About the Guide


Hello! My name is Charlie “Turk” Gierke.

Croixsippi Fishing Guide Service has served anglers of all skill ranges and ages for 18 years.  I make a living at professionally guiding and am happy to do my best to make your trip all that it can be.   I  am very committed to making each and every trip a success.   A guide should be friendly in directing their clients during the fishing process and this is my approach.

Turk Gierke and 14 lb. walleyeTurk Gierke and 14 lb. walleye

Both professionally insured and licensed by the  US Coast Guard. Guiding year round for multi species.

You can find my  “how to”  fishing articles in Outdoor news, Outdoors weekly, Midwest Outdoors, Fish and Game Finder, Minnesota Sportsman, North American Fishing Club publications, and the Stillwater Gazette.

My tournament partners: Scott Hale, Jason Hankes, Billy Mitchell, Kelly Bement and I have finished in first place eight times in St. Croix River walleye tournaments! Including five wins at the St. Croix’s largest fishing tournament, the Beanie’s River Rat.

I am also sponsored by Rapala, Warners Dock, Everts Resort, and Limit Creek Rods.

Most importantly I want you to know that I am well prepared with equipment and experienced with the knowledge needed to face the challenges that river fishing has of river currents, high water, and the constant changes that happen to the fish.

Keep Catchin’