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 fly fishing podcasts

Maine fishing guide Aaron Broaddus has started a very interesting series of podcasts about fly fishing. In his first podcast, Aaron tells us about his fishing history, from Rangeley to Montana, two of my very favorite places where I spent a lot of time fishing. His stories about guiding are good too, including the difficulty […]

Favorite Outhouse Stories

A friend of mine and his wife have guided hunters and anglers all over Canada and South America. And I’m very excited that my friend is now writing a book of his best stories. He’s been sending me some of the chapters as he wrote them, and I was surprised recently to receive a chapter […]

Invasive Species are a Big Problem in Maine

Here’s some important news from Rep. Dennis Keschl about invasive species in Maine. Maine Natural Resource Agencies Participating in the Largest Invasive Species Awareness Effort in the U.S.  The collaborative initiative aims to bring attention to the impacts, prevention, and management of invasive species. Maine’s natural resources agencies invite everyone who cares for our environment […]

A great and important book about our moving waters

Given all the time I’ve spent on brooks, streams, and rivers, I knew I would enjoy the book of water stories titled Ripple Effect, published by Maine Authors Publishing. Carol Bass did a fantastic job of selecting poems and columns, along with beautiful photographs and paintings, and quite a few Mainers are featured in the […]