Saturday the Bruas from Chicago made it to town on Friday evening for two days of Lake Erie fishing. We started out trolling for walleye just after 6am running a variety of presentations and only had 5 in the cooler at 10:00. Ryan, my son and first mate, and I made some adjustments and soon the walleye were coming in along with 11 channel Catfish and some world class sheepshead. We managed to pull their 5 limits plus a few bonus fish pulling lines in. We went from 27 walleye to 33 total before the last rod came in. Lost quite a few at the back of the boat but that happens on all charters.
Grandpa Roger sat back under the hard top and watched as his sons and grandsons and my grandson Kaya had non-stop action catching fish after fish. Just as we were taking down rods one of the board rods on the starboard side bent over like it snagged on the bottom or a big sheepshead was on the line. Roger jumped up out of his chair which looked like a cattle stampede knocking kids and sons out of the way yelling “I got this one”. Well I may have embellished the knocking kids out of the way part, but it was one of the funniest things I have seen on my boat. He must have had a feeling about that fish because it turned out to be the biggest fish of the day, a Fish Ohio 29” hawg.
The day was filled with jabbing back and forth between family and old friends from Chicago, where Ryan and his family lived for a couple of years. The crew was awesome and a special hats off to Matt who planned the trip; what an awesome dad and fantastic 2nd mate. Rob, well Rob is Rob…LOL! Baris with his long blonde hair was focused the whole day on catching fish. He just reeled in a nice walleye and before we could get it out of the net he yelled “there’s one as another board rod bent over.” Ty his older brother was also “all in” and they had a ball catching their limit of walleye along with the rest of the group.
Sunday was a nice relaxing change for everyone. Got to the boat at 8:30 to try for some yellow perch. Started out with Baris having the hot hand. He had 4 perch before anyone on the boat had caught a fish. The east wind that had all the perch fishermen and fisherwomen frustrated as the perch bite the day before was fantastic. We moved 3 times and then a fellow captain, Flash, called us in as he and his young son were having a decent bite going. We set anchor and soon everyone on the boat was catching beautiful yellow perch. The bite was still going strong and really picking up as the wind strengthened and started to come from the NE just when we pulled anchor. But the Bruas wanted to get back to Chicago at a decent hour. They took home 4 gallon bags of Walleye fillets and a gallon bag of perch fillets.
Thanks Ryan and Nikki for sharing your house with them and for the wonderful walleye fry on Friday night when they arrived. What great neighbors I have. 🙂
Love you up to God and back,
- David Baringer
Captain Moses and Noah’s Ark is the best walleye and perch charter boat on Erie. Very professional and knows the lake better than the back of his hand. Reasonable prices and great teacher of novice anglers and seasoned fishing vets alike.
- James Liu
My 86 y.o dad and my son have had wonderful and memorable fishing trips with Captain Yonkers and his first mate (son) each year. We look forward to it and it has become an annual tradition as part of our Fourth of July Liu Family Reunion. Moreover we catch the big walleyes!
- Laurie H.
Both times my husband, friends and I went fishing with Captain Moses, we limited out! I would characterize both outings as highlights of our summer. Captain Moses knows all the hot spots, and is so friendly and accommodating. He genuinely wants everyone to have a fabulous time and that really comes across. A Noah’s Ark charter is a fabulous way to spend a beautiful summer day on Lake Erie.
- Bill P.
If you want a “fishing trip” there are a lot of Charter outfits to choose from. If you want a “fishing experience” go with Captain Moses at Noah’s Ark Charters. You will not only catch fish on a first rate boat with the best captain on the lake but you will walk away with a new friend.
- Mike DeMoss
Capt. Moses is the best on Lake Erie! We have booked a number of trips and caught a ton of fish every time. Even when conditions were not ideal Capt. Moses works really hard to make sure you catch fish and have a great time! I would recommend Noah’s Ark Charters to anyone looking to catch fish.
- Russell H.
You are the greatest captain of the high seas. You make my mom’s annual fishing trip the most enjoyable experience due to the death of my dad and having to give up the family fishing boat.
- Richard B.
The nicest Captain on Lake Erie. No one better at finding the perch. Years of success fishing the waters of Lorain, Ohio for perch and walleye. Beautiful boat, always feel comfortable and safe when aboard. Captain Moses makes everyone feel like a part of his family. Wonderful location in a beautiful harbor with quick access to Lake Erie.
- Nate Taylor
Fishing on Noah’s Ark is so much more than fishing, it’s an experience. Captain Moses is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced captain’s on Lake Erie. His number one priority is everyone’s safety and that everyone has the best possible time they can have. He cares deeply about everyone who goes on his boat. If you catch 1 fish or 50 fish, one thing is for sure – you are going to have a blast. If you want an experience that is top notch from start to finish – Noah’s Ark is your boat and Captain Moses is your guy.
- Bob Lea
I’ve had the pleasure of being on a number of fishing charters using Noah’s Ark Charters. If you are looking for a Great fishing experience I’d strongly recommend Captain Moses and his Charter Services. He has a passion for fishing and is extremely knowledgeable. Nobody can guarantee limiting out or a good fishing day but Captain Moses increases your chances greatly. When others strike out he seems to have a productive day. For me, Noah’s Ark Charters is the best choice out there!