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Napa Outdoor Digest - January 26th, 2023

Updated: Feb 2

  • Minnows + EEL Bait Updates

  • Fishing Reports

  • Deals on 4 Reels

  • Gun Shop Specials

  • 15% OFF Bows

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A few quick updates first.

We are expecting Minnows to be delivered tomorrow (Friday, Jan 27th) around 10-11 am. Our Winter Bow sale is off to a strong start. This is a rare chance to save $100s on top brands. Check out the sale inventory here: Choose in-store pickup during checkout to save on shipping.

We are also running a 15% Off sale on all in-stock 6.5mm Creedmoor rifles. Here are just of the models on sale:

  • Christensen Arms Ridgeline and Mesa

  • Browning X-Bolt and X-Blot Pro

  • Weatherby Mark V, Weather Mark, Midnight

Call the shop for details: 707-255-5544

Napa River Fishing Report

Napa river has gotten a lot of rain the past few weeks and the water is stained. This means the sturgeon bite should improve as the weeks go on and the water warms up. The water temp is around 47 degrees right now.

A lot of logs and stumps and debris floating down the river:

We fished for Sturgeon on Tuesday afternoon and had to move continually to find clean water to avoid stuff hitting our lines. We had a couple of takedowns on an Eel + Large Night Crawler bait combo.

Lamprey Eel is Available at the shop.

We marked a lot of fish in the mid-to-lower column during the outgoing tide. Once we saw fish hugging the bottom we anchored up downstream and cast to them. The water seemed cleaner in the sloughs, so we spent most of our time there.

Striper bite seems to be a little slow with the dirty water, so cut bait and rattle traps are the ticket right now.

Lake Berryessa Fishing Report