Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

123 reviews
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Capt. Brian Morris grew up in a sport fishing, commercial fishing, and world renowned boat building community on the Outer Banks of North Carolina some 43 years ago, and has been immersed in that lifestyle and fishing ever since. He has fished all over the world, having cast his line in the east coast of the United States, Alaska, Micronesia,  Panama, Baja Mexico, Hawaii, as well as in beautiful Southern California. His best decision in his life was to make a huge effort to fish around the world, learn new fisheries, and explore different cultures. He has been fishing Southern California for 13 years now, and holds a USCG 100 tons Masters license. 

The Fin Runner is a 2014 custom Carolina built center console that measures a spacious 29 ft and is powered by two 2013 Yamaha four stroke 150HP engines. Capt. Brian had the boat built for one thing, and that is fishing. If there’s a big fish on, you can walk all the way around the entire boat to make sure it ends up in the fish box. Top of the line Raymarine electronics as well as Avet and Penn tackle will ensure that you’re fishing in style.

Capt. Brian employs a wide range of fishing methods, including deep sea fishing, fishing with live bait and artificial lures, sight casting, Shark fishing, kite fishing, bottom fishing, bay/ inshore fishing, and spearfishing. He targets a wide range of species, including Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Mako Sharks, Yellowtail, Hallibut, Sea Bass, and many more. **For any trips in Mexican Waters, it is mandatory for each customer to have his/her valid passport**



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  • Private trip
    Big Bluefin Tuna Charter
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $1,750
    price breakdown
    $1,750
    This charter is an Ironman day charter. These “large and in charge” Tuna are quite skittish at times but when they are chewing.....hold on!!! They can range anywhere from 70-250+ pounds! These Bluefin Tuna will test every bit of your stamina and character. Guaranteed! The bigger Tuna are very sensitive to moon phases which will determine their feeding cycle and the departure time. We’re on their schedule to put it in perspective. A 12 hour charter is required.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    The full day offshore charter is an all-inclusive trip that includes the Los Coronados Islands and the offshore canyons up to 50 miles. When the fish are "tight lipped" closer to shore, you just have to cover more ground and find the right school, period. It's a big day - well worth the price! Targeted pelagic species: *100-300+ pound Bluefin Tuna *Yellowfin Tuna *Marlin *Mahi Mahi *Yellowtail (no relation to yellowfin tuna) *For Offshore trips, it is mandatory to bring your passports*
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,075
    price breakdown
    $1,075
    Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Mako, and Yellowtail are potential catches on this trip. *For Offshore trips, it is mandatory to bring your passports*
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $825
    price breakdown
    $825
    You could be catching Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Mako, Yellowtail, and more. *For Offshore trips, it is mandatory to bring your passports*
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    You could be fishing for Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Halibut, Calico Bass, Rockfish. This charter goes up to two miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - San Diego Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Explore the beautiful San Diego Bay while fishing for Halibut, Spotted Bay Bass, Calico Bass, and Leopard Shark. This charter starts at 6:30 am and is quiet and serene believe it or not. There aren't too many people out and about yet. Whether it's fishing for powerful bone fish in the back bay or hunting down tasty Halibut by Point Loma on light tackle, you will definitely appreciate San Diego from a new perspective.
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About the Captain

Brian Morris
San Diego, California, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
123 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since January 2016
I grew up fishing for fun and work as a child. If we weren't fishing with my dad my mom would drop us off somewhere with our fishing rods and tackle and fish in the ocean, rivers, or sound until dark. Growing up in a fishing and boat building community really taught me the importance of the ocean and how it's food chain depends on we as a society to help sustain it. I love hunting for and catching fish but I also love teaching people about different species and how the food chain depends on each. At the ripe age of eight, I caught my first billfish in the Gulf Stream off the east coast. It was a sailfish and I knew from that instance that someday I would be a charter boat captain. Do what you love, love what you do. After working on all kinds of vessels from sport fishing yachts, container ships, to different types of commercial fishing vessels I've made being a charter boat captain my number one priority. At the age of 43, this is all I do for a living.

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Targeted Species

California Corbina California Corbina
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Maycraft (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.84
out of 5 stars from 123 reviews
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Half day Offshore Bluefin!
Half day Offshore Bluefin!
Half day Offshore Bluefin!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Tony B.
Rowlett, TX
 5.00
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7-14-20 Fin Runner Review

VERIFIED   July 14, 2020
Terrific Experience!  Skipper/Owner, Brian Morris, met us on time at the Fisherman’s Landing ramp and we proceeded...
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Benjamin B.
Salt Lake City, UT
 5.00
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1/2 Day with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  July 29, 2020
Really clean boat and captain with the best demeanor. One of our party is all thumbs when it comes to fishing and not only...
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Hendrik S.
Lake Forest, CA
 4.67
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Full day at the Coronado Islands with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   June 17, 2020
The kids (ages 10,13) my wife and I went out with Brian for a full day of fishing. Seas were rough leaving the Islands as the...
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Patrick S.
Vallejo, CA
 5.00
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Half Day with Brian

VERIFIED   June 15, 2020
We left the dock a little after 6 am and stayed out there for hours! We went down to the coronado islands which was beautiful...
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Matt R.
Wildomar, CA
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Half day Offshore Bluefin!

VERIFIED   July 13, 2020
Hit the jackpot with Captain Brian. Calm, cool, a coach and captain, he put us on the meat and had a blast reeling in beautiful...
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