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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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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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Hot Spring Sturgeon Fishing is Here!

As many are well aware there’s intense Sturgeon Fishing going on from mid 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 Fraser River BC

Sturgeon Fishing British Columbia – Best times to fish the Fraser River The Fraser River is NOT Closed for Sturgeon Fishing despite some very inaccurate media stories! 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…

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Sturgeon Love in February!

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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Vancouver Freshwater Salmon Fishing Report – Nov 10

Excellent Salmon Fishing as usual for mid November Going into our 21st season of guiding for Salmon on all the local rivers in Vancouver BC and the Fraser River Valley we are happy to report that salmon fishing is ‘as usual’ for the second week of November. This really means…

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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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Vancouver Guided Fly Fishing Report Aug 17, 2017

Our Guided Fly Fishing for Pink Salmon has been ON FIRE! For the month of August 2017, all our guided fly fishing trips for Pink Salmon on the Squamish River near Vancouver BC have produced amazing catches, far beyond most peoples expectations! See pictures below. Many of our guests are…

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Top 5 Fraser River Sturgeon for July 2017

What a month for some incredible White Sturgeon! Our fishing guests in July came from all over the planet it seemed to pursue the fish of a lifetime. Sweden, England, Denmark, Texas, and the usual assortment of fellow Canadians. And as usual most of them caught the biggest fish of…

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The Oktoberfest of Salmon and Sturgeon fishing!

Hooking big White Sturgeon and lots of Salmon in October is easier than taking candy from a baby It’s not that October offers the best Sturgeon fishing because it doesn’t. It’s the bonus of great Salmon fishing combined with the good Sturgeon fishing. This is why October has the reputation…

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Everyone was blown away by this Giant Sturgeon!

This White Sturgeon delivered the fight of a lifetime!     Tuesday June 6 and our repeat clients(the Brockstar group) had booked another Sturgeon fishing trip on the Fraser River. The last time they were here was early November 2 yrs ago. That was a very productive trip for some…

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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