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.

Two favorite Alaska fishing stories

  Forced to Fish Kodiak Island’s Karluc River for Five Extra Days   Kodiac Island, Alaska, is a sportsman’s dream. Years ago, when I got stranded there for five days at the mouth of the Karluc River earlier, some people didn’t believe me. Stranded in Alaska? Right! Traveling with Les Priest of Readfield, who organized […]

A Great New Maine Blog

Cathy Jewitt has started a blog of wonderful Maine postcards by her grandfather Gus Phillips. Here’s her message with a link to the first post, which I really enjoyed. Greetings! I’m hoping the new project that two friends and I have launched brings you a welcome and fun diversion during these stressful times.   What happens […]