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Sweeney's Outdoor Digest - Oct 13th

Sweeney's Outdoor Digest - Oct 13th

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 to learn more and sign up.

 

 

 

Fishing Report

Lake Berryessa

Lake Berryessa continues to have a good Fall bite. The Trout and Salmon bite remains steady with some anglers catching limits of fish. Reports are showing that the fish are on the move, so you may have to search around to find them. The south end of the lake continues to produce, Markley Cove out to the main lake. Start looking North in the Pope and Putah creek river channels as fish start to move. Trolling big spoons like Kastmasters, Speedy Shiners, and Needlefish, as well as a variety of spinners behind a dodger in 30'-75' are catching fish. Bass anglers are still on a good spoon bite! Chasing bait balls and spooning through them is the hot ticket right now.  The Fall bass bite should continue to just get better. It's been a tough summer for the bass anglers, but that bite seems to really be turning around. Don't forget to target fish up shallow chasing bait as well. Reaction baits like LV 500's, spinner baits, underspins, and chatter baits around the remaining grass beds or flooded willows can produce a great bite. Markely Cove and Putah Creek launch ramps still remain open with single lane ramps. 

Napa River

The Napa River just keeps on producing!! The striper bite is rolling on strong for the bank and boat anglers. The Fall live bait bite with mudsuckers or bullheads is producing very well.  Trolling and casting in the levee breaks and sloughs with Rattle Traps, LV500s, Spro Aruku Shads, Broken backs, and swimbaits are producing throughout the river. Spooning with 3oz-4oz jigs in the main river or deep levee breaks can also produce fish.There is a Sturgeon bite in the south end of the river, numbers are not great but there is some action for those that want to try.  There is King Salmon in the system right now. Try throwing heavy spinners like Mepps Flying C's up in town or the multiple levee breaks. Remember to use barbless single hooks on all your lures if you are targeting salmon. 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]

     

 

Conn Dam/Lake Hennessey-The bass bite is about all that is worth talking about here. We are getting a few reports coming in of a fair bass bite up there. Finesse techniques with drop shotting or split shotting Robo Worms or crawdad-colored creature baits on offshore rocks, or rock walls have been producing. Also, try jigs, or deep cranks on the rocks. Look for the bass to start moving shallow looking for bait as the water temps continue to cool off. We have had no reports of crappie or trout in some time. The launch is still open at the time.

 

 

I was able to hit the river for a couple of hours this week. I had a super high tide on Tuesday evening and fished the slack tide. I usually avoid the slack tide when I can, but the action was good anyways. We managed to stay close to town and catch 12 stripers. We only saw two keeper-size stripers, but the little ones on light tackle are always fun. We threw River2Sea 4” swimbaits and Lucky Craft LV500s.

 

     

 

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

This week in the shop we received a shipment of new lights from a company called Kodiak Lighting.  A very exciting new product line for us here at the shop. This company is producing very high-lumen output lights at great prices and are rechargeable.  Products including Tactical Lights, Headlamps, and small handheld lights have arrived.  Looking for a new headlamp for the upcoming duck season, how about a 1300-lumen light to find your way?  
Also, great Christmas gift ideas!!! 
 

 

We also received a truckload of products from Crossman, BB, and Pellet guns. Just in time for the holiday season.  Duck Season opens in a couple of weeks on October 22nd.We have a good selection of gear from duck calls to waders. This week we received an order of Winchester 12 ga 3" #2 shot. If you need steel shot, don't wait we only got 20 cases and I am not sure what else is coming in for the first part of the season. 

 

Great Deals

This week we are featuring SIMMS waders. We have closeout specials on all Tributary, Flyweight and Freestone Breathable waders.  The Tributary waders were originally $199.95 now they are $129.97, Flyweight were $599.95 now $349.97, and Freestone were $299.95 now only $199.97. This price will be good till there gone. Rock bottom prices on the best wader out there. 

 

 

Gun Shop News

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*