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Sweeney's Outdoor Digest - Oct 6th

Sweeney's Outdoor Digest - Oct 6th

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

Let's get started! 
 

Ryan Cole with his Giant Texas Whitetail. Come down to the shop and get the full story from Ryan , most Thursdays and Fridays when he is not hunting. Congrats!!!

 


                         

Fishing Report

Lake Berryessa

Lake Berryessa continues with the hot bite on Kings and Rainbow trout. Cooler temps overnight and mornings has really started to cool off the water temps, helping this bite keep trucking along. If you are looking for the opportunity to catch some nice kings head up to the lake.  Trolling on the south end of the lake in 40'-80' with a variety of spoon and spinners seems to be the ticket. Use bigger profile spoons for the kings. Lures like Speedy Shiners, Kastmaster, and Rapalas are working well. The Fall Bass bite is really starting to improve! Right now you can cover water shallow looking for grass beds or go offshore and spoon around bait balls.  The shallow water bite with spinnerbaits, LV500, underspins, and chatterbaits can produce some good action. The lake is loaded with bait balls right now. Anglers that are using their electronics are finding bait throughout the lake, and spooning are really getting them.  Come down to the shop and chat with Austin for all the King Salmon techniques.  

Napa River

The Napa River striper bite looks to have slowed down a little bit. However, the bite is still decent to good. I heard that the bank fisherman experienced a slowdown over the weekend, with less fish being caught and fewer keepers. Cut Anchovies and Sardines as usual are the top cut bait of choice.  The boat anglers trolling and casting also saw a slowdown, but when you find the fish, you can catch them pretty good.  I talked with one of our customers this week, and he reported that he found a school of stripers at a mouth of one of the sloughs, (undisclosed secret spot) that provided nonstop action for almost an hour.  So, search around and don't stay too long if you're not getting bites.  Spro Aruku Shad, Lucky Craft LV500, River2Sea Swimbaits, and Keitechs continue to be the baits of choice out there. We are getting reports of a few Salmon out there as well, as this is the time of year, we get a small run up our river.  Throwing spinners upriver, or any of the levees breaks, and sloughs can produce kings. Large #5 Blue Fox spinners, and Mepps Flying C's are the best bet.  Anglers using a 3-4oz jig can also have success jigging the deeper holes in the main river. Just remember that our river falls under the ocean regulation, so make sure your lures have barbless single hooks if you are targeting Salmon. 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.

 

This week's video

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Hunting/Outdoor

 

The hunting season is in full swing right now.  We have customers hunting in Northern California, and many heading out to their out-of-state destinations. Deer, Elk, and Bear hunting has been very good to some of our customers this year.  One of our customers Rick Rosa had an amazing hunt for Tule Elk up at Lake Pillsbury.  Rick first off won the lottery when he drew this coveted tag. There are only 2 bull tags for this area, and with good luck and max points Rick hit the jackpot when he drew this tag. Rick put in the work with multiple scouting trips, looking for a mature bull. With help from his entire family Rick experienced his dream hunt and harvested a heavy horned 7x7 old warrior.  We are all so pumped for Rick for not only drawing a once in a lifetime hunt but putting in the work and harvesting a trophy of a lifetime on his terms. What a great hunt, congrats!!! Also wanted to give a shout out to Mike hunter, Nick Dalessi and Mike Young for having a great high mountain mule deer hunt in Wyoming's Region G. Although all three are coming home with saddle sores, they are coming home with beautiful bucks too. These three guys are not only great customers, but friends of the shop and we couldn't be happier for them. Although we are super jealous, congrats!!!Duck Season is right around the corner, opening day is October 22nd. Looks like the start of the season is going to be full of challenges, all caused from the lack of water.  Most of the refugees in the Sacramento Valley will have closures and limited hunting for the first part of the season.  With no water, many of our customers that have blinds in the duck clubs will also face the same problems. We need rain big time. Until then much of the hunting will be done on dry ground for geese or hunting in all waters attached to the Bay and Delta. This includes all of the Suisun Marsh/Grizzley Island areas, and the Napa-Sonoma Marsh lands. We are very lucky to have these areas so close by. Here at the shop we are fully stocked up on Duck hunting supplies. We are getting in Waterfowl Steel Shot loads when we can. This week we received a few cases of Winchester 3" #4 , and we hope to be receiving some #2 shot soon. If you need ammo don't wait, buy it now as the supply chain looks weak again. We also received some duck decoys in this week as well. Mallard, Teal, Widgeon, and Pintail are all in stock. We also have all of our remaining goose decoys on sale. We have snow and speck floaters, and some full body snow goose decoys still available.

 

Mike Young                                                    Mike Hunter
 
                                                  Nick Dalessi

 

Great Deals

This week at the shop we will be offering a 10% discount on all fishing waders and wading boots, and a 20% discount on SIMMS Tributary wading boots. Mention this report to get your discount.In the Archery Department, we will be offering a 10% discount on all of our recurve bows. Great time to save a little on an upcoming Christmas gift. 

 

      

Recurve bows 10% off                         Simms Tributary Boots 20% off

 

     
     
                                          Waders and boots 10% off
 
 
     
                                          Waterfowl Hunting Gea
 
     
Simms Flyweight Stockingfoot waders originally $549.99 now on blowout sale for $329.99
  Simms Headwater BOA wading boots originally $199.95 now $119.97
 
      

 

This week at Gun Shop

New Basic Handgun Training

We are excited to announce that we are now offering a "Basic Firearms Safety and Handling" class at Sweeney's Sports. Click the link below to get details from our blog. 

Follow this link for details.

 

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

Sig Sauer RM400 Tread 

 

 

 

Taurus 856 Defender .38 Special 

 

 

 

 

TRIJICON MRO  

 

 

Hevi-Shot Hammer 

12ga 3” #2 & #4 

 

 

 

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*