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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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April 2 Sturgeon fishing

Fraser Sturgeon Fishing remains solid As we head out for a Sturgeon fishing charter from the Mission marina there’s  a lot of anticipation in the air on this sunny crisp morning. The memories of March 31 slay fest is firmly in our minds. Will it be a repeat? As the…

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Just another Sturgeon slay fest!

A whale of a day for Sturgeon Fishing! Spring time Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River is a overlooked gem. It’s March 30th and our boat is booked for a Spring time Sturgeon Fishing Deal. We start our trip at 9am and head up stream 15 minutes from the Mission…

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Bull Trout Fly fishing Magic

Simply put it was ‘one of those days!’ for Bull trout Fly fishing for Bull Trout on the Squamish river near Vancouver BC We met our 2 angling guests at Sunwolf Cabins right on the banks of the Cheakamus river, a tributary of the Squamish river. It was just past…

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The little red Steelhead jig that could

Steelhead love jigs Was out yesterday on the Vedder river in pursuit of a chrome Steelhead. My arsenal? A red jig and some finely cured prawns. The outcome was a silver bullet hooked into in the first 10 minutes. A beauty hen of about 10 lbs. Had 2 other float…

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Steelhead Green: The best colour ever.

The Steelhead Green light Ever since I can remember the term “Steelhead Green” has inspired myself and many local anglers to abandon everything and hit the river. There’s probably a spike in the number of people with the flu when this happens. “Sorry boss, I don’t feel well today”. We…

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Preparing for Winter Steelhead Fishing

Winter Steelhead Fishing Prep Well, it’s been another great fishing season on the Fraser river and it’s tributaries in the Fraser Valley. The request for Fraser river charters drops off the map when it’s later November. Guides like us certainly enjoy some much needed relaxation and family time that was…

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