GoldenRod Fishing Charters, LLC. is owned and managed by Captain Jason Whitfield and his wife, Kimberly Davis Whitfield. Both Jason and Kim are third generation members of families entrenched in the fishing industry. Jason grew up commercial fishing with his dad, Capt. Mike Whitfield, and Kim grew up fishing when she could on Captain Davis Queen Fleet headboats owned by her dad, Grover Davis, and his brothers, "Duck," and Joe Ed. As for Capt. Matthew Lewis, he began fishing with Kim and Jason at age 3 when he began his friendship with their son, Capt. Davis Whitfield. Over the last 19 years, his enthusiasm for fishing has landed Matthew on board most every Whitfield fishing trip, even the ones in the Pacific.
As things go now, Jason can be found at the helm of the 42' Sally D. He loves running his new boat, not to mention soaking up the air conditioning as he sits in the air ride captain's chair. Kim helps out with reservations as needed and handles marketing and bookkeeping.
Capt. Jason Whitfield
Capt. Davis Whitfield
We use light tackle, which is easier for children to handle, and it intensifies and prolongs the action for adults and experienced anglers. Capt. Jason Whitfield has over 25 years of experience taking people fishing and he has spent countless days training Capt. Matthew Lewis. We can target fish for amberjack, snapper, grouper, triggerfish, mackerel, sharks, beeliners, redfish, and more. Let us impress you!
We specialize in family-oriented fishing trips and we love to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. Our best memories are fishing adventures we shared with our son and Matthew and their little buddies as they were growing up.
Matthew runs the 27' Stuart and has proven to be an amazing young fisherman and steady captain. Davis has a Monday through Friday engineering job, but he runs inshore trips for redfish on select weekends and late afternoons. Along the way, Colby Clark, the token non-Floridian, was added to the team. He completes the GoldenRod family and works the deck on the Sally D, zipping around like the Road Runner.