During the past two weeks (December 2006), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) stocked 486 hatchery-reared steelhead in Kress Lake, a popular fishing area near Kalama in Cowlitz County. More will be planted in the coming weeks. For fishing reports go to www.lewisriver.com/fishingreports/
Kress Lake, just North of Kalama, is a small easily accessible lake that is great for teaching kids how to fish. The lake can be fished year around by boat or from shore. (No Motors). The WDFW plants assorted kinds of fish in the lake annually. It has been planted at one time or another with trout, steelhead and channel catfish. There is also a population of bass, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish. Fishhawks compete for the fishing. It is wheelchair assessable.