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Napa Fishing and Outdoor Report - July 28th, 2022

This Week at Sweeney's

In this newsletter:

  • River Salmon Report + Video

  • Local Fishing Report/Hunting Update

  • We are Hiring!

  • Camping Closeout Deals - up to 60% Off

  • Gun shop update - BIG ammo Sale!


Let's get started!



Salmon River Report

We are two weeks into our river salmon season and there are fresh bright king salmon making their way up the Sacramento and Feather rivers. We're still very early into the season so you're fishing for quality over quantity right now. Discovery park in Sacramento can be a good place to run into a fresh early-season king. Use Brad's Killer Fish wrapped with sardines on anchor or you can troll Silvertrons or blue fox spinners. We should start seeing a nice push of fish enter the system as the weeks go on. Feather river will start producing fish in the next couple of weeks. On August 1st the upper part of the Sacramento river opens above Red Bluff, the Barge Hole area. We are expecting a very good run of fish back into our rivers, so it should be a very good salmon season for the rivers. Tight Lines On Tuesday, Austin and Alex went River Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River, via Discovery Park. This is how it went...




Napa River

The Striper action is improving, and some anglers are catching good numbers of fish. We continue to get good reports coming in from some of our customers fishing for Stripers on the river. There seems to be a healthy population of fish in the system right now, with most being of the schoolie size with some fish up to 10 lbs. being caught. Bank anglers soaking cut Anchovies or Sardines can expect to catch fish with the occasional keeper mixed in. If you can buy or catch live bait, that is the best bet for a little larger fish. Casting and trolling in the sloughs and within the levee breaks are producing numbers of Stripers with some better fish mixed in. Rattle traps and swimbaits are always the choices in our river. We recommend trying Lucky Craft LV 500, and River2Sea Rig Walkers for the best action!!! Although the Sturgeon bite is slow, we did hear of a few fish caught on the south end of the River. If you are new to the area and want to try out our local fishery come down to the shop and get some great advice on tactics and spots to go!


Lake Berryessa

The Trout and Kokanee Salmon bite is still going on up at the lake. We are getting mixed reports of some anglers only catching 1-3 fish and some are finding them for limits. Either way, it's worth taking a trip up there. All the usual spots on the south end of the lake to just North of the Big Island seem to be best. Anglers are trolling in 40 ft depths to over 100', with the fish being spread out you really need to use your electronics to locate them or bait balls. Swing in the shop and talk with our local guide Austin for tips and tactics. The Bass bite seems to be slowing down! Anglers are still catching fish, but it's very important to get up there very early and get off the lake before noon. Boating pressure and warm water temps are slowing the bite. Try finesse tactics with Robo Worms, Senkos, and Strike King Dream Shots. There is still an occasional top water fish being caught on River2Sea Whopper Ploppers, Zara Spooks, and Buzz Baits. Catfishing is still going strong! Fishing at night and very early in the morning is going to be best! Cut Shad is a great choice up at the lake! We have frozen Shad, Mackrel, Liver, Night Crawlers, and Catfish dough bait from Powerbait in stock every day.


WE ARE HIRING! Know anyone who'd love to work at Sweeney's'? 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.



This Week in Hunting

Well, the Archery A zone deer season is coming to end this weekend, and the Rifle season starts up on Aug 13th. We are getting several reports of some great bucks being seen out there, and it looks like it was a decent antler growth year, and judging by some of the archery bucks that were killed this year, I would say it's looking good. Come by the shop and gear up on everything from scent killer sprays to deer bags. Looking for a camo shirt? We have you covered. We just got the new camo pattern in from Kings Camo that is awesome!! We have some very lightweight clothing for all those hot days in the field.



This Week in Camping

If you're looking for a new sleeping bag, tent, or sleeping pad we have some ridiculously low prices on most of our current stock. We had a great day at our customer appreciation event last Saturday, and many thanks to those that came out. We have decided to keep the low Sale prices on all our closeouts. Save up to 60% on some items. Sleeping bags from $19.99 to $29.99, tents as low as $39.99. We also have the best deals on our Kayaks, and paddle boards. If you need dried food for all your camping needs, don't forget that we carry PEAK 2 REFUEL foods. These meals require less water than competing brands but have more grams of protein than most brands and they taste great! We received a few more Yeti Tundra coolers in the past few weeks. If you are looking for one of these hard-to-find coolers check us out. We currently have the 125, 110, 75, 65, 35, and smaller Roadie sizes in stock. Come get one before they are gone.



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 https://www.catchhappy.co/


This week at Gun Shop

Gun Shop News 07/28/2022

AMMO SALE



MAGTECH 9MM 1000 ROUNDS

$399.99



MAGTECH 5.56x45mm 50 ROUNDS

$34.99

Powder

Hodgdon

US869 Rifle Powder

Triple 7 Muzzleloader Propellant

Pyrodex Muzzleloader Propellant

Ramshot

TAC Rifle Powder

Accurate

5744 Magnum Handgun Powder


Reloading Bullets


.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

Y

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


Hornady

Superformance 5.56 NATO 55gr GMX


Winchester

270 WSM 130gr


Hornady

Superformance 7mm-08 Rem 139gr CX


Hornady

Outfitter 270 Win 130gr CX


Winchester

270 Win 130gr


Hornady

Outfitter 308 Win 165gr CX


Winchester

300 WSM 150gr



Sig Sauer

300 BLK 120gr


Weatherby

300 WBY MAG 180gr TTSX


Hornady

Outfitter 7mm REM MAG 150gr CX


Barnes

Vor-Tx 308 Win 168gr TTSX BT


Hornady

Superformance 30-06 Sprg 165gr CX


Hornady

Outfitter 30-06 Sprg 180gr CX


Winchester

30-06 Sprg 150gr


Federal

30-06 Sprg 165gr Barnes TSX


Hornady

Superformance 6.5 Creed 120gr CX


Remington

12GA 3IN 1⅛OZ 2Shot


Winchester

Blind Side 12GA 3IN 1⅜OZ 2Shot


Winchester

6.8 Western 162gr


Winchester

12GA 2¾IN 1OZ Sabot Slug


Aguila

12GA 2¾IN 1⅜OZ 0B

Rio

12GA 2¾IN 1⅛OZ 6Shot


Federal

12GA 2¾IN 1⅛OZ 7½Shot


Hevi-Shot

12GA 3½IN 1¾OZ B Shot


Fiocchi

12GA 8.6mm Buckshot

Winchester

10GA 3½IN 1⅝OZ BBB Shot


Hevi-Shot

12GA 3½IN 1½OZ 3Shot


Hevi-Shot

Bismuth 12GA 2¾IN 1¼OZ 4Shot


Winchester

12GA 3IN 1⅛OZ 2Shot


Hevi-Shot

12GA 3IN 1¼OZ 4Shot


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



L.E.ONLY Glock 43x 9mm

$549.99


Sig Sauer P220 .45ACP


10% Off All Christensen Arms Rifles!!!

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