Captain
Mel Erickson

Member since April 2014 Herradura, Costa Rica
Background
Captain Mel Erickson is the owner and operator of the Alaskan Gamefisher, running trips since 1989 along the Kenai River and out into Cook Inlet. Capt. Mel is one of very few Alaska fishing guides that personally guide for both Kenai River Salmon and Alaskan Halibut. He also owns the Dream Raiser, fishing down in Costa Rica for awesome species like Marlin, Sailfish, and Tuna.

Hey, I'm Captain Mel Erickson

Herradura, Costa Rica
Background
Captain Mel Erickson is the owner and operator of the Alaskan Gamefisher, running trips since 1989 along the Kenai River and out into Cook Inlet. Capt. Mel is one of very few Alaska fishing guides that personally guide for both Kenai River Salmon and Alaskan Halibut. He also owns the Dream Raiser, fishing down in Costa Rica for awesome species like Marlin, Sailfish, and Tuna.

My Charter Listings

Dream Raiser

10 reviews
Herradura
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,445

Alaskan Gamefisher

10 reviews
Anchor Point
In demand!
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $295

Alaskan Gamefisher - Kenai River

3 reviews
Soldotna
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $200

Fishing Reports

Marlin Fishing is going off.

January 19, 2019

The Marlin bite for stripes and blues is pretty hot right now off the coast of Costa Rica out of Los suenos Marina. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.49
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
68%
Satisfied with the boat
85%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Fred B.
Soldotna, AK
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 15, 2020
The boat and captain showed up a little late, but the captain had mentioned running a little behind when I had called him. ...
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David O.
Jaco, Provincia De Puntarenas
 4.67
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Full Day of fishing

VERIFIED   December 6, 2019
Awesome fishing trip with the Dream Raiser , captain & crew were top notch , landed a 40lb plus Mahi , 8 yellow fins Tuna...
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Eric M.
Longmont, CO
 4.33
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Great day with Captain Josh!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2020
Josh worked very hard to keep our six person trip running smoothly and we all limited with good fish.  Nothing huge but...
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Randy S.
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with capt mel

VERIFIED   NEW  July 18, 2020
We had an absolutely wonderful time with capt Mel and his deck hand we highly recommend this boat to anyone can’t wait for...
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Michael H.
Hollidaysburg, PA
 4.67
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Fishing with Mel

VERIFIED   NEW  August 4, 2020
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