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 Listing

Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

120 reviews
San Diego
In demand!
trips from $450

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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4.84
out of 5 stars from 120 reviews
Boat
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Experience
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
94%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Tony B.
Rowlett, TX
 5.00
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7-14-20 Fin Runner Review

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Hendrik S.
Lake Forest, CA
 4.67
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Full day at the Coronado Islands with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Matt R.
Wildomar, CA
 5.00
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Half day Offshore Bluefin!

VERIFIED   NEW  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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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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Aaron L.
San Diego, California
 5.00
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Half day trip turned into full day

VERIFIED   August 23, 2019
Captain Brian was awesome. Super friendly and very into sharing our goal of a catch. We were only supposed to be out there...
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