Captain Dawson


Captain Dawson Holtman was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida and grew up living on the water. For his family, commercial fishing was their way of life. Even when Captain Dawson wasn’t out casting lines, he was enjoying surfing, scuba diving, spear fishing, and catching lobsters. 


Snook fishing in particular has always been one of his lifelong passions. From pouring the lead and tying jigs, to feeling that thump from a heavy one, everything about reeling in a Snook is a thrill for Captain Dawson. Even bottom-fishing for Snapper and Grouper late at night to early in the morning has brought a lot of sleepless nights upon him. 


After graduating from high school, Captain Dawson took his passions to the next level by becoming part of the crew on a private 140-foot yacht. He worked long hours but all of the hard work paid off when he was able to earn his 100-ton Master Captain’s license. Since then, putting people on the best fish bite has continued to bring him a special feeling and he plans on doing just that until his last days.