Fishing on Susak Island Offers Relaxation and Sport

There is some incredible fishing on Susak Island. A variety of species can be caught from shore, making the island a veritable angler’s paradise. Keep in mind that you will need to bring your own gear, so plan on packing accordingly.

Fish can be caught anywhere from shore with rod and reel or handlines. For smaller fish, use light to medium action spinning and baitcasting gear. Bring along a selection of small spinners and spoons, or simply bring a few weights and hooks and use locally-sourced bait.  If you’re a fly fisherman, a 5 weight rod is perfect for most of the smaller shore offerings. While fly fishing isn’t common on Susak Island, it is popular in other parts of Croatia, so don’t be afraid to try your favorite streamer when you visit.

If you’re a hardcore angler looking for a little more excitement, there are some opportunities to catch lunker amberjack from shore. To catch these bruisers, you will need stout ocean gear with a heavy mono leader. Large diving plugs are the best offering and schooling fish will attack these lures with wild abandon.

Spearfishing is also quite popular on Susak Island and the entire region. Locals also use nets, crab pots, and enjoy digging for clams.

If you have questions about where to catch fish, just ask some of Susak’s friendly locals and they will point you in the right direction.

What kind of fish are caught around Susak Island?

Croatian waters are teeming with fish. Shore anglers enjoy targeting sea bream and sea bass while offshore fishermen troll for big gamefish like bluefin tuna, albacore, and dorado. Tuna is a mainstay on Susak Island because it’s one of the healthiest and best-tasting fish in the sea.

If you’re a seafood lover, you’re going to love your stay on the island. Fresh seafood is a way of life on Susak. The most popular seafood includes calamari, eel, tuna, and shark. Grilled sardines are a Croatian delicacy and something you do not want to miss.

Contact us about about staying in a private room in our home during your stay. Let us know what type of fishing you are interested and we can point you in the right direction.