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.

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Excellent
4.5 / 5
(26 reviews)
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Trips from US $1,595
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4.6 / 5
(15 reviews)
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (43)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
87%
Caught fish
78%
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Erik D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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What an incredible experience

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on February 3, 2024
These guys were great can’t think of one complaint prepared rice with chicken and salad for lunch cooler was full of sodas...
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Tony S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on January 19, 2024
Captain and crew were great. Landed 10 tuna 1 mahi-mahi and two sails. All in about 5 hours. Only suggestion would...
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John R.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

2 old guys, 1 kid

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on February 6, 2024
We had a great time on the dreamraiser. We caught 5 Sailfish and 2wahoo. It was a good time
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Jeff B.
Des Allemands, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good day fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on February 14, 2023
Had a great time fishing. Caught a tuna, bull dolphin and a sail fish. Captain and crew worked hard to find fish. I wanted...
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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...
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