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Where to fish around Napa?

Sweeney's Sports has the answers and gear you need.

Sweeney's Sports is located in the heart of Napa and offers a complete line of Fishing Rods, Reels, Line, Tackle, Accessories, and Bait for both fresh and saltwater fishing. We also offer fishing classes, experiences, and equipment rentals. 

Napa is absolutely amazing for wine lovers, foodies, and those of us who appreciate the healing powers of spas and world-class masseuses. For those who find happiness and joy in fishing, Napa holds some amazing opportunities as well. Even if you are staying in town you are likely within walking distance from a fishing spot on Napa River. 


Head down to Sweeney's Sports for the information, bait, and gear you need to fish around Napa, CA. 

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Fishing in Napa, CA

Napa River meanders through downtown Napa, and forms a tidal estuary, entering Mare Island Strait, and eventually discharging into San Pablo Bay. The river holds a healthy population of Stripped Bass, and White Sturgeon, which are the most popular fish species to target. The water is brackish, and the best time to fish the river is with the incoming tide when cleaner, better-oxygenated ocean water enters the system. The tides also bring a variety of food sources for both Striper and Sturgeon. 


If you are staying in Napa and just want to grab a pole and a few lures or bait to enjoy a peaceful time fishing nearby, Napa River is the perfect place for you. In many cases, you can simply walk from your hotel or Airbnb, or grab a short Uber/Lyft ride to get to the fishing spot. Technically speaking, you can fish anywhere on the river, where not expressly forbidden, and have a chance to hook into a Stripped Bass of various sizes. From 10-13 inch schoolies to a 30lb monster. 

Stop by Sweeney’s Sports in Napa for the latest intel, lures, bait, and fishing gear you need to be successful on the water. 

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Fishing Napa River is Amazing
Fishing gear and advice in Napa

Here at Sweeney's Sports, we've been in the business of outfitting fishermen and women for 52 years. Over half of our 5500 square foot shop is dedicated to fishing. 


We stock everything you need to successfully target:

  • Stripped Bass

  • Sturgeon

  • Salmon

  • Trout 

  • Bass

  • Catfish

  • Kokanee 

And many more. 

Looking for expert Guided Fishing around Napa, CA? Check out

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Our goal is to help more people enjoy amazing experiences outdoors. Our formula is old-fashioned customer service powered by the latest technology so we can serve you better. It's a privilege to serve you and earn your business. We never forget that.  

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