Flater's History Continued

Many of you know Joe as ‘Musky Joe', also a famous fishing and hunting guide.  Joe has guided and trapped for 40 years.  That is a lot of experience on our waters and land.  If you have not had the opportunity to fish or hunt with Joe, take the time you won't be disappointed!  Some of the famous people and locally known celebrities Joe has taken on either guided fishing trips or guided bear hunts are: Dave Carlson of Northland Adventures; Shelli and Courtney of the Outdoor Channel; Jake from our beloved Leinenkugel's Brewing Company; Ferguson ‘Fergie' Jenkins, MLB Hall of Famed Pitcher; Paul Wagner, Pitcher for the Brewer's; Bon Jensen of Fishing Midwest; Mark Walters, an outdoor writer for dozens of weekly publications; and Joe Knight of the Eau Claire Leader Telegram.

 

In 2008, Joe met Dawn Wright, sister to Lee (and Amy) Wright, owners of Pine Drive Bar and Grille on Lake Holcombe.  Theirs was a whirlwind romance and they eloped just a few months later in Negril, Jamaica.  Being the wildly popular man Joe is, a huge reception had to be held just 6 months later.  They put a tent up over the parking lot and served more than 400 guests dinner catered by Foster's.  Since then, Dawn has assumed many of the responsibilities of resort ownership, leaving Joe more time to dedicate to his guiding, both fishing and bear hunting.

 

Joe and Dawn, with the help of many, have made numerous improvements to the bar including a new roof which now extends over the deck overlooking the Chippewa River.  Along with the roof, new Flater's Resort and Musky signs adorn the newly sided bar.  In 2012, a brand new air-cooled tap line was installed as was brand new wood laminate flooring.  


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