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!



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Miami Beach to Launch Trolley Express Route

In an effort to further improve city transportation, Miami Beach is looking to roll out a complimentary express trolley service connecting the northern end and South Beach areas. Passengers would have a quick way of reaching North Beach and Lincoln Road, with minimal stops in between.
This express trolley would further extend the Miami Beach trolley, a free service that has considerably gained in popularity since its debut over the past three years. If everything goes according to plan, the Middle Beach route would undergo an extension to connect it further into the North and South Beach area.
Miami Beach is currently awaiting approval from Miami-Dade County commissioners to begin rolling out the express trolley. Once the city receives the okay, the new route is expected to be up and running sometime next month or in October.
Have you used Miami Beach’s free trolley at all? Would you be more inclined to use it if and when the city rolls out this new express route? Feel free to share in the comments.
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.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rum, 90s Music, and More in Miami Beach

Another week, another list of various free events in Miami Beach for you to check out.
Are you a rum drinker? Maybe the type that can appreciate a well-prepared rum and Coke or rum-infused piña colada? If so, take some time to visit the Angler’s Hotel on Wednesday to celebrate National Rum Day. Enjoy mojitos for only $2, rum cake lollipops, and plenty more while you catch the appropriately themed film The Rum Diary.
Venezuelan musical artist Manu Manzo will perform at the Summer Crafts and Concerts at Madewell event on Lincoln Road this Thursday beginning at 6 pm. Taste some of the sweet bites courtesy of Elsie’s Flour Shop plus food prepared by Fufi Restaurant. The event is free but does require RSVP.
Did you grow up in or do you miss the simpler days of the 90s? This Saturday, the Raleigh Hotel will kick off its We Love the '90s Pool Party at noon. DJs Tillery James and Myke Dilla will spin classic tunes in an atmosphere intended to be refreshingly unpretentious. Admission is free with RSVP.
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.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Have Fun and Keep Active at Miami Beach FitFest

This weekend, Miami Beach FitFest will return for its second go-around beginning on August 12th through the 13th. If you’re the active type, the lifestyle and multi-sport event should be a fun day filled with sports, health, and wellness culture promotion.

Miami Beach FitFest is comprised of several events all centered around fun and fitness. There will be open water swimming, soccer on the beach, a CrossFit obstacle course, and fitness classes to participate in. To keep the ambiance fun, live music will also be performed and there will be a fresh market to stock up on healthy bites. As for the kids, they too will be able to participate in the Youth Beach Soccer Cup Tournament’s free clinic kicking off on Sunday at 3 PM. There will also be friendly matches between the Bahamas All-Star Team and the FBS-FC Pro Team. For those that like to dance, a number of local fitness influencers will have you working up a sweat.

Miami Beach FitFest kicks off at 8:30 AM at the North Beach Bandshell. Proceeds from the event will go towards the H2OS Foundation, which aims to remove drowning in South Florida while also promoting healthy lifestyles through aquatically themed programs.

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 ple

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Spend a Summer Day on the THERAPY-IV

The summer season is slowly drawing to a close, but it’s not too late to take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy some summertime fishing. From mahi-mahi, sailfish, and barracuda to wahoo sharks, and more, we can’t wait to catch some big fish with you! We have two large, modern deep sea charter fishing boats waiting at Haulover Marina and we offer the flexibility of full day or half a day fishing adventures. Don’t worry, our boats have A/C so you can remain cool during the sometimes sweltering heat.
When you’re out experiencing fishing, you may not want to find yourself competing with lots of strangers for that big catch. We make it a point to keep the number of people low (six) so there’s plenty of space for everyone and plenty of opportunities to catch something big. With the flexibility of private or shared charters, you can choose which option suits you best. We welcome individuals, couples, families, and we’re also a great choice for groups. Have your next party on board and try something refreshingly different!
We’ve received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for seven years in a row and we would love to have you on board. Let’s go fishing in August!
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, July 31, 2017

Get Down with Some Great Music This Week

The heat may have a lot of people spending most of their time at the beach, but South Florida’s various musical events continue to draw crowds. Let’s check out some of the events going on.
The late Jerry Garcia was a singer-songwriter perhaps best known for his work with the influential band Grateful Dead. Tomorrow, The Wynwood Yard will celebrate Jerry Garcia Day featuring Unlimited Devotion beginning at 8 pm. Best of all, there is no fee to attend.
If you’re more of a jazz fan, check out Nicole & Senegal Jazz Duo over at Le Chat Noir on Miami Avenue, also at 8 pm. Just like Jerry Garcia Day, there is no cost to enjoy the music.
Singer and songwriter Khalid Robinson (known mononymous as Khalid) is currently touring in support of his debut studio album American Teen released in March. Khalid is perhaps best known for his Billboard top twenty single “Location”. Khalid: The American Teen Tour will make a stop at The Fillmore in Miami Beach on Wednesday at 8 pm. Tickets range from $25 to $40.
Fans of the late Whitney Houston may want to set aside some time on Friday to check out the “Dance with Somebody” Whitney Houston Tribute at the Shelborne South Beach. The event kicks off at 8 pm until 1 am and once again, there is no cost to attend.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach 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 sailfishfishing in Miami and Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jezebel Opens in Miami Beach

For those of you seeking a new place to try this weekend in Miami Beach, you may wish to visit the 2,300 square-foot Jezebel Bar + Kitchen. The restaurant and cocktail lounge will open its doors tomorrow in the space that once served as the home of Bacaro, Halo, and Mova.
Unlike clubs/lounges that serve food for a limited amount of time, Jezebel guests can dine on foods such as mini lobster tacos, flaming s’mores, and Jezebel wings from 5 pm until the wee hours of the morning (5 am). Besides the food, Jezebel’s selection of drinks will offer plenty of variety. Try the Julio Reposado Tequila, the Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic, or maybe the El Chapo starring Illegal Mezcal.
The interior design of Jezebel is a collaborative work between François Frossard and Liquid Hospitality. Upon walking in, guests will notice an intriguing fusion of Wynwood meets speakeasy, with vintage furniture, street art provided by the talented Miguel Paredes, and more.
Jezebel’s hours of operation are from 5 pm to 5 am and it is open every day of the week. Its address is 1625 Michigan Avenue.
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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Choosing Your Charter Boat

Getting started with chartering a boat to explore the deep seas may seem like a daunting task for the inexperienced. Once you understand the different types of charters available, the decision becomes tremendously easier.
If you’re just getting your feet wet, a half-day charter might be a good way to start. These charters last about four hours which allows enough time to familiarize yourself with the basics as well as catch lots of fish. You can opt for a morning or afternoon trip or you can always choose a full day experience.
Shared charters are a great way to meet new people. Most charter fishing boats allow for a maximum of six people. Instead of charging you for the extra/empty seats, we can fill in the empty ones so others can enjoy the experience.
For those seeking something intimate, private charters are also an option. Spend the day at sea with your significant other and we’ll try our best to accommodate your needs.
Corporate days at sea are a unique, fantastic way of sharing experiences with your colleagues while strengthening employee relationships and improving team building. We can organize multiple boats for large corporate groups.
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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Are You Ready to Go Shark Fishing?

In terms of adventure and thrill, the excitement probably reaches its apex with shark fishing. For those seeking to test their skills against these intimidating predators, it’s an incredible ride. The Gulf Stream is full of various sharks to catch, from the massive hammerhead and blacktip to the fearsome tiger shark.
Fishing gear has evolved significantly to where you can potentially get away with snagging a shark using smaller rods and reels. However, not having the right rods could result in lots of frustration, so you want to make sure your gear can withstand the massive strength of a shark. As for bait, bluefish and mackerel are good options, though you could also go with amberjack, cobia, or kingfish. And while it may seem common sense, strongly refrain from placing your fingers anywhere near a shark’s mouth. Even the slightest shark twitch could cause a shark’s mouth to clamp down on your digits.
Shark fishing requires not only technique but also having the right gear, especially gear that will protect you from South Florida’s blazing sunshine. If you’d like some help with getting your shark fishing feet wet, definitely set up an experience on the THERAPY-IV!
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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Getting Started with Reef Fishing

A successful reef fishing trip begins with finding where the reefs are, something that can be significantly simplified with the use of a depth finder. Maps are also a classic solution as many of these have GPS coordinates.
As with any type of fishing, there is no guarantee of consistency with reef fishing. A reef may be teeming with fish one day and then become sparse the next. However, major reefs are generally a more reliable bet and are typically swarming with various fish types.
Besides the reef location, the weather will also factor heavily in how successful your reef fishing trip is, particularly the wind as that will affect the tide and current speed. Boats need to be able to remain over the reef while remaining steady to ensure an optimum fishing experience. Hence, if you’re just getting your feet wet with reef fishing it’s best to stick to familiar waters or use an experienced guide.
Heavy action fishing rods are imperative to a successful reef fishing experience if you’re looking to catch something of decent size. Spinning gear works, but you’re definitely going to want a free spooling trolling reel.
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.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

What’s Wreck Fishing All About?

When you read or hear the term “wreck fishing”, you may think of the old days of swashbuckling pirates. The modern interpretation of wreck fishing includes not only shipwrecks but also artificial reefs and rough bottom fishing area.

With wreck fishing, perhaps the toughest part is indeed finding a structure to fish at. This requires taking the time to thoroughly research which areas have the best potential for fish. Thankfully, there are numerous resources to help you find the ideal spots, especially when it comes to artificial reefs.

Finding wrecks can be a little tricky, but it does yield great rewards provided you’re patient enough. A GPS is essential to help pinpoint the correct location. Modern GPS units have become highly accurate within about three to five meters, making it much easier to find wrecks and reefs without being too far off.

South Florida abounds in wreck fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Some of the fish you may come across or catch include mackerel, sea bass, grouper, and more. Jig fishing, live bait, and chicken rigs are also effective in finding fish hanging out near wrecks.

Captain Stan has numerous years of experience with wreck fishing and he has even assisted the agencies in charge of sinking many of the wrecks for the Dade County Artificial Reef Program and the Broward County Artificial Reef Program. Get in touch with him and prepare for something uniquely exciting!

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach fishing 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, July 3, 2017

Saltwater Fishing Tips

To enjoy a great saltwater fishing experience you’re going to need to begin with the foundations: a good reel and rod. With so many different types to choose from, you’re also going to have to narrow down your selection. Surf fishing, pier fishing, deep sea fishing, and saltwater bay fishing are a few examples of different types that fall under the umbrella of saltwater fishing.
For those that already have some level of experience with saltwater fishing, there are some tips that might help with your next big catch. The Bimini Twist or Twenty-Times-Around Knot is considered the only knot capable of maintaining full strength under virtually any condition. As for lures, fish are known to bite best on those that appear bright and new.
Speaking of lures, it may be wisest to allow a second or two for a fish to have the bait in its mouth prior to setting the hook if circumstances allow. If the fish is visible, wait until the lure disappears inside the mouth of the fish. If you’re having trouble determining the right time to hook, do it when a significant amount of pressure is coming from the line because of the fish.
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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Discover Tournament Fishing

As you can probably figure out from its name, tournament fishing is a competition among those who consider themselves anglers, it’s also referred to as a derby. These tournaments generally consist of various competitive events on a certain body of water such as a lake, river, or ocean, with each event having specific rules.
Prizes for fishing tournaments are based on the total weight of specific species of fish that have been caught within an allotted timeframe. There are, however, competitions that are based on fish length, where anglers are required to catch and release the fish. Many professional competitors are often commercially endorsed.
With the Internet becoming so prevalent, fishing tournaments are gaining popularity worldwide. Events can be held in multiple bodies of water or areas or even in multiple countries, allowing anglers that live hundreds of miles from each other to go after the same prize despite the great distance.
Interested in tournament fishing? Get in touch with THERAPY-IV today!
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.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Basics of Bottom Fishing

Perhaps the most common of fishing techniques, bottom fishing is a means of catching fish dwelling near the sea floor, just as its name suggests. Despite coming across as a lazy method of fishing, bottom fishing requires significant technique when it comes to drifting and anchoring. As fish such as the grouper and red snapper typically hang out near wrecks and reefs, bottom fishing is considered one of the most effective means of catching them.

Bottom fishing can be done from land or by boat using rods or handlines. The technique involves dropping the bait towards the sea bottom to attract the attention of fish and get them to grab onto the lure. Once the fish grabs the bait, it will feel the weight resistance and will bolt away, causing them to hook onto the bait hook. This weight is also helpful in making sure the bait stays put even if currents are strong.

Are you ready to try bottom fishing in South Florida? Give us a call.

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.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Come Check Out The Miami FC!

Are you a sports fan and have a desire to watch soccer locally in Miami? Well the Miami FC are inviting you to watch them compete at FIU South Stadium where the club is currently in 1st place. The Miami FC are building momentum with 5 game winning streak and have not lost a match since April 8th where they lost a matchup against The New York Cosmos. This Saturday on June 24th The Miami FC have a chance to avenge that loss when they play The New York Cosmos again who are currently tied for second place with The San Francisco Deltas.
On June 17, 2017 The Miami FC faced off against Jacksonville Armada FC on Saturday night, beating their in-state rivals 4-0 and extending their first-place lead to a comfortable seven points. Miami started the match with full control of the ball, as Jacksonville didn’t hold possession of it until the 2:20 mark of the match.
The Orange and Blue continued their forward offensive movements for the rest of the first half, coming close on several occasions but settling for a 2-0 halftime lead.
Substitute Ariel Martínez came into the match in the 68th minute and had a perfect match off the bench. Martinez wasted no time attempting a goal in the 70th minute, but chipping just off-target. Martínez would come close to tallying his first goal of the season with a beautiful cutback and shot that was cleared off the line in the 80th minute, five minutes later, Martínez would get his goal, hitting a right-footed rocket past the outstretched goalkeeper to give Miami three points and a 4-0 win.
The Miami FC remains at home for its next two matches. For tickets to these matches, visit MiamiFC.com/tickets.
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, June 19, 2017

The Beautiful Yet Powerful Bonito

Related to the tuna and mackerel, the bonito is a medium-sized predatory fish that also goes by the name of Sardini. Interestingly, the word bonito is also an adjective meaning “pretty” or “beautiful” in Spanish. Despite this, it’s believed that the name of the fish comes from the Italian “buono”, which means “good” or “bonus”. The name may be in reference to the bonito’s rich taste.
It may be a small fish and carry a “pretty” name, but the bonito is known for striking hard and it demands respect from those planning on attempting to snag one. To catch one, most fishermen use a straightforward approach. Upon grabbing the attention of a school of bonitos, they will latch onto just about any bait used.
The bonito is among the many unique species of fish dwelling in the cerulean waters of South Florida. If you think you’re ready to take on this tuna-like sea dweller, get ready for an unforgettable experience on the THERAPY-IV!
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, June 12, 2017

Big Game Fishing with THERAPY-IV

If you’re in the mood for some big game fishing, THERAPY-IV has you covered. The fishing boat is equipped with top of the line gear plus amenities to make the most of the big game fishing experience. Because the Gulf Stream passes somewhat close to the shoreline, big game fishing is tremendously improved, particularly offshore of Miami Beach. These big game fish include marlin, tuna, shark, and sailfish. The size of these sea dwellers definitely makes them a challenge.
Captain Stan of the THERAPY-IV has more than four decades of experience in just about all fishing methods. THERAPY-IV consists of a pair of large, air-conditioned charter fishing boats boasting first class style plus a variety of fishing tackle including fishing rods, reels, and kites. With so many unique species of fish swimming in the waters of South Florida, you probably won’t find a more exciting experience than big game fishing with THERAPY-IV.
Call today to schedule your big game fishing experience on the waters of South Florida. It’s going to be a truly memorable experience!
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.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Skillful Snapper

In terms of the variety of species, few fish probably match the unique snapper. More than 100 different species of this sea dweller exist, and some of these species are known for being important food fish. Snappers are typically found in tropical and subtropical areas of the world’s oceans.
Because of the vast variety of snapper, we’ll be focusing on the red snapper for purposes of this blog. Despite being relatively small, the red snapper is among the top sea dwelling predators. They are highly sought after by fishermen and are considered something of a delicacy in restaurants. The red snapper also has one of the longest lifespans of fish, living for over fifty years.
For those seeking a formidable challenge, the red snapper is no joke. Fishermen seek out the fish because of its ability to put up a strong fight against a fishing line. If you’re only beginning to get your feet wet with the red snapper, you may find yourself in for quite the challenge!
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 sharkfishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Unusual Hammerhead Shark

The hammerhead shark is among the most easily recognizable fish in the ocean due to its unusually-shaped head that gives the fish its name. This shape is officially called a “cephalofoil”. Hammerheads are found all around the world in warm water.
Hammerhead sharks can be as small as three feet in length or just over nineteen feet. With their white bellies, they become harder to spot when viewed from the bottom, which allows them an advantage when hunting prey. Speaking of prey, contrary to the majority of sharks the hammerhead is usually seen swimming in large schools during the daylight hours before becoming a solitary hunter at night. Octopus, stingrays, other sharks, and squid are among the dietary items the hammerhead enjoys munching on.
The hammerhead’s cephalofoil is believed to allow the fish enhanced vision. Because of where the eyes are located, the hammerhead can see what’s above and below it at all times. This cephalofoil is particularly useful against stingrays, allowing the hammerhead to pin down its prey.
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.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Solitary Cobia

The cobia is a fish that goes by several different names including lemonfish, crabeater, black salmon, and perhaps most curiously, the prodigal son. It can weigh more than 170 pounds and measure nearly seventy inches in length. It is recognized by its elongated spindle-shaped body, dark brown color, and the dorsal fin containing anywhere from six to nine short and sharp spines. Because of its shape and large pectoral fins, the fish looks a lot like a shark.
Typically loners, the only time the cobia is seen among fellow cobia is during the annual spawning aggregations. There are, however, rare occasions where it will also congregate near a reef, buoy, or a wreck. When releasing eggs, the larvae are born as plankton of sorts and are considered helpless during their first week of hatching until they finally develop their eyes and mouths. Both male and female cobia can live up to fifteen years or more.
Cobia is considered a superb game fish and maintains strong appeal among recreational fishers. It is known for its power, which makes it one of the more challenging and exciting fish to catch.
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, May 22, 2017

The Fearsome Mako Shark

Also known as the grey-blue shark, the mako shark consists of a pair of species known as the shortfin mako shark and longfin mako shark, the latter considered to be the rarer of the two. Both of these species of fish can range in length from eight feet to just over fourteen feet and they can weigh more than 1,700 pounds. The mako shark also shares a relation to the fearsome great white shark.
While not quite the natural speedster as some of the other fish that we’ve previously talked about, the mako shark can still cruise along the open seas at nearly forty miles per hour. Interestingly, it cannot maintain buoyancy without constantly swimming due to a lack of a swim bladder. They are also known for their tremendous jumping ability, reaching just over 20 feet into the air. They are easily recognized by their colors which consist of a dark blue in the upper part of the body and white colored belly.
A mako shark’s teeth are visible at all times even when the shark’s mouth is closed. These teeth are thin, long, and sharp and have a slight tilt. As meat eaters, the mako shark prefers to snack on fish such as tuna and mackerel and will even chomp down on birds that happen to be resting on the water’s surface. The shark will swim over thirty miles a day to find something to eat.
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, May 15, 2017

The Massive Grouper

The name “grouper” is used to refer to a series of fish that fall under the species of Epinephelina, a subfamily that also includes the famous sea bass. The name “grouper” is believed to be Portuguese in its origin. Like other fish, the grouper goes by different names around the world. Over in Australia, the fish is referred to as “groper” while the people of the Philippines call it “lapu-lapu” or “pugapo”. In the Middle East, it is known as “hammour”.
Unlike some of the other fish we’ve discussed, the grouper is not known for being a fast swimmer. Instead, they are recognized for their large mouths and bodies that can weigh well over 200 pounds. As opposed to fish that bite off pieces of their prey, the grouper prefers to consume its prey by swallowing it. Grouper prey includes octopuses, fish, and crustaceans. Depending on the species, some of them will ambush prey using their camouflage ability while others lead an active predator lifestyle.
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

All About the Blue Marlin

The Atlantic blue marlin is a fish that’s quite familiar to South Floridians. It shares a similar physical feature as that of the swordfish, with an elongated and pointy bill. Much like the swordfish, the blue marlin uses this bill to stun, injure, or even kill its prey, which consists of numerous organisms. It is also a highly effective tool to slice through schools of fish.
The majority of the blue marlin’s life is spent in the open sea far away from land. In terms of size, females are generally larger than males, as much as four times in fact. The fish can reach a length of just over five feet and weigh over 300 pounds. Similar to other billfish, it also has the ability to quickly change colors. However, the blue marlin typically maintains a blue-black color with a silvery white underside.
A mature blue marlin can roam the seas without having to worry too much about predators, the exceptions being sharks like the great white or shortfin mako. Speaking of maturity, male blue marlins can live as long as 18 years while females can live for 27 years.
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Friday, May 5, 2017

Be Funny for a Great Cause During Red Nose Day

Formerly known as America Gives Back, Comic Relief, Inc. is a charity that has nothing to do with the former Comic Relief USA charity. Instead, Comic Relief Inc. is recognized for being the brains behind Red Nose Day, the primary method the charity uses to raise funds.
Red Nose Day is a fundraising event aimed at helping children in the United States and throughout the world, assisting those who live in poverty while also inspiring fun. Originally launched in the United Kingdom in 1988, the event has raised over $1 billion globally during the past two decades for some of the most impoverished communities around the world.
To celebrate Red Nose Day and generate funds, people join together to create something funny, regardless of whether it’s work, school, or from home. After a successful launch two years ago, Red Nose Day has also expanded into a two-hour televised portion on NBC where numerous celebrities from movies, television, and music make an appearance to help raise funds and show their support. The show will be held on Thursday, May 25th. 
If you wish to donate or would like more information on Red Nose Day fundraising, visit https://rednoseday.org
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Start Making Your Bets for the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby continues to be an exhilarating horse racing tradition in the United States. Taking place in Louisville on the first Saturday in May, the country’s “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” is a perennial event that has delighted audiences since 1875 and it remains the most attended stakes race in the country. The Kentucky Derby is the first in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, followed by the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes race.
For those that don’t know how the Kentucky Derby works, three-year-old Thoroughbred horses are raced on a one and one-quarter mile long stretch of dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds while fillies carry 121 pounds. More than fifteen horses compete in the Derby, a number that’s well above the average for the majority of horse races.
The 2017 Kentucky Derby is happening this Saturday, May 6th and the competing horses include Always Dreaming, Fast and Accurate, Thunder Snow, Untrapped, and more. Tickets are almost sold out, but you can still place bets on the horses even if you won’t be attending.
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Monday, May 1, 2017

The Small Yet Aggressive Triggerfish

The triggerfish comprises more than 35 different species of brightly colored fish recognized by their spots and lines. They dwell in the tropical and subtropical oceans of the world, generally keeping to the coral reefs.
Despite their intriguing and unassuming appearance, the triggerfish are much more than meets the eye. They have strong teeth that can crush shells and they are also known for being ill-tempered. To protect against predators, the fish has a pair of dorsal fins. The first one is kept in place by a second one, and it’s only by depressing the second that the one first is “triggered”, earning the fish its intriguing name.
Certain species of triggerfish are highly territorial and aggressive. The titan and Picasso species, for example, are known for viciously defending nests and will even bite humans that get too close. In fact, these fish will duke it out with other fish within a school if necessary, and are known to live by a “survival of the fittest” code.
Because of their aggressive nature, triggerish are strong fighters on light tackle and on spinning rods. They will also put up a good fight on deep-sea fishing rods.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tunas Are the Large Nomads of the Ocean

Tuna may be known these days as a popular canned food, but it does begin its life as a fish, a saltwater fish to be precise. Along with the mackerel, tuna are the only fish species that have the ability to maintain a body temperature higher than the current temperature of the water. Generally spotted swimming in warm water, the tuna maintains a high demand when it comes to commercial fishing and it is also a popular game fish.
More than seven species of tuna dwell in the oceans of the world, and they all lead lives as nomads, living up to thirty years in a few cases. Measuring over six feet and weighing over 500 pounds, the tuna is no easy feat to catch. If those numbers come across as large, consider that the largest tuna ever caught was more than twenty feet long and weighed a humongous 1,600 pounds!
Tuna are nimble predators, and their colors are perfectly suited for camouflage. Despite their massive size, they can cruise through the ocean waters at over sixty miles per hour. Along with the speed, the fish is capable of adjusting the position of its pectoral and dorsal fin to boost acceleration and keep drag to a minimum, which helps tremendously in catching prey. Herring, mackerel, squid and crustaceans are a few examples of a tuna’s preferred prey.
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Get to Know the Swordfish

Even if you don’t spend much time in the sea, chances are you’re at least somewhat familiar with the swordfish. Commonly referred to as the broadbill in certain parts of the world, the swordfish is recognized for its size and its long, flat bill which does look a lot like a very sharp sword. Among billfish, the swordfish maintains a strong degree of popularity with sport and deep fishing enthusiasts.
You’ll find the swordfish swimming around in the warmer areas of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, usually not very far from the surface. It generally grows to about ten feet in length, though there have been instances of fishermen catching swordfish measuring close to fifteen feet! Interestingly, the swordfish will lose all of its teeth and scales by the time it reaches adulthood. Upon becoming an adult, it can explore the ocean with the confidence that it has few natural predators, the exceptions being killer whales, tunas, and sharks.
Even though the bills are known as swords and look a lot like a spear, the swordfish doesn’t actually use it for the purpose of spearing. Instead, the fish will use its bill to slash prey, resulting in injury and therefore making it easier to catch. Despite having this bill, the swordfish prefers to use its astounding speed and agility to hunt and will reserve the use of the bill when it’s time to take down larger prey.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

The Highly Aggressive Bluefish

The bluefish is located in most of the world’s subtropical and temperate waters with the exception of the northern Pacific Ocean. In other parts of the world, it goes by other names like elf, shad, tailor, chopper, anchoa, or simply, blue.
Recognized by its broad, forked tail, the bluefish is a popular gamefish and it ranges extensively in size. The smaller “snapper” is about seven inches but the bluefish, in general, has been known to weigh as much as forty pounds in some cases.
With their sharp, single row of knife-edged teeth, the bluefish is known for being strong and aggressive, often hanging out in loose groups. As fast swimmers, they are often seen preying on forage fish, attacking them in fierce frenzies. In fact, the fish is so aggressive, there are instances where it can turn to cannibalism or consume its young.
Because of their aggressiveness, it is strongly recommended to handle bluefish with the utmost of care as they can very easily snap at a person’s hands. There are many stories of fishermen being bitten severely and you don’t want to be in the water when schools of bluefish are feeding.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Incredibly Fast Wahoo

The wahoo is more than just its intriguing name. For sport fishing enthusiasts, this fish maintains a high degree of popularity. The wahoo is notorious for its speed and has cultivated a reputation as a prize game fish. Although many of us may refer to it as wahoo, the fish is known by other names. In Hawaii, for example, its name changes from the fun “wahoo” to a more serious sounding “ono”. In many Central American and Caribbean areas, the fish goes by the name of “peto”.
Whether you consider yourself a pescatarian or just someone that likes to enjoy good seafood, the wahoo is valued for its great taste, somewhat similar to mackerel if you’ve ever tried it. With so many qualities, wahoo is always in demand. The wahoo can grow to nearly eight feet in length and it can weigh close to 200 pounds! Despite the massive size, no fisherman has yet to report such a lofty wahoo catch. The largest wahoo ever caught is believed to have weighed a humongous 158 pounds.
The wahoo is generally solitary but there are rare instances where it’s been seen in schools. It can cruise through the water at up to sixty miles per hour or perhaps even faster thanks to its bladelike fin. It can also become quite aggressive should the situation call for it. Considering its speed and strength, the wahoo is unquestionably a catch for those that know what they’re doing.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

The "Timid" Blacktip Shark

The blacktip shark can often be found swimming in shallow waters and just offshore of Miami Beach. It is recognized by its long gill slits, pointed snout, the lack of ridges between the dorsal fins, and the black tip on the fin that gives the sea dweller its name. Many blacktip sharks can reach a length of more than seven feet.
Although they’re known for their energy, swiftness, and ability to make spinning leaps out of the water to attack schools of fish, the blacktip shark is considered “timid” in demeanor. Despite their fearsome appearance, these sharks tend to be wary of humans. However, if a human does happen to be near a food source, blacktip shark are capable of losing their timidness and have been known to attack people.
With their strong bodies, the blacktip shark is no easy catch. Because of their size, catching them on spinning tackle will not be an easy task. Because of this, they are among the best fighting fish in Miami Beach and are great for experienced fishing fans seek a challenge.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Popular Blackfin Tuna

When it comes to the tuna species, none are as small as the blackfin tuna. Barely forty inches in length at its full growth, they are recognized by their oval-shaped bodies and their black backs tinged with some yellow on their sides. Among tuna, they remain the most sought after and the most widely caught. Interestingly, their lifespan is incredibly short. A blackfin tuna that’s been around for five years is considered “old”.
Blackfin tuna are only found in western parts of the Atlantic Ocean. While they are typically top-feeding fish, they have been known to travel into deeper waters to hunt fish and squid. They are also known for consuming crustaceans like crab and shrimp.
Despite their small size, blackfin tuna are not to be underestimated. They are strong fighters when faced with conventional deep-sea fishing rods and reels and are known for diving deep once they’ve been hooked. Despite this, the fish is a very popular catch among adults and children.

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