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, October 26, 2020

Support the Wildlife at Pelican Harbor Seabird Station


The wildlife rescue Pelican Harbor Seabird Station in Miami has remained steadfast in its mission to reduce, rehabilitate, and release a variety of wildlife including its namesake seabirds, pelicans, and more. Today, it is recognized on a global level for its rehabilitation efforts and it has treated well over 250 distinct bird species.

If you visit the Therapy-IV Facebook page, you may have noticed we recently shared a Pelican Harbor Seabird Station post focusing on Monroe, an adult white pelican with a wing that had permanent damage to its feathers. Today, she is one of the Education Ambassador Animals and is fond of hunting for fresh live fish.

Monroe is one of the several birds you can support through Pelican Harbor Seabird Station’s Adopt-a-Bird program. Some of the adoptable birds include screech owls, horned owls, brown pelicans, and more. Besides helping provide care for the bird, adoption includes a photo of the bird as well as the opportunity to meet the bird at the station.

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station is located at 1279 79th Street Causeway.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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, October 19, 2020

Get Started With Fishing in South Florida


Are you looking to get started with fishing in South Florida? The South Florida Reporter recently published a handy guide talking about what to catch and some of the sea dwellers you may want to try to reel in.

For example, one of the fish mentioned is the tarpon, one of the most popular catches in the state of Florida. South Florida is rife with these fish as the region is found within the tarpon’s path of migration. Another popular fish is snook, known for its game qualities.

If you’ve never gone fishing, deep sea fishing is a fun, thrilling activity that anyone in the family can enjoy no matter their age or if they’ve never stepped foot on a boat before. Besides snook and tarpon, kingfish mahi-mahi, and wahoo are a few names you may catch during your fishing trip. THERAPY-IV has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence several times and we can’t wait for you to experience why.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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, October 15, 2020

Iconic Miami Beach Restaurant Reopens


Stone crab season has now begun and if you read our previous blogs, you’ll know that it comes with several changes mandated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Among them is a revision to the minimum claw size and limitations on the use of checker boxes.

Speaking of stone crab, an iconic and similarly named restaurant is also opening its doors today. Miami Beach’s Joe’s Stone Crab returns once again albeit with some significant changes in place. For one, guests will notice that its back parking lot is now being used as a yard of sorts, with more than 35 tables and even an alfresco alleyway kitchen. This extension means Joe’s Stone Crab now provides more seating options as well as another entrance. If you know anything about the restaurant, the wait times can be lengthy due to its perennial popularity.

In a first for Joe’s Stone Crab, the restaurant is implementing reservations, albeit on a limited basis. Guests can use the Resy app to make an evening reservation but make sure to do so early if you want to a stop.

Joe’s Stone Crab is located at 11 Washington Avenue.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A Sincere Thank You to Paul Raffety


Today, we would like to fondly salute Paul Raffety, also known as “The Mullet Man”, “The Crabber”, and most importantly, our hero!

Just like the world’s greatest superheroes always being awesome, Paul was always there to save the day and was truly the MVP of the once highly active Castaways Dock. During the summer, fall, and winter seasons, it was Paul who would bring us our trolling mullet. During the spring, he brought dozens of live mullet daily. We depended on Paul’s kindness and his bait to use for kite fish and wreckfish daily. Thanks in part to his actions, numerous sailfish, white and blue marlin, giant kingfish, dolphin, barracudas, giant sharks, amberjacks, groupers, tarpon, and many more sea dwellers were caught on Raffety live baits! There were several occasions where we asked Paul to deliver mullet prior to the morning trip and he would go as far as restocking us up before the afternoon trips began.

Paul would take his John boat and partially fill it with water, turning it into a jumbo live well. We would like to give him a massive thank you on behalf of every Castaways Dock charter boat captain, mate, owner, and the thousands of happy customers thanks to his selfless efforts and loyal service.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Stone Crab Season Returns


Seafood aficionados, the time is almost here! Next Thursday marks the beginning of the ultra-popular stone crab season. However, unlike previous years, new regulations have been implemented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in response to decreasing population and possible overfishing.


Among the new restrictions, stone crab claws must be at least 2 7/8 inches and possession of whole stone crabs on the water will be a maximum of two checker boxes measuring no more than 3x3 and 2x2 feet. Alternatively, the maximum volume is limited to 24 cubic feet. For those unfamiliar, checker boxes serve as the holding solution for stone crabs while they’re on a boating vessel until it’s time for claw removal and measurements.

Stone crab fishing fans should also be aware that females with eggs are not allowed to be declawed. Furthermore, careful attention should be paid to ensure that upon catching the crab, it is safely declawed and returned to the water without permanently injuring the crab.

Stone crab season will end on May 2. Make sure to visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website for the full list of regulations and rules.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.


Friday, October 2, 2020

Ease Anxiety with a Deep Fishing Trip and CBD


With so much going on in the world right now, stress is not unusual. Too much stress leads to negative health effects such as anxiety, headaches, and potentially even heart disease. Hence, it is important that you find ways to relax, have fun, and take things day by day.

One way to relax and take your mind off of worries is with a deep sea fishing trip. Experiencing the thrill of a catch with loved ones or friends is always a wonderful experience. But sometimes you might need just a little more help to shake off those anxious jitters. Maybe you’re worried about feeling seasick because it’s your first time on a boat. Should you need some extra help with relieving the anxiety, you may wish to look into the effects of CBD.

Should you be interested in all natural CBD, Organic-Scientific has dedicated itself to manufacturing CBD-based products free of unnatural ingredients. Oils, creams for pain relief, and even CBD products so pets can enjoy a better quality of life are all made by the company. Consumers should expect an all-natural and genuine CBD product from the harvesting of the soil to the product they find in the mailbox or on their doorstep, as Organic-Scientific monitors each step of the development process.

Remember to talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about taking a CBD-based product.

Feeling stressed? Book your deep sea fishing trip for the fall by calling 305-945-1578. We’ll see you on the water!

Monday, September 28, 2020

The Miami Heat Is on Its Way to the Finals


Did you hear an unusual cacophony of pots and pans last night? In case you missed the big news, the Miami Heat triumphed against the Boston Celtics 125-113, winning the Eastern Conference finals. The team is now its way to face the Los Angeles Lakers for the championship!

It was NBA All-Star Bam Adebayo who helped the Heat secure their victory, scoring more than thirty points, fourteen rebounds, and five assists. Jimmy Butler and Andre Iguodala also scored heavily with 22 and fifteen points, respectively.

The Heat’s performance during the playoff run was already dominant, trouncing the Indiana Pacers during the first round and also winning against the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks. Speaking of, should the Miami Heat win the championship, the team will likely make history by becoming one of the lowest-seeded teams in the NBA to win.

The success of the Heat can also be attributed to former coach and longtime Miami Heat president Pat Riley who set out to rebuild the team following the departures of well-known players LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Friday, September 25, 2020

What’s on Your End of Summer Bucket List?


In South Florida, seasons don’t really exist since summer-like temperatures tend to stick around all year. The start of fall is this week. Why not get the best out of this? Here are a couple of suggestions if you’re looking for some fun activities.

Head to the beach. If you're someone who likes sunbathing, taking a stroll along the shore, or a cool ocean dip, heading to one of the beaches is always a plus.

Whittle down the bucket list. You may have planned a short trip to South Florida, or you've decided to experience the thrill of a deep sea fishing adventure. The warm weather is perfect for a day at sea, because the daylight is longer, which means greater odds of a catch. We’d love to take you aboard the THERAPY-IV if you’re seeking something new.

Try a Miami Beach restaurant. While restaurants throughout Miami Beach have had to tweak their operations because of what’s going on, there are still lots of top-notch restaurants in Miami Beach offering indoor or al fresco dining experiences.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Alternative Art Week Plans Are in the Works


As you may have read, the bad news for fans of anything art is that the highly awaited Art Basel event this year, scheduled for December 3rd through the 6th, has been canceled. Nevertheless, despite the troubling news, Miami Beach officials are working tirelessly to establish a compromise where some part of Art Week at least can still be celebrated safely.

While Art Basel during Art Week is the major event, local cultural institutions and the not quite as large satellite fairs also add to the festivities of all creative things. For instance, the smaller Reach and Untitled festivals are still scheduled to happen. There are also talks on how to devise a way for a local-only art happening where multiple locations can come together around the city. One initiative concerning a curated program aimed at showcasing public art is already moving forward in Miami Beach.

Art Basel is canceled in 2020 but fans may not be too surprised to hear that organizers are already setting their sights on the future and preparing the festival for 2021. There is also an online viewing room that highlights some of the art this year scheduled to launch on September 23rd.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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, September 10, 2020

The Dolphin Awaits During the Fall


In the past, April through May was deemed the best time to increase your odds of catching dolphin, but that is no longer. Instead, you may find that August and September will provide better opportunities to catch the fierce, colorful sea dweller in the waters of South Florida.


While there are no definitive scientific facts to back up this change in dolphin fishing, the Miami Herald does highlight the theories provided by some fishermen. For example, one man says that the reason for the fall becoming a more active dolphin season is the rise in water temperature.

It's arguable fish can adapt to conditions genetically. Simply put, the “less intelligent” fish get trapped and the intelligent ones survive. So it's possible that modern dolphin doesn’t bite as enthusiastically as it once did, and they're also using different migratory routes to escape the South Florida fishing pressure.

If you want to try catching dolphin this fall, call THERAPY-IV today to book your deep sea fishing trip.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Florida Fisherman Sets New Catfish Record


A Santa Rosa County, Florida man has earned his place in the fishing record books after catching a nearly seventy-pound flathead catfish measuring nearly fifty inches in length! The man used a rod and reel to snag the fish with live bait in the Yellow River, a stretch of waterway extending more than ninety miles that winds through multiple panhandle counties, including Walton and Okaloosa County.

The new flathead catfish record bests the previous one set last year after a man caught one weighing just over 69 pounds. Coincidentally, that fish was caught in the same river as the new record holder.

Interestingly, the flathead catfish is not native to Florida despite often being spotted in the northwestern river areas of the state. The fish likes to stick rivers with slow flow and their solitary nature makes them one of the tougher catfish species to snag. The fish largely feeds on freshwater clams, live fish, crawfish, and mussels.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

An Unlikely Individual Develops a Passion for Tarpon Fishing


Today we’re doing things a little differently and sharing the story from the 1980s. It was during this decade when Miami gangster Bobby Erra became a well-known name. When he wasn’t busy with his underworld activities, he was passionate about racing boats. However, this racing came to an end after a not so pleasant accident. Because of the accident, he decided to turn to fishing where he became a fan of catching Bluefin tuna.

After Bluefin tuna became near impossible, Erra turned his attention to fly fishing and began the hunt for tarpon, becoming a huge fan. His interest in tarpon fishing was at least partially inspired by a man named Flip Pallot. Pallot would provide Erra guidance for several seasons before he decided to move on to other endeavors. By this time, Bobby Erra had developed an obsession with fishing for tarpon which proved tricky due to the injuries he sustained during the boat racing accident.

There is a lot more to this story which can read about by visiting this link. However, it does serve as another example of how fishing can enamor people from all walks of life and, in the case, of Bobby Erra, from eyebrow-raising backgrounds.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Concern Rises About Suffering Marine Life in Florida










During the past weeks, Florida residents have noticed dead marine life along the shores of Florida waters. 

The sightings of the dead have grabbed the attention of researchers and specialists to depict why marine life is suffering. 

One factor that may have contributed to this situation is the low dissolved oxygen levels. As the summer heat leads to warmer water the less oxygen it holds. 

The combination of blooming algae and pollution is another factor causing marine life to suffer. Algae consume oxygen as they die, and while decomposing can create dead zones.

The decaying fish on our coast is not only affecting ecosystems but it can lead to further potential damage. Bacteria can compound, causing more fish to die and predators such as birds can also suffer from the contamination. Not to mention the fact that it can also cause extreme contamination on our beaches. 

Newly installed pumps are being used to try and prevent further dead marine life. The pumps or aerators allow for better oxygen flow in the water. 

The struggling marine life has left residents concerned and some claim they cannot ignore the smell coming from the water. 

Researchers have gathered every day to help stop increased rates of death, and have noted there has been a slight positive change. But the concern of larger marine life suffering is still present.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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 24, 2020

Florida Sea Turtles Receive Protection












Green sea turtles with their nesting beaches right here in Florida are receiving some federal help following a recent legal agreement also involving conservation groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service will be required to assign protected vital habitats for green sea turtles by the end of June 2023.

Due to the agreement, the agencies would possibly propose offering protections for beaches where green turtles are breeding in Florida, coastal oceanic areas in the Southeast and on the West Coast, as well as other states like Georgia and the two Carolinas. Such designations of critical habitats do not preclude construction, but they ensure that any project approved by a federal agency will mitigate harm to those protected areas.

Due to reasons like poaching, vessel strikes, and habitat destruction, green sea turtle populations around the world are threatened. Global warming and increasing sea levels, as well as increased emissions, make breeding in certain areas more difficult for these turtles, which has prompted conservation groups to advocate for greater protections.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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 17, 2020

Understanding Puffer Fish

Often referred to as a blowfish, the puffer fish can be found in both tropical and subtropical waters and at times even freshwater.

Famous for their ability to inflate underwater, the pufferfish is a fish of many impressive traits. There are over 120 species of puffer fish, their tapered bodies and bulbous heads are some of their most well-known physical features.

The fish inflates itself as a defense mechanism towards predators. Once their bodies are inflated the fish appears to be up to three times its size. At times the puffer fish will be covered in spines making it harder for predators to bite down on them.

The way this fish expands is similar to the way humans can push out their stomachs without rupturing.

Other than having the fascinating ability to blow up under water, this isn’t the puffer fish’s only defense mechanism. The fish can also be very poisonous if eaten, to both humans and other animals.

Studies have revealed that puffer fish caught in Florida contain toxic substances such as tetrodotoxin. This substance can cause severe illness when consumed. Symptoms of the poisoning include: a tingling or numb feeling in the tongue, fingertips, face, and arms, vomiting, incoherent speech, and can even affect one's breathing. The toxin can also be deadly if consumed.

The toxin cannot be detected when present in the fish, there is no smell to it and it cannot be cleaned off the fish. Apart from the horrible side effects of the toxin there is no current antidote for tetrodotoxin.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation has banned the harvest of some puffer fish species in some areas throughout Florida.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend on the Water

Labor Day is just a few weeks away and you may be thinking of ways to safely enjoy the holiday. If you have yet to make any plans, a deep sea fishing boat experience may be a fun, memorable way to spend it. Let’s explore why.

Chances are you’ve noticed how hot and steamy South Florida weather has been lately. If you’re planning on doing something like a barbecue with your closest loved ones, you may find the weather to be a little too unbearable. The open water is a great option where you may feel a tad cooler.

Speaking of barbecue, you may notice the waters will be less occupied with boats as more people spend it grilling up food. This means the most active fishing spots may see less activity, upping your chances of catching some incredible sea dwellers.

Remember that a deep sea fishing trip is something every member of the family can enjoy, from children to adults. A trip on the water may be just the thing to help you energize and keep the little ones entertained.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Monday, August 10, 2020

What Is Red Tide?

When thinking about your day at the beach you think about soaking up the hot sun, taking a swim in the water, the nice breeze that hits your skin and all the wonderful factors going to the beach entails. Now, how disappointing would it be if you go to the beach and bathing in the ocean is off-limits? 


Although not common, at times there are some reasons why the ocean may be off-limits. Whether it be more severe cases like storms or hurricanes there is one more natural “disaster” that may keep you from wanting to take a swim: red tide.



Red tide is caused due to high concentration of microscopic algae. Karenia Brevis is the cause of most red tides in Florida. The organisms produce toxins that lead to the water discoloration. Though it is called “red tide” the water can also appear greenish-brown and at times even purple, in some cases you will not see any changes in the water color. 


These conditions can last anywhere from a couple of days to months, depending on the wind.


Swimming in the ocean while there is a red tide contamination is not completely unsafe but you may not want to for the following reasons. The contamination in the water may cause skin irritations, and a burning eye sensation. You may also come face to face with a dead fish or two.


Fish and other vertebrates tend to die in the water while there's red tide because the toxins Karena Brevis releases attacks their central nervous system.


Though commercial seafood from local grocery stores and restaurants is safe, one should refrain from fishing during this contamination to be safe. Crabs and shrimp are safe to harvest because the toxins are not absorbed in the edible tissues of these species. 


One can still enjoy the beach during red tides! Dead fish may not always be present and the severity of contamination varies. It is important to be aware that the red tide is one of Mother Nature's gifts to us and how to proceed with it. If you are planning a trip to Florida in hopes to enjoy the beach or booking any water sport activities just make sure there is no current contamination to get the most out of your experience.


THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

Protect the Eyes While Fishing with the Right Sunglasses

On a deep sea fishing trip, the eyes need to shield themselves from the sun's blinding rays. The glare from the rays as they bounce off the water 's surface can impair your vision, or make it more difficult to spot and reel fish.

Once you’ve determined the sunglasses that are suitable for you, you may want to think, for example, what kind of fish you plan to catch, such as grouper or mackerel for instance. Don’t forget to take a moment to test the color of the lens and its material. For example, some feature a special layer with polarized sunglasses which can block most refracted sunlight. For those lenses, rays that bounce off the water's surface do not cause huge glare when you gaze into the ocean to find a fish or enjoy the natural views. Blue lenses are a safe bet for fishing at deep sea. Blue color of the outer lens combined with a gray inner lens would be suitable for the majority of anglers.

In regards to fishing sunglasses, fight the temptation to purchase them online. Polarized sunglasses must be comfortable and conform correctly to the face. You don't want light to spill into your field of view which is undermining the intent of purchasing polarized glasses. The better the facial fit of the sunglasses, the better the vision. As a result, you can find that catching big game fish isn't as hard.

THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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, August 3, 2020

All About Barracudas

Barracudas have gained the reputation of being an aggressive and dangerous fish. Since we share the same waters they reside on, it's not uncommon one may spot one while on a trip to the beach.
The fish is commonly found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans as well as the Red seas and Carribean Ocean.
Its threatening teeth and torpedo shaped body may alarm swimmers, but they are not as dangerous as one may think.
Barracudas are skilled predators but are not interested in attacking divers. Most attacks on humans occur when the fish feels it is threatened or when a metallic object is mistaken for food. Because of this, the fish has brought hysteria to some beach goers.
Barracudas hunt by scanning the water in search of prey relaying on their sight. Oftentimes smaller fish may reflect in the water appearing like metal objects, indicating their next meal. The vicious predator prefers to feed on small tuna, groupers, snapper, killifishes, anchovies, and grunts.
The easily recognizable fish is usually silver in color and has a long lean body. They have razor sharp teeth and a big mouth. They are fast swimmers and can grow up to 6 feet long in some cases.
To avoid a mistaken attack from a barracuda, or to simply feel more at peace while sharing the ocean with these intimidating creatures, it's best to remove any items that are high in shine, or any metals you may not need while taking a swim.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its 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.

A Brief Introduction to Biscayne Bay

When you decide it’s time to try some summer inshore fishing, Biscayne Bay in Miami is ready to welcome you to its sparkling waters. Complemented by the Miami and Miami Beach flashiness and glamour, the always active bay offers world-class fishing, and its popularity spans decades.
Biscayne Bay extends from North Miami and continues to Key Largo, consisting of close to 430 square miles of water, somewhat approaching the size of the city of San Antonio! A number of acres of the bay remain under the preservation of Biscayne National Park, which came to fruition during the 1980s.
In the deeper areas of Biscayne Bay, several distinct gamefish that have gained a degree of prominence. Bonefish, tarpon, snapper, mackerel, sharks, and even grouper can be found dwelling in the depths of the cerulean waters. Anglers may find it difficult to focus their attention on a specific species because of the richly diverse variety of fish.
For those wishing to explore Biscayne Bay, THERAPY-IV welcomes you to try a deep sea fishing experience.
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Monday, July 27, 2020

Construction Begins on Miami Beach Park

After a lengthy wait, construction has finally begun on a long-in-the-works Miami Beach project located at the vacant spot that was once the South Shore Hospital. Called Canopy Park, the sizeable project will include a park spanning a trio of acres found at the 600 and 700 blocks plus plenty of greenspaces, paths for pedestrians and biking, a dog run, alfresco gym, displays featuring public art, a tree canopy, and a playground for kids designed by MONSTRUM, a Danish design firm.
In regards to the park, it is one of the primary public perks being promised in exchange for permission to erect a tall, narrow residential tower on the south end of the sprawling property.
Besides the various sights, Canopy Park will also boast several features centered around resiliency and sustainability. These include habit restoration featuring over 200 trees and more than 100 palms, lots of native plant communities, and even a system designed to conserve water management.
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Monday, July 20, 2020

The Mysterious Sea Devil

The deep sea angler fish is one of the most peculiar fish in the sea. Commonly referred to as the “sea devil” the angler fish to some may be the most interesting fish in the sea or the most terrifying. The deep sea angler fish is one of 200 of its species.
Though not praised on its looks, the angler fish definitely uses its structure to its advantage. Their most distinctive feature, only worn by females, is the small organ known as a photophore. This rod-like organ allows a blue-green light to produce through bioluminescence, allowing them to attract their prey.
With their mouth being so big and their bodies so flexible they are able to consume crustaceans, fish, and other species up to twice their size.
Residing in the deepest parts of the ocean, the male deep sea angler fish has evolved into a parasitic mate. Though for some angler species, young male anglers will encounter a female and latch onto her with its teeth, eventually causing them to fuse together. This physical fuse will cause the male angler to connect its bloodstream with the female, losing its eyes and internal organs.
This ambush predator may sound intimidating yet it is not the biggest in size. Females are much larger than males, reaching up to 5 inches in size.
This species resides in the deep abyss, with the absence of sunlight and where the water is low in temperature. Fortunately for some, you will not encounter this sea devil unless you find yourself 2000 meters below the surface.
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The Underwater Light Show

It is no doubt the ocean holds many secrets; some may say even hidden treasures. With only 5% of the ocean discovered today, we are continuously amazed at the beauty it holds.
Inhabiting an estimate of 1 million species, the limitless body of water is home to some of the rarest animals on planet earth.
Bioluminescence is one of the ocean's most fascinating characteristics. It is the production and discharge of light caused by living organisms. At least 1,500 species of marine animals encompass this mystical trait.
On the shore, this sparkling light is commonly blue-green or green. Though visibility is not always guaranteed, the best time to try and spot this glowing act is during nightfall.
Residing throughout the ocean floor, to open water, near the coast and on the surface, bioluminescent organisms are mostly in the deep sea. With waters so deep and in the absence of any light, bioluminescence is an essential part of survival for these organisms.
Varying from species, only one sex of that species is able to produce bioluminescent signals, other times both males and females have the capability to do so. The ability to produce bioluminescent light relies on luciferin, the light-emitting composite which endures an enzyme produced reaction with molecular oxygen, allowing animals to generate bioluminescence.
The underwater glow and signals are used for a variety of practical purposes. Some animals use their light to attract prey, or light up their feeding grounds to scout out their next meal. The useful trait is also beneficial when trying to distract their predators by startling them with their bright flash. The glimmering light is also used to catalog, mate, and to send alert signals.
So who are these incredible glowing creatures? The list goes on and on, but commonly known for the astonishing attribute is:
  • Alarm jellyfish
  • Hawaiian bobtail squid
  • Glowing coral
  • Barbeled dragonfish
  • Dinoflagellates
Some species of plankton are also bioluminescent. The animals’ neon glow is definitely a sight you won’t want to miss! If you’re lucky, under the right conditions you may spot this underwater light show at the shore in some beach locations.
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How Does Weather Affect Fishing?

Fishing is one of those topics where someone with extensive experience can provide hours upon hours of advice and stories. One area that may not receive as much coverage is the weather which factors considerably into the success of your fishing efforts.
Let’s use the wind as an example. On a particularly windy day, the wind will cause any surface food to move around significantly, which may make it trickier to snag a catch as the fish follow the moving bait. In this case, you may wish to ensure that the bait that the lure you’re using is moving close to the speed of the wind.
Did you that fish are meteorologists of sorts? They are quite in tune with changes in barometric conditions which means that if they sense a cold front is approaching, they will increase their feeding activity. If a storm is happening, this activity will slow down. On the other hand, in warmer conditions, the fishing activity will likely increase.
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Monday, July 13, 2020

Fun Fish Facts

A quick Google search for the word ‘fish’ will reveal thousands of different sea dwellers of varying sizes and shapes, from clownfish to the fearsome barracuda and more. For today’s blog, we’re taking a more lighthearted approach and revealing some fun fish facts.
Fish are not immune to parasites. In the case of the parrotfish, it ensures a good night’s rest by secreting a cocoon of sorts that functions as something of a mosquito net. The process barely uses the parrotfish’s energy and it allows molecules to move through while protecting it from parasites.
Even with so many different varieties of fish out there, did you know that they only have one of just three different mouth shapes? These shapes consist of an upward, downward, or forward mouth known as superior, inferior, and terminal, respectively. Bass, for example, have superior mouths while the catfish have inferior mouths.
Did you know there’s a fish capable of making you high? The Salema Porgy is found in the eastern Atlantic is notable for its golden stripes. The fish is capable of invoking hallucinations not too dissimilar from LSD.
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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Jellyfish in Florida Waters

Florida beaches have always been a popular attraction to both locals and visitors. Along with hosting millions of visitors each year, Florida beaches are home to a variety of species.
Jellyfish in Florida are common year-round yet they thrive in the months of late July-September. This marine invertebrate may be fascinating to some, and instill fear in others.
Beach-goers in Florida will most likely encounter two types of jellyfish at some point. While this misunderstood marine animal does not aim for humans, at times they can sting you. Jellyfish do not swim; they have a very low ability to push themselves and so the current pushes them across the ocean.
Portuguese man-o-wars though not considered a true jellyfish, are commonly known as bluebottles or blue jellyfish and are most likely to be encountered in Florida's east coasts. Its tentacles can extend 10-15 feet in length allowing them to capture small prey. Though its top sac is harmless, its tentacles contain venom-filled nematocysts that will cause a painful sting to human flesh. This surface dweller at times may brush up on shore, but you should be aware that they remain active when dead.
The moon jellyfish is another resident of Florida waters. Though not as common as the Portuguese man-o-war, the moonfish is still prominent. The tentacles on this translucent animal are shorter than those of the man-o-war. These animals are carnivorous and feed on small crustaceans, larvae, and other smaller organisms. Known predators of the moon jellyfish have been reported to be some species of sharks and turtles. This is why it is so important to keep our oceans clean. Oftentimes, predators will consume plastic bags and bottles, with the impression of it being a moon jellyfish. The moon jellyfish sting is milder than those of a man-o-war.
Like all wildlife, jellyfish should be respected and one should be properly informed on how to treat a sting from these marine invertebrates. Rinsing the area with vinegar will help alleviate the pain, whereas freshwater can help trigger more venom. At times, a tentacle will remain attached to the skin and it is advised one should remove them with tweezers or gloves, one should always avoid direct contact with the tentacle. Jellyfish stings can be extremely painful but in most cases, they do not require medical attention unless you encounter severe side effects such as shortness of breath, chest pains, fainting, or a scratchy throat which indicates you are having a more severe reaction.
Though these animals reside in Florida water, one should not be fearful of these magnificent creatures. They do not mean to inflict harm to humans, but if encountered with one, it's best to keep your distance. Since these animals do not have a brain, it's pretty easy to outsmart a jellyfish!
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