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Fish Cleaning & Vacuum Sealing

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Fish Cleaning & Vacuum Sealing

One of our guests halibut fishing on a beautiful Alaskan day!

The fishing near Pybus Point Lodge is unparalleled. Located in Alaska’s famous Inside Passage, our waters are protected from nasty weather by a large cluster of islands which makes for ideal fishing conditions. Near our lodge you can catch everything Alaska is famous for: halibut, rockfish, ling cod, pacific cod, coho salmon, pink salmon, keta salmon, and king salmon!

Thanks to the ideal fishing conditions and robust fish populations, guests rarely leave our lodge empty-handed. Every guest gets to bring home as much cleaned, vacuum-sealed, and professionally packaged fish as they can catch, free of any additional charges! 

Fish Cleaning & Vacuum Sealing

Captain Casey cleaning a fresh caught halibut.

Unlike other lodges in the area, we don’t have a limit on the amount of fish that our dock team will process and package for you. We know that you came to Alaska with the goal of stuffing your home freezer full of wild caught fish, and we want to make sure that you can achieve your goal as easily as possible.

That’s why we’ve invested in our state of the art fish processing facility located right on our docks. Every fish brought in will be fileted, rinsed, vacuum sealed, and frozen only a few feet from where the boats dock. Just moments after returning from the day’s fishing trip our dock and captain teams will work together to ensure that the fish you cook up at home is as fresh and high quality as possible.

Our state-of-the-art fish processing house.

The first step in the process is fileting your fish. This will be done by our guides first thing after docking. Once the fish is fileted, a member of our dock team will carry it into our fish processing house. Here the filets will be thoroughly rinsed by hand one by one. After rinsing the fish it will be packed into a color coded and labeled bag. Each fish species has its own color and has the name of the species prominently displayed. Within each package you’ll have two servings of ready to cook meat. After packaging the fish it’s immediately vacuum sealed and transported into our freezer. 

Your fish is guaranteed to stay fresh in our new fish bags!

You Can Take Your Fish Home!

A freezer jam-packed with fresh Alaskan fish!

You might be wondering what exactly you're supposed to do with all of this frozen fish once it’s time to head back home. Well, like with everything else we’ve done our best to make the process as smooth as possible.

Throughout your stay at the lodge our dock team carefully tracks each and every package of fish ensuring that all the fish goes home with the correct guest. While you're out fishing, the dock team works to pack the previous day's fish into a fish box for each guest. 

These fish boxes are made from reinforced cardboard and lined with mylar inserts that are specially designed to keep your fish frozen for up to 72 hours–this should be plenty of time to preserve the fish throughout your entire flight home!

Pro Tip: Planning to explore the Juneau area after your lodge stay? You can rest easy when it comes to storing your catch. While nearly all hotels in the area offer freezers for guest use, we've gone a step further for your convenience. Specifically, at Juneau’s airport, we provide complimentary freezer space for fish. This service ensures that your prized catch remains in perfect condition until your departure. Should you have any questions about managing your fish post-lodge visit, don't hesitate to reach out for assistance!

As previously mentioned, we’re committed to processing as much fish as you can catch, at no extra cost. For most guests, this equates to taking home approximately one box per person. Designed with airline regulations in mind, each box can hold up to 49 pounds—the maximum weight for checked luggage on most major airlines, ensuring hassle-free travel with your catch.

Fly Your Fish Home

Our dockhands hard at work loading a seaplane with our guests fresh fish!

When the time comes to leave the lodge, all you need to worry about is your luggage. Our dock team will have your fish boxes ready to go. Depending on the weather, you’ll be returning to Junea via seaplane or boat. Whichever mode of transportation you take, your fish boxes will be loaded onto the vehicle for you. 

Once you return to Juneau you’ll be responsible for transporting your fish. That being said, we do everything we can to make sure that you won’t run into any troubles. As we said, your boxes will all be the proper size and weight for carry-on luggage and you shouldn’t run into any issues with the airlines. If you prefer to have your fish shipped to your house instead of taking it on the plane with you, let us know after you arrive at the lodge. We’ll help you make all the proper arrangements. 

As you can see, flying your fish home is simple and easy. Most airlines allow you to bring your box home with your carry on luggage!

If you have any questions about transporting your fish home, check out this article!

Book Your Trip!

The view from our new boardwalk!

An all-inclusive vacation at Pybus Point Lodge provides all the fun and excitement that Alaska has to offer without the headache! We’ll professionally filet, rinse, vacuum pack, and freeze as much fish as you can catch free of any additional charge. All your fish will be conveniently packaged into a carry-on sized box that’s guaranteed to keep your fish frozen for up to 72 hours.

If you’re interested in fishing with us, click here to book your stay at our resort! We’ll make sure that you have everything you need to have the ultimate Alaska fishing experience. If you have any questions about what else comes with our all-inclusive package, or if you’d like to chat with one of our team members give us a call at 435-412-4286.

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Discover why people like you can’t stop talking about Pybus Point Lodge. More than 30 years ago, the lodge opened as a simple fishing camp, drawing a devoted following in spite of basic accommodations. With new owners and experienced captains and crew, our corner of Alaska has become an unbeatable fishing and eco-tourism resort.

Andrea Tate

Incredible Experience!

Pybus Point Lodge has some of the most stunning scenery I’ve ever seen. I mean absolutely breathtaking! In addition to the amazing fishing, I hiked to a beautiful secluded lake, soaked in some hot pots, saw several waterfalls, went whale watching, saw bears and all kinds of wildlife and marine life. As a photographer, photographing a wedding under a waterfall will remain a highlight of my life.

Shirley Johnson

Pybus Point Lodge - WOW!

We had the best time! This was our first visit to Pybus, but it definitely will not be our last. The stunning scenery, amazing fishing experience, and the joy of meeting new friends – all outstanding! We did not want to leave!!! If you are thinking about this trip – don’t think any more, just book it. You will not regret it!!!

Sharon Hedding

Trip of a Lifetime!

We had such an amazing time the staff was so wonderful and the lodge was fantastic! capt Joe was so helpful and always doing what ever he could do to make each day special. a special thank you to both Scott and Jody for taking the time to make us feel like family. can't wait to go back next year

Jason Nielsen

Wonderful and Magical Place

We had an amazing business retreat to Pybus Point Lodge.  Everything was top notch... the fishing, the staff, the boat captains, the food, the accommodations, and especially the scenery. I really liked that Pybus took care of everything from start to finish. Chef John is an amazing cook. We had delicious hot meals the entire trip.  The cabins were amazing and very comfortable.  The fishing was awesome and that’s coming from a guy that doesn’t fish that much.

Brandon Foote

We brought home 100lbs of fish!

My wife and I spent a week at Pybus Point this Summer. We had a beautiful, private room overlooking the bay and our own new, ensuite, private bathroom. What an amazing place for couples to get away together. We set our own breakfast time, met our boat captain after, fished the day along, and returned to clean up and enjoy a nice dinner at the restaurant. Next time Alaska is on the trip list, Sherrie and I will go together, and it will be to Pybus Point!

Kent Danjanovich

Fun in Alaska

This was my first trip to Pybus Point. I stayed in one of their new cabins. The accommodations were incredible, the view onto the bay in the mornings was stunning. I loved the staff and the food was really very good. All of this and they have new boats to take you out onto fairly calm waters to fish. The fishing guides were great. Overall a great experience. Definitely going back.


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