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

128 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 →

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4.84
out of 5 stars from 128 reviews
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Full Day trip
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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
72%
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Brian O.
Los Angeles, CA
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Full Day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  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   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   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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Timothy H.
San Diego, CA
 5.00
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Brian is a great captain with a nice boat

VERIFIED   NEW  September 20, 2020
Brian’s superclean little center console is a perfect ride for 4 fishers to have a great day on the water. He is a highly...
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Joe K.
Los Angeles, CA
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Great Day With Captain Brian!

VERIFIED   August 18, 2020
My family and I enjoyed a great day of fishing with Captain Brian. We did the full day off shore trip as we really wanted to...
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