Capt. Jason Woodham
Guide and Owner of Merrikohl Outfitters
Captain Jason Woodham started his fishing career at the ripe age of 10 in the Florida Gulf Coast and later in the Bahamas, Mexico and St. Thomas. Acquiring his OUPV 6-pack Captain’s license in 1997, he ran charters on his own boats, offered guide trips, gained coveted sponsorships and spoke at several regional fishing expos.
In 2001, Jason began running a tournament sportfishing operation that would last over the next 16 years. During his career as a captain, Jason won countless tournaments, as well as top boat and captain awards along the Gulf Coast, East Coast and the Florida Keys. He’s fished from Nova Scotia to Costa Rica and amassed a lifetime of knowledge about fishing, boats and his most treasured skill, sincerely connecting with people.
Captain Jason’s passion for all things outdoors and teaching those with like interests lead him to start MerriKohl Outfitters, named after a charter boat he owned in 2005. The name “Merrikohl” was coined upon commenting on the miracle of life, after his 2 children, Merritt and Kohl, were born.
Capt. Bear Holman
Guide Keywest Angling
Capt. Bryan “Bear” Holeman is fun loving and super fishy. His larger than life personality and jovial attitude make him a blast to fish with, as evidenced by his numerous repeat anglers. If you’re looking for a guide that doesn’t ooze the super serious “Keys guide” mentality he’s your man. Bear as described by Jose Wejebe host of Spanish Fly on the Outdoor Channel; “Bryan Holeman, Bear as his friends know him… butt kickingly big…fish catching… gun shooting… hillbilly son of a gun! That’s my buddy Bear.”
Capt. Richard Hastings III
Guide, Islamorada Fl.
Capt. Rich has a passion for sight fishing the flats from Flamingo all the way to Key West, servicing all of the Florida Keys. He specializes in light spinning tackle and fly-fishing; targeting tarpon, bonefish, permit, snook and redfish.
He previously guided fly-fishing charters on the Colorado River before moving to experience his dream job of fishing in the Florida Keys. For the past three years that Capt. Rich has been fishing in the Keys, he has gained considerable knowledge of where to put you on the fish!