2013 National Trout Festival Kid’s Trout Pond

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.100_1373 100_1374 100_1372 100_1371 100_1367 100_1370 100_1369 100_1362 100_1361 100_1357 100_1356 100_1355 100_1354 100_1353 100_1352 100_1351 100_1350 100_1349 100_1348 100_1347 100_1346 100_1345 100_1343 100_1342 100_1341

Easton Stumm was the first to bring his tagged fish in to claim a trophy and a new fishing rod!
Easton Stumm was the first to bring his tagged fish in to claim a trophy and a new fishing rod!

The 2013 National Trout Festival Adult Fishing Contest

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:

Brook Trout

1st Place: Matt Kowalski – 1lb. 6oz 15″

2nd Place: Patrick Hiller – 1lb. 4oz 14 3/4″

3rd Place: Jeff Hiller – 1lb. 0oz 14″

Patrick Hiller proudly holding his second place brook trout
Patrick Hiller proudly holding his second place brook trout

Brown/Rainbow Trout

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)

Taking 4th Place in the Steelhead category is Dick Kimball with nice 7lb. 15oz 29" hen.
Taking 4th Place in the Steelhead category is Dick Kimball with nice 7lb. 15oz 29″ hen.

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.




Trout Season is Almost Here. Gear Up to Give the Fish What They Really Want!

101_1324Panther 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.  101_1323

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! 101_1325Remember 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!

The Work Season Never Ends! Start Spring off Right With a New Pair of Boots!

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!101_1327A Small Section of the Steel/Safety Toe Section at Jack’s Sport Shop.


An Excellent offering by Lacrosse, the Quad Comfort 4×8 is a 100% Waterproof steel toe boot with an incredibly comfortable Oil and Slip Resistant Sole.
101_1333The Lacrosse Foreman HD is a bad weather work boot perfected.  100% waterproof with Lacrosse HyperDri, steel toe, full grain leather and 600 grams of Thinsulate Ultra make this boot the choice for Michigan seasons that can’t seem to make up there mind.
101_1335This Wolverine steel toe is well built with full grain leather and a steel toe.  Its heavy duty stitching and DuraShock outsole make it an ideal work boot for all year round.101_1331A small section of Jack’s Plain toe work boot selection.101_1332The ever popular Irish Setter Wingshooter series has different styles to meet everyone’s needs.  Combined with the 100% Waterproof full grain leather and the slip resistant outsole, The Wingshooter will quickly become your favorite boot right out of the box.
101_1336It’s not all work and no play here at Jack’s, we also have many styles of Hunting boots in all Brands to keep you warm this Deer season.
101_1337Jack’s Sport Shop also carries several styles of Uniform/Duty boots that are popular for Law Enforcement and Military alike.  Check out the deals we have on Bates Made in the USA tactical boots.
101_1330If We don’t have the style or size you need here in the shop, we’ll order it in for you and cover the shipping to the store. We carry dozens of other styles, colors and manufacturers of foot wear, so swing in next time the old pair of work boots lets you down!

Big 9 lb. Steelhead Starts the Season Off Right!

101_1322Dick 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