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

58 Reviews  
San Diego
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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

4.83 out of 5 stars from 58 reviews

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Costa Mesa, California
Went fishing on Friday, June 15, 2018

Great time, don’t worry man we all forgot about your college days

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Chandler, az
Went fishing on Saturday, June 9, 2018

We had such a great time. I suggest getting out into the ocean over just the bay. Brian is a great guy and knows how to find fish. We had a great experience,thank you Brian.

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Costa Mesa, California
Went fishing on Saturday, June 2, 2018

What great fun, spent the day with Brian, found some tuna, crafty buggers wouldn’t bite. No worries, went to another spot and filled the cooler with snapper. Brian was awesome, took care of everything, next time we come down I’m giving him a call.

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San Diego, California
Went fishing on Friday, June 1, 2018

Brian made sure we had great experience.
Water was 59 degrees and he still was able to put us on fish. We want to plan the full day next time we are back.
Highly recommend it.

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Murrieta, ca
Went fishing on Friday, May 18, 2018

Brian is easy to get along with and did all he could to make sure we had a good trip.

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 27, 2018

Thanks Paul! I had a great time!

San Diego, California
Went fishing on Saturday, May 12, 2018

Great trip! Caught lots of fish, saw a whale and porpoises! Captain Brian was awesome! He gave us a wonderful experience! Would do it again! Thanks!

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Claremont, California
Went fishing on Monday, May 7, 2018

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 11, 2018

Thanks for coming back guys! You guys are super fun to have on the boat. Sorry the bluefin didn’t want to eat. At least we found them though. Thanks again!


Mountlake Terrace, wa
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Captain Brian was great and helped us find and catch fish as well as providing all the equipment we needed. We loved it!

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Huntington Park, California
Went fishing on Sunday, April 15, 2018

My three boys and I had a half day trip with Captain Brian. What a fantastic experience. Captain Brian is very kid friendly and provided a professional and laid back experience for us. We had a blast and the kids caught their first fish in the Pacific.

I highly recommend the Fin Runner with Captain Brian!!

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Wells, nv
Went fishing on Friday, April 13, 2018

We went out with Captain Brian he was very generous. He cared more about our interest and well-being , we couldn’t have picked a better person to go out with.
Thank you Captain Brian for making our 10th anniversary the greatest. We’ll be seeing you again

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 15, 2018

Glad you guys had fun! You and Laurie were troopers in the larger than normal swells. We had a small window to get on’em before the weather turned south. It was also awesome that Laurie’s fish made made the Southern California Fish Report. Great job Laurie. Take care and I hope you two find your way back out here for tuna season. Thanks again!!!


Corona, California
Went fishing on Friday, April 6, 2018

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Cleveland, oh
Went fishing on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Great trip with my 3 boys.  Capt Brian helped with everything and we caught a bunch of fish.  We will be back.

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Fairfield, ct
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Experienced easy going skipper
Worked tireslessly , burned gas to get to fish
San Diego -Nice fishing venue

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Thanks Rob! Sorry if your arms were on fire the next day.


Riverside, ca
Went fishing on Friday, March 30, 2018

Capt Brian is super-friendly and extremely responsive with communications. Great conversations on the coat with my family and my 9yo and 7yo boys. Extremely patient for teaching fishing. Highly recommend. Thanks again!

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Yonkers, New York
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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Coronado, California
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Booked a charter for myself to have fun on the ocean, and the captain didn’t disappoint.  Only a short ride before we started fishing, and first line we dropped got a hit.  After that, it was mostly steady fishing, with quite a few good catches that will be feeding me for days.  Overall, great conversation, very helpful, and an experience I would definitely pay for again.

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thanks for coming out Stephen! Beautiful morning, good rock cod fishing , and good conversations. Hope you found a good recipe for the fillets. Take care,
Capt Brian


Montreal, Quebec
Went fishing on Sunday, March 4, 2018

Great day. Caught all different species of fish in different settings. captain Brian is extremely knowledgeable and friendly and made our day a lot of fun. Highly recommend Fin Runner to serious and fun fishermen alike.

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 5, 2018

Thanks guys! Great time and great laughs. If you can send me a picture of Bill’s halibut I’ll put it up on the site. Have a great time in the


Vancouver, Washington
Went fishing on Friday, December 29, 2017

Bought this trip for my husband and his buddy for Christmas. They loved it they cought a lot of fish and said they had a great time. They said the Captain Brian was great and knew what he was doing.

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, December 10, 2017

Brian did a very good job for us, fun time, got fish, all good!

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, December 15, 2017

Thanks for fishing with me Darrell. Sorry about the slow bite but we gave it 110% anyway. Come back in August and we’ll put a hurting on them! MERRY CHRISTMAS and thanks for the great tip!


United States
Went fishing on Friday, December 8, 2017

Fantastic!!!

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 10, 2017

Thanks guys! I’m glad your first fish in the ocean were yellowtail. Awesome to think those fish will be going to Oregon. Thanks again!!


Bishop, California
Went fishing on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Had a great trip It was an awesome experience can’t wait to go on some more trips out with Captain Morris thanks for the adventure bossman

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, November 20, 2017

Had a great time with you and the boys Seth!! Great fellowship. Hopefully you guys can come back during the summer next year. Fishing is way more productive here those months in Southern California. Happy Thanksgiving!

Columbia, South Carolina
Went fishing on Saturday, 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 we both loved.  We finished off our vacation with this fishing trip and it was the perfect ending to what turned out to be one of the best family vacations we ever took. Captain Brian had everything we needed, was great to talk to and we started catching fish almost as soon as we cleared the channel.  Several times during the trip we had more fish on the lines than we could real in at one time.  In the end, we took 4 Yellow Tail, caught 10 Bonita and was real close to taking a Maco shark on 25lb test.  My son said it best….......... “Best fishing trip ever”  Thanks Captain!!

Fished October 2017

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, November 20, 2017

Yeah Bill that was a blast! Always great to have vets on the FIN RUNNER. If we had landed that bigger grade mako on 20# test line and a 1/0 live bait hook it would have been a shear miracle. Awesome to see it jump though!! Happy Thanksgiving buddy!


Riverside, California
Went fishing on Friday, October 20, 2017

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San Diego, California
Went fishing on Saturday, October 14, 2017

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Ontario, California
Went fishing on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Great trip! Brian was experienced and went above and beyond our expectations to make our trip as memorable as possible! Would recommend to anyone in San Diago!!

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Had a great time guys! Hopefully you can get the little guys out here some day to fish! Take care.


Los Angeles, California
Went fishing on Monday, September 18, 2017

Awesome trip! A slow day of fishing but Capt. Morris persevered and we got a great Yellowtail in the final moments of the day. Also caught Lingcod, Calico Bass, Bonito, and Barracuda! Would definitely recommend.

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thanks Kamran! It was a pleasure meeting you and your parents. If you commercial fished in Alaska, you have a solid work ethic. Good luck at UCSD and we’ll fish again.

Corona, California
Went fishing on Saturday, September 2, 2017

Captain Morris us a very exoerienced captain and enjoys sharing his kmowledge. We caught some unusual fish and learned a lot about the area and had a great day on the water. He’s mosr congenial and genuinely enjoys his work!  Boat is a perfect fisbing boat.

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 4, 2017

Thanks Richard for fishing with me and bring your family. It was nice sharing old NAVY stories! Take care and have a safe drive back to MD.


Compton, California
Went fishing on Friday, September 1, 2017

Captain Brian was very nice. There were just two of us on the trip and he was very informative, helpful, and prepared. It was a great trip and we learned a lot. I would definitely recommend fishing with Captain Brian. He loves what he does and it really makes it a great time!

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Phoenix, Arizona
Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Everything was great just wish we would have caught more fish

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sorry Dan. I wish we would have caught more fish as well!!! Doesn’t matter how hard you try, they just won’t cooperate. But thanks for coming anyway. It was great to see your son Daniel catch his first dorado. That was priceless!

Carlsbad, California
Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

We had a great time spending the day fishing with Captain Brian Morse!

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Camarillo, California
Went fishing on Saturday, July 29, 2017

The trip started with a bit delay but no big deal. But the biggest disappointment of this trip is the fact we came out of the Pacific Ocean without a single fish. I am not an avid fisher nor a seawater specialist but I kept wondering if the surface fishing techniques is the best option for our trip. After realizing that deep sea fishing is not going to net us anything, Brian suggested we do the in shore fishing but to my surprise or bad luck, we ( 4 of us total) still didn’t catch a single fish. Again, the captain was a great guy and and a true professional but the outcome of this trip is not even close to what expected. It was a big disappointment for us

Iswaran Muthukaruppan does not recommend Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

Fished July 2017

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Thank you so much for coming out with me! It was a pleasure to have you on my boat. So sorry it was a slow day for offshore fishing. That is one of the conditions of fishing…unfortunately we don’t have control of the bite. Some days the fish are hungry, and some days they are shy. As always, I made an extra effort to get your party on the fish, and gave you both extra time and searched a wider area than originally planned. It was simply one of those days when the fish won’t bite. I am glad that you appreciated that I brought you inshore. Sometimes even though the deep sea fishing is lagging, it’s still gratifying to catch rock fish, calico bass, and halibut. Unforunately, your brother was sea sick and you requested to end the day after just starting to catch inshore fish. Again, I apologize that your expectations weren’t met, and I hope that this helps to shed some light on the unpredictability of offshore fishing. Even though I don’t have control of Mother Nature, it is my goal to ensure that you all have a safe and rewarding day. Best regards, Captain Brian.

Newport Beach, California
Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

We had a great trip with Captain Brian Morris and were able to catch some quality yellowtail. Captain Brian was extremely professional and went the extra mile to make sure we caught fish. I can appreciate a captain that is willing to burn some extra gas to make sure his customer has the best fishing experience on the water.

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 31, 2017

Thanks Matt. That’s awesome that Sylvia was able to catch yellowtail as one of her first saltwater fish. I had a great time with you guys!

La Jolla, California
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This was a family fishing outing.
Everyone caught at least 2 fish.
The captain and boat were perfect for the experience we wanted.

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Dallas, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Ontario, California
Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Brian was amazing he navigated us to catching a handful of baracuda and a 30 pound yellowtail! Will definitely be fishing with him again!

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Los Angeles, California
Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

The experience was excellent. Capt Mike gave excellent teaching, explaining, & help to our 13 year old grandson. On a day of few bites Capt Mike came into the bay, helping us fish longer than hired for. He is gracious and a pleasure to be with.

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Paso Robles, California
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Captain Brian was awesome! He was friendly,  courteous,  professional,  and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to give us a great day and put us on fish.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Booked a 4 hour trip with Captain Brian. We weren’t having any luck in fact everyone that day was struggling. Brian went out of his way contacting other Captains and friends. The Bait dock was out of herring and he even radioed another captain and got us some different bait to try. We spent 6 hours rather then the 4 we booked and he made sure we didn’t go back till my 2 kids and girlfriend caught something! Great guy look forward to the next trip.

Jason, Michelle, Josh & Luke.

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

THANKS guys! That was definitely one of those ” A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work” days. But we managed to pull it off in the end. Look forward to seeing you again.

San Diego, California
Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Brian was very accommodating and helpful prior to the trip and during the trip. He made sure everything was set in the planning before the fishing day.  And on fishing day he had everything prepared for us and we caught fish.

I haven’t been fishing in a long time so needed some help getting started.  He taught me what to do and got me catching fish in 20mins.  It was a good time.  We had 3 fisherman total on the boat and we all caught fish, didn’t get seasick, and all had a good time.

Brian has been fishing for a long time and has fished all over the world.  He has some good stories to tell.  And he has been taking people out to fish in San Diego for years and has good spots to take his visitors on. 

If you are looking for a good guide, check out Brian.  He will do everything he can to make sure you have a good time.

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thanks James! Come back and we’ll get you guys on some tuna and Eldorado.
Take care buddy!

San Diego, California
Went fishing on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Great trip. Captin Brian is amazing. He was great to talk with shared a lot of his knowledge.

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 24, 2017

It was a pleasure fishing with you guys! In the first ten minutes of the trip you guys caught four halibut as if you have been fishing for them your whole lives.


United States
Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

After a series of really unfortunate events - it all turned out perfect and Brian and his son looked after us and we had a great time. Thanks again - Sam and Melissa

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sam and Melissa,
It was great meeting you guys! Thanks for sticking it out before the trip. Having a trailer tire blowout on the interstate is not fun. You guys even waited for me to get it fixed at the tire store not to mention the reschedule. There was no way I would let you guys go back to New Zealand without catching fish in San Diego. Congrats on the marriage proposal!

United States
Went fishing on Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks for the awesome trip!!

Ontario, California
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

So first off it was a slow fishing day. We signed up for a half day trip (5 hrs) which is inshore fishing for sea bass, yellowtail etc. We only caught a couple of striped bass in the bay on the way back bc the fish just were not biting that day. All that being said I felt like Capt Brian gave us the best shot to catch fish. He’s very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. He even gave extra time, as much as we wanted because of it being a slow day. All in all it was a great experience. Even though we didn’t catch big fish I would put money on getting them on a second day with Capt Brian.

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Corona, California
Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

If you’re considering going out to fish with Brian, definitely do it! This was my first deep sea fishing charter and I had no clue what I was doing. It was more than great and I learned so much! Already planning to go back! There was excellent communication and Brian is a freaking bad ass! Definitely a must do! :)

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 19, 2017

Thanks Shelby. You and your dad are quality people! I hope to see you in the future so you can shoot your first tuna. And I can go to Utah and get my first elk. haha.
Take care and be well!

Shiprock, New Mexico
Went fishing on Saturday, June 3, 2017

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks for fishing with me guys!!

Temecula, California
Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Corona, California
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Brian with Finrunner was awesome!  Easy to book, very communicative, trip was fun and Brian was great with our kids who had never fished before.  Exactly what we were hoping for! Highly recommend Finrunner!

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Carrollton, Texas
Went fishing on Saturday, March 25, 2017

We had a great time!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Went fishing on Friday, March 10, 2017

After looking at the reviews of the different guides and boats on FishingBooker for what ever reason I kept coming back to Brian and the Fin Runner and I’m sure glad I did.  As soon as I booked our reservation Brain called to let me know he had received it and would be contacting me later with all the details, which he did. We had booked for in the morning but Brain asked if we could change to the afternoon, which was great for my wife since she isn’t a morning person.  He was at the marina on time with a huge smile on his face and made as feel like family the minute he introduced himself.  Once underway is was very professional but yet still a hoot.  He explained where and what we going to fish for and told us what to expect.  He also told us (which we know because we do a lot of trout fishing on our own boat back home) that fish are finicky and just because they are at one spot in the morning they may not be at that same spot in the afternoon.  Brain worked his fanny off to get us to the right spots and he did.  We didn’t catch a lot of fish but we caught fish and had a great time doing it.  This guy is a true professional and such a fun person to fish with, he is worth every penny and then some.  I will defiantly fish with him again, as we had a great time and we consider him a friend.

Brent & Susie Chistensen
Sandy Utah.

Fished March 2017

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thanks so much for fishing with me guys! I had a great time. Also, taking your wife Susie fishing for her birthday was the best thing a man can do for his wife. It was great to see her laughing while out fishing us with different species of bass and a halibut

San Diego, California
Went fishing on Friday, February 10, 2017

We had a great time. Brian tried his best to get us on halibut, unfortunately we were unable to find any. We had fun catching all the other species in the bay though.

I do have to point out it was very foggy and probably not the best day to be out. So I believe, it really could not have gone any better.

Thank you to Finn Runner and Capt. Brian Morris for the good time.

Fished February 2017

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, February 11, 2017

Thanks so much for fishing with me this morning! You’re quality people and I enjoyed your company not to overlook good conversation. We definitely had three different weather patterns working against us but you fished hard and had a good catch of calico, spotted, and barred bay bass.
Don’t worry, there’s two big halibuts here with your names on them!

Buena Park, California
Went fishing on Saturday, January 7, 2017

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Phoenix, Arizona
Went fishing on Monday, September 5, 2016

Awesome time fishing in the bay with light spinning tackle. Captain Brian is very knowledgeable and helpful. I will book with Fin Runner next time I’m in town.

Fished September 2016

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
Went fishing on Saturday, August 27, 2016

We had a great time on our trip today!  Captain Brian was very flexible with our meeting time in the am and was ready to go when we arrived!  We are originally from Seattle, so we do not know the San Diego waters well and Brian gave us a tour of the San Diego bay and even took us out to Point Loma.  We fished for primarily bass and halibut and were fortunate enough to catch several of each!  My 12 year old son caught a barracuda which was pretty exciting and our rods were also busy catching lots of bait fish.  It was a fun filled morning and we would highly recommend Fin Runner Sportfishing for your next trip.  We will definitely be calling Brian again!  No fisherman can ever guarantee you will catch lots of fish, (even they can have bad days) so we didn’t really have any expectations and were pleased with the amount of fish we caught.  Brian is friendly and helped our kids with their rods when they needed help.  Overall it was a GREAT TRIP.  Thanks so much Brian!  It was so nice meeting you and we’ll be calling you again.

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Monrovia, California
Went fishing on Sunday, June 12, 2016

We booked a half day trip. We used plastic bait to catch live bait which took 1 1/2 to 2 hours just to catch bait. The initial report said they supply bait so we lost fishing time fishing for bait. The captain caughtthe bait fish, and only four or five little fish. The captain moved the boat from area to area because we weren’t catching fish anywhere. After the half day trip neither myself nor my two sons caught a fish. Overall it was a nice trip around the cove but we didn’t want a boat ride, we wanted to fish. It was a waste of time and money.

Ruben Arevalos does not recommend Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

Fished June 2016

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mr Arevalos,
I’m sorry you did not have a great time fishing with me.It seemed you were having fun even if the bite was slow. We actually weren’t using plastics to catch live bait. We were using sabiki rigs which is a very popular and effective way to catch live bait here in Southern California. And for the official live bait hunting time, I never spend more than 45 minutes looking for live bait which we caught plenty of. Your two hour stated time is way off.  If you remember I brought squid along and actually took you to the Imperial Beach kelp which is not apart of my inshore half day trip. I was trying very hard to find you fish and burned a lot more fuel doing so! In addition, I gave you guys an extra hour because the bite was off. But, that’s fishing. I’m never satisfied with myself for any rating under 5.0! I take great pride in the customers comfort and satisfaction! Fishing is all I do for a living. So anyway, I’m sorry you were not happy after all. Better luck to you in the future.
Sincerely,
Capt Brian

Santa Ana, California
Went fishing on Friday, May 27, 2016

I gave this trip as a gift to my 4 adult kids and my son in law. They had a blast they said that Capt. Brian was very nice and helpful! They caught 3 fish and brought back 1 to enjoy since we are on vacation. We would definitely book again with Fin Runner Sportfishing Charter our next vacation to San Diego!!!

Fished May 2016

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Riverside, California
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

It was really nice to have a fast boat to get out to where the tuna were quickly. Capt. Brian threw out a few lines and almost immediately all lines were hooked up! We had a hard time deciding which lines to reel in first! The first set of tune we reeled in were really big and angry… The second, third, and fourth sets of tune were even better! Capt. Brian really impressed me with his knowledge and alertness to the changing conditions. Every time he made adjustments to the gear, bait, or tackle, we had more tuna in the holding tank! I was really feeling obligated to help keep all that blood cleaned off the deck, but it was a loosing battle. The only bummer about my Fin Runner trip was that we limited-out in a bout 2 hours of fishing, maybe less. Fin Runner is a newer boat and seems to be a tuna magnet; book it soon and book it often.
5 stars for efficiency!

Fished July 2015

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thanks Sean! Hope to see you again this year. It’s already looking good!

Santee, California
Went fishing on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Always a great time on the Fin Runner! Captain Brian is a wealth of knowledge. Awesome experience all around. I will be booking more trips in the future as well as recommending Fin Runner to all my friends. Thank you Captain Brian! See you soon!

Fished June 2015

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El Cajon, California
Went fishing on Saturday, May 14, 2016

Fished May 2016

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Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 15, 2016

Thanks for fishing with me guys!