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1st place out of 90 boats in the GWP tournament, Vermillion OH

Boy, that sounds good and reads awesome in print. This was the 11th annual GWP tournament sponsored by Gary Pongracz in honor of his father “Mr. Walley”.  Gary works endless hours with a lot of help from family and great friends to make this one of the most successful tournaments and parties in OH.  There are great prizes, awards, awesome food and drink and a lot of comradery among the teams.

I have had a lot of accolades since the win with the team of my sons Ryan Yonkers, Jason Yonkers and me “Old Captain Moses”.  I love fishing with my sons, and yes it was the Yonkers team, but I want it to be clear who the team leader was. I couldn’t be prouder than to say Ryan was that guy. After doing all of the homework (pre-fishing) with his son and my grandson Kaya, his brother -in-laws Cole, Leif and their cousin Kris Carlson (who finished 5th that day), he figured out what our program was going to be. We used his Ranger boat, his equipment, his lures and boy did he grind it out. My heart fell to my stomach when we lost a fairly large walleye that we didn’t even get to see at the back of the boat. He sucked in the disappointment and carried on. The next fish was a monster and we all knew it was 30 plus inches. This would put us back in the game until yours truly knocked it off with the net. By this time we were getting reports of teams putting together decent boxes of tanks and we had one 27″ that wouldn’t qualify that day. Ryan kept his cool, at least that’s what we saw on the outside but he had to be feeling miserable inside. Well, we showed up and giant coolers were already turned in with 1st place being 149.75 for their five fish. When all was said and done, we had the only 150″ cooler which averaged 30″ for our 5 fish. You can’t get cocky when so many great fisherman were within an inch of our catch. It could have as easily been one of the other teams. Thanks and congratulations for a great win Ryan, for leading the way and not giving up. Better to be blessed and lucky than to be good.

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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