eye, and a Mahi-mahi.  Congrats to Dave!!  
                                                     
                      Dave Douma

The Salmon bite has slowed down off our coast, but there is still fish to be caught. Anglers are still reporting catching limits but working hard for their fish.  As the Salmon start to make a major push up the rivers, the ocean bite will slow down. This week we got our first reports of Salmon being caught off Benicia. It's time to start throwing spinners off the Benicia shore lines.  We carry a wide variety of heavy spinners perfect for this bite. As the Salmon come up in our river some anglers will have hook ups while fishing for Stripers. Just remember that our river falls under all ocean regulations for Salmon. Single barbless hooks on all your lures if your targeting Salmon. If you get that incidental hook up on your Striper lures just make sure to release that Salmon. 

 

Outdoor Reports

Deer season is in full swing in Northern Ca. Our local A zone is open through September 25th, and the B and C zones open their general season this coming weekend. Our local hunters are experiencing a pretty good season so far. Reports of acorns hitting the ground and signs of an early rut are getting our hunters excited. As the rut starts up, one of the best tactics is to use Blacktail in heat scents to fool that weary buck. We carry a product called Moccasin Joe Blacktail Deer Doe in Heat, give it a try.  We have all your deer hunting needs in stock, deer bags, knives, scents, and camo clothing. The last week of the season should be a good one, send me some pics and stories.  Success found one of our local young hunters, Abigal Frye of Napa shot her first buck. Patience and a perfect shot paid off for her on a beautiful buck, congrats to her and her family!! I know that will provide them with plenty of steaks and burgers, yum!!!

 

                                                       
                        Abigal Frye
   
   
   

Duck Season is coming, we are starting to see some gear coming in. This week we received waders from Frogg Toggs, and apparel from Browning and Banded.  Look for more duck hunting supplies to come in the next month. As new product comes in, we have to make room, so some of our summertime goods are marked down to move out. This week we are cutting prices on all our footwear from Frogg Toggs,  take advantage of 50% off flip flops and water shoes.  Also, all water boards and kayaks and accessories are 50% off. Keep checking out our discount area for great savings.  

           

 

 

Gun Shop News 

*List does not reflect all in-stock ammo* 

 

Trijicon MRO

 

 

Sig Sauer P229 Elite 9mm

 

 

SIG SAUER ROMEO MSR + JULIET 3 MICRO

 

 

WALTHER P22

 

Its here!!!

ZASTAVA ZPAP M70

DISCLAIMER: POLYMER FURNITURE

 

New Ammo In-Stock 

 

Browning BPR Performance Rimfire

Hollow Point

40gr 1435 FPS

 

LOWERS ARE BACK IN STOCK 

 

 

Federal 12ga 2.75” #7.5

 

 

Migra 12ga 3” Blended #2/BB

 

Nosler 7mm Rem Mag 150gr 

Lead Free

 

New Firearms 

Sig Sauer P229 9mm

 

 

 


Kimber Stainless II .45 ACP

 

 


Kimber Custom II .45 AC

 


Sig Sauer P220 .45ACP

 

CZ P-01 9mm

 

10% Off All Christensen Arms Rifles!!!

  

Benelli Super Nova 12ga

 

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

7mm

Hornady 150 gr cx

yes

.45 cal

Hornady 325 gr FTX

no



     

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

 

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

 

Aguila

308 Win 150gr FMJ

 

Winchester

223 Remington 55gr FMJ

 

Hornady

450 Bushmaster 250gr FTX

 

CCI

22 WMR Shotshell

 

Winchester

32 S&W Black Powder Blank

 

CCI

44 SPL/MAG Shotshell

 

Winchester

9x23 Winchester 125gr HP

 

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*