I stocked (with permission) a smallmouth in the small 2 acre private pond in my subdivision. The pond is on average waist deep with a maximum depth of 5.5 ft in the "deep hole." It's muddy, has carp, looks like chocolate milk all summer with a visibility of 1 to 2 inches. To my surprise, I caught the smallmouth again over two years later. For all I know, it's still in there. 8)toothdoc said:No, it is not deep enough nor does it possess the type of environment that smallies live in.
It has better shoreline vegetation which leads to better natural filtration and purification of the water. Ever notice how and why the water clarity on the DuPage is pretty awesome compared to the other regional rivers?billyk said:Why would the Dupage have better water quality than the creek? They both run in similar areas and the Dupe does go through some industrial areas. billyk