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, September 14, 2020

Alternative Art Week Plans Are in the Works


As you may have read, the bad news for fans of anything art is that the highly awaited Art Basel event this year, scheduled for December 3rd through the 6th, has been canceled. Nevertheless, despite the troubling news, Miami Beach officials are working tirelessly to establish a compromise where some part of Art Week at least can still be celebrated safely.

While Art Basel during Art Week is the major event, local cultural institutions and the not quite as large satellite fairs also add to the festivities of all creative things. For instance, the smaller Reach and Untitled festivals are still scheduled to happen. There are also talks on how to devise a way for a local-only art happening where multiple locations can come together around the city. One initiative concerning a curated program aimed at showcasing public art is already moving forward in Miami Beach.

Art Basel is canceled in 2020 but fans may not be too surprised to hear that organizers are already setting their sights on the future and preparing the festival for 2021. There is also an online viewing room that highlights some of the art this year scheduled to launch on September 23rd.

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.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Dolphin Awaits During the Fall


In the past, April through May was deemed the best time to increase your odds of catching dolphin, but that is no longer. Instead, you may find that August and September will provide better opportunities to catch the fierce, colorful sea dweller in the waters of South Florida.


While there are no definitive scientific facts to back up this change in dolphin fishing, the Miami Herald does highlight the theories provided by some fishermen. For example, one man says that the reason for the fall becoming a more active dolphin season is the rise in water temperature.

It's arguable fish can adapt to conditions genetically. Simply put, the “less intelligent” fish get trapped and the intelligent ones survive. So it's possible that modern dolphin doesn’t bite as enthusiastically as it once did, and they're also using different migratory routes to escape the South Florida fishing pressure.

If you want to try catching dolphin this fall, call THERAPY-IV today to book your deep sea fishing trip.

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.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Florida Fisherman Sets New Catfish Record


A Santa Rosa County, Florida man has earned his place in the fishing record books after catching a nearly seventy-pound flathead catfish measuring nearly fifty inches in length! The man used a rod and reel to snag the fish with live bait in the Yellow River, a stretch of waterway extending more than ninety miles that winds through multiple panhandle counties, including Walton and Okaloosa County.

The new flathead catfish record bests the previous one set last year after a man caught one weighing just over 69 pounds. Coincidentally, that fish was caught in the same river as the new record holder.

Interestingly, the flathead catfish is not native to Florida despite often being spotted in the northwestern river areas of the state. The fish likes to stick rivers with slow flow and their solitary nature makes them one of the tougher catfish species to snag. The fish largely feeds on freshwater clams, live fish, crawfish, and mussels.

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 sailfishfishing in Miami and Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

An Unlikely Individual Develops a Passion for Tarpon Fishing


Today we’re doing things a little differently and sharing the story from the 1980s. It was during this decade when Miami gangster Bobby Erra became a well-known name. When he wasn’t busy with his underworld activities, he was passionate about racing boats. However, this racing came to an end after a not so pleasant accident. Because of the accident, he decided to turn to fishing where he became a fan of catching Bluefin tuna.

After Bluefin tuna became near impossible, Erra turned his attention to fly fishing and began the hunt for tarpon, becoming a huge fan. His interest in tarpon fishing was at least partially inspired by a man named Flip Pallot. Pallot would provide Erra guidance for several seasons before he decided to move on to other endeavors. By this time, Bobby Erra had developed an obsession with fishing for tarpon which proved tricky due to the injuries he sustained during the boat racing accident.

There is a lot more to this story which can read about by visiting this link. However, it does serve as another example of how fishing can enamor people from all walks of life and, in the case, of Bobby Erra, from eyebrow-raising backgrounds.

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, August 27, 2020

Concern Rises About Suffering Marine Life in Florida










During the past weeks, Florida residents have noticed dead marine life along the shores of Florida waters. 

The sightings of the dead have grabbed the attention of researchers and specialists to depict why marine life is suffering. 

One factor that may have contributed to this situation is the low dissolved oxygen levels. As the summer heat leads to warmer water the less oxygen it holds. 

The combination of blooming algae and pollution is another factor causing marine life to suffer. Algae consume oxygen as they die, and while decomposing can create dead zones.

The decaying fish on our coast is not only affecting ecosystems but it can lead to further potential damage. Bacteria can compound, causing more fish to die and predators such as birds can also suffer from the contamination. Not to mention the fact that it can also cause extreme contamination on our beaches. 

Newly installed pumps are being used to try and prevent further dead marine life. The pumps or aerators allow for better oxygen flow in the water. 

The struggling marine life has left residents concerned and some claim they cannot ignore the smell coming from the water. 

Researchers have gathered every day to help stop increased rates of death, and have noted there has been a slight positive change. But the concern of larger marine life suffering is still present.

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.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Florida Sea Turtles Receive Protection












Green sea turtles with their nesting beaches right here in Florida are receiving some federal help following a recent legal agreement also involving conservation groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service will be required to assign protected vital habitats for green sea turtles by the end of June 2023.

Due to the agreement, the agencies would possibly propose offering protections for beaches where green turtles are breeding in Florida, coastal oceanic areas in the Southeast and on the West Coast, as well as other states like Georgia and the two Carolinas. Such designations of critical habitats do not preclude construction, but they ensure that any project approved by a federal agency will mitigate harm to those protected areas.

Due to reasons like poaching, vessel strikes, and habitat destruction, green sea turtle populations around the world are threatened. Global warming and increasing sea levels, as well as increased emissions, make breeding in certain areas more difficult for these turtles, which has prompted conservation groups to advocate for greater protections.

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.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Understanding Puffer Fish

Often referred to as a blowfish, the puffer fish can be found in both tropical and subtropical waters and at times even freshwater.

Famous for their ability to inflate underwater, the pufferfish is a fish of many impressive traits. There are over 120 species of puffer fish, their tapered bodies and bulbous heads are some of their most well-known physical features.

The fish inflates itself as a defense mechanism towards predators. Once their bodies are inflated the fish appears to be up to three times its size. At times the puffer fish will be covered in spines making it harder for predators to bite down on them.

The way this fish expands is similar to the way humans can push out their stomachs without rupturing.

Other than having the fascinating ability to blow up under water, this isn’t the puffer fish’s only defense mechanism. The fish can also be very poisonous if eaten, to both humans and other animals.

Studies have revealed that puffer fish caught in Florida contain toxic substances such as tetrodotoxin. This substance can cause severe illness when consumed. Symptoms of the poisoning include: a tingling or numb feeling in the tongue, fingertips, face, and arms, vomiting, incoherent speech, and can even affect one's breathing. The toxin can also be deadly if consumed.

The toxin cannot be detected when present in the fish, there is no smell to it and it cannot be cleaned off the fish. Apart from the horrible side effects of the toxin there is no current antidote for tetrodotoxin.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation has banned the harvest of some puffer fish species in some areas throughout Florida.

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.