Bouncer is one of very few guides
to produce a swordfish on fly.
Marty Arostegui with a 46 inch swordfish caught off Miami, Florida.
Captain Bouncer Wins Hyman Award
Henry H. Hyman award for commendable public service in recognizing, preserving
and developing the economic importance of sportfishing opportunities in South
A deserving Captain Bouncer Smith receives congrats from previous winner
Capt. Bouncer Smith receives congrats from previous winner Bob Harden.
and shown them what they can accomplish, and enjoyed their smiles. He works on
tournament committees and uses these opportunities to encourage conservation.
He shares his knowledge freely with those new and uneducated who are the fishermen
of tomorrow. He is never too tired, or too busy, and he often forsakes his own
income to do for some charity or be there for someone in need.
It's not an easy task to consider all the amazing contributions
and accomplishments of nominations for the MET's
prestigious Hyman Award. Capt. Bouncer Smith's name was submitted by his sister
Susan Singer. Even without her fine letter extolling his virtues there would have
been, no contest. Everyone on the Judges Committee made an instant 'yes' vote,
but we want to share excerpts from her letter: "Bouncer has spoken before audiences
across the country, from cold Chicago evenings to warm Ft. Lauderdale ones, to
fishermen who only dream of fishing in South Florida to fishermen who enjoy our
waters regularly. His articles for magazines, his work with radio and television, as well as seminars and guest
appearances are filled with stories of fishing in south Florida". But more than
a spokesman for South Florida, and more than a soldier in the fight for conservation
measures in South Florida, this is a man who never says no to those who need him.
He is there for the Make a Wish Foundation, Easter Seals, Diabetes, Big Brothers,
etc. He has for years taken physically handicapped children and adults fishing.
He joins the ranks of the Who's Who in sportfishing leadership.
96-97 Capt. Bouncer Smith
95-96 Bob Harden
94-95 Biff Lampton
93-94 Ben Mostkoff
92-93 Paul Shafland
91-92 Walter B. Arnold
90-91 Paul Leader
89-90 Vic Dunaway
88-89 Elwood K. Harry
85-88 Jesse Webb
86-87 Karl Wickstrom
85-86 Jim Martinhoff
84-85 Alex Jernigan
83-84 Jim Hardie
82-83 Bob Lewis
81-82 Charles F. Helmley Jr
80-81 William S. Pate Jr
79-80 Herman Lucerne
78-79 Edward S. Corlett Iii
77-78 Lyman Rogers
76-77 Irving Sosin A Deserving
74-75 James Redford
73-74 J. Lee Cuddy
72-73 Chuck Schilling
71-72 Larry Rogers
70-71 Edward W. Gorham
69-70 Herbert Joover Jr.
68-69 Tom Mcbroom
67-68 Curt Gowdy
66-67 R. Hardy Matheson
65-66 Jerry Ellis
64-65 John Alden Knight
63-64 Erl Roman
62-63 John D. Pennekamp
61-62 Jim Sumter
60-61 Michael Lerner
59-60 Bob Whittaker