Charter Operator
Fin Runner Sportfishing

Member since January 2016 Coronado, United States
Background
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 48, this is all I do for a living
Techniques
My favorite style of fishing is trolling and fly lining. Trolling 5-7 artificial lures and ballyhoo behind the boat is incredibly exiting when multiple rods go off! Also, finding free floating kelp paddies in the ocean and fly lining live baits such as sardines, anchovies, or mackerel around them for tuna, dorado, and yellowtail will definitely get the heart pumping. With much guidance, I like to bring a hands on approach to the customers. This involvement of the customers gives them a sense of accomplishment and learning. I try to never let a customer just sit around and wait for the bite to turn on. It's better to be involved. Overall, every day is a new day on the ocean. What worked yesterday might not work today. Having a broad knowledge of different methods to getting fish on the boat is key.

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Coronado, United States
Background
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 48, this is all I do for a living
Techniques
My favorite style of fishing is trolling and fly lining. Trolling 5-7 artificial lures and ballyhoo behind the boat is incredibly exiting when multiple rods go off! Also, finding free floating kelp paddies in the ocean and fly lining live baits such as sardines, anchovies, or mackerel around them for tuna, dorado, and yellowtail will definitely get the heart pumping. With much guidance, I like to bring a hands on approach to the customers. This involvement of the customers gives them a sense of accomplishment and learning. I try to never let a customer just sit around and wait for the bite to turn on. It's better to be involved. Overall, every day is a new day on the ocean. What worked yesterday might not work today. Having a broad knowledge of different methods to getting fish on the boat is key.

My Charter Listing

Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(212 reviews)
Coronado
 Last booking: 4 days ago
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 212 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (221)
Half day offshore with captain Brian
Half day offshore with captain Brian
October fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Benton S.
La Jolla, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day offshore with captain Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore on November 6, 2022
We had an amazing day on the water with captain Brian. We headed out to the Coronado islands where we came upon a National...
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John G.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with family and Capt Brian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore on October 7, 2022
Spent a half day with Capt Brian and family and was not disappointed. Met with us at the specified spot and headed out without...
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Michael E.
Chandler, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Mike & Estella Sport Fishing 🎣 🎣 with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on October 1, 2022
Captain Brian was amazing!! The boat was perfect and all equipment was great!  Everything was great started out beautiful...
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Nelson M.
Phoenix, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore on September 15, 2022
Things started off interestingly, we lost a huge striped marlin after hooking it briefly and seeing it jump out of the water,...
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Jim C.
Oretech, OR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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All day trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   12 Hour – XL Bluefin Tuna Charter on August 27, 2022
I will start by saying I have never had a captain like Brian fish this hard for me. We caught a Yellow Fin Tuna in the first...
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