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!



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Aggressive Amberjack

The amberjack (sometimes referred to as AJ) is a type of fish found in the warmer parts of the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. Despite being classified under the umbrella of amberjack, there is quite a varied amount of amberjack types, ranging from greater amberjacks found in the Atlantic to the lesser amberjacks, banded rudderfish. Yellowtail, and the Almaco jack.
As the name suggests, the greater amberjacks are the largest of all the jacks. They are recognized by the dark stripes extending from their nose to their dorsal fins and the lack of scutes. These fish weigh about forty pounds and are typically found in rocky reefs or near debris.
While the lesser amberjacks are smaller, their eyes are proportionately larger and their bodies are deeper than their greater siblings. These fish are identified by their olive-green to brownish-black colors with silver sides. Despite being under ten pounds, lesser amberjacks are strong predators, often feeding on crustaceans, squid, and other fish.
For avid fishers, amberjacks are known for putting a strong fight. In fact, many amateur anglers often find themselves with broken lines when they go toe-to-toe with these sea dwellers.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Brilliant Mahi-Mahi

Mahi-mahi is also referred to as dolphinfish and they are mostly found swimming near the surface of the water. As ray-finned fish, their fins consist of webs of skin supported by spines. Mahi-mahi dwell in tropical and temperate waters, and they are part of the same family as the pompano dolphinfish. Their amusingly unusual name comes from the Hawaiian word for “very strong”.
Here in the United States, the fish are referred to as mahi-mahi, but they tend to carry different names based on the language. For example, in other parts of the world mahi-mahi is known as maverikos, dorado, rakingo, lampuga, and many more. If the multiple names weren’t already confusing, there is another fun fact: mahi-mahi are not related to dolphins despite being called dolphinfish.
If you’re trying to figure out male and female mahi-mahi, all you need to do is check out their heads. Male fish are identified by their forehead that protrudes from their body while females have a rounded head and tend to be smaller than males. Collectively, the mahi-mahi is known for its brilliant display of colors, from gold on the sides to the colorful blue of the pectoral fins. The fish can live for about five years.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Speedy and Amazing Sailfish

To find sailfish, you’ll need to explore the warmer parts of the ocean around the world. As a species of billfish, they are recognizable because of their blue to gray color, their large dorsal fin known as a sail and perhaps most strikingly, their elongated bill that some people might confuse with swordfish. Instead of their name of sailfish, some fishing circles choose to just call them billfish.
Sailfish are divided into two types called the Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific. While they’re classified differently, the differences in terms of their DNA is still very slim, so they’re typically grouped into a single species. Sailfish can grow very rapidly. In about a year, it can grow up to five feet in length. They’re often found feeding close to the surface of the water or at middle depths, enjoying food like squid or smaller forage fish. One of their most impressive features is the incredible jumps.
You probably won’t see them moving that fast very often, but sailfish are capable of reaching speeds of nearly fifty miles per hour, among the highest of any organism! Those large sails you see are often folded to one side, if the fish is excited or threatened, it will appear raised as a means of making the sailfish appear to be larger than its actual size.
Besides their jumps and incredible speed, sailfish also have the ability to rapidly change body color from its natural blue to yellow-like stripes. This amazing ability is done by the nervous system and allows sailfish to confuse its prey. It’s also used as a communication tool of sorts to inform fellow sailfish about its intentions.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The USS Gerald R. Ford Debuts This Summer

The USS Gerald R. Ford recently made headlines after it was scheduled to be commissioned next month. Named after the 38th President of the United States who also served in the Navy, the ship is essentially the physical embodiment of the country’s robust military power. Costing over $12 billion, it is a state of the art warship designed for improved automation, easy maintenance, and a significant improvement in launching missile faster than any previous carrier in the country’s history.
In a couple of weeks, the USS Gerald Ford will begin its sea trials and it will be home to more than 4,000 sailors. Unlike other carriers, the ship will heavily favor electrical power generation over the steam catapult system and it will also boast improved electrical capacity, over 200 percent in fact.
Upon its official deployment, the USS Gerald R. Ford will replace the USS Enterprise after more than fifty years of service. The Enterprise cemented its place in history as the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fishing for Cobia

Cobia are powerful, coastal fish which are renowned by anglers for their aggressive demeanor. Cobia are easy to find near the coastline, as they stay there for most of their lifespan. However, they are migratory fish, moving to South Florida during the winter and going up the coast as the temperature rises. Cobia will go after all different kinds of bait, though an intrepid angler intending to land one will want to use sturdy equipment. These fish can grow up to two meters long and weigh up to 170 pounds, and their aggressive nature makes for a tough fight when one gets hooked.
 
The THERAPY-IV Deep Sea fishing charter boats are two, big, gorgeous air-conditioned charter fishing boats that offer deep-sea fishing in first class luxury and style. They also feature the best fishing tackle including great fishing rods, reels and kites. Deep Sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean off of Miami is exciting because of the great variety of big fish and bottom fish that can be caught.
 
The THERAPY-IV welcomes beginners and experienced anglers. For reservations including Marlin Fishing, Sailfish Fishing and Shark Fishing in Miami, give Captain Stan a call at the THERAPY-IV (305-945-1578) and he will be happy to assist you with making your plans to go deep sea fishing in Miami Beach. The boats on Miami Beach dock at Bill Bird Marina in Haulover Park- a scenic area with beautiful water views.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Miami Open Brings the Best Players in Tennis to Key Biscayne

Good news, tennis fans! The Miami Open returns on March 20 through April 2 to Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park!
 
The Miami Open began in the 1960s when major names like Jack Kramer, Butch Buchholz, and Pancho Gonzalez toured around the country in a station wagon playing tennis in areas such as fairgrounds. Buchholz was among the people who spearheaded an initiative to create a two-week players tournament, resulting in the creation of “Winter Wimbledon”. After years of trying to get the tournament fully off the ground, a world-class tennis tournament emerged on February 4, 1985, featuring of some of the best male and female players in the sport.
 
Just like in previous years, the Miami Open will see some of the best players in tennis compete for their chance to achieve victory. Number one female tennis player in the world Serena Williams will bring her legendary skills to Key Biscayne along with her sister Venus. Number one ranked men’s singles player Andy Murray will be joined by Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who has often been called the greatest tennis player of all time.
 
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 Miami deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Are You Ready for Ultra 2017?

The time has almost arrived, ladies and gentlemen! The 2017 Ultra Music Festival returns next month to Miami for another high energy celebration of electronic music. As it has in previous years, the festival will once again be held at Bayfront Park in Miami beginning on March 24 through the 26th.

Last year, one of the most anticipated acts set to make an appearance was English music group and big beat pioneers The Prodigy. Mere hours before the group was set to take the stage, the performance was canceled, leaving many fans heartbroken. The good news is the group is returning to Ultra 2017 as a live headliner and will be joined by Major Lazer, Justice, Underworld, and even influential rapper turned actor Ice Cube.

What would Ultra be without DJs? Also joining the lineup of headliners will be DJ Snake, Swedish DJ duo Axwell and Ingrosso, and even a reunion by UK DJs Sasha & Digweed. With several stages pumping music, the festival will maintain its penchant for being a fun, electrifying experience for everyone.


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 Miami deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.