Captain
Mel Erickson

Member since April 2014

Jaco, Costa Rica

Background
Captain Mel Erickson owner of Alaskan Gamefisher since 1989 will personally be your Alaska fishing guide for both your Kenai River salmon fishing, and on your saltwater halibut charters on Cook Inlet, at Anchor Point near Homer. Captain Mel Erickson is one of very few Alaska fishing guides that personally guide for both Kenai River Salmon, & Alaska Halibut. This means you will fish both salmon & halibut with the same fishing guide.

Hey, I'm Captain Mel Erickson

Jaco, Costa Rica
Background
Captain Mel Erickson owner of Alaskan Gamefisher since 1989 will personally be your Alaska fishing guide for both your Kenai River salmon fishing, and on your saltwater halibut charters on Cook Inlet, at Anchor Point near Homer. Captain Mel Erickson is one of very few Alaska fishing guides that personally guide for both Kenai River Salmon, & Alaska Halibut. This means you will fish both salmon & halibut with the same fishing guide.

My Charter Listings

Herradura
trips from
US$ 1695
Soldotna
trips from
US$ 200

Customer Reviews

4.33 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

Enjoyed the trip.  Happy that it was a sunny, dry day.  Lots of fishermen on the river.  We were happy to get one sockeye, would have been happier with more.  Sam, our guide, was friendly and handled the boat well.

Fished July 2017

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Mel Erickson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Thanks sally,  It was a little slow for kings, glad you enjoyed the trip, we did manage to get 2 that day, Thought i was gonna get skunked today saturday the 22 as at 11am no bites but the afternoon tide brought some fish and between1 and 4, eneded up limiting out with 4 kings.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fished all day not one bite or a nibble.

Ross Sipes does not recommend Alaskan Gamefisher

Fished July 2017

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Mel Erickson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 21, 2017

Sorry about the poor fishing Ross, but fishing is fishing, and some days are good and some days are bad. All guides including me like to catch fish for our guests just as much as you do.  With 29 years expierience of guiding on the Kenai River our success rates are are very high and while going with a 29 year veteran guide does not guarantee success it gives you the best opportunity.
The heavy rain the day before clouded the water and lowered catch rates. Also to judge any fishing trip on a one day trip is not a fair assessment , most of our anglers fish for multiple days and overall will end up taking home several 50Lb boxes of fish, the day before we had 4 bites and landed 2 kings,  today the day after your trip we hooked 7 fish and landed 3 kings.  Book a 3-5 day fishing package like most of our anglers and you would have caught your seasonal limit of kings. Also I have been fishing since i have been 4 years old and have had lots of days skunked fishing and none of them have been the most miserable day of my life, there is a lot more to fishing than Catching.

Went fishing on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fishing a little slow still landed 3 sails and had a few spit the hook. We broke off a marlin within 15 minutes of fishing.

Fished April 2017

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Mel Erickson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thanks For fishing with us Dustin,  This season the fishing has been a lot slower than the past few years for sailfish, but we have had a fairly good numbers of marlin around,  Currently the Dream Raiser is in Quepos fishing the 4 day Offshore world Championship tournament,  on the 3rd day the Dream Raiser is in 2nd place out of 50 boats, with 1,900 points, 200 points for a sail and 500 for a marlin.  Tight Lines , Mel Erickson Owner of Dream Raiser

Went fishing on Saturday, August 13, 2016

Found the captain very accommodating and friendly.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, February 29, 2016

Boat was under repair when we arrived.  Captain Mel had booked us on another boat.

Fished February 2016

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