This trophy fish was caught through the ice the old fashioned way, with a spear and good aim. Spearing Musky takes an incredible amount of patience and skill, but Veteran Musky hunter Ron Way has a good number of these elusive predators under his belt.
Each year, the kids of Kalkaska County come out to the trout pond in hopes of catching the elusive five pound Rainbow named “Fat Jack.” Along with the trophy rainbow, 50 2lb. tagged fish sponsored by our local business’ and citizens and hundreds of 1lb. trout are planted in the pond to help grow the next generation of outdoorsman. For each tagged rainbow in the pond, Jack’s provides trophies and prizes for the kids that bring their catch in. Here are this year’s trout anglers showing off their fish, prizes, and smiles.
Each year, Jack’s Sport Shop hosts a fishing contest on the opening weekend of trout season. This year several trophy fish were caught in the Kalkaska County area, and prizes were awarded to the top three trout in each category. The 77th Annual Trout festival Trout Contest Winners are as Follows:
1st Place: Matt Kowalski – 1lb. 6oz 15″
2nd Place: Patrick Hiller – 1lb. 4oz 14 3/4″
3rd Place: Jeff Hiller – 1lb. 0oz 14″
1st Place: Dave Asch – 3lb. 2oz 20″ (Rainbow)
2nd Place: Kent Miller – 2lb. 0oz 18 1/4″ (Brown)
Steelhead/ Great Lakes Brown
1st Place: Ken Osen 11lb. 0oz 27 1/2″ (Steelhead)
2nd Place: Nate Suchland 10lb. 6oz 30″ (Steelhead)
3rd Place: Arve Sheppard II – 10lb. 0oz 28 1/2″ (Steelhead)
If you think you can beat these fish come out next year with your trophy trout on the 78th Annual National Trout Festival Trout opener to enter the contest! Jack’s Sport Shop also has a annual year long Fishing Contest, fish can be entered in this contest at any time.
Panther Martins are a brook trouts worst nightmare! Tie one of these hot new colors on and your liable to catch more than that old creel can hold. We have dozens of different colors in several different sizes so you can match the hatch and catch more fish than ever before.
We also have a large Selection of Mepps Spinners, Blue fox, and several other brands. Swing in today to get all of your favorite patterns before they are sold out! Remember to bring that bruiser in next weekend to get it weighed and measured for a chance to win our Annual National Trout Festival Fishing Contest. Prizes include free taxidermy mounts, fishing vests, poles, reels, tackle boxes packed with gear and much more!
Here at Jack’s Sport Shop, we know boots. The store is proud to carry all of the most reliable and dependable footwear brands including Lacrosse, Irish Setter, Red Wing, and Wolverine. Be it Steel toe, leather, rubber or plain toe Jack’s is ready to fit the bill for all your footwear needs!A Small Section of the Steel/Safety Toe Section at Jack’s Sport Shop.
Dick Kimball caught this large male Steelhead weighing 9lb. 6oz. and measuring 30″ to fill in the spot for the first place on the 2013-14 Jack’s Sport Shop Fishing Contest. Categories for all species and a free entry cost mean that any trophy you net could win the prize of a engraved plaque and and Jack’s Sport Shop Fishing Jacket. Think you can beat this fish? Contest will continue until March 31st of 2014. Reel ’em in and bring ’em in!
We carry every color of HALI ICE JIGS and RAPALA RAPS, as well as Lindy, K&E, swedish pimple, Berkley Gulp, Perch Pownder, Northland, Best jigs, Easy Prey, JB Lures, Custom jigs and spins, Tungsten, Arnold, Moon glow and more. Vexilar Jiffy Strike Master and ION augers. Full live bait selection. Perch shiners, Blues , Greys, Goldens and Sucker minnows. Wax worms, Spikes Mousies, Butter worms and wigglers
IT’S HARD WATER TIME ! GOOD LUCK !