For over 50 years, Big Jon Sports® has been a pioneering force in the downrigger industry. Founded by the visionary angler, Big Jon Emery, our company emerged from a profound passion for fishing in deeper waters. Frustrated by the limitations he encountered, Big Jon Emery embarked on a mission to create a solution that would forever transform the fishing landscape. With unwavering determination and a drive for innovation, he pioneered the downrigger, revolutionizing the sport and empowering anglers to explore new depths.
Since our establishment in 1968, Big Jon Sports® has consistently led the industry as true pioneers. We take great pride in inventing the downrigger, a groundbreaking innovation that revolutionized the way anglers fish in deeper waters. Crafted out of our passion for the sport, this invention has become an indispensable tool for fishing enthusiasts worldwide.
Located in the heart of Interlochen, Michigan, our state-of-the-art production plant is where the magic happens. Merging traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge CNC technology, our skilled artisans transform Aircraft Grade Aluminum into the finest trolling and fishing products available. Each piece that leaves our facility carries the unmistakable mark of superior quality and unrivaled performance.
We are committed to being a beacon of American manufacturing, proudly boasting our "Made in America" distinction. This dedication reflects our unwavering support for local communities and our commitment to delivering products that meet the highest standards of excellence. Our skilled craftsmen and dedicated staff work tirelessly to ensure that our offerings embody the spirit of American craftsmanship.
Choosing Big Jon Sports® means investing in a legacy of unmatched expertise and innovation. Visit your local tackle shop and compare our products to those of our competitors, and the difference will be crystal clear. Don't just take our word for it—ask fellow fishermen or consult a seasoned charter captain, and they will resoundingly endorse our claims. We embody the essence of reliability and durability.
At Big Jon Sports®, we believe in providing a holistic fishing experience, marked by exceptional workmanship and meticulous attention to detail. Our goal is simple: to help you maximize your time on the water, catch more fish, and ultimately have more fun!
Join us as we continue to make waves in the fishing world. Discover the Big Jon Sports® difference today and let us be your trusted companion on your fishing adventures. Big Jon Emery's entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering pursuit of excellence laid the foundation for Big Jon Sports® as we know it today. His vision and dedication continue to inspire us as we carry his legacy forward. Every product bearing the Big Jon Sports® name is a testament to his ingenuity and unwavering commitment to enhancing the fishing experience.