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Napa Fishing and Outdoor Report - September 22nd, 2022

This Week at Sweeney's

In this newsletter:

  • Fishing Report

  • Chad is on the Elk hunt

  • Hunting/Outdoor Update

  • Gun Shop News

Let's get started!

Fishing Report Lake Berryessa

Lake Berryessa continues to have a hot Rainbow Trout and King Salmon bite! Anglers are catching a mixed bag, with some really nice size rainbows in the mix. Trolling a variety of spoons and spinners in 50-100ft. The south end of the lake has been producing better than the north. Get out there early, the morning bite has been great.

Napa River

The River is still seeing an amazing Striper bite. Some of the best striper action we have seen in years. There is not much new or different to report here, the standard rattle traps and swim baits are still working. Boat anglers are moving from the sloughs to the levee breaks searching for schools of stripers. While bank anglers are catching fish on anchovies and sardines. This is a great time to get the kids out and catch some fish. For this time of year, the sturgeon bite is still fair. We continue to get reports of sturgeon being caught in the south end of the river.

Ocean Salmon

Benicia Salmon bite is showing signs of life. The typical end of September and beginning of October salmon bite is starting up. It’s time to get down there and throw heavy spinners for some crome salmon. We carry all your spinner needs from Blue Fox to Mepps Flying C’s.


The Fort Bragg tuna action slowed a little but boats still had great success this week. Our own Old Man in the Sea was back at it. Tom and long-time shop friend Brent Wood it the open seas this week. Although there was no epic battle of giant tuna like last week, they did manage to catch a few albacores. Come down to the shop to get the full details of Tom’s latest adventure.


Well, the rains over the weekend made for great buck hunting conditions. The recent weather has started the rut activity just in time for the last week of A Zone. The B and C zones opened up this past weekend to some of the best conditions you could ever hope for. I am sure lots of bucks hit the ground. One of our favorite hunters scored on a great buck in the north end of Napa county over the weekend. Kyle Carlisle made a great shot on a beautiful 3x3. Congrats on a great trophy and a bunch of steaks.

Meanwhile, Chad, our General Manager, is out on the Elk hunt this week. Let's wish him luck!

Spy Point game cameras are back in stock this week. We received a shipment of the new Flex model and some of the original solar panel models. Both models are cellular cameras, sending pics right to your phone. Both cameras are a great value at $149.99 and $169.99. Come by the shop and ask Chad for a demo and look at the quality of pics.

Don’t forget to keep checking our close out corner for great deals on camping gear. Blowout prices on sleeping bags, tents and more.

This week at Gun Shop

*List does not reflect all in-stock ammo*

Trijicon MRO

Sig Sauer P229 Elite 9mm



Its here!!!



New Ammo In-Stock

Browning BPR Performance Rimfire

Hollow Point

40gr 1435 FPS


Federal 12ga 2.75” #7.5

Migra 12ga 3” Blended #2/BB

Nosler 7mm Rem Mag 150gr

Lead Free

New Firearms

Sig Sauer P229 9mm

Kimber Stainless II .45 ACP

Kimber Custom II .45 AC

Sig Sauer P220 .45ACP

CZ P-01 9mm

10% Off All Christensen Arms Rifles!!!

Benelli Super Nova 12ga




Rifle Powder

Triple 7

Muzzleloader Propellant


Muzzleloader Propellant



Rifle Powder



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

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