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 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

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 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

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San Diego
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4.85
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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
74%
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Leah S.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   April 3, 2021
The charter operator canceled on trip date. This is an automated posting
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Brian O.
Los Angeles, CA
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Full Day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore on September 5, 2020
We did a full day trip on 9/5/2020.The trip was awesome and a great learning experience. I would recommend this over the party...
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Larry S.
Lakeside, CA
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Full day trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   Big Bluefin Tuna Charter on August 20, 2020
WOW! What a great experience. My son is in college now and I don’t see him much so I booked a trip with Captain Brian. ...
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Rowlett, TX
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7-14-20 Fin Runner Review

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore on July 14, 2020
Terrific Experience!  Skipper/Owner, Brian Morris, met us on time at the Fisherman’s Landing ramp and we proceeded out to...
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Julius R.
Los Angeles, CA
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HALF DAY TRIP w/CAPTAIN BRIAN

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore on October 19, 2020
Amazing experience got to enjoy a great day with Captain Brian. Very hilarious, down to earth, and simply genuine. We were...
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