2023 Trout Derby lake
Starting soon! For more information about how the trout derby works, important dates, and prizes, visit the 2023 Trout Derby page.
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 and continue to be stocked. 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.
This lake provides an excellent trout fishing opportunity from late fall through late spring. There is some bank access with a trail going around the entire lake.
Gasoline motors are not allowed.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - Good shore access for walking.
Species you might catch
- Black crappie
- Brown bullhead
- Channel catfish
- Common carp
- Largemouth bass
- Pumpkinseed Sunfish
- Rainbow trout
Acreage: 24.60 ac.
Elevation: 18 ft.
Center: 46.04705, -122.850953
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Jan 9, 2023||Rainbow||2,000||2.5||GOLDENDALE HATCHERY|
|Dec 13, 2022||Rainbow||792||0.66||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Nov 22, 2022||Rainbow||2,000||1||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Jun 22, 2022||Brown Trout||2,500||2.8||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|May 3, 2022||Rainbow||3,000||2.3||GOLDENDALE HATCHERY|
|Apr 19, 2022||Rainbow||3,361||2.5||GOLDENDALE HATCHERY|
|Apr 13, 2022||Rainbow||3,360||2.6||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Mar 30, 2022||Rainbow||2,800||2.8||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|
|Jan 18, 2022||Rainbow||2,000||2.1||GOLDENDALE HATCHERY|
|Nov 24, 2021||Rainbow||1,000||1||MOSSYROCK HATCHERY|