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, Im 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

Herradura
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,445

Alaskan Gamefisher

Soldotna
trips from $295

Alaskan Gamefisher - Kenai River

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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4.33
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Crew
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Sockeye salmon
Flight over double glacier
Turbine otter on floats
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
86%
Recommend this charter
78%
Appropriate for children
29%
Satisfied with the boat
86%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Frank G.
Fair Lawn, NJ
 5.00
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Full day on the Dream Raiser

VERIFIED   NEW  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...
Frank G. recommends Dream Raiser
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Amie F.
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...
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Gregory L.
Heathrow, FL
 3.00
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  January 11, 2019
Gregory L. does not recommend Dream Raiser
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Dustin G.
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 M. M.
United States
 5.00
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Fishing with Mel

VERIFIED   August 9, 2017
Gregory M. M. recommends Alaskan Gamefisher
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