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!



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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Monday, April 3, 2017

The Ferocious Barracuda

Today we’re continuing our exploration of sea dwellers by taking a look at one of the most fearsome fish in the sea: the barracuda. Known for its ferocious behavior, the barracuda is a ray-finned fish found in the world’s tropical and subtropical oceans, often hanging out close to coral reefs and sea grass.
Barracudas look a lot like snakes in appearance and are known for their fang-like teeth, a trait they share with piranhas. Interestingly, all of these sharp teeth are of different size. They are also recognized by their underbite. Some barracudas can grow to be quite large, growing up to five feet in length.
Besides their appearance, barracudas are notorious for their aggressive behavior. They are stealthy predators, preferring to surprise their prey before chasing them down with short bursts of speed. Adults usually spend their time alone while younger ones congregate. With their aggressiveness, barracuda are known for sometimes taking on prey larger than themselves by actually ripping off pieces of their flesh.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Learn More About the Bait Fish

As you might guess from their name, bait fish are indeed used as a bait to make catching larger predatory fish such as game fish easier. Examples of bait fish include ballyhoo, flying fish, or the minnow for those fishing in freshwater.
If you know anything about bait fish, you may be wondering how they differ from forage fish. “Bait fish” is not necessarily an official term, as it is one used by recreational fishermen to refer to the various species of fish used as bait by humans to attract other fish. Fisheries prefer to use the term “forage fish” and it refers to the small fish that are preyed on by other species besides fish, such as seabirds or marine mammals.
An easy way to attract bait fish is via scent or using a light, which will grab the attention of zooplankton, a preferred bait fish meal. Speaking of attraction, it’s considered dangerous to swim around bait fish as these fish may attract large predators like sharks.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Aggressive Amberjack

The amberjack (sometimes referred to as AJ) is a type of fish found in the warmer parts of the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. Despite being classified under the umbrella of amberjack, there is quite a varied amount of amberjack types, ranging from greater amberjacks found in the Atlantic to the lesser amberjacks, banded rudderfish. Yellowtail, and the Almaco jack.
As the name suggests, the greater amberjacks are the largest of all the jacks. They are recognized by the dark stripes extending from their nose to their dorsal fins and the lack of scutes. These fish weigh about forty pounds and are typically found in rocky reefs or near debris.
While the lesser amberjacks are smaller, their eyes are proportionately larger and their bodies are deeper than their greater siblings. These fish are identified by their olive-green to brownish-black colors with silver sides. Despite being under ten pounds, lesser amberjacks are strong predators, often feeding on crustaceans, squid, and other fish.
For avid fishers, amberjacks are known for putting a strong fight. In fact, many amateur anglers often find themselves with broken lines when they go toe-to-toe with these sea dwellers.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

The Brilliant Mahi-Mahi

Mahi-mahi is also referred to as dolphinfish and they are mostly found swimming near the surface of the water. As ray-finned fish, their fins consist of webs of skin supported by spines. Mahi-mahi dwell in tropical and temperate waters, and they are part of the same family as the pompano dolphinfish. Their amusingly unusual name comes from the Hawaiian word for “very strong”.
Here in the United States, the fish are referred to as mahi-mahi, but they tend to carry different names based on the language. For example, in other parts of the world mahi-mahi is known as maverikos, dorado, rakingo, lampuga, and many more. If the multiple names weren’t already confusing, there is another fun fact: mahi-mahi are not related to dolphins despite being called dolphinfish.
If you’re trying to figure out male and female mahi-mahi, all you need to do is check out their heads. Male fish are identified by their forehead that protrudes from their body while females have a rounded head and tend to be smaller than males. Collectively, the mahi-mahi is known for its brilliant display of colors, from gold on the sides to the colorful blue of the pectoral fins. The fish can live for about five years.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Speedy and Amazing Sailfish

To find sailfish, you’ll need to explore the warmer parts of the ocean around the world. As a species of billfish, they are recognizable because of their blue to gray color, their large dorsal fin known as a sail and perhaps most strikingly, their elongated bill that some people might confuse with swordfish. Instead of their name of sailfish, some fishing circles choose to just call them billfish.
Sailfish are divided into two types called the Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific. While they’re classified differently, the differences in terms of their DNA is still very slim, so they’re typically grouped into a single species. Sailfish can grow very rapidly. In about a year, it can grow up to five feet in length. They’re often found feeding close to the surface of the water or at middle depths, enjoying food like squid or smaller forage fish. One of their most impressive features is the incredible jumps.
You probably won’t see them moving that fast very often, but sailfish are capable of reaching speeds of nearly fifty miles per hour, among the highest of any organism! Those large sails you see are often folded to one side, if the fish is excited or threatened, it will appear raised as a means of making the sailfish appear to be larger than its actual size.
Besides their jumps and incredible speed, sailfish also have the ability to rapidly change body color from its natural blue to yellow-like stripes. This amazing ability is done by the nervous system and allows sailfish to confuse its prey. It’s also used as a communication tool of sorts to inform fellow sailfish about its intentions.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

The USS Gerald R. Ford Debuts This Summer

The USS Gerald R. Ford recently made headlines after it was scheduled to be commissioned next month. Named after the 38th President of the United States who also served in the Navy, the ship is essentially the physical embodiment of the country’s robust military power. Costing over $12 billion, it is a state of the art warship designed for improved automation, easy maintenance, and a significant improvement in launching missile faster than any previous carrier in the country’s history.
In a couple of weeks, the USS Gerald Ford will begin its sea trials and it will be home to more than 4,000 sailors. Unlike other carriers, the ship will heavily favor electrical power generation over the steam catapult system and it will also boast improved electrical capacity, over 200 percent in fact.
Upon its official deployment, the USS Gerald R. Ford will replace the USS Enterprise after more than fifty years of service. The Enterprise cemented its place in history as the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fishing for Cobia

Cobia are powerful, coastal fish which are renowned by anglers for their aggressive demeanor. Cobia are easy to find near the coastline, as they stay there for most of their lifespan. However, they are migratory fish, moving to South Florida during the winter and going up the coast as the temperature rises. Cobia will go after all different kinds of bait, though an intrepid angler intending to land one will want to use sturdy equipment. These fish can grow up to two meters long and weigh up to 170 pounds, and their aggressive nature makes for a tough fight when one gets hooked.
 
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Miami Open Brings the Best Players in Tennis to Key Biscayne

Good news, tennis fans! The Miami Open returns on March 20 through April 2 to Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park!
 
The Miami Open began in the 1960s when major names like Jack Kramer, Butch Buchholz, and Pancho Gonzalez toured around the country in a station wagon playing tennis in areas such as fairgrounds. Buchholz was among the people who spearheaded an initiative to create a two-week players tournament, resulting in the creation of “Winter Wimbledon”. After years of trying to get the tournament fully off the ground, a world-class tennis tournament emerged on February 4, 1985, featuring of some of the best male and female players in the sport.
 
Just like in previous years, the Miami Open will see some of the best players in tennis compete for their chance to achieve victory. Number one female tennis player in the world Serena Williams will bring her legendary skills to Key Biscayne along with her sister Venus. Number one ranked men’s singles player Andy Murray will be joined by Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who has often been called the greatest tennis player of all time.
 
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Are You Ready for Ultra 2017?

The time has almost arrived, ladies and gentlemen! The 2017 Ultra Music Festival returns next month to Miami for another high energy celebration of electronic music. As it has in previous years, the festival will once again be held at Bayfront Park in Miami beginning on March 24 through the 26th.

Last year, one of the most anticipated acts set to make an appearance was English music group and big beat pioneers The Prodigy. Mere hours before the group was set to take the stage, the performance was canceled, leaving many fans heartbroken. The good news is the group is returning to Ultra 2017 as a live headliner and will be joined by Major Lazer, Justice, Underworld, and even influential rapper turned actor Ice Cube.

What would Ultra be without DJs? Also joining the lineup of headliners will be DJ Snake, Swedish DJ duo Axwell and Ingrosso, and even a reunion by UK DJs Sasha & Digweed. With several stages pumping music, the festival will maintain its penchant for being a fun, electrifying experience for everyone.


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Celebrities and More at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Calling all foodies and culinary enthusiasts: the time has finally arrived once again for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival! Later this month, the barrier island will be full of various food-related events including culinary, wine tastings, cocktail parties, and more.

Although it’s primarily in South Beach, the festival will continue its tradition of hosting various satellite events in other cities throughout South Florida, such as the Taste Fort Lauderdale Series. The event includes a Seaside Eats experience hosted by American chef and TV personality Anne Burrell, various dinners hosted by names like Marc Murphy and Amanda Freitag, and much more. In previous years, various celebrities like Rachael Ray have made appearances and this year will be no different. Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka will be hosting a Bloody Mary Brunch on Sunday, February 26 at 12 pm.

The 2017 South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off on February 22nd and ends on the 26th.


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Happy Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow, we will once again celebrate what is perhaps the second most wonderful time of the year: Valentine’s Day. While a lot of people enjoy the holiday and see it as a time to gift chocolates, teddy bears, and roses, the history is worth exploring.

Valentine’s Day was originally a day honoring a series of saints going by the name of Valentinus. Saint Valentine was a Roman priest who was martyred in 269 and was added to the calendar of saints by a Pope named in Galesius in 496. His skull adorned with a flower crown is still visible in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome to this day.

The connections to romantic love involving St. Valentine’s Day and its celebrations did not come about until the poet Chaucer mentioned it in his poem Parlement of Foules which honored the first anniversary of Anne of Bohemia and Kind Richard II of England. Interestingly, the day is also mentioned in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet by the character Ophelia.


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Monday, February 6, 2017

A Bigger and Better Miami Boat Show

For the second year in a row, the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin will be hosting the Miami Boat Show. This year, visitors will find more yachts, more boats, and there will be an all-new VIP experience that should provide lots of fun.

More than ninety new luxury yachts including some making their public debut will be unveiled during the Miami Boat Show. Major names like Riviera, Jupiter, SeaRay, Marquis Yachts, and Prestige are scheduled to exhibit their sure to be stunning boating vessels.

A major highlight of this year’s Miami Boat Show will be the VIP experience taking place aboard a luxury yacht spanning over 100 feet in length! Guests will enjoy fine dining, live music, a sky deck, and much more in the yacht’s lounge.

More than 1,200 new boats are expected at this year’s show, and the number of boats in the water is also seeing a substantial increase. All of these boats will be located in the environmentally friendly, cutting edge marina, including sport fishing boats, personal watercrafts, family cruisers, high-performance boats, and much more.

The 2017 Miami Boat Show begins on February 16th through the 20th. To purchase general admission or VIP tickets, visit http://www.miamiboatshow.com.


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Changes in Store for This Month’s Yachts Miami Beach

The 29th Annual Yachts Miami Beach show returns this month to the beautiful barrier island beginning on February 16th through the 20th. As Miami Beach’s premier luxury yacht show, this year’s show not only has a new name, there are plenty of surprises in store for new and returning attendees.

Once called the Yacht and Brokerage Show, the showcase of luxury yachts transforms Collins Avenue into a breathtaking display of some of the most progressively designed yachts and superyachts in the world created by an international lineup of custom boat builders. The show includes more than a million square feet and a mile-long section of the Indian Creek Waterway, displaying cutting edge and formerly owned vessels for sale generally valued at over a billion dollars.

This year, transportation options will include a northern and southern water taxi available for attendees to use. The pick up point for the former will be at 67th Street and Collins Avenue at the Rowing Club, while the latter pick up point will be at COMO Metropolitan Hotel (you might know it as the Traymore) at 24th Street and Collins Avenue.


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