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Mill Brook Reservoir

Mill Brook Reservoir is a small flood control and recreational reservoir located in Chenango County near the Village of New Berlin.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,500 feet
Area: 50 acres
Maximum Depth: 65 feet

Plant Life

The north western end of the reservoir has significant rooted aquatic vegetation.

Public Access Site

Mill Brook Recreation Area. Take County Route 29 west 1.75 miles from New Berlin to Nate Clark Lane. Shore fishing, universally accessible fishing deck and boat launch.

General Fishing Information

Rainbow trout, brown trout and largemouth bass are the main gamefish caught in the reservoir. Yellow perch, rock bass, brown bullhead, black crappie, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish can also be found in the reservoir. The rainbow and brown trout are usually targeted in the spring and early-summer shortly after they're stocked. Some trout survive the warm summer months so there is limited holdover. Good baits to try are worms, minnows, and artificial natural baits (like Gulp or PowerBait). Spinners, small stickbaits, spoons and flies will also work. During the winter try ice fishing with tip-ups baited with small minnows or jigging with spoons (like Swedish pimples) tipped with spikes, mousies or a minnow head.

Fisheries Management

Mill Brook Reservoir is stocked annually with approximately 1,890 year-old rainbow trout (8-9") and 160 two year-old brown trout (12-14"). Ice fishing is permitted. Special fishing regulations exist for trout on Mill Brook Reservoir so please review the Special Regulations by County section of your Freshwater Fishing Guide.