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!



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Come Check Out The Miami FC!

Are you a sports fan and have a desire to watch soccer locally in Miami? Well the Miami FC are inviting you to watch them compete at FIU South Stadium where the club is currently in 1st place. The Miami FC are building momentum with 5 game winning streak and have not lost a match since April 8th where they lost a matchup against The New York Cosmos. This Saturday on June 24th The Miami FC have a chance to avenge that loss when they play The New York Cosmos again who are currently tied for second place with The San Francisco Deltas.
On June 17, 2017 The Miami FC faced off against Jacksonville Armada FC on Saturday night, beating their in-state rivals 4-0 and extending their first-place lead to a comfortable seven points. Miami started the match with full control of the ball, as Jacksonville didn’t hold possession of it until the 2:20 mark of the match.
The Orange and Blue continued their forward offensive movements for the rest of the first half, coming close on several occasions but settling for a 2-0 halftime lead.
Substitute Ariel Martínez came into the match in the 68th minute and had a perfect match off the bench. Martinez wasted no time attempting a goal in the 70th minute, but chipping just off-target. Martínez would come close to tallying his first goal of the season with a beautiful cutback and shot that was cleared off the line in the 80th minute, five minutes later, Martínez would get his goal, hitting a right-footed rocket past the outstretched goalkeeper to give Miami three points and a 4-0 win.
The Miami FC remains at home for its next two matches. For tickets to these matches, visit MiamiFC.com/tickets.
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, June 19, 2017

The Beautiful Yet Powerful Bonito

Related to the tuna and mackerel, the bonito is a medium-sized predatory fish that also goes by the name of Sardini. Interestingly, the word bonito is also an adjective meaning “pretty” or “beautiful” in Spanish. Despite this, it’s believed that the name of the fish comes from the Italian “buono”, which means “good” or “bonus”. The name may be in reference to the bonito’s rich taste.
It may be a small fish and carry a “pretty” name, but the bonito is known for striking hard and it demands respect from those planning on attempting to snag one. To catch one, most fishermen use a straightforward approach. Upon grabbing the attention of a school of bonitos, they will latch onto just about any bait used.
The bonito is among the many unique species of fish dwelling in the cerulean waters of South Florida. If you think you’re ready to take on this tuna-like sea dweller, get ready for an unforgettable experience on the THERAPY-IV!
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, June 12, 2017

Big Game Fishing with THERAPY-IV

If you’re in the mood for some big game fishing, THERAPY-IV has you covered. The fishing boat is equipped with top of the line gear plus amenities to make the most of the big game fishing experience. Because the Gulf Stream passes somewhat close to the shoreline, big game fishing is tremendously improved, particularly offshore of Miami Beach. These big game fish include marlin, tuna, shark, and sailfish. The size of these sea dwellers definitely makes them a challenge.
Captain Stan of the THERAPY-IV has more than four decades of experience in just about all fishing methods. THERAPY-IV consists of a pair of large, air-conditioned charter fishing boats boasting first class style plus a variety of fishing tackle including fishing rods, reels, and kites. With so many unique species of fish swimming in the waters of South Florida, you probably won’t find a more exciting experience than big game fishing with THERAPY-IV.
Call today to schedule your big game fishing experience on the waters of South Florida. It’s going to be a truly memorable experience!
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, June 8, 2017

The Skillful Snapper

In terms of the variety of species, few fish probably match the unique snapper. More than 100 different species of this sea dweller exist, and some of these species are known for being important food fish. Snappers are typically found in tropical and subtropical areas of the world’s oceans.
Because of the vast variety of snapper, we’ll be focusing on the red snapper for purposes of this blog. Despite being relatively small, the red snapper is among the top sea dwelling predators. They are highly sought after by fishermen and are considered something of a delicacy in restaurants. The red snapper also has one of the longest lifespans of fish, living for over fifty years.
For those seeking a formidable challenge, the red snapper is no joke. Fishermen seek out the fish because of its ability to put up a strong fight against a fishing line. If you’re only beginning to get your feet wet with the red snapper, you may find yourself in for quite the challenge!
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 sharkfishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Unusual Hammerhead Shark

The hammerhead shark is among the most easily recognizable fish in the ocean due to its unusually-shaped head that gives the fish its name. This shape is officially called a “cephalofoil”. Hammerheads are found all around the world in warm water.
Hammerhead sharks can be as small as three feet in length or just over nineteen feet. With their white bellies, they become harder to spot when viewed from the bottom, which allows them an advantage when hunting prey. Speaking of prey, contrary to the majority of sharks the hammerhead is usually seen swimming in large schools during the daylight hours before becoming a solitary hunter at night. Octopus, stingrays, other sharks, and squid are among the dietary items the hammerhead enjoys munching on.
The hammerhead’s cephalofoil is believed to allow the fish enhanced vision. Because of where the eyes are located, the hammerhead can see what’s above and below it at all times. This cephalofoil is particularly useful against stingrays, allowing the hammerhead to pin down its prey.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach 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 sailfish fishing in Miami and Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Solitary Cobia

The cobia is a fish that goes by several different names including lemonfish, crabeater, black salmon, and perhaps most curiously, the prodigal son. It can weigh more than 170 pounds and measure nearly seventy inches in length. It is recognized by its elongated spindle-shaped body, dark brown color, and the dorsal fin containing anywhere from six to nine short and sharp spines. Because of its shape and large pectoral fins, the fish looks a lot like a shark.
Typically loners, the only time the cobia is seen among fellow cobia is during the annual spawning aggregations. There are, however, rare occasions where it will also congregate near a reef, buoy, or a wreck. When releasing eggs, the larvae are born as plankton of sorts and are considered helpless during their first week of hatching until they finally develop their eyes and mouths. Both male and female cobia can live up to fifteen years or more.
Cobia is considered a superb game fish and maintains strong appeal among recreational fishers. It is known for its power, which makes it one of the more challenging and exciting fish to catch.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea charter 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 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.