Charter Operator
Alaskan Gamefisher

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. His guides will make sure you have a memorable day on the water.

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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. His guides will make sure you have a memorable day on the water.

My Charter Listings

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(21 reviews)
Herradura
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,595
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(15 reviews)
Anchor Point
trips from $375
Very good
4.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Soldotna
trips from $250

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (34)
Three days of Fishing
Three days of Fishing
Three days of Fishing
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
91%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
76%
Satisfied with the boat
86%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Wayne H.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Three days of Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on January 25, 2023
Fishing out of Los Suenos is wonderful. Captian and crew are great and very hard working. They are locals and know these waters...
Wayne H. recommends Dream Raiser
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C & T L
Soldotna, Alaska
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Danny and crew are the best around Jaco

Full Day Trip - Offshore on November 5, 2022
Captain Danny is one of the best around at finding fish. You give him a day on the water and he will find you some fish. Had...
C & T L recommends Dream Raiser
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Frank G.
Fair Lawn, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

FULL DAY ON THE DREAM RAISER.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on February 1, 2022
Dinner and a show.  A great day started off with a big Mahi. That followed with a sail, two nice yellow fins and another dancing...
Frank G. recommends Dream Raiser
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Dawn C.
Port St. Lucie, FL
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on March 7, 2022
We planned a full day trip of deep sea fishing.  The captain and crew made the most of our non catching day which they had...
Dawn C. recommends Dream Raiser
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Roi B.
New Brunswick, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3 Days of fishing on the DreamRaiser

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on March 25, 2022
We caught tuna, mahi, sailfish, and a huge marlin we fought for 2 hours; brought it to the boat four times, and finally lost...
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