Big Rig

Big Rig The name of this kayak, Big Rig, sums up exactly what it is intended to do and for whom it was intended to do it for - big stability for the many anglers that deserve a model to help them feel comfortable in a smaller watercraft, and even allow them to stand and fish from one! If this kayak was much wider we might have to call it a boat, but our design team kept it at just the right specs to allowing the Big Rig to maintain the performance of a kayak with the stability of a boat. They also crafted the hull for reliable, efficient performance in most kayak fishing situations - lakes, ponds, rivers, inshore saltwater bays or marshes - so no matter where you go the Big Rig is ready to make you feel comfortable there!
NOTE: 2019 configuration does NOT include casting brace.

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Product Features

  • 1  - Ergo Seat With MOLLE System

    New for 2019 - Jackson’s Ergo Seat now comes complete with MOLLE compatible webbing on the rear of the seat - now you can customize both behind your seat for tackle and gear management with the myriad of MOLLE compatible attachments readily available on the market.
  • 2  - Rod Trough and Rod Tip Protector

    The rod trough is designed to keep your rod and reel out of the way from paddle strokes; while still keeping them protected from marsh grass, low hanging limbs, and any other obstacle rod tips always manage to snag on and break.
  • 3  - Power-Pole Micro Anchor Ready/ Drag Chain Chute  - Power-pole Micro Anchor

    The Big Rig comes designed to easily add Power-Pole's new Micro Anchor. This perfect pair makes it easy to stand and fish from, as well as giving you the ability to stop quickly and quietly. A true key element to not spooking fish and winning tournaments. The Big Rig also comes with a drag chain chute to use for those that prefer the drag chain, which does great in moving water conditions.
  • 4  - Gear Tracks  - YakAttack

    Located on both sides and the center of the kayak, the Yakattack gear tracks are built in to the kayak in easily accessible locations for adding accessories and RAM Mounts.
  • 5  - Omega Rod Holder with Track Mounted LockNLoad Mounting System  - YakAttack

    New for 2019, this truly universal rod staging solution from YakAttack works flawlessly with spinning, casting, larger conventional reels, and yes – even fly rods of all sizes. A 360 degree rotating collar offers the ability to quickly secure the rod by capturing the reel, and allows spinning reels to be stowed in the natural downward position, not hung off the side. Multiple modes allow anglers to easily stage rods for quick access or lock them in for maximum security.
  • 6  - 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.
  • 7  - 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.
  • 8  - Hull Design

    Jackson Kayak’s most stable fishing kayak. It was designed for any level paddler/angler to feel comfortable while standing and fishing. Even with it’s size and width, it has plenty of speed and tracking to get you to your fishing hole.
  • 9  - 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.
  • 10  - Rear Tankwell and Rod Holders  - YakAttack

    The rear tankwell boasts still more YakAttack Gear Trac, making this kayak extremely customizable.
  • 11  - 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.
  • 12  - 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.
  • 13  - Adjustable foot pegs

    Making the boat functional for paddlers of all sizes. The foot pegs adjust easily.
  • 14  - Ergonomic Handles

    Ergonomic Handles with added grip textured inserts help you keep good contact when carrying your kayak, even when wet. Also, there is no fabric to ensure snag-proof days on the water.
  • 15  - Two-Layer Standing Pad

    NEW Two-Layered Standing pad. Great for sound dampening and super comfortable for standing and fishing.
  • 16  - MOLLE Snap Seatback Pouch

    New for 2019, this MOLLE seatback pouch makes accessing behind seat contents a breeze. Fully MOLLE-compatible, pouch snaps off easily to reload for those days on the go and easily accommodates two 3600 series Plano boxes.
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Comments on “Big Rig”

  1. April 7, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Am thinking of trading my Coosa on a big rig

  2. Derek Barber
    April 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I like the big rig but not the camo colors. If I ordered one could I get it in a solid color?

    1. May 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Hey Derek – you can custom order a color for a up charge and 4-6 weeks possible delay. contact your dealer or for details. Enjoy! Clay

  3. James
    May 24, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Thinking about getting a Big Rig and keeping my Coosa! 🙂

  4. Dennis Unger
    January 25, 2016 at 1:55 am

    To the Jackson team

    We went out today to demo the big rig and coosa boats because for a year now I have been drooling over the big rig since I first came across the web site. I went through check out wilderness, hobie, old town, and feelfree and a few other lower models, time and time again I came back to the Jackson site and looked read and watched all your vids I could find. My wife bless her said that they cost to much 🙂 you get around that by watching the vids she then wanted one but after we took them out today and tried them out for a couple of miles she is hopelessly hooked 🙂 now theres now way she would pass this up and it was the Big Rig that sold her ive been pushing it but after she got to try this out in clear lovely water she was sold. You have made a wonderful product my next buy is to get a go pro camera so we can shoot this husband and wife team, we cannot thank you enough for all the thought put into your kayaks they were everything I hoped for and more we are buying 2 of them this week.

    Dennis and Lynn Unger
    much love guys cant wait to see what we will put on them next go Big Rig!!

  5. Brandon
    February 9, 2016 at 6:43 am

    How much extra is it on top of the price if you want custom colors and how long does it take?

  6. Rich Schnippel
    October 26, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Just got my Big Rig late this summer…I’ve been rigging this incredible kayak for the 2018 spring fishing season…can’t wait. This boat fit all of my requirements and I bought with confidence knowing it was a Jackson. Can’t thank you enough for developing such a great kayak…stable and stand-up ready!!

  7. Mark Peña
    February 7, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Hello I have some questions. I am currently in the market for a kayak and keep running into the same reviews for bigger guys. I was very interested in a former kayak that was rated for 425 pound weight limit but saw some reviews of guys my size (315 lbs) that took on water to were the kayak wasn’t true to the weight limit. From research I came across Jackson kayaks recommending the big rig. How true is the weight limit to someone my size? I live in an area where I have to drive 6 hrs in any direction to find a kayak recommended for a big man. I love the kayak design of the big rig and especially the mayfly being a fly fisherman. I just would like some information before I would have to drive so far to not be able to fully feel comfortable with the purchase, and regret I got what I payed for. Any feed back would be awesome. Thank you.

    1. Ryan
      March 1, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      I would definitely like to see feedback on your question.

    2. Tom Scola
      March 2, 2018 at 12:31 pm


      I am of similar size 305ish, 6’3″. I have a Big Rig and I really enjoy it. As far as being weight true, I have never had an issue with taking water over the edge, though in any open boat you still get wet from splashes and paddle drip, etc. I have used mine for both casting heavy lures, and also fly fishing. They are pretty stable, but you have to have decent balance, and rough water can be an issue. I particularly dread, boat wakes. They’re not bad if you nose into them, but get a little spooky if you’re turned sideways, or get surprised by one. I’d recommend it over any other kayak i’ve tried.

  8. Tom
    March 15, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    When will we see the Flex Drive in the Big Rig?

    1. Daniel
      May 16, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      I’d like to know this also.

  9. Jerome
    March 30, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    I’m a big guy also – 270 and would love to kayak fish. There are several models to choose from: Big Rig, Mayfly, Coosa HD, Big Tuna, and Liska. Not sure which would be a good all around kayak for S. La. fishing covering fresh water (bayous and canals) and inshore/marsh fishing. Just looking for some recommendations from the Jackson Team or any one else that has some advice, experiencing using, or how you determined which one was right for you. Thanks.

    1. April 2, 2018 at 8:42 am

      For stability once loaded up I would go Big Rig-it would help you feel more confident in the water, getting in and out of your kayak and then you can bring more equipment!

  10. June 12, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I don’t normally comment on things like this but since I think it might help other “big” guys decide to get into kayak fishing here it goes… I have had a Big Rig for 2 years now and we primarily float the Maquoketa river in eastern Iowa but occasionally we will take our yaks on the Mississippi or up to some lakes in northern Wisconsin. I am 6 foot and around 300 pounds and when we do a fish/float I take an over-sized cooler filled with drinks/food and ice, 2-3 poles, catfish bait and all of the fishing gear I might need, stake out pole, drag chains and other gear. It might not be nimble or fast but it never fails to impress me I stand, cast, lean over the side etc… The water never goes above the scupper holes and it’s always maneuverable for fishing. Great yak! So if you are a bigger guy that doesn’t want to just take a small bottle of filtered water and a salad with you, I would seriously recommend the Big Rig!

    1. Daniel Lamar
      March 24, 2019 at 2:17 am

      Hey, don’t get to hear too much about my home town. Would love to get back and float the Maquoketa!

  11. February 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

    The blue color is very nice.

  12. Mike
    July 23, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    My Jackson Kayak is leaking water about a gallon every 4 hour what can I do to fix this is a fishing kayak?

    1. August 8, 2019 at 10:17 am

      Hey Mike – something is wrong, clearly. Call our customer service team to walk you thought what it could be. Likely a screw hole or hatch but I’m not as familiar with that boat so check with the experts on our CS Team. Good Luck! Hit me back if needed but they all paddle and know that boat better than me! Clay

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