Captain
Brian Morris

Member since January 2016

San Diego, 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 43, 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

San Diego, 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 43, 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 Listings

Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

San Diego
In demand!
trips from US$ 413

Fishing Reports

Great Quality Reds On My Secret Spot Hal

March 31, 2018

Yesterday's party saw great quality reds in just three hours on their first ever ocean trip! Thanks guys! Read Full Report →


Baby mako for the kids!

August 20, 2017

Seems like every kid that gets on the boat always asks the same question, "Do you think we'll get to see a shark today"? These kids got lucky and the stars lined up! Of course she was released. Read Full Report →


Tearing up the yellowfin!!

August 19, 2017

Found a pod of dolphins teaming with yellowfin and blue fin tuna. Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Is Heating Up....Killer

August 01, 2017

I had a repeat client yesterday for his 3rd time fishing with me. He just got back from a solo fishing trip to Panama catching his personal best marlin. (800# black marlin) I took a chance and got away… Read Full Report →


Good quality bass on the FINRUNNER

March 23, 2016

Fun trip down to the border of Mexico this morning with a crew from Missouri. We set out looking for rockfish, bass, and yellowtail at 0600 in 4-5 foot swells, winds at 15-17 knots just south of Point Loma.… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.88
out of 5 stars from 78 reviews
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Norfolk Halibut Hunters
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Jeff Deal
Oceanside, CA
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Norfolk Halibut Hunters

VERIFIED   NEW  September 4, 2018

Captain Brian took us out and put us on the fish. We had a fish in the boat before all the lines were in the water. We caught...

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Matthew Merican
Chandler, AZ
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Half day trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   August 2, 2018

The half day trip I took with Captain Brian was fun and exciting. I haven’t fished in probably a little over a decade...

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Rita Sair
Los Angeles, CA
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Accolades to Captain Brian!

VERIFIED   July 2, 2018

Captain Brian is a capable seaman and skipper with top of the line fishing gear and a fast moving boat to get you on top of...

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William Price
Columbia, South Carolina
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Half day inshore fishing trip with Captain Brian Morris

VERIFIED   October 28, 2017

Was in San Diego for a 10 day vacation with family to see my son who is in the USMC. He grew up fishing and it was always something...

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Alex Jones
Victorville, California
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Half day trip rock fish haul

VERIFIED   July 26, 2018

Had a great time with friends and Captain Brian. He is a real nice guy and will give you helpful pointers while fishing. We...

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