Welcome to the THERAPY-IV Deep Sea Fishing Blog. Captain Stan Saffan and his crew of deep sea sportfishing experts have been fishing the South Florida waters for over 40 years, providing private and shared deep sea and Biscayne Bay charter boat experiences of a lifetime to thousands of people that have had a chance to fish with them. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time fishing in Miami or you are a master big game monster catcher, you can count on the THERAPY-IV to make your day at sea a memorable one.

We would also love to hear from you! Whether your Deep Sea Fishing Experience was with us or on your own, tell us about it! This will be a place to discuss all things Sports Fishing! Everything from products to techniques, we want to hear it all! I look forward to hearing from all you avid Deep Sea Fishermen out there!

Go get 'em!



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Be Kind to Mother Nature and Help Clean up the Beach


Being kind to Mother Nature is one way to do your part in being a little friendlier to the environment and keeping places like the beach scenic, pristine, and free of trash. If you’ve been wanting to participate in efforts to clean up the beach following the massive spring break crowds, there are multiple ways you can volunteer. Let’s explore a few options now that National Volunteer Month is just around the corner.

The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit that spearheads various cleanup and restoration efforts throughout the year. The best way to stay abreast of what’s going on is to visit their website at https://www.surfrider.org or follow them on Instagram at @surfrider.

Clean Miami Beach is a local non-profit organization created by a local. Beach and wetlands cleanups are organized by the association usually every week, while also collaborating with local businesses and municipalities.

In conjunction with eco-fashion company Bichon and Clear View Kayaks, their next volunteer event is a Canal Cleanup. The event will take place on the water and land on Saturday, April 10 at 4 p.m. on Collins Avenue and 24th Street. A small number of kayaks and paddleboards will be accessible on a first-come, first-served basis.

VolunteerCleanup.org, an online project launched by a South Florida couple, is an all-encompassing website that monitors forthcoming cleanups in the region. Although major nonprofits have an easy time recruiting volunteers for cleanup activities, this website connects small-scale promoters with a wider audience.

As huge fans of Miami Beach, we encourage you to volunteer if time and resources allow. Treat yourself to a Miami deep sea fishing trip when you’re done.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Your Guide to Deep Sea Fishing Has Arrived


You’ve added it to your bucket list, you’ve lollygagged, and you’ve decided that in 2021, you’ll finally take the plunge (pun intended) and discover what the deep sea fishing brouhaha is all about. Thankfully, the Internet is a vast, near-infinite treasure trove of resources to help you get the basics down. Then again, you can always visit the South Florida Reporter, which recently published a guide on everything you may need to know regarding Miami deep sea fishing.

Part of the thrill of deep sea fishing is, of course, the various sea dwellers waiting to challenge you. With that in mind, the guide provides some useful information on some of these fish you may encounter like the sailfish. Known as Florida’s official saltwater fish, it’s among the most coveted of catches due to the challenge involved in snagging one. The sailfish has the honor of being the speediest fish in the ocean and with its strength and agility, it won’t be caught easily.

Also mentioned are the king mackerel and the mahi-mahi, with the latter being among the most frequently caught fish. The mahi-mahi is also known for its gluttony and feistiness while the king mackerel offers a challenge and with their sharp teeth, they can even go as far as snapping your line.

If you’re ready to get started with deep sea fishing, please contact us and we’ll set you up for an unforgettable deep sea fishing experience on the THERAPY-IV in South Florida. We’ve been doing this for numerous years and we know where the best odds are of snagging a catch.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Amberjack Wants to Challenge You This Spring Break


The amberjack often goes by the acronym of AJ and it isn’t exactly known for being one of the friendlier fish in the ocean when Miami deep sea fishing. You can think of it as being related in demeanor to the barracuda. It can be found in the colder parts of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Although it’s become known by its common name, amberjack, the name could be thought of as the singular name that refers to the broad types of amberjack found throughout the world, which also include others like the lesser amberjacks, banded rudderfish, Yellowtail, or the Almaco jack, to name a few.

Greater amberjacks are the biggest of the numerous amberjack species, as their name suggests. They are distinguished by black bands that run from the nose to the dorsal fins and the absence of scutes. These fish, capable of reaching heft weights of around forty pounds, prefer to hang out near sea debris or reefs.

While lesser amberjacks don’t boast the same size as the greater amberjacks, their eyes have a larger appearance and their bodies also happen to be deeper. Lesser amberjack can be identified by its olive-green to brownish-black coloration and silver sides. These amberjacks, despite their small size, are noted for their savage predatory abilities, with crustaceans and squid being some of the food they like to munch on.

Amberjacks have gained a reputation among anglers for their ability to show even the nest anglers that they are not a fish to be taken lightly and will not be caught so easily. Should an inexperienced angler attempt to capture one of these hostile sea dwellers, it’s not all that uncommon for the amberjack to emerge victorious when the line breaks.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

What to Expect on Your Spring Break Fishing Trip


If you have yet to experience a spring break Miami deep sea fishing charter, chances are you may know to some degree what it is you’d like to try your hand at. This may be a method you'd like to master or a fish species you'd like to capture, for example. As you prepare for spring break deep sea fishing, some pointers may help with learning the ropes.

Addressing what you’re looking to get out of the experience with your guide before the day of the trip is vital for a few reasons. For one, if anything you requested isn't available such as a fish being out of seas, your guide can warn you and you may set your sights on something else to catch.

Knowing your captain and first mate would have a huge effect on how much you get out of your ride. A good outlook and shared understanding can go a long way toward making your time on the boat fun.

Many fishing guides are individuals with some incredible stories they’d likely love to share. Others may be quieter, but their experience speaks for itself. Ask the questions, regardless of the captain and deckhand. These people are more than just the ones guiding the boats and helping you set up your rods.

When you arrive at the first fishing spot, the crew will explain which strategy you can use and what fish you can hope to capture. Should a deckhand be available, they'll most certainly teach you how to do it. Don't be afraid to inquire about anything and everything relevant to fishing.

Don’t be discouraged if your first few attempts do not result in a catch. An experienced captain can try a few different approaches to dramatically increase your catch odds.

See you on the THERAPY-IV for some marlin fishing in Miami Beach!

Friday, February 26, 2021

The Cobia Wants to Hang Out This Spring Break


When dreaming about where to enjoy the spring break holidays, what cities come to mind? Now is the time to start planning your tour, with its sun-kissed beaches, hugely diverse culinary opportunities, vibrant nightlife, and plenty of culture to absorb.

The bright beaches of South Beach are also home to some of South Florida's finest restaurants, such as the classic Joe's Stone Crab, and plenty of remarkable places to visit. It's where you can even learn what it's like to go Miami inshore fishing on the barrier island.

Cobia migration is one of the most interesting things occurring in the South Florida waters in March and April. Cobia fish are starting to migrate from warm waters in the south along the coast. When they bask up the sun, they love to ride the waves.

There are larger fish to capture on longer fishing trips as the fishing boats move deeper into the water. Fishing for yellowfin tuna and amberjack can be thrilling if you're seeking some exciting spring break adventures. As their body temperature does not slow down such that they are off swimming at high speed, the tuna has some degree of resilience to the cold water. Due to their heaviness when attempting to reel them in, the amberjacks have earned something of a reputation as the "donkeys of the sea,” and few would disagree that they play a major role in the reason why deep sea fishing is also known as sport fishing. The giant red snappers are not going to be in season until June 1st, but for now, they're all catch and release, but you’ll still have tons of fun reeling them in if you happen to spot them.

As the temperatures start to rise, the fish will begin to do the same. King and Spanish mackerel, vermilion snapper, white snapper, redfish, and flounder, to name a few, are spring break fish you might encounter during your fishing excursion.

Booking a Miami Beach deep sea fishing trip is just a matter of making a phone call. Even if you aren’t the most adept at fishing or you’ve never held a fishing rod in your life, a few quick pointers will have you reeling in a catch in very little time.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Happy President’s Day 2021


Today, many of us throughout the country are observing the federal holiday everyone has come to be known as President’s Day. The holiday is typically observed during the third Monday of February and serves as a way to celebrate the man who holds the honor of being the first-ever President of the United States: George Washington. Ever since the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was decreed by Congress, the 15th through the 21st is the regular “window” when President’s Day is observed.


President’s Day has a couple of interesting facts. For one, the name “President’s Day” isn’t exactly official, it also goes by the name of Washington’s Birthday. Although it was meant for George Washington, the modern interpretation of President’s Day has since evolved into a celebration of former and current presidents. Depending on the state, the holiday's name can also differ.

A common legend of George Washington was that, during his youth, he chopped down his father's cherry tree after being given a hatchet."It was proven by young George, who spoke his now-famous line, "I cannot tell a lite" after being confronted by his dad. As a result of this occurrence, cherry pie is a common food consumed on President's Day.

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, February 5, 2021

All Eyes Are on Super Bowl LV




Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tamps is happening this weekend, pitting the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Super Bowl LV marks the first time the teams have ever played against each other in any Super Bowl. Furthermore, this Super Bowl marks only the second time that the Buccaneers have ever made it so far and it’s the first time a team is ever playing a Super Bowl in their stadium. The Chiefs, on the other hand, may make NFL history as only the eighth team to repeat a Super Bowl win after they successfully defeated the San Francisco 49ers last year.

Besides the potential for a historic win, the Buccaneers have Tom Brady as their quarterback for the first time after he achieved victory with the New England Patriots. This is Brady’s tenth Super Bowl appearance, earning him an NFL record. If Brady wins, he will become the first player in NFL history to win a whopping seven NFL championships.

Which team are you rooting for?

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, February 2, 2021

Boating Trip Leads to Massive Catch


Last week we told you about the group of friends and their 750+ swordfish catch. If that wasn’t impressive enough, some South Florida boaters recently managed to one-up the swordfish catch by snagging one of the sea’s most fearsome predators: the great white shark.

According to WSVN, a pair of boaters began their day by catching a couple of much smaller bonito fish. It was when they used their deep rod submerged over 400 feet into the water that they felt the jaws of a much, much larger sea dweller clamp down. Catching the fish proved to be quite the challenge as it took close to an hour and a half to reel in the formidable great white shark, which ended up weighing more than 1,000 pounds and measured about eighteen feet!

Those concerned about what may have become of the great white shark will likely be happy to know that the fishermen released their colossal catch back into the ocean.

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, January 25, 2021

Florida Friends Make a Major Catch


Among the many reasons why deep sea fishing—or fishing in general—is such a thrilling or fun activity is the surprises. There’s a strong sense of wonder and accomplishment when you reel in a hefty sea dweller, and we sometimes like to highlight some of the biggest catches that have happened in South Florida.

For example, according to a recent WSVN article, a group of friends came incredibly close to breaking records when they ended up catching a swordfish weighing a whopping 769 pounds! The massive catch was no easy feat as the friends spent about five hours reeling it in. The swordfish was so powerful it even bit the pole itself!

Despite the swordfish’s impressively large size, it fell just short of breaking the 772 United States record for the biggest swordfish catch. The swordfish world record belongs to Chile, where fishermen managed to reel in one weighing close to a colossal 1,200 pounds.

Book your deep sea fishing trip today and try your hand at snagging a major catch!

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, January 18, 2021

The Speedy Sailfish Awaits


If we go by trends of the past, the ideal days to capture a South Florida sailfish are the weeks when the Super Bowl is approaching as well as those following the event. This time of year, the official state saltwater fish of Florida can be so popular, even those that are just getting started with sailfish fishing have good odds of snagging one.

The sailfish, generally deemed to be the fastest fish navigating the vast ocean, is recognized for its gray and blue color and its dorsal fin, appropriately referred to as a sail, which also gives its name to the fish. A remarkably fast growth spurt is undergone by the fish, extending a length of almost five feet in a single year. Regarding the sail, while the fish swims, it lies in a folded down state and is only lifted until the sailfish is about to strike its prey. The increased sail serves to keep the bill of the sailfish mostly unnoticed, which facilitates the sailfish’s ability to catch its prey.

The super fast sailfish is among the multitude of sea dwellers you may meet when sailing the waters of South Florida with a deep sea fishing charter. Contact us today for more information or to set up your deep sea fishing charter.

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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

It’s Currently All Systems Go for the Stuart Boat Show


Next month’s Miami International Boat Show is no more and it remains to be seen whether the Palm Beach International Boat Show in March is going to happen. If you’re willing to make the drive, you may get your boat fix by heading to the 47th annual Stuart Boat Show, scheduled to take place January 15th through the 17th.

The planners behind the Stuart Boat Show have established protocols to keep visitors and exhibitors safe. The event arrives during an interesting time for the boating industry. Sales of new powerboats in the United States were up by more than ten percent last year. As for the Stuart Boat Show, social distancing will be in place, seminars are being nixed, there will be several hand sanitizer stations, and organizers are pushing for attendees to opt for online ticket purchases versus in-person.

Stuart Boat Show will take place at 54 and 290 N.W. Dixie Highway, just northwest of Old Roosevelt Bridge. Tickets for adults will be $15 and $8 for children ages 12 and under.

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, January 4, 2021

Snap Memorable Photographs at Sea


Another way to recall and reflect on a memorable deep sea fishing trip is by snapping photographs. After all, once you make a huge grab, chances are it’s a moment you’ll want to look back on the thrilling moment. There are some tricks to learn should you want to take some photographs at sea, a few of which we’ll look at here.


Sunglasses make sense when deep-sea fishing on a sunny day, but they’re also useful when it comes to picture taking. The rays of the sun can be especially bright, especially when reflecting off the water, on especially sunny days in South Florida. A bunch of smiling yet squinting faces in pictures is no fun. Sunglasses, on top of that, will shield the eyes from harmful UV light.

When snapping your pictures, take the sun's angle into account. It will light a topic automatically, with your back to the sun. Just make sure the sun does not look straight through the lens of the camera, as this will cause a person to look washed out or too dim.

What you want to do when you snag a big fish is to have a visual image of how huge it is. There are numerous ways that you can go about it. When taking the photograph, the use of a tape measure is an alternative or you could use an item that will display the height difference.

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.