Friday afternoon at 1pm the THERAPY-IV - 45 year Miami deepsea fishing charter - docked at Lauderdale Marina with 6 NAVY men on board. They were buzzing about the morning they spent on board. As the crew secured the fishing yacht, the boys jumped off and discussed the fish they all caught. Each man reeled in a deep sea fishing monster. With the smiles and cheerful conversation continuing, the men boarded the vessel. Speaking with a couple of them I was able to get a feel for their morning adventure. One of the sailors, “This was the best time I have had since joining the NAVY”. Another NAVY man responds, “This is the best time I have had in my life”.
The men gathered for pictures with the crew and waited for the prize catches to come out of the ice box. With each fish the sailors cheer grew louder and louder. The Amberjack has a reputation for an intense fight on the lines. It was well-suited that the sailors were fishing for the well-known sportfish. Every ‘jack’ that came out of the icebox was bigger than the fish before it. The men were riddled with enthusiasm. The talk now turned to the weigh-in that was taking place 30 yards from the THERAPY-IV.
Walking over with supreme confidence, the sailors carried their catch to the scale. Excitement filled the air as fish after fish was heavier than the last. The winner aboard the THERAPY-IV weighed in at 44 lbs. Nonetheless, everyone was a winner that day and speaking with Captain Stan afterwards he was thrilled that the men were able to have a day like Friday. “It is 100% about the sailors”, “it is all about showing them a good time” the Captain kept repeating. As we were all leaving, the Captain said he was off to make CD’s of the days trip to give to the sailors that night at the fleet week party.
The tournament was an amazing end to an amazing Fleet Week. If you want to visit The THERAPY-IV for a deep sea fishing excursion, just stop by Haulover Marina in Miami Beach for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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.
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Go get 'em!