Fish Processing

Fish Processing Room for vacuum packing and freezing

Fish Processing Freezing and Shipping

Fish Processing is included with your trip at no extra charge. We have cleaning tables and sinks on the dock and a processing room set up with two commercial vacuum packers, a (6×12 ft) blast freezer, four private freezers (one for each unit) and wet-lock boxes for you to preserve your catch for the trip home. We take care of everything. All we ask is that you tip our fish processors accordingly. Many local fish processors charge $2/pound of fish. We provide this service to lodge guests free of charge.


Custom Fish Processing is included with our fully guided  and self-guided fishing packages.  The Chinook Shores crew will unload your fish and hang it for your photo, then you can relax and let us filet, vacuum pack, freeze and box your catch.

Soren and Jeff processing seafood.

Shipping Your Fish Home can easily be done by checking it as baggage on Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines now charges for all checked bags. Check for current baggage rules and rates. If you will not be traveling directly home and would rather not take fish with you on the plane, we can have it shipped FedEx overnight to any location in the continental U.S. and Alaska.

Processing Dungeness Crab at Chinook Shores Lodge
Fish Processing at Chinook Shores Lodge: McKinley and Hayden
Fish Processing at Chinook Shores Lodge