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, March 29, 2012

Miami Deep Sea Fishing with Live Bait

For anyone who takes fishing seriously, whether you fish for a living, are a weekend warrior or are looking to charter professionals, one of the most important aspects of Miami deep sea fishing takes place before you ever get on the boat or load the tackle.  Fishing with live bait vs. dead bait can completely make or break a trip. 

On Therapy 4, all the bait is caught fresh off shore and kept in live aeration tanks on board the fishing yacht.  Live aeration tanks are very complex and must contain several pertinent functions.  The two main considerations in a live aeration system are the gentleness and direction of the water and the size and amount of the air bubbles.

Certain baitfish are very sensitive to the forcefulness of the water in a live aeration tank and may not survive a full day of fishing if the flow of water is too fast.  Bubble size is also very important for live bait tanks.  The rule of thumb is the smaller the air bubbles the more of the tank can be aerated with less air needed to keep the bait alive. 

Live bait also must stay in pristine shape to attract the big game fishing.  Fish are very keen on how healthy other fish are and will not take the bait if it looks sickly.  The live aeration tanks on both Therapy 4 fishing yachts are state-of-the-art and will help you catch the big game fish like Miami Shark fishing, marlin fishing, sailfishing and more out of Haulover Marina.

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