Guist Creek Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGuist Creek Lake
|Location||Shelby County, Kentucky,
|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. 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.
Two Kentucky state record fish were taken from Guist Creek Lake:
- Bullhead catfish, 5 lb 3oz, caught by Harry Case on October 18, 1992
- White catfish, 1 lb 9oz, caught by Charles Crain on May 3, 2004
- Channel catfish - must be over 12 inches (.3 m)
All other species follow ky state regulations
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