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, March 30, 2020

Brush up on Your Fish Facts

If you’re thinking about going back on the water once it’s safe to be outdoors again, you may want to start brushing up on some of your fish facts in the meantime. Let’s begin by taking a closer look at baitfish.
Baitfish, as you might infer from their name, is primarily used as a lure to make it easier to capture bigger predatory fish such as game fish. These fish encompass many different sea dwellers like ballyhoo, flying fish, as well as the minnow when exploring freshwater.
You may be curious about the distinct characteristics between baitfish and the similarly named forage fish. “Baitfish” isn’t so much what one would assume is official. Instead, recreational fishermen simply use it as a way to refer to the distinct species of fish utilized as bait by humans to draw the attention of other fish. Fisheries like to stick to the use of “forage fish” as it refers to the small fish that are sought animals beyond just fish, like seabirds or marine mammals.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Deep Sea Fishing Difference

If you’re thinking about deep sea fishing for the first time later this year, you may be wondering how it differs from the common activity of freshwater fishing. Let’s take a look at two fundamental differences.
For starters, you can expect larger catches with deep sea fishing. The massively endless size of the ocean means there is room for bigger sea dwellers and, therefore, much larger catches. With the larger catches, sailfish and tarpon put up a much more competitive fight.
Deep sea fishing usually means booking a chartered trip. These trips will take you to the best spots in the ocean where fish are more likely to dwell and they come with all the gear and equipment you’ll need. You’ll spend less time setting up and more time increasing your chances of a catch.
Contact us today to learn more about booking your first deep sea fishing trip on the waters of South Florida once it’s safe to do so.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tips for a Fishing Day Alone at Sea

If a deep sea fishing trip in the middle of the ocean with no one around seems like a way to deal with the COVID-19 anxiety, you may wish to add some tips to your repertoire that may improve your odds of a catch. Here are a few to consider.
Practice lure diversity. Because visibility in saltwater is lower, it may be harder to get the attention of a fish. You may want to look into lures that are brightly colored as these are more likely to be spotted by different species of fish, potentially increasing your capture chances.
Patience is key. This is for fishing fans that are just getting their feet wet. If it seems like there is not much fish activity going on, don’t move somewhere else immediately. It can take some time before there is some contact with big game fish. Sometimes it's easier to hang around.
Keep an eye out for other animals. Is there an unusual amount of seagulls diving into the ocean activity going on? Those seagulls could be swooping in for some fish. If feeding activity is high, chances are some fish are lurking just below the surface.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Feeling Stressed? Deep Sea Charter Fishing May Be the Answer

With the news and social media flooded with reports and possible misinformation about a certain pandemic and the importance of staying away from crowded areas, the openness of the seas may be the solution to help with easing the jitters.
South Florida deep sea fishing is lots of fun when it’s just you and the vast sea. Fishing has long been shown to be a highly relaxing activity that may help with relieving stress and anxiety. Even if you’ve never been deep sea fishing in your life, THERAPY-IV welcomes you to try your hand at catching one of the many sea dwellers swimming in the seas of South Florida like the mahi-mahi.
THERAPY-IV charter boats travel the seas from Haulover Park Marina every single day and the trips can accommodate six of your closest friends and loved ones. Full-day or half-day fishing trips are available for booking. While it’s important to take all of the recommended safety precautions, a deep sea fishing trip can help take your mind off the worries while sharing fun times with the people you care about.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Help Tennessee With Its Recovery Efforts

While the country deals with coronavirus, we also cannot forget about the many people in Tennessee dealing with the recent aftermath of Mother Nature unleashing devastating tornadoes. Numerous homes have been lost, power may still be out in many areas, and these people could use all the help they can get in getting back on their feet and recovering during this difficult time.
As recovery efforts continue and people do what they can to help, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and its Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund is setting its sights on assisting the affected communities and charities to help victims meet their continuing needs. The foundation works with more than 35 counties in the Middle Tennessee area and beyond by accepting gifts regardless of size and empowering individuals, groups, and families to come together in times of need.
THERAPY-IV will be making a donation to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and we encourage you to do the same. To donate, please visit https://www.cfmt.org.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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 fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Miami Open Returns This Month

For avid tennis fans, one of the most anticipated events is the Wimbledon tennis tournament. For those of us here in Miami, there is also the Miami Open, a tennis tournament also known as the Miami Masters.
The Miami Open initially started as a potential idea during the 1960s when major names like Jack Kramer, Earl Henry “Butch” Buchholz, and Pancho Gonzalez used a station wagon to get around and play at various fairgrounds. It was Buchholz who decided to devise a two-week players tournament, which would come to be known as “Winter Wimbledon”. After spending some time working to make Winter Wimbledon a reality, a world-class tennis tournament finally came to see the light of day on February 4, 1985, featuring some of the most widely acclaimed and respected names in the sport of tennis.
The 2020 Miami Open is taking place at Hard Rock Rock Stadium on March 23rd through April 5th. Grand Slam record-holder Serena Williams will bring her legendary athleticism to the tournament which will also include Sofia Kenin and Novak Djokovic, the current Australian Open champions.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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, March 2, 2020

Watch Storm the Court Compete at the 146th Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby continues its reign as perhaps the top event involving the excitement and longtime tradition of horse racing in the United States. Taking place in Louisville on the first Saturday of May, the country's "Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" happens annually and since 1875 has attracted a broad audience, from kids to adults. Decades later, it is still the most-attended stakes race in the world and is the first event comprising the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, which includes the races known as Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.
For those unaware of the history of Kentucky Derby, three-year-old Thoroughbred horses compete on a dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs that spans one and a quarter-mile wide. Colts and gelding race with 126 pounds, while 121 pounds are given to fillies. About fifteen horses compete in the Derby, a figure that for most horse races is significantly above average.
The 146th Kentucky Derby is happening on Saturday, May 2nd and the competing horses include Storm the Court, Ete Indien, Silver Prospector, Modernist, and more. You can place bets on the horses even if cannot attend the event.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.