Welcome to the THERAPY-IV Deep Sea Fishing Blog. Captain Stan Saffan and his crew of deep sea sportfishing experts have been fishing the South Florida waters for over 40 years, providing private and shared deep sea and Biscayne Bay charter boat experiences of a lifetime to thousands of people that have had a chance to fish with them. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time fishing in Miami or you are a master big game monster catcher, you can count on the THERAPY-IV to make your day at sea a memorable one.

We would also love to hear from you! Whether your Deep Sea Fishing Experience was with us or on your own, tell us about it! This will be a place to discuss all things Sports Fishing! Everything from products to techniques, we want to hear it all! I look forward to hearing from all you avid Deep Sea Fishermen out there!

Go get 'em!



Monday, May 22, 2017

The Fearsome Mako Shark

Also known as the grey-blue shark, the mako shark consists of a pair of species known as the shortfin mako shark and longfin mako shark, the latter considered to be the rarer of the two. Both of these species of fish can range in length from eight feet to just over fourteen feet and they can weigh more than 1,700 pounds. The mako shark also shares a relation to the fearsome great white shark.
While not quite the natural speedster as some of the other fish that we’ve previously talked about, the mako shark can still cruise along the open seas at nearly forty miles per hour. Interestingly, it cannot maintain buoyancy without constantly swimming due to a lack of a swim bladder. They are also known for their tremendous jumping ability, reaching just over 20 feet into the air. They are easily recognized by their colors which consist of a dark blue in the upper part of the body and white colored belly.
A mako shark’s teeth are visible at all times even when the shark’s mouth is closed. These teeth are thin, long, and sharp and have a slight tilt. As meat eaters, the mako shark prefers to snack on fish such as tuna and mackerel and will even chomp down on birds that happen to be resting on the water’s surface. The shark will swim over thirty miles a day to find something to eat.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about Miami Beach fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Massive Grouper

The name “grouper” is used to refer to a series of fish that fall under the species of Epinephelina, a subfamily that also includes the famous sea bass. The name “grouper” is believed to be Portuguese in its origin. Like other fish, the grouper goes by different names around the world. Over in Australia, the fish is referred to as “groper” while the people of the Philippines call it “lapu-lapu” or “pugapo”. In the Middle East, it is known as “hammour”.
Unlike some of the other fish we’ve discussed, the grouper is not known for being a fast swimmer. Instead, they are recognized for their large mouths and bodies that can weigh well over 200 pounds. As opposed to fish that bite off pieces of their prey, the grouper prefers to consume its prey by swallowing it. Grouper prey includes octopuses, fish, and crustaceans. Depending on the species, some of them will ambush prey using their camouflage ability while others lead an active predator lifestyle.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about Miami Beach fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

All About the Blue Marlin

The Atlantic blue marlin is a fish that’s quite familiar to South Floridians. It shares a similar physical feature as that of the swordfish, with an elongated and pointy bill. Much like the swordfish, the blue marlin uses this bill to stun, injure, or even kill its prey, which consists of numerous organisms. It is also a highly effective tool to slice through schools of fish.
The majority of the blue marlin’s life is spent in the open sea far away from land. In terms of size, females are generally larger than males, as much as four times in fact. The fish can reach a length of just over five feet and weigh over 300 pounds. Similar to other billfish, it also has the ability to quickly change colors. However, the blue marlin typically maintains a blue-black color with a silvery white underside.
A mature blue marlin can roam the seas without having to worry too much about predators, the exceptions being sharks like the great white or shortfin mako. Speaking of maturity, male blue marlins can live as long as 18 years while females can live for 27 years.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about shark fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Be Funny for a Great Cause During Red Nose Day

Formerly known as America Gives Back, Comic Relief, Inc. is a charity that has nothing to do with the former Comic Relief USA charity. Instead, Comic Relief Inc. is recognized for being the brains behind Red Nose Day, the primary method the charity uses to raise funds.

Red Nose Day is a fundraising event aimed at helping children in the United States and throughout the world, assisting those who live in poverty while also inspiring fun. Originally launched in the United Kingdom in 1988, the event has raised over $1 billion globally during the past two decades for some of the most impoverished communities around the world.

To celebrate Red Nose Day and generate funds, people join together to create something funny, regardless of whether it’s work, school, or from home. After a successful launch two years ago, Red Nose Day has also expanded into a two-hour televised portion on NBC where numerous celebrities from movies, television, and music make an appearance to help raise funds and show their support. The show will be held on Thursday, May 25th. 

If you wish to donate or would like more information on Red Nose Day fundraising, visit https://rednoseday.org

THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about Miami Beach fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Start Making Your Bets for the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby continues to be an exhilarating horse racing tradition in the United States. Taking place in Louisville on the first Saturday in May, the country’s “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” is a perennial event that has delighted audiences since 1875 and it remains the most attended stakes race in the country. The Kentucky Derby is the first in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, followed by the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes race.
For those that don’t know how the Kentucky Derby works, three-year-old Thoroughbred horses are raced on a one and one-quarter mile long stretch of dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds while fillies carry 121 pounds. More than fifteen horses compete in the Derby, a number that’s well above the average for the majority of horse races.
The 2017 Kentucky Derby is happening this Saturday, May 6th and the competing horses include Always Dreaming, Fast and Accurate, Thunder Snow, Untrapped, and more. Tickets are almost sold out, but you can still place bets on the horses even if you won’t be attending.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about shark fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Small Yet Aggressive Triggerfish

The triggerfish comprises more than 35 different species of brightly colored fish recognized by their spots and lines. They dwell in the tropical and subtropical oceans of the world, generally keeping to the coral reefs.
Despite their intriguing and unassuming appearance, the triggerfish are much more than meets the eye. They have strong teeth that can crush shells and they are also known for being ill-tempered. To protect against predators, the fish has a pair of dorsal fins. The first one is kept in place by a second one, and it’s only by depressing the second that the one first is “triggered”, earning the fish its intriguing name.
Certain species of triggerfish are highly territorial and aggressive. The titan and Picasso species, for example, are known for viciously defending nests and will even bite humans that get too close. In fact, these fish will duke it out with other fish within a school if necessary, and are known to live by a “survival of the fittest” code.
Because of their aggressive nature, triggerish are strong fighters on light tackle and on spinning rods. They will also put up a good fight on deep-sea fishing rods.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about marlin fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tunas Are the Large Nomads of the Ocean

Tuna may be known these days as a popular canned food, but it does begin its life as a fish, a saltwater fish to be precise. Along with the mackerel, tuna are the only fish species that have the ability to maintain a body temperature higher than the current temperature of the water. Generally spotted swimming in warm water, the tuna maintains a high demand when it comes to commercial fishing and it is also a popular game fish.
More than seven species of tuna dwell in the oceans of the world, and they all lead lives as nomads, living up to thirty years in a few cases. Measuring over six feet and weighing over 500 pounds, the tuna is no easy feat to catch. If those numbers come across as large, consider that the largest tuna ever caught was more than twenty feet long and weighed a humongous 1,600 pounds!
Tuna are nimble predators, and their colors are perfectly suited for camouflage. Despite their massive size, they can cruise through the ocean waters at over sixty miles per hour. Along with the speed, the fish is capable of adjusting the position of its pectoral and dorsal fin to boost acceleration and keep drag to a minimum, which helps tremendously in catching prey. Herring, mackerel, squid and crustaceans are a few examples of a tuna’s preferred prey.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about Miami inshore fishing, contact 305-945-1578.