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!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tarpon – Mega-Fish for a Great Fishing Experience

Tarpon, or Megalops Atlanticus as they are referred to by Marine Biologists, are seriously large fish.  They can grow anywhere from 60 to 150 pounds and are known for being aggressive and difficult to bring in. Of course, the crew of the THERAPY IV are experts in finding and reeling these fish in – if you’re looking for a good Miami Tarpon Fishing experience, head over to the Haulover Marina and let Captain Stan take you out fishing.

During the 45 years THERAPY IV has been taking people out, some of the most exciting excursions have been in search of tarpon. Live bait, live shrimp, freshly cut bait either free-lined behind the boat or resting on or near the bottom make excellent bait for tarpon fishing. As soon as you have one of these fish on the line, it’s easy to tell. Imagine trying to reel in a fish that potentially weighs more than you do – that’s the kind of exhilarating experiences that happen every day on the THERAPY IV.

Tarpons grow to about 5–8 ft. long and are very heavy. They have distinct dorsal and anal fins and have a blue/green back coloring. Tarpons shiny silvery scales that cover most of their body except for their head have distinctive dark green lines. Tarpons have a prominent lower jaw and large eyes. Their lower jaw is one of the easiest ways to spot this fish, since its sticks out quite far away from its face.

Tarpon is really a lesser known fish in the world of sport fishing. Most people think of barracuda, Miami shark fishing, marlin fishing or sailfishing for really exciting experiences. The tarpon is equally exciting and makes for a great prize for any sport fisher. 

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