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!



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Unpredictable Dolphinfish

The dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) commonly known as mahi mahi, or dorado, is a highly prized catch found in tropical and subtropical waters. These surface dwellers are known for their rich blue, green and yellow colors as well as their fascinating ability to change colors in the water. A male dolphinfish sometimes referred to as the “bull mahi mahi” has a larger more squared head and can weigh over 50 pounds, whereas a female “cow mahi mahi” features a more bulbous head and can weigh anywhere from 30 to 40 pounds. They both feature a long dorsal fin that extends from their head to their tail and the fish has a lifespan of 4 to 5 years. The vast diet of the dolphinfish includes invertebrates, billfish, crabs, and smaller fish. They feed during the day in surface water yet do tend to eat some bottom-living species as well. 

Did you know that the dolphinfish is one of the fastest-growing fish in the sea? The population is stable and there is a low concern of overfishing. Among other fish, they can be caught year-round in Florida. These ray-finned fish are great for beginners and seasoned anglers, though you should know they are highly acrobatic and you may experience some flying action. Some of the most popular places to catch dolphinfish in Florida are the Florida Keys and the Atlantic Coast of Florida. 

When fishing for these unpredictable fish, there are a few things to keep an eye out for. Weed lines, made up of sargassum produce a natural habitat for dolphinfish and other species. This species uses floating structures as protection, so if you spot something floating in the water, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to check it out; it could turn out into an exciting day! Another useful technique to spot dolphinfish is to look out for seabirds, which typically indicates that there is bait around and like any other fish if theirs bait around you may run into some Dolphin fish. Besides being an exciting catch, the dolphinfish is also a healthy protein. They are low in fat and contain vitamins B-3, B-5, B-6, and B-12. They are rich in potassium and selenium. 

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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

New Rules for Biscayne National Park Fishing

To anyone who plans on doing some fishing near Biscayne National Park, listen up. Several fishing rules will be going into effect on the first of July, aimed at reviving the levels of snapper, grouper, and other fish in the area.
Spanning over 260 square miles, Biscayne National Park has seen tremendous fishing and boating activity over the years. Over sixteen different fish species have seen numbers drop by more than sixty percent.
Based on the new rules, bag limits for certain fish will see an increase to ten and there will also be an increase in minimum size limits. Lobstering and traps plus lobster harvesting will be prohibited around certain reefs such as Fowey Rocks as well as four reefs just east of Elliott Key.
Some of the fish that will have limits placed on them include the hogfish, yellow and black grouper, and mutton and yellowtail, to name a few.
To read more regarding the upcoming fishing rules in Biscayne National Park, please visit https://www.wlrn.org/post/biscayne-national-park-getting-new-fishing-rules-july-1#stream/0.
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, June 25, 2020

The 2020 XT3XL THERAPY-IV Super Tower Awaits

Are you planning on going deep sea fishing this summer season? If you haven’t already, the THERAPY-IV deep sea fishing fleet has a recent boat we debuted last year ready to take you across the South Florida seas. The 2020 XT3XL THERAPY-IV Super Tower is packed with the essential tools plus features to increase the chances of snagging a sea dweller, including Doppler radar that works in real-time.

Inshore fishing during the summer can be an exciting experience for anyone no matter their age. THERAPY-IV invites anyone to try it even if they have never set foot on a boat or touched a fishing rod in their life. The THERAPY-IV charter boats sail out each day from Haulover Park Marina beginning from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and then again from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Don’t miss the opportunity to try fishing on the THERAPY-IV boats this summer! Please contact us for more information on how you may book your fishing trip during the summer of 2020.
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, June 15, 2020

Celebrate Father’s Day in Miami Beach

In less than a week, many of us will once again be celebrating and honoring the fathers and father figures in our lives. Should you need some suggestions on places to enjoy the day with dad, two places in Miami Beach will be offering a Father’s Day menu.
We’ll begin with Red South Beach on Washington Avenue. The restaurant will be selling an entire master chef box packed with a pair of butcher shop ribeye steaks, the restaurant’s spice rubs, a [air of New York strips, and Maker’s Mark bourbon. The box even includes a Red apron and the cooler bag means it can be reused for future celebrations.
For those that want someone else to do the food preparation, chef and father Frederic Joulin of Semilla on Alton Road will be preparing a seven-course brunch box menu available for delivery or takeout. Enjoy foods like avocado toasts, tomato and cucumber accompanied quinoa, scrambled eggs with chives, and more. The box will serve two people and orders must be placed in advance.
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, June 9, 2020

The Sands of Miami Beach Reopen Tomorrow

After much anticipation, the mayor of Miami-Dade County finally is lifting the beach curfew, opening up the sands of Miami Beach and beyond to the public tomorrow after being closed to maintain social distancing regulations.
Originally set to open at the beginning of the month, the beaches remained closed due to the various protests that occurred in areas such as downtown Miami. The news follows closely in the footsteps of the recent decision to reopen businesses like fitness centers in Miami Beach to the public. These businesses have implemented measures to encourage social distancing including ensuring a certain amount of distance and shutting down showers.
As for the beaches, they are limited to a maximum of ten people per group and facial coverings are required if it is not feasible to maintain the six-foot social distancing minimum. This rule does not apply to members of the same household, however. Facial coverings must be worn at concessions or restrooms and neither floats nor coolers are allowed.
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, June 8, 2020

Miami Beach Gives More Businesses the Green Light

As Miami Beach makes careful moves to reopen, the city announced last week it will reopen more businesses and facilities this week, provided they follow the necessary guidelines. Those of you eager to get back to the gym, for example, will now be able to do so.
One of the trickier businesses to reopen is movie theaters and performance venues. Miami Beach has made it clear that these businesses as well as others such as bowling alleys will be allowed to reopen as long as the submit what’s called a “COVID mitigation plan” to the city as well as Miami-Dade County.
Nightclubs and standalone bars are to remain closed, however. However, there are exceptions to this. Pubs and bars that are licensed as public good service establishments can resume operations to sell drinks and food.
Some other places that have recently reopened or are expected to reopen include dog parks and youth sports, the latter being allowed with certain rules and social distancing in place.
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, June 1, 2020

The Acrobatic Tarpon

The tarpon is definitely among the sea dwellers known for giving even the most experienced of anglers a challenge. Anglers will potentially spend their whole life working on their tarpon fishing technique because of the unpredictability and obstinacy of the fish.
Tarpon has earned a reputation for its acrobatic feats, but you should be aware of the best spots to find one. In Miami, they are most active during the beginning of the month until they become more elusive as July approaches. A few spots you might be able to snag tarpon include Government Cut and Haulover Inlet.
Mullet and small crabs are an effective lure for tarpon, but shrimp runs are also worth checking out as an option. Tarpon eats at just about any time of day, but if you're willing to brave night fishing, the fish gets less vigilant and due to the darkness it won't be able to see the fishing lines.
Book your summer deep sea fishing trip today at THERAPY-IV if you want to try catching tarpon.
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.