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Guist Creek Lake 4 years 6 months ago #1


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I was planning on fishing Guist Creek Lake this Saturday but the wind is supposed to be blowing in the mid-20s. I haven't ever fished it before and I was curious if the wind can get pretty bad on that lake? I am trying to decide if I should change destinations or not. I would be fine hitting up a creek but with all this rain I am afraid they're going to be blown out. I might consider Lake Shelby since it is smaller and more protected.
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Guist Creek Lake 4 years 6 months ago #2


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Shelbyville had a monsoon today. I would say they will both be mud holes, especially lake Shelby. As far as the wind, I think you would be ok at Guist Creek.
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Guist Creek Lake 4 years 6 months ago #3


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You'll probably run into similar troubles no matter where you go. Monsoon is right. I drive all around town for work and that rain/wind hit everywhere. I fished the bank a little at McNeely Thursday afternoon and the wind was literally blowing the rod out of my hand. Let us know how you fair.
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Guist Creek Lake 4 years 6 months ago #4


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If fished there on Friday and caught two small (really small) hybrids. Wind was a problem. Water temp 62 and clarity about a foot. Guist always looks the same, with different water stain color (brownish to greenish) but the same level of clarity.

I tried minnows (gave half away to next fisherman) and gold kastmasters. Both fish on Kastmasters. Today would surely be better and less wind.
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Guist Creek Lake 4 years 6 months ago #5


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I made it out and the wind didn't affect me terribly but I stayed mostly in protected areas. I was actually surprised how well I was able to paddle my Big Rig in it. I got into an open area at one point and I was practically a sail for for kayak so I quickly turned around and headed back the direction I came before I got into too windy of a situation. I also was trying out my new Raymarine Dragonfly 4Pro for the first time. Warmest water temp I found was 60 degrees. I was definitely marking fish with it but I wasn't able to catch anything. I wasn't the only one though. I didn't see anyone catching fish.
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Guist Creek Lake 4 years 6 months ago #6


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Slightly off topic....but the best new thing about Guist Creek is that there is now a Starbucks open inside the Kroger in Shelbyville. A little afternoon pick-me-up isn't a bad thing when you get skunked and have to think about traffic back to Louisville. I'm not going to buy the Marina coffee that's for sure!
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