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Napa Fishing and Outdoor Report - August 4th, 2022

This Week at Sweeney's

In this newsletter:

  • Weekly Fishing Report

  • New Firearms in stock

  • We are Hiring!

  • Ammo Sale

Let's get started!

Napa River Fishing Report

The summer Striper bite is in full swing on the Napa River. We continued to get good reports this week! Trolling and casting in and around the levee breaks and sloughs has been really producing good numbers of fish with keepers and a few fish to 7-10lbs being caught. Rattle traps, Swimbaits, and hair jigs are working very well. If you haven't thrown a 3.8" or 4.8" Keitech Fat Swing swimbait you need to try it, Stripers love to eat them. Put them on an Underspin or just a regular 3/8 oz jig head. Try trolling with the jointed Wild Thing, we make them here at the shop. Fishing from the bank with cut Anchovies and Sardines is producing a bunch of schoolies with a few keepers mixed in. Try Live bait as always for a chance at a bigger fish.

We need to mention the Sturgeon bite again, only because we continue to hear of a few sturgeon being caught in the south end of the river. It might be worth soaking some shrimp down south! Please let us know if you have success!!

Lake Berryessa Fishing Report

Temps have been super-hot up the lake, and as a result, the bite has slowed down for now. Some of the hardcore guides have still been putting their clients on fish, but even they are struggling to get those bites. Most anglers are only getting 1-3 fish and covering a lot of water to find them. Trolling dodgers with hoochie spinners or spoons in 70'-100'+ depths are producing a few fish. The bass bite has also slowed down big time!! Anglers are getting out very early and late to produce only a few fish. Finesse tactics on the south end of the lake on the rock walls and main lake points in 20'-50' may be the best bite. The reports of the bait balls in the creek channels are all but gone. The dog days of summer are settling in here. The night bite for Catfish is still producing some really nice fish for those who are putting in their time. Cut Shad, Mackerel, or crawlers are top baits.

Lake Hennessey/Conn Dam

The summertime bite up here is overall pretty tough. However, we did get a few reports of a decent bass bite at the lake this week. Drop-shotting or split-shotting Robo Worms in MMIII or Red Crawler is producing a few fish. Try fishing offshore on the rock walls or rock piles as fish are moving to deeper depths. Crawdad pattern jigs, and deep cranks will also catch a few fish this time of year.

There is also a few Crappie being caught as well. Live minnows and crappie jigs in 15'-30' of water are catching a few random fish.

Ocean Salmon Action

The salmon bite off our coast continues to produce limits of fish! We did see the bite get tougher this week as fish are spreading out, and the windy conditions have made it interesting. However, party boats and private anglers are still catching them!!! We continue to try and stock your favorite lures and tray baits. Like last week we still have no Anchovy trays. We are stocking the red label herring which is a lot smaller in size and closer to the anchovies. We are hearing a lot of really good reports of a dodger and 4"-5" hoochie working well. We have hoochies in a few colors in stock now, and a few colors in the Wiggle Hoochie. The availability of the trolling cannon balls has been pretty low, we did get a small order of 2Lb and 2.5Lb balls this week. Come down Sunday-Wed and get a good report from Tom.

River Salmon Fishing Report

Alex and Austin fished the Sacramento River this morning and were able to put 2 fish in the boat. A full video and a report out next week. Book your own River Salmon fishing adventure here:


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This week at Gun Shop




MAGTECH 5.56x45mm 50 ROUNDS




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

Winchester .270 Win Non-Lead Sale $39.99!!!

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

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