All posts by George Smith

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.

Great column about the impact of CMP’s Corridor on our brook trout

Big Fight in the North Woods: CMP’s Proposed Powerline by Jeff Reardon If you haven’t heard about Central Maine Power’s proposed powerline, you must be living under a rock. The project is being debated with a blitz of roadside signs, TV and radio and internet ads, duelling Facebook pages, public forums, newspaper articles, letters to […]

Moosehead Memories

I have lots of great memories of Greenville and Moosehead Lake, where I started fishing when I was a kid. My dad had a friend who owned a camp just north of Greenville and we visited there several times and fished. My favorite times as a kid were at a camp owned by relatives at […]

This is a gripping novel set in Maine

The Vigilance Of Stars by Patricia O’Donnell is a novel full of gripping stories and very real characters. It was very hard to put it down and stop reading. The characters are connected and the series of stories are troubling, from the young lady who gets pregnant, only to have her boyfriend abandon her, to […]