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    Is there a time of year were you have a decent chance at getting all five species of pacific salmon in a two week window? Trying to plan a trip for next year. I'm really torn on when to plan. I have always wanted to catch a big King, but my family is coming, so I figure the reds and pinks would be good action for the wife and kids. I figured right around now would be best for all 5. You have the tail end of kings, the peak of reds, and the start of chums and pinks? Maybe a few silvers showing up early?

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    Last two weeks of July would be the most likely time.

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    Yep, late July it is. Target silvers in the saltwater for a nearly sure thing. Kings would have to be in the Kenai or in the saltwater for feeder (migratory, non-spawning kings). The reds, pinks, and chums should be relatively easy. I did it once in one day, though the king was accidentally hooked and was not allowed to be retained.

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    I have managed 4 in a day, but don't fish for kings much so that is probably the best I will ever manage.
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    Here is what I would do. Start the process on July 25th. I would hit the kenai for reds 1st. Then Kings while Im there with the Klutina as my back up. Then I'd swing through bird creek where I would fish silvers on every tide till I caught. Then while im there during the low tide I would target the very easy to see pinks. Walking up and down the creek you will find chums too. So really you can do it only visiting 2 rivers that are an hour and a half apart. You could actually do this in a day, maybe two.
    Some other options are; - Hope for pinks (and chums).
    - Little Sue for silvers, pinks, and Chums.

    No I have never done this and probly never will. This is what I would do however if there were prize money for first to get all 5 or something like that.

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    Late July in Kodiak. I've done it twice with all five, though I wasn't seeking to do it...

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    I did it two summers ago. Hit bird and got silvers, pinks, and a chum. Then ran down the road to the Russian and got a couple reds. After that I drifted the kasilof and got my king. I believe it was on July 29 th.

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    Thanks guys. Is there a good book or dvd for roadside fishing?

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