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Calico Pond

Calico Pond, also known as Lieb Pond, is located within the 833 acre Gee Brook State Forest, Cortland County. Calico Pond was constructed many years ago by impounding a small tributary to Gee Brook.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,200 feet
Area: 8 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.37 miles
Maximum Depth: 8 feet
Town: Cincinnatus

Aquatic Plant Life:

The pond has light to moderate aquatic plant growth.


State Route 41 to Lieb Road. Parking along shoulder of Lieb Road and then a half mile walk to Calico Pond on trail. Electric motors only.

Fish Species:

Largemouth bass, chain pickerel, black crappie, yellow perch, and brown bullhead.


A good lure for the largemouth bass and chain pickerel is a spinnerbait. A spinnerbait works well in shallow weedy water, and the single hook allows easy unhooking of toothy fish like the pickerel. For the panfish try worms fished under a bobber or small plastic tube baits or twister tails.


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

Fisheries Management:

Calico Pond is not stocked and statewide fishing regulations apply.

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