Do you love big bluegill?
Coppernose will not survive the first winter in your neck of the woods.
Perhaps you can find a supplier for our own Dr. Condello's strain of northern Bluegill?
Dick, i live in southern ohio and have been successful at raising the coppernose. i purchased them from a fishery in mississippi called suttles fish farm. dan suttles told me he has shipped the coppernose all over the u.s even to mich. and has had no trouble at all. they will probably just grow slower the farther north you go. i have never lost any of my coppernose. we just put in a new 1/2 acre pond and once again i stocked coppernose and redear.