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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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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. And Coho Salmon too. You’ll experience some of the best fishing of the year plus all the gorgeous colours and scenery that Autumn offers here in the Fraser River…

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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 White Sturgeon 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…

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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, although it is very impressive. It’s the bonus of great Salmon fishing combined with good Sturgeon fishing that attracts a lot of our…

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Everyone was blown away by this Giant Sturgeon!

This White sturgeon delivered the fight of a lifetime! Holding on and arms burning! 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…

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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 fishing guides do after a charter? Well, they go fishing. Yesterday was no different. Mike(one of our Sturgeon guides) hooked up with company owner Brian Mack around 5pm to hit the river and go Sturgeon fishing…

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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 River 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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Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing Report for April 5, 2017

April Sturgeon Fishing is simply incredible right now! Some of the seasons most productive White Sturgeon fishing happens every April on the Fraser River in Mission, British Columbia! And you can take advantage of our Sturgeon Fishing Deal too! Check Rates. Contact us today Call or text Brian Mack: 1-604-864-5445…

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Fraser River Sturgeon Report for March 25, 2017

Sturgeon fishing is great in March! On March 24 head guide and owner Brian Mack took 3 Vancouver Island anglers out on a Spring Sturgeon Deal charter. It was dad and his 2 teen sons. They were self proclaimed ‘Sturgeon virgins’ and looking for the cure. They got cured alright,…

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How to catch Fraser River Pink Salmon

How to Catch Fraser River Pink Salmon 101   Millions of Pink Salmon return to the Fraser River every odd year in September! This is how to catch those Pinks. Catchin Pink Salmon on the Fraser River   Catching Pink Salmon from shore on the Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada…

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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