Montenegro Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters

Montenegro Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters

Top Montenegro Bluefin Tuna Fishing Destinations

Best Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters in Montenegro

Bluefin Tuna Fishing in Montenegro

Bluefin Tuna
  • Size 200 to 600lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Thunnus thynnus / orientalis / maccoyii)

Charter fishing in Montenegro is always a memorable experience. When the target is Tuna, it’s even more so! Saltwater fishing in this tiny country in the Western Balkans is one of the best ways to experience the Adriatic sea and the prestigious predators that live within it. Adrenaline rushes and physical activity are the rule, rather than the exception on Montenegrin Tuna fishing trips. And that’s not to mention the unforgettable taste of freshly caught Tuna!
 
The clear blue waters of the Adriatic are a highway for schools of this migratory species. As well as Bluefin Tuna, Skipjack and Albacores visit the local fishing grounds every year. Most captains will fish for Bluefin Tuna in nearshore waters or the open ocean. These fish can come in at up to 3 meters long – so catching one is a real achievement!
 

Where to go

The Bay of Kotor is known as one of the richest fishing grounds in Montenegro. As well as being home to a huge variety of fish, local towns such as Herceg Novi and Djenovici are popular and scenic tourist destinations. And world-class big game fishing starts just 15 miles from the mouth of the bay. 
 
But Montenegro Tuna fishing isn’t limited to just one spot. Fishing charters in Budva are ready and waiting to take you out to sea to give you your own dose of Tuna. It’s never easy to hook a Tuna, but it’s always worth it!
 

How and when to fish

Deep sea fishing for Tuna is an art. This fish is one of the most sought-after trophies in the whole of the Adriatic. 
 
Trips usually last at least 6 hours. The most popular and effective fishing technique is trolling. Local captains generally fish with natural bait, with sardines and squid being the most common choice. You can also drift fish for Tuna and throw vertical jigs at the same time, to attract both these and other large ocean predators. 
 
When can you catch Tuna in Montenegro? All year round! Each captain has their own favorite “peak” season. But as a rule, locals say that you can catch the best Bluefin Tuna from August through late fall. They can weigh up to 80 kg (175 lb) at this time of year, although a few lucky anglers have reported catches weighing up to half a ton. 
 
Montenegro’s ocean fishing season runs from April to October or early November. Whenever you go, you’re in with a chance of bringing a real trophy to shore – as long as skill, weather, and (most importantly) fisherman’s luck are on your side. Whatever the outcome, going Tuna fishing along one of Europe’s most stunning coastlines is an experience you’ll never forget!
 

Montenegro Bluefin Tuna Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Bluefin Tuna fishing in Montenegro varies moderately throughout the year. High season is August to October. Low season is January to May. There is no closed season.
Montenegro
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Montenegro: 15 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(4 reviews)
Tivat
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $380
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Herceg Novi
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trips from $272
Đenovići
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trips from $272
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Bar
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trips from $370

What anglers said about Bluefin Tuna Fishing in Montenegro

Inform the Captain and find someone who knows the waters like the back of their hands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Inform the Captain and find someone who knows the waters like the back of their hands
Weng  T.
Weng T. Tannay, VD
Try it. Its great! Sea is really clear (can see up to 30 m down) and it adds exitement when you see the fish coming up!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try it. Its great! Sea is really clear (can see up to 30 m down) and it adds exitement when you see the fish coming up!
Matti  S.
Matti S. Helsinki, Uusimaa
Apart from relying on the captain to provide you with the fishing guidelines and suggestions, bring the sunblock and do not hesitate to consult with him on what to see and where to go while in Budva. I would definitively recommend at least 2 hours being spent on wandering the narrow streets of the Old Town.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Apart from relying on the captain to provide you with the fishing guidelines and suggestions, bring the sunblock and do not hesitate to consult with him on what to see and where to go while in Budva. I would definitively recommend at least 2 hours being spent on wandering the narrow streets of the Old Town.
Tanja  M.
Tanja M.
In June, Dentex fishing in Budva is amazing! We had a great time with Capt. Zoran from Predator Budva. He took us on fish right away! We fished for 2 days and caught more than 12 kilos of fish (25 lbs). Bottom fishing is productive at the time of a year + the scenery is amazing where you can swim or snorkel.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In June, Dentex fishing in Budva is amazing! We had a great time with Capt. Zoran from Predator Budva. He took us on fish right away! We fished for 2 days and caught more than 12 kilos of fish (25 lbs). Bottom fishing is productive at the time of a year + the scenery is amazing where you can swim or snorkel.
Iva  J.
Iva J.

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