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, September 21, 2017

Ice Bars, Pineapples, and Hurricane Benefits This Week

As Miami and Miami Beach continue to move forward beyond Hurricane Irma, there are plenty of events going on to keep South Floridians busy. The week may be coming to an end, but there is still lots to do.
Rosh Hashanah began last night, the Jewish New Year. In case you missed it, the popular Drinkhouse Fire & Ice right here in Miami Beach got into the swing of things last night. If you’ve never been there, the major highlight is the ice bar made out of 10,000 pounds of ice which includes ice sculptures and even drinks served in ice glassware. The bar is definitely a unique experience and worth a visit.
The Matador Room on Collins Avenue is serving a unique blend of pizza tonight at its Matador Bar as part of its monthly Pineapples & Pizza series. Try some avocado pizza made with ingredients like jalapeƱo while you sip on pineapple cocktails. Bring along a friend to enjoy the live music! The event begins at 9 pm.
Should you wish to contribute to a worthy cause, the Rust Pelican over in Key Biscayne is hosting its Pour for a Cause hurricane benefit event to raise funds for people still grappling with the effects of Hurricane Irma. You’ll find over eight drink stations plus a silent auction and plenty of raffles. The event begins at 7 pm and continues until 10 pm.
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, September 18, 2017

THERAPY-IV Is Back on Schedule

A South Florida continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma, we hope you and your loved ones are safe and have power. Here in Miami Beach, the city is still in the process of being fully and up and running. If you’re looking for some post-hurricane activities to enjoy, we are pleased to report that both of the boats comprising the THERAPY-IV boats are back on schedule, ready to take you on a thrilling deep sea fishing trip.
In case you happen to be unfamiliar with THERAPY-IV, the fleet consists of a pair of 58-foot sport fisherman boats fully equipped to handle big game fish. The boats feature giant outriggers, a large flying bridge, as well as a pair of fighting chairs. Over in the cockpit fishing area, there are four fighting chairs plus two large bait tanks for those seeking an exciting live bait fishing experience. Both boats have air-conditioned units and they are powered by powerful 450 hp Cummins diesel engines.
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.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

What Type of Bait Should You Use?

To catch fish, you’re going to need to grab their attention with the use of some alluring bait. While every fishing aficionado has their preferred bait, live baits have been proven to be effective in catching a multitude of species. The examples below are by no means the only solution but if you’re trying to figure out where to get started, they may help.
Crayfish. When you’re looking to snag some of the larger predatory fish, crayfish are highly effective. Perhaps the biggest hurdle you’ll run into with this bait is finding it, and they do require a degree of trial and error to use.
Nightcrawlers. This type of bait is a great choice for catching virtually any type of fish, but they do require proper rigging. Unlike crayfish, they are generally easier to find.
Live bait fish. Should you decide to go with live bait fish, the minnow remains a popular choice. As with nightcrawlers, they are readily available and have also been proven effective in snagging various sea dwellers. Make sure your fishing hook isn’t too large when using this type of bait.
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 Miami inshore fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Getting Started with Deep Sea Fishing

Getting started with deep sea fishing may seem overwhelming, but knowing a few basics can make the experience a little easier for those planning on trying it out for the first time. Here are a few things to know.
Decide your method. You can either take your own boat out or choose a chartered boat, the latter option is the wisest for beginners. Should you decide on a charter, you’ll need to decide whether you prefer a private charter or a shared one with other people. Also, make sure that you do your research on the captain.
Don’t let seasickness ruin the experience. There is a much greater likelihood of becoming seasick on a small boating vessel, a deep sea fishing boat being a prime example. For the most part, seasickness is mental and the less you focus on symptoms, the lower the odds of it happening. However, definitely take the steps to make sure you don’t become seasick. That means refraining from consuming alcohol and keeping some Dramamine around, just in case.
Get ready for some fun. Deep sea fishing can be as relaxing as it is thrilling, and there is nothing quite like catching a massive sea dweller. Learning how to fish can be a highly useful survival skill and the best crew will take the time to help you become a future expert fisherman.

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 fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Discount Dining, Half Price Marlins Tickets and More This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend will soon be upon us and for many South Floridians, that means enjoying an extra day off. As always, lots of events will be going on to celebrate the holiday, and we’re here to share some of the highlights.
We’ll begin with Miami Spice which is currently underway until the end of September. If you’ve been eyeing a certain restaurant but don’t want to go beyond your budget, a number of Miami restaurants are offering three-course lunches and dinner for just $23 and $39, respectively. You can check out the full list of participating restaurants by visiting www.ilovemiamispice.com.
Are you a Marlins fan? The team is selling tickets at half price during the Labor Day weekend to celebrate Giancarlo Stanton's 50th season home run. The promotion is only valid through the weekend and you’ll need to enter the promo code FIFTY during checkout.
Interior designers and those looking to spruce up their homes may want to head over to the Miami Beach Convention Center to get some ideas at the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show, beginning tomorrow.
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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

THERAPY-IV Supports the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The country is coming together in support of the numerous victims currently dealing with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which has caused a tremendous amount of flooding and left many people scrambling to find shelter. At THERAPY-IV, we send our sincerest and warmest thoughts and prayers to the people of Texas. We firmly believe Texas will come together and overcome this tragedy.
To help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, Captain Stan Saffan of THERAPY-IV will be doing his part by donating a percentage of each trip to the American Red Cross which has been working overtime to help the relief effort. This percentage applies to both of the boats in the THERAPY-IV fleet.
If you want to do your part in helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey, you may wish to consider visiting the American Red Cross website and making a donation: http://www.redcross.org. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 with your phone to donate $10.
For all the people in Texas, please be safe.
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, August 28, 2017

Experience Fishing Virtually Anywhere in South Florida


We’ve talked a lot about deep sea fishing in Miami and Miami Beach, but those aren’t the only areas where you can experience the excitement of fishing on the THERAPY-IV. Fort Lauderdale in Broward County is the “Venice of America” and provides a tremendous amount of excitement. We’re here to show you a great time!
 
As you’re exploring the pristine waters of Fort Lauderdale, you may come across a variety of intriguing sea dwellers such as the mighty marlin, sailfish, the fierce barracuda, bonito, the regal kingfish, and plenty more. All of these fish can be caught while you’re on board the 50+ foot THERAPY-IV deep sea charter fishing boat which includes seating in and outdoors, a sextet of cushioned fighting chairs, live bait wells, and much more. We’ll provide the tools you’ll need to get started while all you need to do is bring some enthusiasm and eagerness to experience the thrill of catching some of South Florida’s coolest undersea wildlife!
 

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.