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Casterline Pond

Casterline Pond is a small water body located in Cortland County near the Village of Homer. This is a great location for taking a child fishing as there is good shore access, no over-hanging branches, parking close to the water, and it's stocked each spring with trout.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1200 feet
Area: 11 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.6 miles
Maximum Depth: 25 feet
Town: Homer

Aquatic Plant Life:

There is rooted aquatic vegetation around the edge of most of the pond.

Access:

There is shore access with a fishing platform off Route 11, in Homer. Parking for 15 cars.

Accessible Features:

International Symbol of Accessibility
A view of Casterline Pond

An accessible fishing platform is located on the northwest edge of the pond, adjacent to the large roadside crushed-stone parking lot. There is no designated accessible parking. There is an accessible port-a-john at this location.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations.

Directions:

The site is located off US Route 11, one mile north of Homer. From I-81, take Exit 12 (Homer). Exit right onto US 11, heading north. Proceed through town, two miles, the pond is on the right. Look for the brown and yellow DEC Fishing Access Site sign.

Fish Species:

Brown trout, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill, and crappie.

Fishing:

Most anglers target trout in spring, shortly after they are stocked, or during the winter months through the ice. Using a bobber is recommended when fishing with bait during the open water period. When ice fishing for trout on the pond, try setting your tip-ups at different depths as trout can be caught from just under the ice to just off the bottom.

Regulations:

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

Fisheries Management:

Casterline Pond is stocked annually with approximately 900 yearling rainbow trout and 330 two-year old brown trout. Ice fishing is permitted.