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: Steelhead,Rainbow,Cutthroat,Brown Trout,SH
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 steelhead, rainbow, cutthroat, brown trout and SH. The largest steelhead ever stocked is 10 lbs. This year so far, there has been 18 stockings of steelhead, rainbow, cutthroat, brown trout and SH at an average of 0.88 lbs. In the past, Kress Lake stocked tens of thousands of steelhead, rainbow, cutthroat, brown trout and SH averaging 0.6 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
January 30, 2023 4 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 27, 2023 4 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 25, 2023 8 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 23, 2023 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 23, 2023 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 20, 2023 5 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 17, 2023 28 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 13, 2023 4 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 13, 2023 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 11, 2023 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 11, 2023 5 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 9, 2023 8 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 9, 2023 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 9, 2023 2000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
January 6, 2023 10 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 6, 2023 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 3, 2023 14 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 3, 2023 6 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 27, 2022 11 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 27, 2022 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 21, 2022 9 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 21, 2022 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 14, 2022 5 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 14, 2022 4 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 13, 2022 792 Rainbow @ 1.52lbs
December 12, 2022 3 Cutthroat @ 10lbs
December 12, 2022 8 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 12, 2022 10 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 9, 2022 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 9, 2022 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 7, 2022 5 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 7, 2022 5 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 5, 2022 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 5, 2022 4 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 1, 2022 12 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 1, 2022 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 1, 2022 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
December 1, 2022 12 Steelhead @ 10lbs
November 22, 2022 2000 Rainbow @ 1lbs
June 22, 2022 2500 Brown Trout @ 0.36lbs
May 3, 2022 3000 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 19, 2022 3361 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 13, 2022 3360 Rainbow @ 0.38lbs
March 30, 2022 2800 Rainbow @ 0.36lbs
March 7, 2022 2 SH @ 10lbs
March 7, 2022 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 7, 2022 2 SH @ 10lbs
March 4, 2022 1 SH @ 10lbs
March 4, 2022 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
March 4, 2022 1 SH @ 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.


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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45.5 acres
elevation: 8 ft.

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December 15, 2022 - Rainbow - 15 @ 10lbs
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For February:
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elevation: 664 feet

Fargher Lake

For February:

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Stocking:
February 1, 2023 - Rainbow - 2000 @ 0.49lbs
January 24, 2023 - Rainbow - 2000 @ 0.5lbs

For February:
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Clark County
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elevation: 54 ft.

Klineline Pond

Stocking:
January 31, 2023 - Rainbow - 4575 @ 0.45lbs
January 3, 2023 - Rainbow - 1700 @ 0.42lbs

For February:
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 February:

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