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,Brown Trout
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 and brown trout. The largest steelhead ever stocked is 10 lbs. This year so far, there has been 11 stockings of steelhead, rainbow and brown trout at an average of 0.76 lbs. In the past, Kress Lake stocked tens of thousands of steelhead, rainbow and brown trout averaging 0.5 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
February 1, 2021 6 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 1, 2021 6 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 25, 2021 8 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 25, 2021 8 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 19, 2021 13 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 19, 2021 13 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 11, 2021 9 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 11, 2021 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 11, 2021 9 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 11, 2021 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 5, 2021 2000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
November 25, 2020 1000 Rainbow @ 1lbs
November 24, 2020 880 Rainbow @ 1.25lbs
May 6, 2020 2512 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 4, 2020 2875 Brown Trout @ 0.4lbs
May 3, 2020 2760 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 7, 2020 3361 Rainbow @ 0.39lbs
March 18, 2020 3410 Rainbow @ 0.37lbs
February 21, 2020 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 10, 2020 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
February 7, 2020 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 27, 2020 4 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 24, 2020 10 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 21, 2020 13 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 17, 2020 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 13, 2020 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 10, 2020 7 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 9, 2020 2000 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
May 31, 2017 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
May 23, 2017 7 Steelhead @ 10lbs
May 17, 2017 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
May 17, 2017 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
May 8, 2017 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
May 5, 2017 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
May 5, 2017 2 Steelhead @ 10lbs
May 4, 2017 5 Steelhead @ 10lbs
May 1, 2017 5 Steelhead @ 10lbs
April 28, 2017 6 Steelhead @ 10lbs
April 25, 2017 4 Steelhead @ 10lbs
April 25, 2017 130 Rainbow @ 3.33lbs
April 24, 2017 3 Steelhead @ 10lbs
April 24, 2017 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
April 17, 2017 1 Steelhead @ 10lbs
April 17, 2017 3361 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
April 12, 2017 1755 Brown Trout @ 0.37lbs
April 7, 2017 3000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
March 10, 2017 3200 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
January 30, 2017 5 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 26, 2017 7 Steelhead @ 10lbs
January 25, 2017 2000 Rainbow @ 0.41lbs


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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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Cowlitz County
7.5 mi. away
45.5 acres
elevation: 8 ft.

Lake Sacajawea

Stocking:
December 28, 2020 - Rainbow - 50 @ 4lbs
December 28, 2020 - Rainbow - 25 @ 8.33lbs

For March:
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

For March:

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

Somewhat Popular

Battle Ground Lake

Stocking:
March 1, 2021 - Rainbow - 4000 @ 0.5lbs
February 9, 2021 - Cutthroat - 1498 @ 0.4lbs

For March:
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:
March 1, 2021 - Rainbow - 2000 @ 0.5lbs
February 22, 2021 - Rainbow - 1664 @ 0.5lbs

For March:
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 March:

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