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Tri-County Pond ( Cortland and Tioga)

Tri-County Pond is a small, semi-remote pond located at the intersection of Cortland, Tioga and Tompkins counties. The pond is situated in the 1,938 acre Robinson Hollow State Forest.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1800 feet
Area: 1.7 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.3 miles
Length: 0.1 miles
Maximum Depth: 10 feet
Towns: Caroline, Harford

Access:

Robinson Hollow State Forest. Parking area off Lacey Road. Parking for four cars. Electric motors only.

Fish Species:

Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, brown bullhead, and golden shiner.

Fishing:

Rainbow trout are usually caught during the spring shortly after they are stocked. Black crappie are numerous in the pond, but growth rates are slow with most fish being only 5 to 6 inches.

Regulations:

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

Fisheries Management:

Tri-County Pond is stocked annually with approximately 200 yearling rainbow trout and is managed as a put-and-take rainbow trout fishery. Some largemouth bass were stocked into the pond in 2002 in hopes that they would establish a self sustaining population and control crappie recruitment enough to allow the remaining crappie to reach quality size.