Otto’s Dirt Service is directly associated with owner Mike Otto and Bob Lusk’s magazine, Pond Boss. Dedicated to helping its readers manage private waters, the magazine is distributed bi-monthly and has its own website and online forum. Simply click on the links below to drop in and see what all is going on over at Pond Boss!


If you own or manage private waters, or want to, Pond Boss is the leading authority. 


Pond Boss magazine and pondboss.com provide valuable, up-to-date information on the topics, products, and services you need to be a better steward of your land and water. Learn from and share with the nation's leading pond management experts. 


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Pond Boss magazine.


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Otto's Dirt Service owner, Mike Otto, is a co-owner, field advisory staff member, and a contributing writer to Pond Boss magazine.


Click on the article links below to read some of Mike's previous articles from Pond Boss.


Flood Gone, Drought On (Nov/Dec 2015)

High Water Rescue (Sep/Oct 2015)

Emergency Spillways (Jul/Aug 2015)

More About Spillways (May/Jun 2015)

Writing A Book (Mar/Apr 2015)

Dams and Trees (Jan/Feb 2015)

"Ask the Boss" is a FREE, strongly moderated discussion forum focused on the management and enjoyment of privately owned recreational ponds and lakes.  Register, post, and participate. Navigate through forum topics and be amazed at the depth of knowledge, kindness, and helpful ways of our members. Go ahead, pick a topic, and take 

a look!

Click here to visit the Pond Boss Forum.