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Napa Fishing and Outdoor Report - July 21st, 2022

This Week at Sweeney's

In this newsletter:

  • July 23rd Huge Sale + Customer Appreciation Event

  • July 21st Napa Fishing Report

  • We are Hiring!

  • Gun Shop update + Specials

Let's get started!


10% Off Storewide +Big Clearance Sale Please join us as we celebrate you, our customers. Thank you for supporting our store since 1970!

  • Free Fresh Grilled Hotdogs + Drinks 11am-2pm

  • Kids Casting Competition - Win Free Gift Cards

  • Ammo Sale (See below for details)

  • A raffle ticket for every $100 spent to win YETI 75 Cooler

Jose Rubio will be in town with the Simms Party Bus. Come see the latest and greatest fishing gear from Simms Fishing Products. We will help you choose your next set of waders, fit you into the right set of wading boots and dial you in on the best-performing apparel for a day out on the water. This weekend only every Simms Purchase gets you a chance to spin Jose's wheel of prizes. Win stickers, hats, packs or bags for your next fishing adventure."

Our July 23rd event theme is: Save money. Learn something new. Have fun.

Save Money

  • 10% Storewide Sale - All Day (Some exclusions apply)

  • Huge Outdoor Clearance Sale - Up to 60% Off

Learn Something New

  • Fly Fishing Clinic from 11am to 11:45am

  • River Salmon Fishing Clinic 12:00pm to 12:45pm

  • Kokanee Fishing Clinic from 1:00pm to 1:45pm

  • Handgun and Shotgun Cleaning Basics Clinic 2:00pm to 2:45pm

The classes are FREE, but we have limited capacity, please pre-register. Click here to pre-register

Have Fun

  • Earn one raffle ticket per $100 spent for a chance to win Free: Yeti 75 Cooler ($450)

  • Enjoy Free Hot Dog + Soft Drink 11am-2pm

  • Casting Competition for Kids for a chance to win $20, $50, and $75 Gift Card

  • Meet Catch Happy fishing guides team and check out their boats

  • Try on new Simms Gear at Simms Pop-up Shop

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 23rd.

This week in Fishing

Lake Berryessa

The Catfish bite has been really strong up at the lake. We continue to get really good reports of catfish being caught throughout the lake. The creek channels and willow flats have been producing some big channel cats! A variety of baits are working but cut Shad, Mackerel, and good ole Night Crawlers are working best. The Trout and Kokanee Salmon bite has started to be pretty good. Anglers are still grinding out fish, but some limits are being caught. There have been some really big fish caught this week. Most are trolling 40"-100' and are spread out. The south end of the lake to the Big Island areas is producing the most fish. We have a good supply of trolling lures from Paulina Peak, Rocky Mountain, Double D, and J&J Tackle. Come down and ask Austin for some expert tips. The Bass Bite has just been fair to slow. Some mixed reports coming in recently. Some anglers are really struggling to find fish, and others are catching a few. Get out there early and late! Bass are starting to pull out and go to deeper depths. Various finesse tactics will work this time of year.

Napa River

The Striper Bite continues to just be ok. The bank anglers are getting a few keepers, but most are schoolie size stripers. Anchovies and Sardines are still the bait of choice. If you can get your hands on live bait, try that for a bigger fish. Casting and trolling throughout the river is producing the most fish and better fish. The traditional Rattle traps, swimbaits, and broken backs are all producing fish. Anglers need to move around this time of year to find the fish! No recent reports of sturgeon being caught.

Ocean Salmon

The salmon action is still hot!! The wind picked back up this week making things interesting for anglers, but when they got out limits were caught. Areas out of Bodega Bay and the Golden Gate are producing fish. We have a good supply of trolling lures like Watermelon Apex, FBR's, Rotary Salmon Killers, and more. Come buy your trolling balls from us for less than the party boats. Frozen Anchovy trays are going to be in short supply and high demand, because of this we are limiting customers to two trays until our supplier gets more.

WE ARE HIRING! Know anyone who'd love working at Sweeneys'? Refer our next team member, and receive a $250 Sweeney's Gift Card (After 90 days of successful employment). We are looking for an outdoor enthusiast who is willing to work weekend hours with the possibility of weekday hours as well. Must have good people skills, and be willing to learn. We are looking for someone that has some fishing, and or hunting knowledge. Knowledge of our local fisheries would be beneficial as well. This person will be asked to provide help with the day-to-day activities at the shop, including running the cash register, greeting customers, order processing, and general cleanup. - Make money doing what you love - Get a huge discount on everything we sell - Have fun and learn with the best team in the business - Join a growing business with the potential for career opportunities - An option to star in our videos/social media, if interested - Paid Time Off/401K Available Interested? Apply here.

Ready for the River Salmon Season?

The river King Salmon season is starting July 16th. It's time to get on the books with one of our top guides. Trips get booked up fast, so don't wait, learn more and book your trip at

This week at Gun Shop




MAGTECH 5.56x45mm 50 ROUNDS





Rifle Powder

Triple 7

Muzzleloader Propellant


Muzzleloader Propellant



Rifle Powder



Magnum Handgun Powder

Reloading Bullets





Barnes 165 gr TTSX BT



Barnes 120 gr TTSX BT



Barnes 150 gr TTSX BT



Barnes 150 gr TTSX BT



Barnes 168 gr TTSX BT



Barnes 140 gr TTSX BT



Barnes 130 gr TTSX BT



Hornady 150 gr cx


.17 cal

Hornady 20 gr v-max


.45 cal

Hornady 325 gr FTX






.22 WMR

CCI Shotshell ⅛ oz 12 shot

.22 LR

CCI Quiet Segmented Hollow Point 40 gr


Federal Syntech FMJ 115 gr

Browning FMJ 115 gr

Sar USA FMJ 124 gr

Sierra 124 gr Jacketed Hollow Point


Hornady Critical Defense115 gr Hollow Point

Hornady Critical Duty 124 gr +P Hollow Point

Hornady Critical Defense Lite 100 gr Hollow Point

.40 S&W

Magtech 180gr FMJ

Sellier & Bellot 180 gr FMJ

Winchester 165 gr FMJ

CCI Blazer 165 gr

.45 ACP

Sellier & Bellot 230 gr FMJ


Winchester 55 gr FMJ


Hornady Outfitter 165 gr CX


Barnes 168 gr TTSX BT


6.5 Creedmore

Hornady Outfitter 120 gr CX


Hornady Precision Hunter 143 gr ELD-X


Hornady Outfitter 130 gr CX



Hornady Superperformance 165 gr CX


Hornady Outfitter 180 gr CX


Winchester Copper Impact 150 gr



Winchester Deer Season XP 2 ¾ in 1 oz Sabot Slug



Zuber 2 ¾ in 7 ½ Shot

.300 WSM

Winchester 150 gr Copper Extreme Point


.270 WBY

Weatherby 130 gr Barnes TTSX


.300 WBY

Weatherby 180 gr Barnes TTSX



Weatherby 140 gr Barnes TTSX


6.5-.300 WBY

Weatherby 127 gr Barnes LRX


.257 WBY

Weatherby 100 gr Barnes TTSX



Sellier & Bellot 124 gr FMJ


Sellier & Bellot 180 gr FMJ

.300 BLK

Sig Sauer 125 gr FMJ

Federal 150 gr FMJ

.300 WIN MAG

Federal 180 gr Nosler Partition


Belom 123 gr FMJ

*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

L.E.ONLY Glock 43x 9mm


Sig Sauer P220 .45ACP

10% Off All Christensen Arms Rifles!!!

Range Special

Save $100 and get everything you need to hit the range:

  • Springfield XD9 9mm Pistol

  • Leupold Performance Eyewear - Many Styles Available

  • Howard Leight Electronic Ear Protection

  • Speer Gold Dot 9mm Hollow Point

  • Federal Synthetic Range 9mm FMJ

  • KleenBore Handgun Cleaning Kit

Price: $799.99

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