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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 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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pink salmon, fraser river pink salmon, pink salmon techniques, how to catch pink salmon

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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Steelhead fishing time on the Vedder River!

Steelhead Fishing on the Vedder – They’re here!   Steelhead fishing on the Vedder River is kicking into gear now. The Vedder River has both wild and hatchery clipped Steelhead. All wild fish must be released and never removed from the water. Although there are those who fish here with…

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chum salmon, chum, chum salmon fishing, squamish river, vancouver salmon fishing

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 flurry 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! 2020 Update: Chum Salmon returns for the Fall of 2020 were epic!   Chum Salmon on the Harrison River October Big buck Chum Salmon Tons of Fraser Valley Chums   Chums are usually big in numbers…

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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.   7.5 foot Sturgeon   We always look forward to October Sturgeon fishing. This is when our charters produce incredible results for big fish.…

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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 river 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 that are fresh in from the Pacific Ocean.   16 lb Fraser river Chinook   The Fraser river opened on Monday September…

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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 hopefully 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 sport fishing…

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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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