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  • At Highliner we provide multiple options for handling your catch once back at the dock. These range from simply walking off with your fish whole and intact, to having it fully filleted, vacuum packed, smoked, and shipped.

    We, and our partner R&R Charters, are the only charter operators in all of Puget Sound offering this full range of service.


    Our complimentary services include; cleaning, filleting and bagging of your catch to include one bag of ice. Additionally we will vacuum pack and freeze the first 4lbs of fillets for free, after which the rate of $2.50 per pound applies.


  • We require a 48 hour turn around time for any processing, after which time frozen fillets may be picked up during our office hours (12:30 – 2pm Mon-Sat) or we will FedEx it after you return home.  Additional shipping and handling fees will apply.


  • If you would like your catch frozen and shipped we will FedEx it over-night to your home. A $10 fee for each styrofoam box, gel pack plus handling will be applied. Boxes will be shipped on Mondays and Thursdays only, and since the shipment is perishable you will be required to receive the delivery. Overnight shipping costs will depend upon location shipped to and will be applied to your credit card.


  • If you would like your salmon smoked we partner with a local smoke shop for this service. For $25 we will deliver your fillets to them for processing.  Additional smoking, processing, and shipping fees will apply and are payable to the smoke shop via credit card.  See the following link: Seabolts Smokehouse


  • If you simply need something to keep your fish cold in while you transport it yourself, for $10 we have available styrofoam boxes and gel packs.


  • For $25 we rent Yeti Hoppers. A hopper is an ultra high quality soft cooler that is easy to carry and can be brought on board a plane as a carry-on or simply packed in your vehicle for the drive home. We will place your fish and frozen gel packs in the hopper and send you on your way. This option may be ideal if you are looking to avoid overnight shipping fees and are traveling home the next day. We require a credit card hold for the value of the hopper and all you have to do is ship it back to us via FedEx Ground within 3 days of getting home.


  • If you would simply like your fish bagged and held for pickup without any processing, we will refrigerate and hold it for you. We will only be open for pickup during our office hours of 12:30 – 2pm Mon – Sat.  We will not hold any fish past 48 hours without being vacuum packed and frozen, at which time a processing fee of $2.50 per lb will be applied to the entire amount of fish held and charged to your credit card.


  • If you have chosen to fish with another charter company other than us or R&R but still want to partake in our services, bring your fish by our office during normal office hours and have it processed, shipped or held for pickup. We reserve the right to turn away fish brought to us by outside parties because of high volume or staff limitations. (The processing rate for all fish brought to us from an outside party is $3.00 per lb with a $30 minimum charge, $15 for refrigeration/storage and pickup).