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!



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.