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My wife, Linda, always marvels at my perfect memory of the details of every fishing trip but that I can’t remember how to get somewhere we just went 2 weeks ago. Thursday night will be one of those fishing trips I won’t ever be forgetting.

Linda and I had two of our granddaughters, Lola and Olive, all week. My daughter called it “Nana and Momo camp.” They couldn’t wait to get to go fishing on Momo’s boat. Thursday night looked like the best chance at the beginning of the week so we planned to try some perch fishing. It blew all day out of the WSW and I heard reports of 2 to 4’ waves with an occasional 5-footer. It seemed to be dying down a little so we took our picnic dinner of Drug Mart subs and Giant Eagle fried chicken and pasta salad and off we went.

It was still white caps on Lake Erie and the wind didn’t seem to be dying down so we ventured out around the protected wall on St. Anthony’s side in Lorain. As soon as we anchored in the only smooth water (which was only 20 feet) the bite was on. Both girls felt bites and both Linda and I knew what they were. The Gobies were cleaning the hooks as soon as they hit bottom.

What really surprised me was how excited Ollie was when she hooked into a fat 3” Gobie. She was so excited she was jumping and screaming how this was her first fish and she said she was so happy. Soon Lola had one on and was just excited as Ollie. I thought about all the perch trips I have had when those pesky gobies frustrated everyone on the boat. I may never look at a gobie the same way again.

After a few more gobies everyone was ready for a boat ride. After the boat ride we headed back to the dock to put out a few rods while we feasted on our dinner. Somehow a bottle of white wine found its way into the cooler, so Linda and I shared it while we just soaked in the beautiful time with our granddaughters.

After dinner we noticed the line was swimming away on one of the rods we put out at the dock. Lola reeled it in and a nice feisty little sheepshead took off with it and put up quite a fight while Lola reeled it in. Naturally Olive wanted one too so while she wasn’t looking I cast the sheepshead across the water and she got to reel it in, too.



We then pulled out all the bread and crackers we had and the seagulls and ducks kept them busy for half an hour.



We finished the night off with a Frosty at Wendy’s and the last thing they did before they went to bed was thank us for taking them fishing. No walleye or perch report, but maybe just the best fishing trip so far this year.

Better to be lucky and blessed than good and tonight I feel both very much.

Captain Moses

What People Are Saying

  • 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.

    - David Baringer
  • 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!

    - James Liu
  • 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.

    - Laurie H.
  • 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.

    - Bill P.
  • 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.

    - Mike DeMoss
  • 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.

    - Russell H.
  • 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.

    - Richard B.
  • 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.

    - Nate Taylor
  • 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!

    - Bob Lea

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