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Meet the Author

Brian Mack
Owner/Operator & Head Guide

Brian established Silversides in 1996 after working for a few years at some of BC’s finest coastal fly-in Salmon resorts such as Ole’s Hakaii Pass, Rivers Inlet Lodge and West Coast Resorts. He is an avid outdoors person with a particular interest in sport fishing and lately outdoor writing. Brian runs a 21 foot Customweld ‘Storm’ jet boat powered with a 5.7L V8. Brian fishes and guides for just about everything in this part of BC. That includes White Sturgeon, Salmon, Steelhead and Trout. He has fished a lot of waters in BC. Throughout the Fraser River Valley and Vancouver area he has extensively fished the Squamish, Fraser, Chilliwack/Vedder, Harrison, Chehalis rivers plus quite a bit on the ocean too. On his spare time he really enjoys sitting in a float tube pursuing Rainbow Trout on BC’s interior lakes.

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Best Times to Fish BC in 2019

Best river Fishing opportunities for 2019 in Vancouver & Fraser River Valley BC This is a monthly breakdown of the best river fishing opportunities in the Vancouver, Squamish and Fraser River Valley area of British Columbia. We hope you find this article helpful !! Note that all Fraser River charters…

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November 15 Fishing Report

November 15 Fishing Report Vancouver & Fraser River Don’t overlook November! Sturgeon are still gorging and there’s still Salmon opportunities in many local rivers !! Sturgeon fishing typically remains strong until later November in most years Most Sturgeon charters have landed 4 – 6 good size(6 – 9 foot) fish…

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July 2018 BIG Sturgeon catches

July Sturgeon Fishing Photos from the Fraser River July has been a truly Incredible month! This is partly due to the large numbers of fish in the river but mostly due to our knowledege and availability of the finest baits These are but a few of the many Big fish…

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Sturgeon Fishing Report for July 11, 2018

Sturgeon Fishing doesn’t get any better than this! Fraser River Sturgeon fishing has been nothing short of spectacular over the past 2 weeks. Every one of our charters has seen truly epic results for fish in the 7 to 10 foot range. On 8 hour charters guests have hooked into so…

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Hot Spring Sturgeon Fishing is Here!

As many are well aware there’s intense Sturgeon Fishing going on from late March to early May! 2018 Springtime Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River is living up to it’s usual reputation for delivering plenty of action! As the Sturgeon are out of their wintery slumber they are now on…

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Best Times for Sturgeon Fishing in BC

Sturgeon Fishing British Columbia – Best times to fish the Fraser River Fraser River Sturgeon fishing has a reputation for providing one of the world’s most reliable Big Game sport fishing venues. And in the opinions of our global game fishing anglers over the past 2 decades this statement is fairly…

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November’s Excellent Fraser River Guided Fishing Options

Fall Fishing in the Fraser River Valley Our guided fishing in November offers extremely productive Chum Salmon and White Sturgeon fishing. You’ll experience some of the best fishing of the year plus all the gorgeous colours and scenery including lots of Bald Eagles that take advantage of the huge salmon…

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Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing Report May 22, 2018

Big River and Big Sturgeon! On the Fraser River near Mission and Vancouver the media are talking flooding or possible flooding. That’s great but we are talkin’ Fishing! Because it needs to be said that big fish(aka White Sturgeon) love water and they still need to eat. That’s where we…

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Stillwater Rainbow Trout offers abundant solitude

When the rivers are blown hit BC’s Interior Lakes for Rainbow’s It’s fairly typical for lower mainland rivers to be in freshet(flood) or have temporary closures to protect out migrating salmon fry and smolts. So if you’re looking to feel the tug then hitting BC’s Interior lakes for Rainbow Trout…

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Fraser River Flooding and Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon Fishing in High or flood water conditions on the Fraser River Some of our BEST Sturgeon fishing has been in high water! People have many questions about Sturgeon fishing in high water, cold water, warm water, low water and so on. People even ask us if rain makes Sturgeon…

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Our Valentines Sturgeon Party!

February Sturgeon scouting mission Our Fraser River Sturgeon guides decided we needed to scrape the winter cobwebs off the gear and perhaps our minds and just get out there and go on a bit of a Sturgeon scout. Mike, Ash and myself(Brian) were all too happy to go fishing. After…

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2018 Best Fishing Opportunities

How to plan your perfect 2018 Fishing with us NEW ARTICLE: 2019 Fishing Planner Fishing can be complicated. Especially when you don’t know the area, the run timing, species, quality of fishing or the weather. That’s where we come in. Below you will find everything you need to know about…

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2017 Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing Season ReCap

Another Super Year for Sturgeon Fishing! Here we are again almost at season’s end for Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River, British Columbia. It’s November 20th and time for reflection on the 2017 Sturgeon fishing season and preparation for 2018! There’s always a bitter sweet feeling at the end of…

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Our very own articles, reports and recaps on Sturgeon, Salmon, Steelhead and Fly Fishing for the Fraser River Valley & Vancouver BC