Fishing at
Kress Lake Cowlitz County


Kress Lake is a freshwater lake located in Cowlitz County, Washington. At an elevation of 18 ft. and 24.6 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including bluegill, warmouth, steelhead, common carp, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, channel catfish, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. Kress Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow,Brown Trout,Steelhead
Lake Size: 24.6 acres
Elevation: 18 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Kress Lake
Shoreline Access: Good

Kress Lake Stocking Reports

Kress Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow, brown trout and steelhead. The largest steelhead ever stocked is 10 lbs. This year so far, there has been 42 stockings of rainbow, brown trout and steelhead at an average of 0.53 lbs. In the past, Kress Lake stocked thousands of rainbow, brown trout and steelhead averaging 0.61 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 2, 2024 3000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 30, 2024 2500 Brown Trout @ 0.33lbs
April 23, 2024 3000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 22, 2024 3000 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
March 26, 2024 2900 Rainbow @ 0.34lbs
March 15, 2024 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 15, 2024 14 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 11, 2024 8 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 8, 2024 7 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 4, 2024 5 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 1, 2024 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 1, 2024 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 28, 2024 4 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 26, 2024 11 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 23, 2024 15 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 20, 2024 3000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
February 20, 2024 20 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 16, 2024 27 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 12, 2024 10 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 9, 2024 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 7, 2024 12 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 5, 2024 13 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 5, 2024 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 2, 2024 18 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 2, 2024 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 31, 2024 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 31, 2024 16 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 30, 2024 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 26, 2024 6 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 26, 2024 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 24, 2024 8 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 24, 2024 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 22, 2024 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 22, 2024 20 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 12, 2024 5 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 12, 2024 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 10, 2024 6 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 8, 2024 12 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 5, 2024 8 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 5, 2024 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 2, 2024 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 2, 2024 17 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 29, 2023 27 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 26, 2023 11 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 22, 2023 4 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 21, 2023 500 Rainbow @ 2lbs
December 20, 2023 12 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 18, 2023 12 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 18, 2023 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 15, 2023 9 Steelhead @ 10lbs


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Kress Lake Map

Kress Lake Fish Species

Kress Lake provides excellent opportunities for bluegill, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, channel catfish, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. There is also a chance to catch warmouth, steelhead, common carp and black crappie throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Bluegill
Warmouth
Steelhead
Common carp
Black crappie
Rainbow trout
Brown bullhead
Channel catfish
Largemouth bass
Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Kress Lake Fishing Reports

An modestly traveled lake, there has been some successful reports by anglers at Kress Lake over the past few years.

Anglers reported the most success with rainbow trout.

A list of the best bait to use for stocked rainbow trout.


Kress Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

At Kress Lake, the best time for catching rainbow trout is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around noon. Bottom fishing from shore and trolling are the common and successful methods used at Kress Lake to catch rainbow trout.



Nearby Lakes Similar to Kress Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Kress Lake, including Lake Sacajawea, Fargher Lake, Battle Ground Lake, Klineline Pond and Burns Pond.

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7.5 mi. away
45.5 acres
elevation: 8 ft.

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Stocking:
May 2, 2024 - Brown Trout - 1800 @ 0.33lbs
April 26, 2024 - Rainbow - 2640 @ 0.42lbs

For May:
Warmouth Common carp Yellow perch Black crappie Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Clark County
19.4 mi. away
16 acres
elevation: 664 feet

Fargher Lake

Stocking:
May 15, 2024 - Rainbow - 2662 @ 0.45lbs
May 15, 2024 - Rainbow - 2640 @ 0.45lbs

For May:

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Clark County
24 mi. away
25.4 acres
elevation: 509 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Battle Ground Lake

Stocking:
May 6, 2024 - Rainbow - 3000 @ 0.38lbs
April 10, 2024 - Rainbow - 3000 @ 0.42lbs

For May:
Bluegill Warmouth Black crappie Rainbow trout Brown bullhead White sturgeon Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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Clark County
25.2 mi. away
11.9 acres
elevation: 54 ft.

Klineline Pond

Stocking:
April 12, 2024 - Rainbow - 2000 @ 0.57lbs
April 11, 2024 - Rainbow - 305 @ 3.03lbs

For May:
Bluegill Brown trout Common carp Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Northern pikeminnow Pumpkinseed Sunfish Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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Wahkiakum County
26 mi. away
5.8 acres
elevation: 66 feet

Burns Pond

Stocking:
March 29, 2017 - Rainbow - 3000 @ 0.42lbs
March 15, 2016 - Rainbow - 3000 @ 0.4lbs

For May:

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