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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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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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9 foot White Sturgeon for the Captain

Jaws dropped when this Sturgeon first exploded out of the Fraser River! What do guides do after a charter? Well, they go fishing. Yesterday was no different. Mike(one of the Sturgeon guides) hooked up with company owner Brian Mack around 5pm to hit the river and go Sturgeon fishing for…

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2017 Salmon Forecast – Fraser River & Vancouver BC

The 2017 Salmon Season is Gone Now. Please read the following updated articles: 2019 fishing season planner Best Times for Sturgeon Fishing in BC     2017 Fraser River Salmon Forecast Fraser River Pink Salmon – September 1 to 30     The world famous Fraser River which is 60…

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Fraser Sturgeon Fishing Report April 20, 2017

Great News on the Sturgeon Fishing Front Everyone who has gone Sturgeon fishing with us this month in the Mission BC area has had excellent results! See pics below. Mission is only 1 hour from downtown Vancouver so doing a day trip is very easy. They also enjoyed our Sturgeon…

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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