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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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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 in Vancouver is half the adventure The other half is hooking up and being surrounded by a living breathing rainforest and glacial capped mountains !! The Squamish River is 'eye candy' country! It’s April 17 and one of our fly fishing guides Jason and myself have the…

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April 12 Fly Fishing – When everything lines up!

Perfect conditions and a whole lot of tight lines! Steelhead green, overcast with a few showers is what we always hope for when we have clients on the river for Steelhead & Trout fly fishing. This is what you need to wish for. Please don’t wish for sunny skies and…

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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 is one of the Best Times for Sturgeon Fishing. It’s March 30th and our boat is booked for a Spring time Sturgeon Fishing Deal. We start our trip at…

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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. This is only 60…

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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 Winter run Steelhead. My arsenal? A red jig and some finely cured prawns. The outcome was a silver bullet hooked into in the first 10 minutes of my outing. A beauty hen of about 10…

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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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