It was a near perfect day Wednesday to head offshore, as the winds were light and conditions a bit more pleasant for fishing. That was the plan.

We had our offshore boat geared up and ready for an early departure and headed out to the dock around 6:30 a.m. When I turned on the boat lift, only a humming sound came from the motor and then the breaker closed. How unlucky can one be to wait and plan for a great opportunity for offshore fishing only to find that the boat lift won’t work!

Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. Report your catch to or call 409-683-5273.

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