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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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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 fraser river king salmon was the biggest of 2016 42 pounds makes this a true ‘Hawg’. It is one of the nicest looking Salmon we have seen come out of the Fraser River. It’s not a record for the Fraser River but it is our biggest of the…

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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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Fraser River Salmon Sturgeon update

Lots of Good Sturgeon Fishing and a Salmon opening announced! Fraser Sturgeon Fishing News White Sturgeon fishing over the past 2 weeks has been stellar. We’re consistently catching big fish in the 6 to 8 foot range and a few bigger ones too. White Sturgeon fishing is going to be…

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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…

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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