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Napa Fishing and Outdoor Report - August 18th, 2022

This Week at Sweeney's

In this newsletter:

  • BIG NEWS: Customer Loyalty Program is here!

  • Weekly Fishing Report

  • 30% Off water shoes

  • Hunting and Camping update

  • Archery Update

  • Gun Shop News

Let's get started!

Introducing Customer Loyalty Program!

You shopped at Sweeney’s for years. You’ve trusted our expertise to help you get the most out of your outdoor adventures. You’ve chosen to spend your hard earned dollars at your local shop instead of handing them over to a faceless corporation.

All of us here at the shop appreciate it. Our livelihood depends on giving you more reasons to come back. Until now, we didn’t have the tools to reward you for choosing to shop at Sweeney’s.

However, today is a new day.

Chad, Scott, Shane, David, Will, Daniel, Tom, Austin, Lucas, Ben, Pete, Bill, Andrew, Alex, and Ryan are very excited to announce our brand new customer loyalty program. We are calling it:

Sweeney’s Catch Happy Rewards.

Starting tomorrow, you can sign up for the program with your mobile number and email and start earning 1 point for every 1 dollar you spend at Sweeney’s. You’ll be able to accumulate and redeem these points for discounts on your purchases. Once you get to 2000 points, you’ll hit our VIP status and begin earning 1.5 points for every 1 dollar spent.

Please mention that you’d like to join the program to one of us on your next visit.

See you at the shop!

This week in Fishing

Napa River

The Napa River continues to have the best bite around. The Striper action is hot!!! There continues to be a lot of fish spread throughout the river. The bank anglers are scoring on good numbers of fish, cut anchovies and sardines are the best for catching fish. It's a great time to take the kids out and experience a great chance to catch multiple fish. Trolling and casting a variety of lures is really fun out there right now. We continue to get reports coming in on a great rattletrap or LV500 bite. We just received a supply of Rattletraps, come by and get your favorite color. The south end of the river is still producing a mixed bag for anglers soaking bait. Sturgeon, Striper, and Bat Rays are all being caught.

Lake Berryessa

The summertime slowdown is in full effect up at the lake right now. The rising water temps and dropping water levels are making bites for all species really tough. For the Anglers trying their luck for kokanee or trout, try covering a lot of water trolling in 50'-100'. The traditional areas around the mouth of the Narrows to the Big Island are still producing a few fish. Areas around the Dam are also holding some fish. Bites are few a far between, get out there early and try and beat the heat. Bass anglers should also get out there very early, and stick with finesse tactics like drop-shotting, Neko rigs, and split-shotting your favorite 4-6" worm.

River Salmon

Austin and I (Alex) were at it again last week. We were on the water, anchored up and ready at 5:30am. Unlike the last 3 weeks, the bite didn't start until around 6:40am-6:50am. The run lasted for around 1 hour, as we saw a number of boats hook up. Finally, our turn came at 7:05am! Watch the video to see what happened. The gear we used: (Also available at the shop). Book your own guided river salmon trip here: Click the image to watch our video report:

This week in Hunting

The Local A zone rifle season kicked off last weekend and we received a few really good reports of hunters filling their tags. Looks like the season is off to a really good start. Local hunter and one of our favorite customers Joe Giovanonni started his season off right by taking a beautiful 4x4 buck.

Joe had been watching this buck for a while, but when the opportunity to take this buck came on opening morning, he didn't waste any time pulling the trigger. Congrats!!! Dove season is right around the corner, with the traditional opening day on September 1st. We have a good supply of decoys, Mojo Dove, seats, and lightweight camo t-shirts. We also just received a small order of 12ga Steel Dove loads just in time for the opener. Don't wait on this one, get down here and grab what you can before it's all gone. We also have our Winchester Bobcat hunting boots on sale at $59.99 down from $79.99, we have most sizes in stock.

This week in Outdoor/Camping

With summertime coming to an end, it's time for us to start clearing out some products to make way for the new fall products coming in. Our entire line of Frog Toggs flip flops and water shoes are 30% off. Looking for a great pair of boots, we have a selection of Danner Boots on clearance. We still have a good selection, but some sizes are going fast.

Solstice standup waterboards and kayaks are 30-40% off, killer saving on a great product.

Our clearance section is full of great deals at up to 65% off. Come down and take advantage of this clearance on many sleeping bags, tents, pads, and more. We continue to add different items weekly to our clearance section, so come check it out for great savings.

This week in Archery

This week we received a few Hoyt Bows. We now have the RX7, RX 7 Ultra, and Ventum 33 Pro in stock. Including a couple models in KUIU camo. We also have a couple of the Hoyt Torrex kits in stock. Looking for a great deal on last year's models of PSE flagship bows, come by and get a killer deal at 25% off. Ask Chad what models are on sale and shoot one! We continue to stay stocked up on all the popular broadheads for all your fall hunting trips. With the archery Elk season about to start in most states, we are stocking up on a nice selection of elk calls to get you through the season.

This week at Gun Shop




MAGTECH 5.56x45mm 50 ROUNDS


New Ammo In-Stock

Federal 12ga 2.75” #7.5

Migra 12ga 3” Blended #2/BB

Nosler 7mm Rem Mag 150gr

Lead Free

New Firearms


Kimber Stainless II .45 ACP

Kimber Custom II .45 ACP

Sig Sauer P220 .45ACP CZ P-01 9mm

HK P2000 9mm

10% Off All Christensen Arms Rifles!!!

Benelli M4 and Super Nova



US869 Rifle Powder

Triple 7 Muzzleloader Propellant

Pyrodex Muzzleloader Propellant


TAC Rifle Powder


5744 Magnum Handgun Powder

Reloading Bullets

Caliber / Brand/ Type Nontoxic

.308 Barnes 165 gr TTSX BT yes

6.5mm Barnes 120 gr TTSX BT yes

7mm Barnes 150 gr TTSX BT yes

.308 Barnes 150 gr TTSX BT yes

.308 Barnes 168 gr TTSX BT yes

7mm Barnes 140 gr TTSX BT yes

.270 Barnes 130 gr TTSX BT yes

7mm Hornady 150 gr cx yes

.17 cal Hornady 20 gr v-max no

.45 cal Hornady 325 gr FTX no

Nosler Armageddon 17 Rem 20gr HP

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

Weatherby .270 WBY MAG 130gr

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

PPU 7.62x51 145gr FMJ

Aguila 308 Win 150gr FMJ

Remington 223 Remington 55gr FMJ

Magtech 5.56x45 55gr FMJ

Hornady 450 Bushmaster 250gr FTX

CCI 22 WMR Shotshell

Winchester 32 S&W Black Powder Blank

CCI 44 SPL/MAG Shotshell

CORBON 38 Super 115gr JHP

CORBON 38 Super 125gr JHP

Winchester 9x23 Winchester 125gr HP

Sellier & Bellot 7.62x25 Tokarev 85gr

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

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

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 YES

Hornady Superformance 5.56 NATO 55gr GMX Yes

Winchester 270 WSM 130gr Yes

Hornady Superformance 7mm-08 Rem 139gr CX Yes

Hornady Outfitter 270 Win 130gr CX Yes

Winchester 270 Win 130gr Yes

Hornady Outfitter 308 Win 165gr CX Yes

Winchester 300 WSM 150gr Yes

Sig Sauer 300 BLK 120gr Yes

Weatherby 300 WBY MAG 180gr TTSX Yes

Hornady Outfitter 7mm REM MAG 150gr CX Yes

Barnes Vor-Tx 308 Win 168gr TTSX BT Yes

Hornady Superformance 30-06 Sprg 165gr CX Yes

Hornady Outfitter 30-06 Sprg 180gr CX Yes

Winchester 30-06 Sprg 150gr Yes

Federal 30-06 Sprg 165gr Barnes TSX Yes

Hornady Superformance 6.5 Creed 120gr CX Yes

Remington 12GA 3IN 1⅛OZ 2Shot Yes

Winchester Blind Side 12GA 3IN 1⅜OZ 2Shot Yes

Winchester 6.8 Western 162gr Yes

Winchester 12GA 2¾IN 1OZ Sabot Slug Yes

Aguila 12GA 2¾IN 1⅜OZ 0B

Rio 12GA 2¾IN 1⅛OZ 6Shot Yes

Federal 12GA 2¾IN 1⅛OZ 7½Shot Yes

Hevi-Shot 12GA 3½IN 1¾OZ B Shot Yes

Fiocchi 12GA 8.6mm Buckshot

Winchester 10GA 3½IN 1⅝OZ BBB Shot Yes

Hevi-Shot 12GA 3½IN 1½OZ 3Shot Yes

Hevi-Shot Bismuth 12GA 2¾IN 1¼OZ 4Shot Yes

Winchester 12GA 3IN 1⅛OZ 2Shot Yes

Hevi-Shot 12GA 3IN 1¼OZ 4Shot Yes

Zuber 20GA 2¾IN 15/16OZ 7½Shot

*List does not reflect all in-stock ammo* Waterfowl/Upland Loads In Stock

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