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River Outfitters Business Is Booming With High Temperatures

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With temperatures getting down-right hot and people wanting to be on the river, local river outfitters are seeing a boom in business.

Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula is benefiting greatly from the ninety-degree temperatures.

"I think people definitely think they will be cooler on the water." Owner of Blackfoot River Outfitters, Terri Raugland, said the high water is starting to dissipate and becoming more clear.

She adds, that makes it more enjoyable to be on the river and stay cool, which is second to having a lot of fish bite. "There's salmon fly, golden stones and green drakes are out so it's just a trout buffet. To a lot of people this is when they want to be here," Raugland said.

Apart from fishing outfitters, local rafting companies are seeing an increase in rentals and rafting tours. "As soon as this weather and heat crank up we get darn busy." Owner of Zoo Town Surfers said. 

Zoo Town Surfers is a rafting, kayaking and paddle boarding operation that wants to share their passion for spending time on the river by creating experiences and opportunities that will bring the best out of people.

Jason Shreder said Zoo Town Surfer's business has picked up fast with everyone wanting to venture out on the river.

"Local people deciding to stay home and find out what they can do on a hot day head to the river. A lot of out of state people realizing that this is one of the best states in the U.S. so they come and visit and what better thing to do on a hot day then hit the river," Shreder said. 

And they all agree, the rivers will be busy for the month of July and August.

 

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