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New leader has shot at his first victory in Iditarod

...never won the race but finished second the past two years.In second place is four-time champion Martin Buser, of Big Lake, Alaska. Buser reached Ruby at 6:44 p.m. Thursday, and after resting eight hours, departed at 2:44 a.m...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-03-07/new-leader-has-shot-
Aliy Zirkle retakes lead in Iditarod in run to Alaska coast

...Nome along Alaska's wind-swept west coast.The last championship for Buser, 55, the Swiss-born resident, of Big Lake, Alaska, came in 2002. He has not finished in the top 10 since 2008, but he led most of the way Friday as teams made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-03-08/aliy-zirkle-retakes-
Martin Buser on track for fifth Iditarod title

...plenty of competitors were hot in pursuit in the 1,000-mile race, and gaining on the 54-year-old veteran from Big Lake, Alaska. Teams have been traveling in deep snow followed by deep overflows in a trail deteriorated by above-freezing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-03-09/martin-buser-track-f
Iditarod competitors battle fatigue

...participant in the 1,000-mile race. The Big Lake, Alaska, musher was so sleep-deprived...out of Anvik was Jake Berkowitz,of Big Lake.Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, of Big Lake, was first into the checkpoint at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-03-08/iditarod-competitors
Use caution with low lake level

...Fishing for largemouth bass, hybrid and striped bass in Thurmond Lake always turns on as temperatures begin to drop on the big lake this time of the year.The lake level is inching its way down toward the 16-feet-below mark, so boaters and fishermen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2012-12-13/use-caution-low-
When lake brings no luck, head to the river

...jack), bream and shellcrackers and largemouth bass.This is the time of year when hybrids and stripers school in the big lake. They also do it in the river, with flocks of sea gulls and terns pointing the way. Such was the case for my wife and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2010-12-23/when-lake-brings
Fishing | Outdoors | Sports
Unless you're from up north, it's too cold to fish

...man from Portland, Maine. "He didn't look at our weather as being cold," Sasser said.Crappies are biting at the big lake, as well as Merry Land Brickyard Ponds, for those hardy enough to fish for them. Dress in warm layers of clothing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-01-13/unless-youre-nor
Fishing | Outdoors | Sports
Catching bass used to be much simpler

...The fish doing the yanking more than likely would be a bass, but often would be a white bass or big gar if fishing the big lake. It would always be a bass in ponds that I fished back then.As a lifetime member of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-02-11/catching-bass-us
Fishing | Outdoors | Sports
The only thing I'm catching is cabin fever

...Ponds near Augusta. It's also been the "Year of the Crappie," with huge catches of quality fish coming from the big lake and the ponds.- Larry (Doug) Poole caught a 2-pound, 8-ounce yellow perch in the Savannah River below Thurmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-02-17/only-thing-im-ca
Fishing | Outdoors | Sports
State continues effort to boost fishing tourism

...fishing tournaments set for Lake Lanier because of the dry conditions, the overall plan to build large boat ramps on big lakes, create a bass trail and build a new visitors center and hatchery to support new tourism is still on. Bert Brantley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/10/met_151936.shtml
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