Sportsmen Serving Sportsmen

Al & Bob’s Sports is the fishing and hunting experts of Grand Rapids, Grandville, Wyoming, and Kentwood. Call today! (616) 245-9156

Al & Bob’s Sports was founded in 1959 by two avid hunters and fishermen named Al Zyl and Bob Smythe. Since then we have provided the best fishing and hunting equipment available to outdoors enthusiasts in Grand Rapids and the rest of West Michigan.

In 1996 our current owner, Tom Cook purchased the business. Tom and our manager Merle have decades of experience in hunting, fishing, and archery. We offer customers bow and gun maintenance services as well as repair and maintenance work.

We have a 12-lane indoor archery range with targets set 20 yards from each stall. Al & Bob’s holds 10-week, $50 winter leagues for archers who want to keep their skills honed while enjoying some friendly competition. The lanes are also available for customers who want to test the accuracy of recently purchased or newly sighted bows.

Instructor John Speck teaches new and renewal CCW classes to people who are applying for concealed carry permits. The shooting portion of the test is done at a local shooting range. Call or stop by to register for a class.

We hold a big buck photo contest in the fall which runs from October 1 through November 30. During that time we ask customers to send pictures of themselves with their bucks to

The big bass photo contest is held every spring from mid-May through the last weekend in June. Take a picture of you with your freshwater catch and submit it online at

We are members of the NFIB, US Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.