Kress Lake

2020 Trout Derby

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Kress Lake is an old gravel pit acquired by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1981. It is a popular trout and warmwater fish lake. Catchable Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout are planted from January to May and then again in November. 

Channel Catfish were first planted in 1998. The department has continued stocking Channel Catfish in subsequent years. Surplus adult hatchery Steelhead are occasionally also planted throughout the fall and winter. The pond has invasive Eurasian Milfoil making recreational fishing difficult at times. 

Landlocked salmon rules allow anglers to take surplus hatchery salmon, when available.This lake provides an excellent trout fishing opportunity from late fall through late spring.

Gasoline motors are not allowed. Kress provides some bank access with a trail going around the entire lake.

 

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Good shore access for walking.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Cowlitz
Acreage: 24.60 ac.
Elevation: 18 ft.
Center: 46.04705, -122.850953
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Fishing prospects calendar

Brown bullhead
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Excellent fishing - All month
  • August: Excellent fishing - All month
  • September: Excellent fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Bluegill
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Excellent fishing - All month
  • August: Excellent fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Largemouth bass
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Excellent fishing - All month
  • August: Excellent fishing - All month
  • September: Excellent fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Pumpkinseed Sunfish
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Excellent fishing - All month
  • August: Excellent fishing - All month
  • September: Excellent fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Rainbow trout
  • January: Excellent fishing - All month
  • February: Excellent fishing - All month
  • March: Excellent fishing - All month
  • April: Excellent fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Fair fishing - All month
  • July: Poor fishing - All month
  • August: Poor fishing - All month
  • September: Poor fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
  • November: Excellent fishing - All month
  • December: Excellent fishing - All month
Channel catfish
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Excellent fishing - All month
  • July: Excellent fishing - All month
  • August: Excellent fishing - All month
  • September: Excellent fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month

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