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Napa Outdoor Digest - June 8th, 2023

On today's blog:

  • Shop News

  • Fishing Report

  • 30% Archery Sale

  • Gun Shop News

  • Seminars

Shop News

Improved Keitech Inventory

Keitech swimbaits are excellent bait for striper, largemouth, crappie, and more!

We have a variety of colors and sizes to choose from so come down and check them out!

Improved Crappie Section

The Crappie fishing has been on fire for the last couple of months. We received many requests from our customers to carry more Crappie gear and as a result, we have dedicated an entire end cap to it.

We also stock live minnows by the thousands and get deliveries twice a week.

New Pre-Assembled A-Rigs

A-Rigs or Alabama Rigs are a very effective bass fishing technique. Designed to resemble a school of bait fish with 3 hooks on the bottom swimbaits and two “teaser” swimbaits on the top.

We have taken the hassle out of assembling these A-rigs with a fully ready-to-fish set-up. Currently, we have two models at two different price ranges.

  1. Moody’s Angler King A-Rig $49.99

  2. Moody’s Yumbrella A-Rig $34.99

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:

Fishing Report

Not much has changed in fishing since the last report.

Lake Berryessa continutes to improve. Anglers are finding success with king salmon either mooching or trolling a herring using a double-snelled hook setup. Make sure your bait is twisting in the water for the best presentation. The salmon can be found in 20-60 feet of water right now.

If you have kokanee fever and are willing to travel, head over to Stampede Reservoir, Bullards Bar, or Lake New Melonis. Boats are limiting out daily with both species on a strong bite. We are also starting to see Kokanee hookups at Lake Berryessa. If you don't want to drive too far, you may do well trolling J&J dodgers paired up with Paulina Peak flutter bugs or hoochies, tipped with shoepeg corn. Make sure to marinate in tuna oil the night before.

Halibut and striper action continues to be on fire in the Bay. Boats are limiting out daily with both species. I am thinking the stripers will soon start pushing into the Napa River in numbers.

We fished Napa River last Friday and were able to land a sturgeon bait fishing using live grass shrimp. That's the only thing that seemed to work. We spent all morning trolling everywhere in the river and sleuths and had no bites. We then decided to anchor up on good marks and do some bait fishing. It worked. The full video is our shortly on Catch Happy Youtube Channel.

Crappie bite is still strong in Lake Hennessy and you can find them in Berryessa in the shallows or next to the structure. Put a medium minnow under a bobber, or use crappie jigs.

We have everything you need to make your fishing trip more fun. Stop by the shop for the bait, gear, and latest intel before your next trip.

Putah Creek Fishing Report

Flows 456 CFS

The creek is fishing FAIR to POOR.

Ramped up flows are making for difficult fishing. Wading staffs are a must, be safe.

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?

“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

Live Grass Shrimp and Medium and Large Minnows are in stock.


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 small pistol primers

Smith & Wesson revolvers in stock

Henry Rifles in .22LR and .45 Long Colt

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.


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.

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