OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has
extended fishing seasons on Kress and Horseshoe lakes in Cowlitz County and
Klineline Pond in Clark County.
All three waters were scheduled to close Feb. 28. The new schedule announced
today calls for Kress Lake and Klineline Pond to remain open indefinitely. Horseshoe
Lake will close March 31 and reopen April 25. During the closure, Horseshoe Lake will
be treated with alum to reduce phosphorous levels. The treatment will not affect the
The additional recreational fishing opportunities were adopted to encourage the
harvest of excess hatchery steelhead and sea-run cutthroat which have been released
in the three lakes.
WDFW reminds anglers that only a game fish license is required to fish for the
steelhead in these waters. A steelhead license and catch record card are not required.
The trout daily limit in these waters is five fish, no more than two over 20 inches in
Fishing licenses are available at most sporting goods stores and at the WDFW
Region Five headquarters, 2108 Grand Blvd, Vancouver.