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May 25 Pere Marquette River

Brad Gillespie  | Published on 5/25/2021

Long day on a new river for me.  A few eddy outs as I learn to read the current and deep water... especially good day for peel outs 🤓.  The pollen was heavy on the wind, balanced by irresistible fragrance.  Water temp seemed tolerable for a plunge in.  The rain held off, cloudy starting out and sun beating down at the landing.  As it gets hotter, I’ll be going in.  Car pooling and shuttling was seamless.  Lois time works so good and tips from Marlene, John and Lois helped with my development ...

Thank you.

Brad Gillespie

Photos by John