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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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How to catch Fraser River Pink Salmon

Catching Fraser River Pink Salmon 101   Millions of Pink Salmon return to the Fraser River every odd year in September! This is how to get’em.   Read our 2019 Best Times for Fishing article   Catching Pink Salmon from shore on the Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada is relatively…

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Last day of Salmon Fishing is a winner!

One last go at the Chum Salmon The Squamish River has been good to me since the first visit there in 1988 so I keep going back. I have enjoyed incredible Salmon Fishng here more times than not. The river is gorgeous and the surrounding landscapes are pure eye candy.…

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November Fishing recap – Fraser River Valley

It’s been the best fishing we’ve seen in years November rolled in on the coat tails of October’s awesomeness. If November wanted recognition it would need to have some semblance of October’s flury of activity on the Sturgeon Fishing and Salmon Fishing front. November just might have been better! And…

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Chum Salmon invade the Fraser River Valley!

This is by far the best Chum Salmon fishing we have seen in years! 2018 Update: Chum Salmon returns have been epic for the last 4 years and the trend looks very good for the next 4 years!     Chums are usually big in numbers but this year is…

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October 7 Fraser Sturgeon Fishing Report

October on the Fraser river means intense White Sturgeon fishing! Every day on the Fraser River in October equals quality fishing, much like any other month.     We always look forward to October Sturgeon fishing. This is when our charters produce incredible results for big fish. So far this…

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Big Chinook Salmon caught on Fraser River

This huge King Salmon is our biggest of the season! And one of the nicest looking Salmon I have ever seen!     One Lucky Italian angler! Andrea from Italy is proud to display his massive 42 pound Fraser River Chinook salmon he landed on the morning of September 28,…

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Fraser River Fall Chinook Salmon Fishing heats up!

Fraser Chinooks are here! This is ‘Bar Fishing’ country! The many gravel bars on the Fraser River are ideal for this method of intercepting migrating salmon.     The Fraser river opened on Monday September 19th for Chinook and Chum Salmon fishing. We were on the Fraser River yesterday for…

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Salmon Fishing on the Fraser River Opens Sept 19th, 2016

Fraser River Salmon Fishing OPENS September 19th, 2016 An unusually late opening that will not be repeated in 2017. Finally the Fraser river will be open to Salmon fishing on September 19th, 2016. Our highly dysfunctional Department of Fisheries and Oceans(DFO) has opened the Fraser to sportfishing for Chinook salmon…

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Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing Report August 13, 2016

August 13 Sturgeon Fishing Report The White Sturgeon fishing has been equal with the weather recently, as in very nice. Fishing over the past week has consistently resulted in plenty of large White Sturgeon being caught and released after a quick photo session in the shallows. Sturgeon fishing in BC…

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Massive White Sturgeon caught – Fish of a lifetime!

800 lb White Sturgeon caught and released August 5, 2016 on the Fraser River Prime dates are booking fast, visit the Sturgeon Fishing page for more info   Our clients Tony and his friend were hoping for a 8 foot plus(300 lb) Fraser river White Sturgeon when they boarded one…

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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