Managed by Josh Bodenheimer
Captain Josh was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana. Captain Josh began as a deckhand on offshore charter boats in Venice, LA at the age of 19. He’s since been operating Intensity Offshore Outfitters since founding it in 2010. With now 15+ years experience fishing the waters off of Venice, LA, his experience helps lead to success for clients year after year.
Arrive at the marina, get settled into your accommodations – either the houseboat you’ve rented or your hotel room. Head on over to Crawgators or Cypress Grill for a cold one and some fresh Louisiana seafood, then it’s time to get some shut eye. Your alarm clock signals the start of day. Grab a coffee, slap on some sunblock and get picked up by the boat at your house boat! Just jump on and head out. Staying at the hotel? Just walk over to the dock in the morning and off we go. The run to the fishing grounds starts with a 20 mile run down river. Listen to the quad suzuki purr in harmony as the smooth 42’ Razorhead hits cruising speed. Enjoy the ride from a bean bag chair. Stop to get bait. Get to the fishing grounds. Now it’s time to fish. Lines in, anxiously anticipating the first strike…then it happens, the clicker sounds….vrr, vrrr, vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Engage the reel and hang on as the circle fish finds its home in the corner of a yellowfin tuna’s mouth. Rod loads, drag peels off on the first massive run. You pump and wind, pump and wind to recover line. Then the tuna takes off for a second run. Pump and wind, pump and wind and finally you hear the mate shout ‘we’ve got color’. You look down and see the profile of a beautiful tuna, sicles and all, slowly coming up in a wide spiral. Finally the fish breaks the surface and the mate delivers a perfect gaff shot – fish caught. You’re overcome with happiness, satisfaction, relief, excitement all at once. The picture captures the moment for you to reflect on for years to come. Then, you do it again. Crack a cold one, have a sandwich and watch your buddy experience what you just went through yourself. After the tuna action, you decide to mix things up. It’s bonus fish time; switch your target and set your sights on swordfish, grouper, snapper, mahi, or wahoo. At the end of the day of catching, you’re back on plane and heading to the marina in the bean bag. Tired but accomplished. The crew cleans your catch so you can pack your coolers full of gorgeous tuna for the trip home. Don’t forget to save a piece for dinner! After a shower and change of clothes, bring a piece over to the restaurant and they’ll prepare it for you. It doesn’t get much fresher than that. Enjoy a meal, a beverage, but not too many, because you booked a second day. Tomorrow, you experience Venice tuna fishing the way it’s meant to be all over again! You haven’t been to Tuna Town unless you’ve fished with Josh. Lock it in! You won't regret it! Read More
Josh was awesome! You can tell he knows his stuff and definitely cares about his customers. There are so many different fishing charters you can choose in that area and I am so glad I went with charter. You're guaranteed to have an amazing fishing experience that will keep you coming back for more! I am an avid fisherman but nothing could have prepared me for how difficult it was to fight the tuna that we caught. I'll admit I forfeited my man card and had to have Josh help me with the fight for a few minutes every now and again. We even caught a grouper that was one pound away from breaking the state record!! If you want the best fishing Captain around give Josh a call today! You won't regret it 🙂 …
Our group of 6 had a blast!! Josh and Blake were awesome! The largest tuna we caught weighed 225!! We hope to be back next year!! Yes, we highly recommend this fishing charter!!
Just got back from our second trip with intensity and we had a great time! Josh and Blake know how to take care of their guests and put fish in the boat. Hoping to go back and fish with them again next year. I highly recommend them.
What a great crew and fishing company had a great time with Josh and Blake we caught some great Yellow Fins probably over 200 lbs so I recommend this company yes yes and yes thanks for the big time
Had a great day fishing for tuna with Josh and Blake. Felt right at home the minute we got on the boat. We caught a number of yellow fin tuna. Both Josh and Blake did a great job helping this girl reel them. Thanks for a great time.
Amberjack, Black Marlin, Gag Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Swordfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna
Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Trolling
330 Cypress Cove Rd, Venice, LA 70091, USA