We are located in Venice, LA, which has staked its claim as the “tuna town” of America. Just 60 miles south of New Orleans, the community of Venice is made up of commercial fishing, fishing charters, charter boats, and oil field workers. Sitting just west of the mighty Mississippi River, Venice, Louisiana Fishing is in the heart of Sportsman’s Paradise, giving us an edge on being the best Fishing Charter around.
In addition to some of the best fishing in the world, the waterfowl hunting is second to none. Dumping nutrients and sediments into the coastal marshes and the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River is the lifeblood of the greatest fishing destination in the world: Venice, Louisiana. Just 15 miles out of the mouth of the river, the continental shelf begins reaching depths of over 5,000 feet. This area is known as the Mississippi Canyon, and is home to many pelagic species.
Captain Josh Bodenheimer
Capt. Josh was born and raised in Metairie, La. He developed a passion for the outdoors at a very young age and that passion is what still drives him today in his everyday charter operations. Capt. Josh began as a deck-hand on offshore charter boats at the age of 19 and has not looked back since. Now, with 10 years of experience to his credit, Capt. Josh has become a well-rounded fisherman in all facets and continues to learn and keep elevating himself as a captain. He loves the excitement and experience of meeting new people each day and providing them with experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. He enjoys the challenges each day of offshore fishing in which you never know exactly what you’re being dealt. Capt. Josh meets that challenge head on and his never say die attitude sometimes keeps him moving and searching all day to find what’s needed to make that day a great one.
“I’m very passionate about fishing and am extremely fortunate to wake up every day and do something for a living I could not live without. A lot of my excitement comes from seeing people’s facial expressions change the first time they hold onto a rod with a Yellowfin peeling drag on the other end. Sheer amazement by many and creates a new found respect for the fish once the gaff finds its mark. Smiles and high fives on a hot summer day on cobalt blue water after an intense battle is something everyone needs to experience and is definitely one of my favorite things about what I do.”