Because of its unpredictability and uncertainty till the end, Big Game Fishing offers new challenges, where you can prove your team work skills and demonstrate your fighting spirit – a truly active vacancy!
Tunas are the most frequently Big Game Fishing targets at the Adriatic.
These are the fish we are hunting in Big Game Fishing: bluefish tuna, albacore tuna, little tunny, sharks, swordfish, amber jacks and dorados.
The month of April is right for little tunas moving in shoals and with an average weight of 10 - 15 kg. This period offers great possibilities for a rich catch.
The end of May and beginning of June it's shark hunting season (blue sharks and thresher sharks).
In the beginning of August it's bluefin tuna time; average weight of 70-80 kg up to 500 kg.
The tunas follow great albacore tuna shoels with average weight of 10-15 kg, lately, with the sea temperature rising more and more dorados can be found.
That's at the same time the best fishing season (from August to November), where the chances for a big catch is very high!
This type is fishing from the still or boat moving at the speed of 1 to 3 mph. We are using special fishing rods that are fixed on the boat so you can fish with six or more of those in different depths. That is called “Heavy Trolling” and it is used for fishing on swordfish, tuna, barracuda etc.
We use “Light trolling” technique which is fishing with silicone or plastic fish as lures (rapalla, yozuri, and storm) and while ship is on the move it acts like real fish. In this way we are fishing for dent fish, sea brim, small tuna, barracuda etc.
We use “Night drifting” technique. That is specific and wary demanding fishing during late night and early morning hours and basic condition to have a good catch is absolute silence on the boat. Most common catch is shark, tuna, barracuda and swordfish.
Deep sea fishing
We fish at the distance of 6 to 15 miles from the coastline in depth of 200 m, using electronic gadgets which allow us, by pressing one button to sunk the lure in 30 sec, 100 m deep and for one minute we get fish from depth of 150 meters. With this technique it is possible to catch fishes of more than 50 kilos that lives in forever dark parts of the sea.
-Very interesting way of fishing with one fishing rod with 3 to 6 hooks gives you a chance to catch one fish on every hook by entering in school of fish. This way of fishing is very interesting to tourists because in a short time they can catch a lot of fish in an easy way.
Adriatic Sea Fish Guide
Tuna is the most popular among Big blue fish, and originating from Thunnidae family. Tunny can grow up to 4 meters and have up to 600 kilograms. Today may be encountered in all areas of the Adriatic sea, regardless of depth and distance from shore. The bluish colored body is is muscular and strong, being strong fighter on the rood.
Belongs to the blue fish family of Scomberomoridae. Grows up to 70 centimeters and 9 kilograms, and spreaded all across the Adriatic sea. Pelamid has an elongated spindle-shaped body with a long conical head and large mouth full of tiny sharp teeth. Lives in larger flocks, and feeds on other oily fish, mostly pilchards, sprats, anchovies and small mackerel.
Luc (Little tunny)
Belongs to the Thunnidae family and grows up to 1 meter and 20 kilograms. His body is spindly and elongated, slightly flattened at the sides, a conical head with a pointed losses. He points his tail fin, which is quite strong and has a crescent shape.
Zubatac (Red Snapper)
The whitefish that belongs to the Sparidae family. One of the most popular fishes for commercial and recreational fishing. Grows up to 1 meter in length and weighing up to 16 kilograms. Living in small groups, and individually, and can be found in rocky coastal area of the Adriatic sea. The body is tight at the front especially the front, with strong jaws and very large, sharp fangs, large and powerful flippers.
Gof (Yelow tail)
Belongs to the Carangidae family, and it is blue fish. Color is silvery gray and grows up to 1.5 meters and about 50 kilograms. Lives in flocks,
Belongs to the Carangidae family. Color is pale silver, and grows up to 1 meter and 15 kilograms. Not very uncommon fish, and large specimens are rare.
Belongs to the white fish family of Scorpaenidae. The color is ruddy brown and can grow up to 70cm and over 5 kg. When handling precautions should be observed because the spines sting is very painful.
Kirnja (Dusky serranus)
Belongs to the Serranidae family. Color is dark chestnut brown, sometimes almost black. It is big fish, with specimens over 1.40 meters and 100 kilograms.
Golub (Sting ray)
Belongs to the Dasyatidae family. Color is yellow-brown or leaden gray, grows up to 1.50 meters and 10 kilograms. He lives on muddy and sandy bottoms.