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Born as a newsletter in July, 1992, Pond Boss magazine has emerged as the go-to source for all things pond.  In our archives, we have a long list of back issues, loaded with practical information you can use. Want to know how to make a cane pole, fertilize a southern pond, figure out if your fish are growing or not? Maybe how to identify aquatic plants or how to build a beach? Pond Boss has it.  Take a look at each year’s list of published articles and dig deeper into those things you want to know.  Pond Boss back issues archives has it.  More than 110 issues* of great information, at your beck and call.

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March/April 2010
March/April 2010
Issue Date:
March 1, 2010
  • ALGAE CONTROL Scott Tucker looks at philosophy and options of dealing with problem algae. Explores nutrient control, light reduction, barley straw, herbacious fish, chemicals, microbes, and aeration.
  • LOST LOON. Greg Grimes tells of having a loon on his small GA holding pond; includes description, habits and range of loons.
  • TEMPERATURE AFFECTS ON YELLOW PERCH HATCHING. Justin VanDeHey, Andy Jansen, and Willis describe eggs, spawn, dynamics of weather, and how they affect perch abundance. How water temperature affects egg hatch and fry survival.
  • PLEASE FIX MY DAM LEAK. Dave Sefton gives details how some good questions, detective work, and dirt moving skills corrected a leaky dam. Summary explained why leak occurred.
  • BIG PERCH ARE BIG PREDATORS. Cornwell gives results and insight to food habits and stomach contents of large yellow perch.
  • RECLAIMING PASTURES FOR WILDLIFE. VanSchaik tells how to change pastures into productive wildlife habitat. Discusses tillage methods, and use of herbicides.
  • WATER LILIES IN PONDS. Part 1. Cody discuses features of hybrid water lilies and four types of look alike invasive species. Control methods discussed.
  • WHY ADD A DRY HYDRANT TO A POND OR LAKE? Michael Champ and Otto look at application requirements, features, standards, and planning for dry hydrants.
  • CAN YOU MAKE MONEY WITH MINI POND? Lusk presents questions and ideas for raising a money crop in small ponds.
  • THE BEAVER ENIGMA. Mitchell describes beaver biology, species, foods, weights, lifespan, family structure, shelters, benefits, and associated fish communities of beaver ponds.
  • RIGHT GEAR RIGHT FISH. Brad Wiegmann explains the basics of casting reels, bait cast, spinning, ultralight, spincast, gear ratio, drag, various rod types, youth gear and line types.
  • DOES FEEDING, FERTILIZING, AND STOCKING BAITFISH HELP? West reviews a research project showing the affects of these three forms of fish enhancements in ponds.
  • BOB'D BIOLOGIST BLOG. Pond Boss Conference IV announced. Pictures of middle ages Italian trout pond. New advertisers. Building subscription base.
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