After a fun year of fishing, I am really starting to wonder if using the old foodsaver to vacuum pack fish is worth it. I don't mind fileting them at the harbor, but it is the hours of work and mess, and I've had some bad luck getting a good seal with mine. Usually friends or family are up and it would be nicer to relax and let someone else do it. The other factor is even at Costco, the foodsaver bags are pricey.
So my question is, do you get your fillets professsionally packaged and do you think it is worth it? Also, do the professionals have better luck getting a good seal to prevent freezer burn? I have crunched the numbers, and of course it is more expensive than doing it yourself, unless you factor in your time at $20/hr.
Also, any reccomendations on good places to get this done that are resident friendly?
Thanks in advance for an advice.