Ever drilled through hard ice?
We all have drilled through ice through the season, and it varies in hardness with time; but have you ever hit ice so hard, if you didn't have new blades, you wouldn't get through? I don't mean you hit sand at you drilled and it dulled your blades like at Hattie. I'm talking about HARD clear ice that's hard to get the point started! In the 30 years I have iced fished, I have never seen ice that I found at Red Feather. It only happen once, and no I didn't get bad blades, that ice was just HARD! Even other ice fishers were having trouble!!!! I don't know to this day what makes the ice so hard.
Any help? Have you ever seen this?