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Napa Fishing and Outdoor Report - June 30th, 2022

This Week at Sweeney's

In this newsletter, Chad is providing updates on Fishing, Archery and Camping. Austin and Alex are fishing Halibut in the Bay, plus:

  • You have until 5:45 pm today to enter to Win a Salmon Trip

  • Turn-key fishing kits are now in the shop

  • Simms Waders and Boots promo

  • Gun Shop ammo and new product update

  • July 23rd Customer Appreciation event is going to be HUGE

Let's get started!

This week in Fishing

Napa Fishing Report

Well, last week the second half of the Ocean King Salmon season kicked off. The weather conditions were great, and the fishing was even better. Many of our customers, and party boat fleets had early limits over the weekend and early this week. Boats going out of the Golden Gate and Bodega both found fish. The windy conditions came back for a few days but look for a continued salmon bite. Some really nice fish in the 25-40 lb class have been caught. We are stocked up on all the tray Anchovies and Herring as well as your favorite lures.

Halibut action in the SF Bay and Tomales Bay has been really good as well. Come down and talk to Tom or Austin about all the hot spots and ways to catch them.

Lake Berryessa is still kicking out fish. Anglers getting out and trolling in 50-100 ft are catching a variety of fish. Eagle Lake Trout, Rainbows, and Kokanee are all being caught. Limits seem to be hard to come by, but a few fish in the early morning is still possible. A variety of spoons, hoochies, and spinners behind a dodger are catching fish. We continue to bring in new lures and dodgers, from J & J, Rocky Mountain, Paulina Peak, and Double D Tackle. The summertime bass action is fair. Most of the anglers are reporting searching for bait balls still and fishing around them. With the water temps still climbing, those bass will be moving into deeper depths. Look for shade-covered rock walls as good areas in the afternoon. Areas in Pope Creek, Putah Creek, and the Narrows can produce those shaded areas. Techniques like drop-shotting Robo Worms or Senkos can produce fish. Look for a topwater bite early and late, with Zara Spooks, Whopper Ploppers, and buzz baits as top producers.

Lake Hennessy's bite seems to be slowing down. Most anglers that are targeting bass are catching a few fish. Crawdad patterned jigs, and plastics on the rock walls, and offshore rock piles are producing fish. I would also look for a topwater bite early and late here. Fishing with a frog on the weed beds and tule edges will produce fish this time of year. Come by and grab a frog and ask Chad for some killer techniques to up your chances!

We now have Kokanee, Salmon, and Trout fishing kits available for sale! Come in and check them out. The tackle was carefully picked by our guides and they start at $49.

Each kit includes a Free fishing seminar hosted by one of our Guides and Saturdays, 9am-10am in the shop. Halibut Fishing on a 16ft Aluminum Boat? We are going to start off by saying we don't recommend taking your small boats to the Bay unless you know exactly what you are doing. The weather had to be perfect and constantly monitored. Austin has years of guiding experience behind his belt and he captained his own boat. Still, we had moments where waves splashed into the boat and the bait run to SF harbor was rough. We did pretty well, however. Take a look and see for yourself what it's like.

SIMMS G3 Stockingfoot Wader Thinking about getting a new pair of waders? We have multiples of Simms G3 in M, L, XL, and XXL in stock. $599.95

Simms' long-standing, award-winning wader is back with an exciting update to the material package, improved fit, and an enhanced feature set while remaining the most comfortable, reliable, and performance-driven wader ever.

  • Updated material lamination package with even more durable, breathable, and comfortable Gore-Tex 3-layer upper and Gore-Tex Pro 4-layer lower

  • Adjustable spacer air-mesh suspender system with a fabric suspender divider and integrated webbing attach point for net carry

  • Top access zippered stretch pocket plus zippered, reach-through micro-fleece lined hand-warming chest pocket

  • The upper organization also includes a removable Tippet-Tender Pocket and a zippered stretch-woven interior flank pocket on wearer's left

  • Built-in low-profile back belt loops with high and low options; 2 inch stretch nylon belt included

  • Patented front and back leg seams deliver articulated fit, improved mobility, and increased durability

  • Patented, abrasion-resistant, built-in Gravel Guards

  • Anatomically engineered neoprene stockingfeet with anti-microbial finish

  • Custom options available

  • Made in USA of imported materials

FABRIC TECH: Upper: 3-layer waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex Shell; Lower: 4-Layer waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex Pro Shell Purchase a pair of G3 Waders and take 20% off Simms Headwaters Boa Boot (remaining store stock only) Reg: $229.95

Ready for the 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

Win a FREE guided Salmon fishing trip.

Want to go Salmon fishing with Alex and Austin? All you have to do is subscribe to our Youtube Channel, and reply to this email with your name and email address. That's it. Alex and Austin will draw the winner on June 30th.

This week in Camping

This week we are going to feature our camping section by having a SALE on all World Famous sleeping bags. We have three different bags to choose from at killer prices.

The Mission Trails bag (30-40 deg) will be on sale for $24.99. The River Falls bag(10-20 deg) will be $29.99 The Big Bear (25-35 deg) is ONLY $39.99. We will also have the Coleman 10-person Dark Horse tent originally $249.99 on SALE for only $174.99, that's a $75 savings. Don't miss out on those incredible deals!!!!

Customer Appreciation Event - July 23rd

Mark your calendars, bring your kids, and prepare to have fun, eat great food, and learn new skills with Sweeney's crew.

Enjoy food and drinks, prizes, special discounts, and outdoor education classes led by the experts:

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

  • River salmon clinic 12:00pm to 12:45pm

  • Kokanee clinic from 1:00pm to 1:45pm

  • Gun cleaning basic clinic 2:00pm to 2:45pm

We'll raffle off merchandise, gift cards, and surprise gift boxes. 100% of the raffle proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit focused on helping kids discover and enjoy the outdoors. You'll learn more about the charity we'll be supporting next week.

More information in the next newsletter.

This week in Archery

With the fall bowhunting seasons just around the corner, it's not too late to get yourself a new bow set up. This week we wanted to spotlight our all-time favorite line of bows here at the shop, BOWTECH. Made in the USA out of Eugene, Oregon you can have pride in owning one of these shooting machines. Backed by the highest quality components and design, and the best warranty/customer service on the market, this brand is a no-brainer. The flagship bow for this year is the SR350. This bow is very smooth, forgiving, and fast. We have a few of these in different camo patterns in stock now. We also have in stock the CP28, which is Chad's bow of choice, the Revolt X80, and Solution. Come down and shoot one of these bows, we think you will be impressed. Also, we received a full shipment of targets this week. We have Morrell bag targets, and BLOCK targets in a variety of sizes and prices.

This week at Gun Shop



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 BTnyes

7mm Hornady 150 gr cx yes

.17 cal Hornady 20 gr v-max no

.45 cal Hornady 325 gr FTX no


Caliber Brand/Type Nontoxic

.22 WMR CCI Shotshell ⅛ oz 12 shot

.22 LR CCI Quiet Segmented Hollow Point 40 gr

9MM Federal Syntech FMJ 115 gr

Browning FMJ 115 gr

Sar USA FMJ 124 gr

Sierra 124 gr Jacketed Hollow Point Yes

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

.223 Winchester 55 gr FMJ

.308 Hornady Outfitter 165 gr CX Yes

Barnes 168 gr TTSX BT Yes

6.5 Creedmore Hornady Outfitter 120 gr CX Yes

Hornady Precision Hunter 143 gr ELD-X

.270 Hornady Outfitter 130 gr CX Yes

.30-06 Hornady Superperformance 165 gr CX Yes

Hornady Outfitter 180 gr CX Yes

Winchester Copper Impact 150 gr Yes

12GA Winchester Deer Season XP 2 ¾ in 1 oz Sabot Slug Yes

20GA Zuber 2 ¾ in 7 ½ Shot

.300 WSM Winchester 150 gr Copper Extreme Point Yes

.270 WBY Weatherby 130 gr Barnes TTSX Yes

.300 WBY Weatherby 180 gr Barnes TTSX Yes


Weatherby 140 gr Barnes TTSX Yes

6.5-.300 WBY Weatherby 127 gr Barnes LRX Yes

.257 WBY Weatherby 100 gr Barnes TTSX Yes

7.62x39 Sellier & Bellot 124 gr FMJ

7.62x54R Sellier & Bellot 180 gr FMJ

.300 BLK Sig Sauer 125 gr FMJ

Federal 150 gr FMJ

.300 WIN MAG Federal 180 gr Nosler Partition

*List does not reflect all in-stock ammo*

Waterfowl/Upland Loads In Stock

Hevi-Shot: Hevi Bismuth 12 Gauge 2.75” 4 Shot

Hevi-Shot: Hevi Metal 12 Gauge 3” 4 Shot

Federal: Upland Steel 12 Guage 2.75” 7.5 Shot

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

New Firearms


BENELLI M4 12GA 18.5" Black

Sig Sauer P220 .45ACP

10% Off All Christensen Arms Rifles!!!

Sig Sauer Romeo MSR

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  • Springfield XD9 9mm Pistol

  • Leupold Performance Eyewear - Many Styles Available

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  • Federal Synthetic Range 9mm FMJ

  • KleenBore Handgun Cleaning Kit

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