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.

Hey, I'm Captain Mel Erickson

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

7 reviews
Herradura
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,445

Alaskan Gamefisher

6 reviews
Anchor Point
trips from $295

Alaskan Gamefisher - Kenai River

2 reviews
Soldotna
trips from $200

Fishing Reports

Marlin Fishing is going off.

January 19, 2019

The Marlin bite for stripes and blues is pretty hot right now off the coast of Costa Rica out of Los suenos Marina. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.36
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Very successful trip!
My big catch
Sockeye salmon
+4
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
55%
Satisfied with the boat
75%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Frank G.
Fair Lawn, NJ
 5.00
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Full day on the Dream Raiser

VERIFIED   January 7, 2019
Great trip today on the Dream Raiser.  Ran off in flat seas.  Had steady action all day.  5 sails and two large...
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Russell I.
Seattle, Washington
 5.00
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Very successful trip!

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
Mel was very friendly and helpful in showing us techniques that caught fish!
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William D.
United States
 4.67
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Full day trip with Captain Mel

VERIFIED   July 23, 2019
Although fishing was for King Salmon, Mel also setup so we could fish a few hours for sockeye salmon which we greatly appreciated.
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Larry K.
Anchorage, Alaska
 4.67
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Fishing with Mel

VERIFIED   August 19, 2019
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Everard M.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 7, 2019
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