top of page

Napa Outdoor Digest and Fishing Report - May 25th, 2023

Wishing you a Relaxing Memorial Weekend

On today's blog:

  • Shop news

  • Fishing Reports

  • Garage Sale Event - June 3rd

  • 30% Archery Sale

  • Gun Shop News

  • Seminars

Happy upcoming Memorial Weekend to everyone. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize all veterans and military personnel this Memorial Weekend. We are grateful for your service and sacrifice. As a small token of our appreciation, we are offering a 10% discount to all active military and veterans starting today, Thursday, May 25th, and through Monday, May 29th. Please present your identification at checkout to receive your discount.

Speaking of savings, did you know we have an eBay store?

You can find all kinds of bargains and there are no shipping fees for local pickup. Check it out:

Lake Berryessa Fishing Report

Finally! Lake Berryessa is starting to produce strong catches. We are getting reports of Kings, Trout, and Bass being caught. Kokanee fishing is still a bit slow, but you can do well-hooking trout using Kokanee gear. Troll your kokanee setups surface down to 65/70 feet and use spoons for Kings.

Crappie Bite is also opening up. Stop by to grab your crappie jigs and medium minnows. Fish in the shallows and around the structure.

We have a wide variety of Kokanee gear including rods, reels, flashers, hoochies, etc.

Napa River Fishing Report

The water is warming up and clearing out. The striper bite is on. Use rattle traps to troll the sleuths or cut bait/live bait to fish from the bank. There are huge schools of striper in the Bay and some may be making their way to the river. If this happens, the weekend striper fishing on Napa River will be on fire. Let us know how you do.

Meanwhile, we'll have the bait you need to try your luck this weekend.

Want to learn how to fish for Striper and Sturgeon in the river? Enroll in our Free class for beginners hosted on June 3rd, at 11 am.

Putah Creek Fishing Report

5/25 Flows 430 cfs

The creek is fishing FAIR. These flows can be difficult to wade, wading staff is highly recommended. The road is open with single-lane stop signals below pullout #3 where the road was washed out. BWO—Hogan’s S&Ms, FB Pheasant tails, Quilldigon, May it be, micro may, juju baetis….#18-20. Midges—--WD-40, zebra midge, jujubee midge….#20-22 Adams #16 or Elk Hair Caddis #14-16. Streamers along the edges may be worth a shot. San Juan and Squirmy worms.

Want to learn how to fly fish?

Enroll for “Free Fly Casting Clinic for Beginners”

“Introduction to Fly Fishing”

Rod set-up, rigging techniques, knot tying.

How to set yourself up for a successful day of fishing.

Teach rod actions and casting mechanics, Practice casting

Live Bait Update

We are expecting Ghost Shrimp and Pile Worms this afternoon (Thursday, May 18th).

We have Medium and Large Minnows in stock.

Click here for tips on how to keep your live bait alive longer.


Garage Sale Event - June 3rd


Our next event is coming up quickly. Here is what to expect:

  • Win Prizes

  • Free Hot Dogs/Drinks

  • Free Seminars

  • Garage Sale with $5, $10, $20 tables and storewide savings

  • Huge Kayak Sale

You must pre-register and attend to be entered in the drawing for the prizes.

Free Seminars offered at the event:

More to come.


Grand Prize #1

Half Day, Self Guided Kayak Fishing Trip for 2

*Service & equipment provided by Napa Valley Paddle. 707.200.5511 to book Ride the tide from the Carneros Wetlands to Downtown Napa peppering the shore with lures for 6 miles! With tide & wind at your back our top-shelf fishing kayak, Vibe Cubera 120 Hybrid offers comfort & stability including the most luxurious seat in the business. Leave it to the Southerners to put a lawn chair on a kayak! This half-day trip will launch during the morning, with incoming tide leaving plenty of time to fish the Horseshoe slough or picnic at Kennedy Park. Duration: Approx 4 hours, 2 hours paddle time/riding the tide

Value: $298


Grand Prize #2

Solstice Flare 1-2 Person Inflatable Kayak

12'6" x 37" - The Solstice Flare 2 is a high-performance, two-person inflatable kayak ready for flat or whitewater. Built with UV-resistant, marine-grade PVC material, and a high-pressure, drop-stitch floor, the Flare 2 has a capacity of 460 lbs. Integrated bow and stern spray covers with bungee-tie downs for storage. This kayak includes an adjustable & removable bucket seat so it can be converted and used from a 2-person to a 1-person Kayak. Also includes a removable skeg for ultimate tracking.

Value: $699


More prizes are to be announced. Register, attend, and win!


30% OFF Archery Sale

Everything must go! While supplies last. The sale includes the remaining bows in stock and all of the accessories, including arrows, rests, releases, etc.


Most of the inventory will be listed on eBay and elsewhere online and will sell fast. Don't miss an opportunity to upgrade your gear at rock-bottom prices.

Hurry in for the best selection!


Gun Shop News

New arrivals:

Winchester SX4 in 12 and 20 Gauge

Weatherby Orion 20 Gauge

Franklin Armory AR-15 in-house kit build

Springfield M1A Scout

Henry Rifles in .22LR and .45 Long Colt

Here is the coolest thing since sliced bread!

Franklin Armory Sig Sauer CA320 9mm is the easiest way to get Sig’s new P320 Fire Control Unit. This firearm comes as a single-shot pistol with all sig sauer parts aside from the frame. A simple grip swap and you will have a regular P320!

We also offer frames Made by Sig Sauer. The aftermarket possibilities are endless, we offer all the parts to get yourself Sig Sauer’s new and highly sought-after P320.

Glock Price drop all $649.99 - $599.99

All $699.99- $649.99

New Summer colors for the Walther P22 and Smith & Wesson Shield.

Ammunition and components in stock:

Remington 300 win mag 150gr core lokt (Lead)

Federal 300 win mag 150gr power shok (Lead)

Hornady 30-30 win 150gr ftx (Lead)

Federal 30-30 win 150gr Barnes tsx (Non-Lead)

Hodgdon H4350


Summer job at Sweeney's?

Do you love fishing and the outdoors? Want to earn extra money this Summer while learning a lot about fishing?

Consider applying for a Sales Position at Sweeney's Sports.

This opportunity is perfect for kids on summer school break (16+) and retired folks looking to make extra money and have fun doing it.

Make extra money, get great discounts on products you love, and have fun at work. Please click here to apply.

217 views0 comments


bottom of page