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.
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

Dream Raiser

Herradura
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US$ 1445

Alaskan Gamefisher

Soldotna
trips from US$ 295

Alaskan Gamefisher - Kenai River

Soldotna
trips from US$ 200

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.43
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Sockeye salmon
Flight over double glacier
Turbine otter on floats
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
80%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
40%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Amie Fraughton
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with Mel & Josh

VERIFIED   June 21, 2018
Mel and Josh were awesome! Took us on a float plane to catch sockeye salmon, we limited out in 30mins! They took us sight seeing...
Amie Fraughton recommends Alaskan Gamefisher
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Dustin Grooms
Liberia, Provincia De Guanacaste
 4.67
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Good day on the water

VERIFIED   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.
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Gregory Mark Muirhead
United States
 5.00
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Fishing with Mel

VERIFIED   August 9, 2017
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Sally Pasternack
United States
 4.33
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Half Day Trip - Kenai River Salmon

VERIFIED   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...
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Pat Early
Louisville, Kentucky
 5.00
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Dream Raiser

VERIFIED   February 29, 2016
Boat was under repair when we arrived.  Captain Mel had booked us on another boat.
Pat Early recommends Dream Raiser
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