Custom Fish Processing

OUR CUSTOM FISH
PROCESSING SERVICES
ALASKA’S BEST SMOKED SALMON

When it comes to processing Alaska’s wild sport fish, second best just won’t do. Trapper’s Creek Smoking Company treats your fish with the special care it deserves. We’ll turn your catch into your choice of a wide array of palate pleasing delights that you’ll be proud to share with family and friends. That’s custom fish processing from the experts at Trapper’s Creek Smoking Company.

LOX (LACHS)[Cold Smoked]

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  • An ancient tradition and recipe that produces a unique, tender and flavorful product. Imagine your salmon cut into fillets, carefully cured and cold smoked for perfect presentation and enjoyment.
  • $7.49/lb ($16.51/kg) USD (includes vacuum packaging)
  • 20 lb. minimum
KIPPERED[Hot Smoked]

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  • An American specialty and enjoyed by people who are new to smoked fish. Precisely cut, cured and smoked, hot smoked salmon makes a great gift from Alaska for your friends and family.
  • $5.89/lb ($12.98/kg) USD (includes vacuum packaging)
  • 20 lb. minimum
FRESH FROZEN[Steaks & Fillets]

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  • Your fish expertly cut and ready for grilling, baking or use in your favorite recipes.
  • $3.99/lb ($8.79/kg) USD (includes vacuum packaging)
  • 20 lb. minimum
OUR GOURMET LINE OF ALASKA SEAFOOD PRODUCTS

In addition to preparing your fresh caught Alaska seafood, you can also find delectable fish products at our retail location in Anchorage. Try some when you pick up your custom fish order. Or call +1-907 561 8088 or link to our main website and we’ll ship right to your front door.

EQUIPMENT STORAGE

AAA Self Storage and Publix Self Storage lease affordable, self-storage spaces and are located nearby.

980 East 54th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska, USA 99518
+1-907 561 6886

634 East 81st Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska, USA 99518
+1-907 344 9235

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FISH

Follow these fish handling tips to preserve the quality of your catch. If you handle your fish with care, it will be well preserved for processing and eating.

Tip 1. Land Your Fish Quickly: The longer a fish is played, the more lactic acid builds up in the muscle tissue. This adversely affects the taste and quality if frozen or preserved.

Tip 2. Avoid Bruising Your Fish: Stun the fish with a sharp blow to the back of the head. Damage can occur to the flesh if the fish flops around on the rocks or the bottom of your boat. Never handle a fish by the tail and never toss or drop your fish.

Tip 3. Bleed Your Catch As Soon As Possible: Breaking or cutting a gill arch will remove much of the blood from the flesh, eliminating waste products and oxygen that leads to spoilage.

Tip 4. Clean Your Catch: Cleaning should be done immediately after landing and bleeding. The internal organs carry bacteria and numerous enzymes. Remove the kidney from along the spine and gently push blood from between the ribs toward the spine.

Tip 5. Ice Your Fish: Icing delays deterioration. Pack ice inside the cavity as well as around the fish and get it processed and packaged as soon as possible.

HOW TO FILLET YOUR FISH

Follow these guidelines to safely fillet for boneless salmon with the least amount of waste.

SHIPPING TO SWITZERLAND

EU regulations apply to Switzerland. You can import 20 kg of fish without a health certificate. To import more than 20 kg, a health certificate is required and you will need to be registered as a commercial importer.
Our shipping rate for one box is $15 per kilogram, with a 10 kilogram minimum ( $150 ). Each box can weigh a maximum of 20 kg.
Delivery to homes and storage after seven days will incur an extra fee charged by the importer. Trapper’s Creek shipping dates to Zurich are determined by the volume of fish available to ship. Our registered importer will handle customs and veterinary clearance and will ship your fish to cold storage until distribution.

Lager ALASKA-WILDLACHS-IMPORT, 3615 Heimenschwand / Thun nach
3615 Heimenschwand / Thun nach
Vereinbarung / 033 / 453 11 86
info@alaska-wildlachs.ch
You can arrange delivery to your home for an additional charge. Be sure to leave us your email address, phone number, cell phone number and fax number so we can notify you when your fish has been shipped. Delivery arrangements can be made through the importer. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please ask one of our employees.
Note: We only ship to our current importer: Samy Gugger.
PICK UP INFORMATION
Pick up your order from our Anchorage processing center and retail store at 5650 B Street, Anchorage, Alaska, 99518. Please allow for plenty of time to place your order and make payment.
Our contact information is here.
Business Hours
Monday – Friday9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (June 15th – August 31st)
Saturday9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (depending on fish run – August 31st)
SundayClosed
Or by appointmentTEXT +1-907 830-3883 to schedule.
FISHING REPORTS & REGULATIONS
This page provides links to Alaska regulations, fishing reports and licensing.
SPORT FISHING PORTALThis is the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s (ADFG’s) sport fishing portal. Find fishing information, brochures, regulations and much more here.
STATEWIDE REGULATIONSAlaska issues statewide regulations for sport fishing. These regulations apply throughout Alaska.
LOCAL REGULATIONSAlaska also issues location-specific regulations, such as open season dates and fishing quotas per species. For example: If you want to know how many silver salmon you can catch between July 1 and October 31st while fishing the Upper Kenai River Tributaries, go here.
FISHING REPORTSThis page lists fishing reports by geographic area. You should check this site to get the most current information before venturing out to fish.
FISHING LICENSESSport fishing licenses can now be purchased online; get yours here.
LINKS
This page provides links to our business partners, friends, associates and other resources.
ALASKAS BEST SALMON JERKY

TRAPPER’S CREEK SMOKING COMPANY

This is our retail website for sales, gift packaging and shipping information.

ALASKA WIDLACHS

Alaska WidLachs is one of our official importers.

CHINOOK TOURS

DROP OFF IN ANCHORAGE[ Processing Center, Anchorage, AK ]

Please deliver your cleaned catch to our Anchorage processing center at 5650 B Street, Anchorage, Alaska, 99518.

Business Hours
Monday – Friday9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (June 15th – August 31st)
Saturday9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (depending on fish run – August 31st)
SundayClosed
Or by appointmentTEXT +1-907 830-3883 to schedule.
MAP TO TRAPPER’S CREEK ANCHORAGE PROCESSING CENTER

This is a map to our Anchorage processing center.

DROP OFF IN KENAI[ Kenai Peninsula, Kenai, AK ]

You can also deliver your cleaned catch to one of our convenient drop off locations on the Kenai Peninsula.
We collect from these locations a minimum of once a week, every Thursday.
Depending on the strength of a run we travel to these pick up locations as needed.
Please be aware, these drop off locations are NOT Trapper’s Creek businesses and Trapper’s Creek has no control over their dates and times of operations.
There is a one-time pick-up fee of $20 per customer. The person paying the pick-up is the individual the fish will be processed for and shipped/deliveried to.
It is the customer’s responsibility to time pick-ups and processing times if they want to take their catch home when he/she departs. Any fish that is not received at Trapper’s Creek plant with sufficient time to process will be shipped. Trapper’s Creek WILL NOT trade fish with any customer.

SHIPMENTS FROM LODGES OR OUTLYING AREAS

For customers shipping from lodges and other outlying areas we strongly recommended you either e-mail (info@trapperscreek.com) or text 907-830-3883, at the time the fish is flown to Anchorage, identifying the AIR TAXI SERVICE, DATE & TIME OF ARRIVAL, AND THE NUMBER OF BAGS TO BE PICKED UP. This text number will only be available from June 15th – September 15th. Trapper’s Creek does not pick-up from, nor deliver to, the Anchorage passenger terminal. We will pick-up at airline cargo facilities, AFTER RECEIPT OF THE AIRWAY BILL, only if there is freezer storage, and process per instructions.

PRINT A SHIPPING LABEL
PROCESSING – FISH TICKETS

A fish ticket provides us with information about you, your fish, and your processing requirements. Every bag of fish must contain one fish ticket. Select “Print a Fish Ticket” to complete and print a Fish Ticket.

SUBMIT A FISH TICKET
FISH TICKET INSTRUCTIONS
These instructions will step you through the process of creating and printing a fish ticket.
Step 1.Select PRINT A FISH TICKET.
A form will appear. If you have a pop-up window blocker installed, you may need to allow pop-up windows for this web site.
Step 2.Enter customer information and processing instructions. Payment information and processing instructions can be entered by hand after printing.
Step 3.Select the PRINT TICKET button to print the forms on your printer.
Step 4.Complete any missing information by hand.
Step 5.Keep the copy labeled CUSTOMER COPY for your records.
Step 6.Seal the copy labeled INCLUDE WITH FISH in a plastic, Ziploc bag and include with your fish.
Step 7.Remember to print a separate FISH TICKET for each type of processing.