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Jackson Kayak Big Tuna Jackson Kayak Big TunaJackson Kayak Big Tuna

Jackson Kayak Big TunaJackson Kayak Big Tuna

Kayak Specs

Length
14' 1"
Width
35.5"
Weight
87 lbs
Capacity
500 lbs
Base Price
US $1,599
Main Propulsion
Paddle
Rudder
Optional
Passengers
2
Hull Type
Sit-On-Top
Production Status
Available

Manufacturer

Brand
Jackson Kayak

The new Jackson Kayak Big Tuna tandem fishing kayak is a creature unlike any other on the market, with multiple never before seen features in the kayak fishing world.

Leading the charge on these unique elements has to be the patent pending 'Tuna Tank', a unique bait/live well that requires no plumbing or electronics! It utilizes the water from beneath the boat to circulate into the bait tank keeping fish lively and fresh unlike any other system on the market. The tank also resides in the center of the boat for easy access and management. The possibilities with the Tuna Tank are endless – Fish with a buddy, fish with a kid... drift fishing... you name it!

  • Length: 14 '1″
  • Width: 35.5′
  • Weight: 102 w/Elite Seat, 87 w/0 Seat and Tank
  • Standing Platform: 23′
  • High Low Seats: 2
  • Day Hatch Dimensions: 8″ in
  • Rear Hatch Dimensions: 16 3/4″ x 11 3/8″
  • Stern and Bow Deck Rigging
  • Peg Rudder: Optional
  • Peg and Molded Footrest
  • Capacity: 500 lbs

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Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
4.0  (1)
 
Jackson Kayak Big Tuna 2013-07-27 18:25:07 clilesny
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
4.0
clilesny Reviewed by clilesny    July 27, 2013 View all my reviews

Big Tuna - Big Fun

5 months with the Big Tuna and each time on the water is a joy. The Tuna is a very stable platform that handles waves and wakes with no issues. The ability to add a 2nd person is plus however I rarely use it and the extra space is great for paddle and fishing gear.

I fish with artificial bait so the Tuna Tank is used for storage with easy access while on the water. I load the Tuna in the back of my 6.5' truck bed and use the provided Jackson Kayak red flag for visibility of the 'wide load'. The Tuna is easily handled by a single person loading and unloading out of a full size pickup bed. I use a homemade wheeled cart to move her around up on the hard. The handles are many and the locations are great.

Dry storage remains dry all day. I store my fishing poles and spare paddle in the huge rear dry bay. The forward dry bay is perfect for storing wallets, phones, and keys.

The seating is great, very comfortable. I have used the removable feature of the seats for nice seating at parks.

The forward pole management and paddle bungee is great. I only wish I did not have to remove it for highway use, but I fear if I don't it will be lost to the wind.

Why a 4 out of 5, simply for the weight and power required to move the Big Tuna. I am always the last paddler in the group of Hobies and Wilderness kayaks. An integrated cup holder would be a welcome addition. An option to make the Tuna Tank dry storage would be very useful for the way I fish and paddle.

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