Shawn Holgate

Meet Captain Shawn Holgate

Dragon Slayer Charters - Veteran Owned and Operate

Captain Shawn Holgate's passion for fishing was sparked at a young age by his father, who instilled in him a love for the sport. Growing up, Shawn embraced fishing wholeheartedly, becoming an avid sportsman with a deep appreciation for the outdoors. Today, as the captain of Dragon Slayer Charters, Shawn shares his lifelong passion with others, providing unforgettable fishing experiences in Winchester Bay, Oregon.

Captain Shawn Holgate believes that every day is a great day to fish! Born and raised fishing on the Umpqua River and the Oregon Coast, Shawn's love for fishing runs deep. He spends as much time on the water as possible, constantly checking fishing reports and weather apps to stay dialed in and motivated to fish whenever it's safe. 

With 15 years of service in the Army and Army National Guard, Shawn has a strong commitment to serving others. He particularly enjoys taking kids out on the water and spending time with other Veterans, sharing his passion for fishing and the outdoors with those around him. Captain Shawn Holgate is a highly qualified and experienced fishing guide, with a range of certifications and licenses to ensure a safe and enjoyable fishing experience for all. He is a US Coast Guard Certified Licensed Captain, Emergency First Aid Certified, and CPR Certified, prioritizing the safety and well-being of his guests. Additionally, Shawn is an Oregon State Licensed Guide, ensuring compliance with local regulations and practices. He is also insured and bonded, providing peace of mind to those on board. With his professional qualifications and friendly demeanor, Captain Shawn is not just a skilled guide but also an all-around nice guy, dedicated to making your fishing trip a memorable one.

Boat Details:

Dragon Slayer is a 24-foot motorboat manufactured by Raider in 2015, powered by a single 150 horsepower Mercury engine, capable of reaching a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. With a guest capacity of 6, the boat is equipped with various features for a successful fishing expedition, including tuna tubes, downriggers, a bait tank, ice-box, multimedia system, trolling motor, GPS, radar, VHF radio, and fish finder.

Soonest Trip Availability


Dragon Slayer Charters Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

1 Year of Experience

fishing Attributes

Deep Sea Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Medical Supplies

Good to Knows

Captain Shawn has a Six Pac charter license, is CPR/First Aid certified and a TWIC card holder.

If you have specific questions about any trip or date availability, contact Captain Shawn directly!

Trip Includes:

Rods, reels & tackle




Cleaning & filleting of your catch

What to Bring:

Snacks & Drinks

Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing and Footwear

Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Sunglasses & Hats)

*See Cancellation Policy for additional information regarding cancellations and payments.


Dragon Slayer

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 8

Boat Length: 24

Manufacturer Name: Raider

Model Year: 2015

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 150

Maximum Cruising Speed: 35

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, VHF Radio, Radar, Multimedia System, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice-Box, Livewell / Live Bait Tank, Downriggers, Tuna Tubes