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!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Surviving the Summer Heat in Florida

Summer is practically here, and with it, hotter temperatures. Miami is a great place to spend the summer because of its scenery and proximity to the beach. Still, a Florida summer is unlike any other! If you're an out-of-state resident from a location with a mild summer in town for Miami deep sea fishing, you're in for a surprise! Any Florida resident will tell you, the summers here are hot and humid. 

The first and most important thing to do is stay hydrated. On a regular day, you need six eight-ounce servings of water, but you'll need even more when you are out on the water fishing. The signs of dehydration include confusion, dizziness, dry mouth, and headaches, and while you may not ever get dehydrated, knowing the signs are essential in preventing major problems. Avoid caffeine and alcohol before and after going out in the sun all day as it can dehydrate you.

Sunscreen is a vital piece of any summer activity. We have more sunny days than most, so you will need lots of it! Experts recommend that you reapply every two hours and use one with a broad spectrum SPF of at least 15. This will give you a higher level of protection against the UV rays that cause sunburn and damage your skin long term. 

Wear sunglasses and other lightweight clothing to protect your body. Sunglasses protect your eyes from intense UV rays and won't deter your ability to see when going on a Miami fishing trip. Lightweight clothing will help you breathe and feel cool all day long. 

Above all else, listen to your body and make sure you are properly preparing and taking care of it for a day in the sun. You'll keep the fun in your sunny getaway and stay away from sun sickness!

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