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 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!