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.

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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

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Herradura
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,300

Alaskan Gamefisher

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Anchor Point
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $295

Alaskan Gamefisher - Kenai River

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 3 reviews
Soldotna
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $200

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.49
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out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Full Day of fishing
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Halibut Fishing Trip on 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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Eric M.
Longmont, CO
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Great day with Captain Josh!

VERIFIED   Halibut Fishing Trip on 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 still...
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Randy S.
United States
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Half day trip with capt mel

VERIFIED   Halibut Fishing Trip on 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
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Fishing with Mel

VERIFIED   Halibut Fishing Trip on August 4, 2020
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Richard D.
Santa Ana, CA
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Early King Fishing 2020

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon on May 22, 2020
Was out on the River all day great time had by all!!
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