Back Issues

Looking for something specific about pond management?  Chances are… someone has written about it in the pages of Pond Boss magazine.

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.

Note: * If the back issue you select has completely sold out, we will substitute a photocopy facsimile of the entire issue, bound and trimmed in magazine style.

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July/August 2013
Volume XXII, No. 1
Issued July 1, 2013
In This Issue:

Dirty Little Secrets of Water by Bob Lusk
Building a Pond?... Handshake or a written agreement?
Progress from the Dirt Front by Mike Otto
The Golden Hour ... Golden memories
Scientists and the Living Environment in Kids Korner
Impacting nationwide pond managment... Radio Tagging Fish
Wildlife at Large... Problem Beaver Mystery? Commence Operation Removal!!!
Sometimes I Need a Human Aeration System... sound advice for healing, restoring - mind, body and soul

May/June 2013
Volume XXI, No. 6
Issued May 1, 2013
In This Issue:

What is Pond Boss Connect?.... see the Editor's Desk
Managing the Mini-Pond... The Small Side of a Bigger Plan 
Examining Otoliths.... Catching a Glimpse of the Past 
Electrofishing: The Trush of Shocking
Feed and Food Plots for Summer.... check out Wildlife at Large 
Know Your Pond Life.... Understanding Aquatic Plants
Down to Earth... The Gensis of Four Different Projects 
Kids Korner... Food Webs

March/April 2013
Volume XXI, No 5
Issued March 1, 2013
In This Issue:

Goodbye Winter, Hello Pond... by Bob Lusk and Matt Rayl
Getting Back to Where I Was... by Beth Lahaie
Wildlife at Large... Spring Rebound!
What is your frog knowledge? - Check out Know Your Pond Life
"Bird Man" Mel... Shorebirds - Look Quick!
Kids Korner... How to build your own Secchi Disk 
On Northern Pond... Are your bass fat?
Down to Earth by Mike Otto... Refining the Journey of Your Pond

January/February 2013
Volume XXI, No 4
Issued January 1, 2013
In This Issue:

New Year's Resolutions for Your Pond by Bob Lusk
Tim Matson explains how to adapt your pond to climate change
Where Do Skinny Fish Come From? ... Check out Know Your Pond Life
Pond to Plate ... Delicious & nutritious recipe to add to your "Be Healthier in 2013" resolutions plan
Fellowship, BBQ & pond owners = Pondmeister Get Together
Managing the Mini-Pond ... Thinking About Changing Your Fish?
"Bird Man" Mel ... Eggs - It All Start Here
Kid's Korner ... let's play Fish Faces, fun game for the whole family during the holiday break

November/December 2012
Volume XXI, No. 3
Issued November 1, 2012
In This Issue:

Pond Boss V knowledge shared and great times celebrated with Pond Boss Family!
Holiday stress?... take heed to Beth Lahaie’s advice in Winter Rest.
Wildlife at Large Ponds, Ecosystems, and Wildlife.
Autumn Sparrows  Are they the “good guys” or the “Goodfellas”?
Zzzzzzz  Do Ponds Sleep?
Do Plants Make Oxygen?... Check out Kids Korner.
Hunters Be Aware!... Do you have the right liability coverage?
The Making of a Pond Boss by Bob Lusk. 

September/October 2012
Volume XXI, No. 2
Issued September 1, 2012
In This Issue:

Pond Boss V Conference & Expo... Calling all Pondmeisters!
Cyanobacteria... Your Dinosaur's Algae.
The Fish Professor... explains how to take advantage of low water in a drought.
Wildlife at Large... In Defense of Otters.
Fabulous Fishing... What goes on behind the scenes?
"Bird Man" Mel...  Don't let squirrels drive you nuts!
Wildfires... Managing your risk.
Series, Part IV - So, I Wanted a Pond to Retire on...
 

July/August 2012
Volume XXI, No. 1
Issued July 1, 2012
In This Issue:

Does Your Pond Pump Iron?...  What iron does to your water.
Tracking Growth Rates of Your Fish...  Simple steps anyone can do to judge how fast your fish are growing.
The Muckity-Muck of Your Pond...  What is silt & where does it come from?
Pond Boss V....   Registration details inside!
The Majesty of Water...   Water is a magical substance, learn how it works.
Wildlife at Large - Eating Meat...   A closer look at the ethics of eating your bounty.
Bats -  Nature's Best Bug Zapper

May/June 2012
Volume XX, No. 6
Issued May 1, 2012
In This Issue:

Young Bluegill Growth...  Possible determining factors.
Riparian Areas...  Learn their benefits and value.
Aquatic Vegetation...  The good, the bad, and the balancing act.
P is for Phosphorous...  What is it?
Pond Boss V...  Registration details inside!
Bird Man Mel's "hole" truth and nothing but the truth about cavity nesters.
Small Fry...  Activities for baby pondmeisters. 

March/April 2012
Volume XX, No. 5
Issued March 1, 2012
In This Issue:

Bacteria, Algae... Is it that big of a deal?
Clarity and Turbidity -
Understand their differences.
Channel Catfish - Water bloodhounds with a plan.
Myths and misconceptions about catfish... Learn the facts.
Future of Wildlife - Will agriculture win?
Catfish Behavior - Instinctively cautious but does hunger get the best of them?
Bring in Spring with Purple Martins - Success tips.

January/February 2012
Volume XX, No. 4
Issued January 1, 2012
In This Issue:

Docks - Many reasons, depending on your wishes.
On Nothern Pond - 
Farm raised fish, compared to wild caught.
Water Chemistry - It doesn't take a PhD to understand pH.  
Managing Wildlife? - Learn about brush cover. 
Aquatic Plants - Love them or murder the underwater salad? 
Wildfires in Texas - Bastrop State Park and its new aeration system.
Does Your Pond Slow Down in the Winter? - Learn how a pond 'rests'. 
Got the Blues? - 
Bluebirds, that is? 

November/December 2011
Volume XX, No. 3
Issued November 1, 2011
In This Issue:

Fish behavior - Learn why certain fish behave different ways in your pond…
Want to catch a few fall fish? Brad Wiegmann offers tips & pointers.
What’s in your water? A second primer on water quality & basics of chemistry.  
Nesting bluegills - tips give pause to think about where to build spawning beds.
Pond Pipes - Pro's teach important maintenance issues with pond pipe systems.
Fall Harvest - Wildlife biologist Dan VanSchaik stresses the importance of harvest in a game management program.
Prehistoric Paddlefish - Learn about this fish... it might play a role in your pond. Cardinals - "Bird Man" Mel gives us tips to attract these colorful birds this winter.  

September/October 2011
Volume XX, No. 2
Issued September 1, 2011
In This Issue:
  • Managing a Pond Naturally—For budget-minded people and those who want Nature to do the work.
  • Harvesting Bass—A “must” for heathy ponds.
  • Floods and Droughts—Ponds under siege.
  • Water—Fundamental water chemistry for beginners.
  • Frogs Catch Bass—Techniques to catch your fish.
  • Feeding Wildlife this Winter—Wildlife biologist Dan VanSchaik teaches what to do.
  • Go for the Gold—Goldfinches, that is!
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