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!