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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 Sturgeon Report July 20, 2016

Sturgeon fishing has been just wonderful lately! Pictures and Video below We’ve been on the Fraser river doing White Sturgeon fishing charters for the last 10 days with groups of anglers all the way from England and closer to home too. The Biggest Sturgeon for the England group was 8…

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9 foot plus giant White Sturgeon jumping!

This massive Fraser River Sturgeon put on a show! It was a Sturgeon to be reckoned with. Not just in size but the battle was epic! 5 tail walking jumps out of the Fraser river spread over an hour and a half. The giant White Sturgeon was landed 5 km…

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Sturgeon Fishing Report June 19, 2016

Sturgeon Fishing on the Fraser continues to be excellent! June has had a bad rap for being  tough Sturgeon fishing. We don’t like that one bit. It’s simply not true. Case in point is that our last few trips have produced many hookups with tanky big fish full of piss…

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Fathers Day Fishing Trips in Vancouver

Fathers Day Fishing for Sturgeon Sturgeon Fishing for Father and Son on the Fraser River creates fond memories. If you want to book confidently and ensure you get real value for your dollar you need look no further than the pros at Silversides Fishing. Our success rates are unmatched and…

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Giant Fraser Sturgeon Jumping Action!

Giant White Sturgeon jumping out of the Fraser river Check out this White Sturgeon river monster that does 2 crazy jumps right after hooking it on the Fraser river just 10 minutes upstream from Mission, British Columbia. The area here is about a 20-30 minute jet boat ride from Chilliwack,…

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May 27 Sturgeon Fishing Report

This May has been an incredible Sturgeon fishing month! Once again our clients land another hoggish White Sturgeon from the Fraser river between Mission and Chilliwack, British Columbia. They had booked a Guided Sturgeon Fishing trip with us in hopes of seeing something bigger than themselves. And so we headed…

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Giant White Sturgeon caught May 21, 2016 in Mission BC

Father/son fishing day yields monster White Sturgeon! Adam and his father Cliff had booked a Fraser River Sturgeon fishing trip with us. Being from New York this was something very different and exciting for them. They arrived at the dock at 8:30 AM. After boarding our 21 foot CustomWeld jet…

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A Beastly Sturgeon!

We think 350 pounds and 102″ translates into a Beast of a Sturgeon This Sturgeon was clearly the fish of a lifetime for all 15 guys who were part of a 3 boat Sturgeon fishing charter with us on Saturday May 7th. Even though there are bigger White Sturgeon in…

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Sturgeon fishing Incredibleness!

Our Fraser River Sturgeon Report for April 22, 2016 Sturgeon fishing doesn’t get any better than what we’ve experienced over the last 2 weeks. We want to make this clear. We were on the Fraser on April 19-20th with 2 guys, 1 from Australia and 1 from the USA midwest.…

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Some Beauty Bull Trout on the Fly

Finding Bull Trout is the adventure It’s April 17 and one of our fly fishing guides Jason and myself have the afternoon to go chuck some flies for Bull trout on the Squamish river just north of Vancouver. I decide to take him into a secret run I know. It…

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