Ice Auger dilemma


This poor guy…he is out on the ice in temperatures around 10 but with wind gusts up to about 25mph so the chill factor has to be well below zero.
I saw him make one hole to ice fish, set up his trap, then moved to make another. He tried and pulled on that puppy for about 5 minutes and the auger would not start. 🙁
Right after I took this shot, he “threw” down the auger. Kudos to him for even being out there. Hope he catches something ❗

By the way, even though there is about 2 feet of ice out there, our guys fishing off our shoreline have done very well for Brookies.