Guist Creek Lake

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Guist Creek Lake
Location Shelby County, Kentucky,
United States
Coordinates 38°12′26″N 85°08′29″W / 38.2072°N 85.1414°W / 38.2072; -85.1414Coordinates: 38°12′26″N 85°08′29″W / 38.2072°N 85.1414°W / 38.2072; -85.1414
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Guist Creek
Primary outflows Guist Creek
Basin countries United States
Average depth 15 ft (5 m)
Max. depth 47 ft (14 m)

Guist Creek Lake is a 317-acre (1.3 km2) reservoir about five miles (8 km) east of Shelbyville, Kentucky. It was created in 1961 by impounding Guist Creek.[1] The lake has 27 miles (43 km) of shoreline and is stocked annually with 7,900 channel catfish per year. Its average depth is 15 feet (5 m), with the main channel averaging around 20 feet (6 m) in most of the lake. Its maximum depth is 47 ft (14 m). Guist Creek Lake is in the Salt River drainage basin.

Record fish[edit]

Two Kentucky state record fish were taken from Guist Creek Lake:[2]

Creel limits[edit]

All other species follow ky state regulations

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Lakes". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0. 
  2. ^ "Kentucky State Record Fish List". Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. 2006-04-17. Retrieved 2007-02-17. 

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