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Finch Hollow Site 1

Finch Hollow Site 1 (also called Little Choconut #1 or Overbrook) is a small water body located in Finch Hollow Park, Broome County. Finch Hollow Site 1 is one of the 20 Broome County PL-566 flood control reservoirs that were created to reduce the potential for property damage caused by stream flooding. Thirteen of the 20 reservoirs are open to the public for fishing.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1000 feet
Area: 5 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.5 miles
Length: 0.2 miles
Maximum Depth: 18 feet
Town: Union


Broome County Flood Control Pond. Access off Oakdale Road in Finch Hollow Park. Open from 6:00 A.M to Sunset. No boating, swimming or ice fishing allowed on the flood control ponds.

Printable maps showing Flood Control Ponds with public access (1.6 MB, PDF)

Fish Species:

Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, and brown bullhead.


Trout fishing is generally best from mid-April, shortly after they are stocked, until early-June. Fishing is restricted to shore fishing only, so using a bobber is recommended when using bait. A bobber will help keep your bait off the bottom and give you some added weight when casting. If there is enough of a breeze to move your bobber around, it will aid you in covering more of the pond from shore


Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Fisheries Management:

Finch Hollow Site 1 is stocked annually with approximately 1,000 one year-old rainbow trout (8-9").