Captain
Brian Morris

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 47, 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.

Hey, I'm Captain Brian Morris

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 47, 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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Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (159)
Coronado
trips from $450

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Michael O.
San Diego, California
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6 am Half Day Sand Diego Bay Fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - San Diego Bay on June 3, 2021
Perfect day for a bay fishing trip! Brian was an excellent captain and fisherman guide. He helped key up our poles, gave us...
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Alhambra, California
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12 hour trip

VERIFIED   Big Bluefin Tuna Charter on June 21, 2021
Captain Bryan and his boat are GREAT! Captain Bryan is a FANTASTIC Captain! I have been on many trips and out of all of them...
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Ivan R.
San Diego, California
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Offshore fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on October 30, 2021
Captain Brian is great at what he does. Very knowledgeable of his craft and great with words. We solved all the world problems...
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Mark M.
United States
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Real Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore on September 11, 2021
Brian is an extremely hard working and knowledgeable captain. We fished hard under tough conditions. The bite was slow, but...
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Branden N.
Columbus, MN
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Half Day Offshore with Capt. Brian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Offshore on June 1, 2021
First off, id like to thank Capt Brian for this awesome experience! I chose a terrible day to go fishing, the water temp was...
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