After 54 year as a fishing guide I have changed thing around.
For over 12 years Captain Abie Raymond fished with me as the muscle behind the brains of the operation. He started fishing with me while still in high school. After all these years Abie decided it was time to be the brains and muscle behind a new beginning. He was right. When I fish with him now, l learn something every trip. He is as skilled as any fisherman you will ever meet. And, he has a great personality. You need to fish with him.
Whether on his offshore boat or his freshwater/flats skiff.
So now I fish from North Carolina around Florida up to Appachacola in the big bend area of Florida.
With 54 years of fishing 12 hours a day 360 days a year and now 5-10 days a month, I have accumulated a lot of knowledge of how and where to catch fish. And this can be anything from Bass in freshwater to swordfish and marlin in the deep ocean.
Allow me to make you a better fisherman with a good talk or a charter booking arrangement.
My years of knowledge for $75 per hour.
Well, I’m almost retired. After over 65 years of fishing I now offer some new services:
I can help arrange your fishing charters
I offer phone or FaceTime fishing, tackle buying and any other fishing advice
I am available to ride along on your boat, to help you catch more fish - I have some experience as a expert witness.
Captain Bouncer Smith is experienced in every aspect of the
sport of fishing, in South Florida as well as a variety of ports throughout North
America, he has devoted his life to sharing fishing with others, through his radio
shows, magazine articles, seminars, and on the water. Bouncer has been running
boats out of South Florida since he was 19, working on them since he was 15. He
shares his love of the ocean and fishing with children and adults from the novice
fisherman to the tournament sportsfisherman. He loves all the excitement of catching
bait to monster tarpon and marlin. He has been captain of many Tournament fishing
teams and can arrange one of those opportunities for you, if you wish. This is
the man to take you on a day of fishing you have always dreamed of. E-mail Captain
Bouncers Dusky 33
is located 200 yards from the inlet, 5 minutes from dock to tarpon, 10 minutes
to the sailfish. Bouncer's Dusky is a modern 33 foot Dusky with a crew of two.
Carrying up to 4 passengers and is a boat styled for South Florida fishing pleasure.
The boat, powered by Evinrude E-Tec 300s, is equipped with Simrad
color Fish Finder, GPS/Chart plotter and VHF radio, all prudent safety equipment
and enough Penn
tackle to stock a large tackle shop. On board are 8,12, 20, 50 and 80 pound outfits
plus a couple fly rods ready for every game fish. Of course all the terminal tackle
you could ever need is aboard. South Florida offers great fishing for tarpon,
sailfish and swordfish. We also catch plenty of kingfish, dolphin (mahi –mahi),
tuna, barracuda, cobia, snook, shark, snapper, grouper, assorted jacks, bonito,
and the list goes on and on.
Now the details, we carry a maximum of 4 people. We run 8 hour trips,
specialty trips to the Bahamas and daytime or nighttime trips for swordfish.
Please cruise through our fishing season’s list and
see what’s your dream trip, and feel free to call and ask any question
comes to mind.
Check out the video of a mako shark eating a sailfish - filmed on a recent
New Book: The Bouncer Smith Chronicles: A Lifetime of Fishing
I have been addicted to fishing since I was about 4 years old and entered
the fishing business when I graduated from high school - that's 53 years. My
new book - The Bouncer Smith Chronicles: A Lifetime of Fishing - memorializes
many of my fishing stories, good and bad, great clients and great fish.
Here is a recent story by South Florida sports journalist Criag Davis: