Big Tuna

Big Tuna >> Can be set up as a tandem kayak or solo kayak
>> Unique “Tuna Tank” livewell (or dry storage) built in
>> Fantastic stability - perfect for the “big boys” in the solo mode!

The Big Tuna is one of our largest capacity kayaks with the ability to paddle either as a tandem or a solo fishing kayak. It has many different seating positions allowing for traditional tandem positions, ‘facetime’ positions and a good variety of solo positions making it a great platform for fishing of all kinds. Its JK stability, logical accessory positioning, rudder option, and speed make it a serious predator in all water types.

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  • GoPro
  • Nalgene
  • Plano
  • RAM Mounts
  • Therm-a-Rest

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Big Tuna - Product Description

Product Features

  • 1  - Tuna Tank

    The Tuna Tank is a great multiple purpose accessory. It comes with no pre-drilled holes. If used this way, it is an easily accesible storage tub (not waterproof). If you decide to use it as a bait tank, simply drill a few small holes in the front and back of the tank (drill holes based on the size of the bait). Now water and oxygen will flow freely through it, keeping your bait happy and lively all day.
  • 2  - FaceTime seating

    Front paddler can face rear paddler. Great for parents!
  • 3  - Hull Design

    The Big Tuna is about as stable as standing on the ground. It has a wide base, which is great for tandem kayaking, or standing and fishing. Surprising to most people, the Big Tuna also has plenty of speed and is very maneuverable. It has just the right amount of rocker to turn easily, but not too much to where it is considered loose. It tracks very well, and is really just a blast to paddle.
  • 4  - Rod Tip Protector

    The Rod Tip Protector is a great way to store your rods when they are not in use or if you are paddling through tight areas like mangrove tunnels. By concealing the rod tips, they won't get snagged on brush or weeds, and helps prevent you from accidentally breaking your rod on the water. You're on your own with ceiling fans and car doors.
  • 5  - Therm-a-Rest Lumbar Support  - Therm-a-Rest

    Therm-a-Rest lumbar support is adjustable and removable, makes for a great camp pillow.
  • 6  - RAM Rod holders  - RAM Mounts

    Each kayak includes (2) RAM ¼-20 X .5” Tough Ball (1.5”), RAM 2007 Rod Holder, and a RAM Tube Jr.
  • 7  - Tackle Management and Plano Boxes  - Plano

    There are designated areas beside and under the seat that make reaching tackle boxes extremely easy and keeps your deck clutter free. This kayak includes (4) JK Plano 3640 Boxes.
  • 8  - 32 oz Nalgene / Central Beverage Holder  - Nalgene

    Each kayak includes a Nalgene 32 ounce wide mouth water bottle.Made in the USA, our custom Nalgene bottles are decked out with Jackson Kayak logos.
  • 9  - Ram and GoPro Inserts  - GoPro

    There are molded-in inserts located throughout our fishing boats for GoPro and Ram mounts. They have have been placed in locations that are convenient for use and optimal for GoPro footage or fishing accessories via ram mounts. The Big Tuna comes with one GoPro mount, one Ram 2007 rod holder, and one Ram Tube Jr.
  • 10  - Elite Seat 2.0

    The NEW Elite Seat 2.0 is everything you loved about the previous version with some tweaks that are certain to make your time on the water more enjoyable, sturdier and more comfortable than ever before. It has a new look and feel with 3D mesh fabric. Some new changes for improved ergonomics and comfort, along with more storage capabilities, and NEW Therm-a-Rest lumbar pad. See full details in product description tab.
  • 11  - Drag Chain Chute

    The drag chain is a great way to slow down and fish in moving water. Anyone who has fished a river knows the pain of blowing through a great fishing spot. The drag chain chute allows you to run a drag chain cleanly down your kayak. It keeps it tucked away and free from the rest of your gear.
  • 12  - Hull Storage

    Open hull space that allows for safe storage of fishing rods, camping gear, PFD’s, dry bags, etc.. A great way to keep your gear safe when traveling and generous volume allows you to pack enough gear for expedition paddling.
  • 13  - Heavy duty seat attachment buckle

    Durable and tough attachment that will outlast all the use and abuse you can manage, season after season. Keeps your seat locked in position and makes you feel connected to the kayak.
  • 14  - Rudder Ready

    Comes pre-rigged for easy rudder installation, if it suits your paddling style.
  • 15  - Paddle holders/stagers

    The perfect compliment to the rod stagers. These allow easy stowing of your paddle when you are ready to make that perfect cast, and keeps it from rolling around or blowing away with the wind.
  • 16  - Flush Mount Rod Holders

    Easily reachable rod holders for the rear paddler, super secure for targeting larger fish.
  • 17  - Day Hatch

    The Day Hatch is a great place to keep you essentials safe. It is big enough to store a small packable jacket, and stays dry enough to store your phone, wallet, keys, and most importantly your snacks. The Day Hatch is quickly and easily accessible, so you can get to a camera quickly to capture those once in a lifetime memories. *It is always a great idea to keep your important items in a completely waterproof/floating container*
  • 18  - Stand-assist strap

    A handy strap that is within reach of the seat and that makes standing up and sitting down safe & easy!
  • 19  - Optional closable side pockets

    You just can’t have enough storage and these side pockets are perfect spots to stow smaller gear (not included)
  • 20  - Removable skid plate

    We protect the biggest wear area on the kayak with the skid plate. Your keel will last season after season with this smart feature.
  • 21  - Adjustable foot pegs

    Making the boat functional for paddlers of all sizes. The foot pegs adjust easily.
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  1. Mason Cooper
    March 27, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Pice and what colors do you have for the big tuna

    1. April 6, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      http://jacksonkayak.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-cuda-14-colors1-e1425417542717.jpg

      Here ya go Mason – it’s under ”product features’ now. Happy Choosing! Clay

  2. April 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I have a question: Why does the Big Tuna Kayak have a low rating for river use? I fish the rivers quite a bit and I am considering the Big Tuna. What problems would I have in a river with the Big Tuna? I will look forward to your reply

    1. April 6, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Hey Paul –
      because we’re referring to down river / whitewater paddling. The only drawback in flat water is turn ability in tight quarters / length perhaps. Hope that makes more sense. Clay

  3. Jonathan Hogue
    April 8, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Clay, Will you guys be bringing back the yak attack addition, specifically that color? I’m ready to buy a Big Tuna but I really want that color, thanks for your consideration!

  4. LOPEZ
    April 9, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Bonjour, pouvez-vous m’envoyer cette documentation en langue Française, et une documentation sur les différentes couleurs disponibles
    Cordialement

    1. April 17, 2015 at 7:38 am

      Salut, voila un liens pour voir le Big Tuna chez notre revendeur francais. http://www.kwa.fr/big-tuna.html
      Si t a des questions tu peux me joindre sur jliska@jacksonkayak.com

  5. Matthew
    May 4, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Hey guys,

    I am considering the Jackson Big Tuna. The only issue I have is the colors offered in 2015. Before I spend almost 2k on a non-propelled kayak I would like to have a color I am happy with. What are my options?

    Thanks!

    1. May 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Hey Matthew! You can order a specialty color or try to find an older 2014 boat. for special colors it’s $200 and some wait time. Check with your dealer or info@jacksonkayak.com for more specific info on this and enjoy getting what you want! Clay

  6. Mike Menard
    May 5, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I have noticed that when paddling in tandem with a tail wind or crosswind, that the Big Tuna has a strong tendency to turn 90 degrees from the stern end. No matter how hard we paddle on the same side, the kayak pulls hard and the rear end swings around from the wind.
    We tried switching positions, checking the seats, nothing worked. The kayak is supposed to paddle and handle easiest with the wind. The Big Tuna was actually more stable and easier to handle heading directly into the wind. It got to be very frustrating. The wind was pretty steady and hard, but the kayak should absolutely pull straight and true, especially with a tail wind. I welcome your thoughts and comments.

    1. May 27, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      Hey Mike –

      curious if the bow is weighted more than the stern? That would generate the different bow/stern tracking you speak of more than anything else I can think of as the higher weight end would get pushed less than the lower weight end.

      Otherwise with a bit of practice you’ll improve a lot – I paddle canoes in wind and it’s a major challenge, this SHOULD do much better but there’s still an element of skill involved. I’ll ”approve” and maybe others have tips as well? Sorry you are having this problem. Clay

  7. Trevor Bates
    May 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Amazing. Sturdy. Strong. Mines been dropped off the back of a truck doing 35. A couple scratches. Left it on the shore one night, huge storm came in that I wasn’t aware of overnight. The tuna was flipped, washed away and landed on rocks. I recovered it with seats in tact and no damage. You get what you pay for. Buy a tank kayak, get a tank kayak. The KS, Jackson. You have a life long customer that has changed bass boat fishermans thoughts and opinions on kayak fishing. My brother, a huge bass fisherman, now prefers kayak fishing his large mouth bass here in Texas.

  8. Eric
    May 25, 2015 at 1:56 am

    I was curious if the Big Tuna came with an anhcor trolley set up if I didn’t wand to use the drag chain setup?

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