Blue Ribbon Trout Slam

Missouri’s Blue Ribbon Trout Areas provide excellent trout habitat that supports naturally reproducing trout. These trout are wary of predators and provide anglers with a challenging and authentic experience.

MDC and Trout Unlimited invite you to go out and test your skills against these trout in the riffles and pools of Missouri’s nine Blue Ribbon trout streams.

The Missouri Blue Ribbon Trout Slam honors anglers who can catch a trout in at least 5 of these 9 streams. Catch a trout in more than 5 Blue Ribbon streams and your level of achievement goes up. Participants who choose to, can have their successes listed on the MDC website.

Here’s how the Trout Slam works:

Missouri’s Blue Ribbon Trout Slam has been divided into three levels of accomplishment.


  • Catch a trout from 5 of the 9 Blue Ribbon Trout Areas.
  • Award – certificate and bronze pin.


  • Catch a trout from 7 of the 9 Blue Ribbon Trout Areas.
  • Award – certificate and silver pin.


  • Catch a trout from all 9 Blue Ribbon Trout Areas.
  • Award – certificate, gold pin, and medallion.

Trout of any size caught after January 1, 2020 will qualify for a Blue Ribbon Trout Slam, but trout under 18 inches must be released.

You must place an entry for each stream you complete, not just the 5th, 7th, and 9th streams.

Safeguard landowner goodwill. Never trespass, and always ask permission before floating or wading through private property. Only enter streams at public accesses or with landowner permission.

Help protect Missouri's trout waters from rock snot.

Enter your catch



  1. Zach Althaus, St. Louis
  2. Mark Bauman, Kansas City
  3. Jeremiah Bertels, Lake Saint Louis
  4. Andrew Black, St. Louis
  5. Jacob Canfield, Republic
  6. Garner Cummins, Webb City
  7. Zachary Debord, Columbia
  8. Rudy Dodorico, Florissant
  9. Austin Ferraiuolo, Independence
  10. Brian Flowers, Columbia
  11. Brad Foster, Belton
  12. Cameron Gonzales, Springfield
  13. Rik Hafer, Kirkwood
  14. Andy Hill, Columbia
  15. Thomas Huber, Shawnee, Kansas
  16. Tom Irish, University City
  17. Mike Kirksey, Highland, Illinois
  18. Marc Lewis, Ozark
  19. Mike Losse, Kirkwood
  20. Shannon McGuire, Kearney
  21. Mark Nettles, Chesterfield
  22. Jim Owens, House Springs
  23. Ben Ortbals Steinkamp, Hillsboro
  24. Steve Parsons, Lakeview, Arkansas
  25. Jaydon Payment, O'Fallon
  26. Frank Petraglia, St. Louis
  27. Boot Pierce, Sullivan
  28. Dustin Portell, St. Louis
  29. Michael Schelp, Gladstone
  30. Vance Schneider, Kansas City
  31. Sarah Schulte, Columbia
  32. Trevor Southards, Moscow Mills
  33. Nathan Steinkamp, Fenton
  34. Taylor Stumpf, Columbia, Illinois
  35. Nicholas Trusso, Columbia
  36. Dylan Vermeire, Lake Saint Louis


  1. Joseph Alvarez, Rolla
  2. Will Black, Wildwood
  3. Noah Brocato, Labadie
  4. Ben Burris, Rolla
  5. Seth Calkins, Warrensburg
  6. Kevin Carril, Overland Park, Kansas
  7. Jason Cummins, Webb City
  8. Jim Davis, O'Fallon
  9. Michael Frieden, Rolla
  10. Kyle Hix, Rolla
  11. John Holler, Saint Robert
  12. Gregg Holmes, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  13. Kevin Irish, University City
  14. Jack Losse, Kirkwood
  15. Darrell Nelson, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  16. Jeremy Patterson, Kansas City (2nd time)
  17. Christopher Selle, Kansas City
  18. Federic Simmens, Jamestown
  19. Rylyn Small, Bertrand
  20. Ethan Smith, Columbia
  21. James Smith, Washington
  22. Garry Teeple, Fulton
  23. Spencer Thomas, Grandview
  24. Mathew Wortmann, O'Fallon


  1. Daniel Bauman, Kansas City
  2. James Bolin, Joplin
  3. Joshua Bowen, Newburg
  4. John Bush, Springfield
  5. Zach Caselman, Battlefield
  6. Phil Charleville, Festus
  7. Nathanael Coffman, St. James
  8. Michael Collins, Jefferson City
  9. David Cooper, Little Rock, Arkansas
  10. Cameron Courtwright, Warrensburg
  11. Kevin Courtwright, Warrensburg
  12. Trenton Courtwright, Warrensburg
  13. Nicholas Davidson, Manchester
  14. Paul Eggeman, Columbia
  15. Travis Gabel, Columbia
  16. James Gamache, Rolla
  17. Jason Goring, Bates City
  18. Chad Gross, Rolla
  19. Hans Herfel, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
  20. Tyrone Herfel, Greeley, Colorado
  21. Kelly Hinson, Saint Clair
  22. Tony Hinson, Saint Clair
  23. Craig Holke, Ladue
  24. Mike Kidd, High Ridge
  25. Frederick Kossman, St. Louis
  26. Michael Kossman, Imperial
  27. Mike Kruse, Columbia
  28. Tom Lagermann, St. Louis
  29. Jamie Lamkin, Poplar Bluff
  30. Mario Lozina, Fenton
  31. Shayne Manetzke, Eureka
  32. Billy McCaslin, Fenton
  33. Vince McColl, House Springs
  34. Harold Meyr, Cape Girardeau
  35. James Meng, Columbia
  36. Austin Nieman, Columbia, Illinois
  37. Charles Pancoast, Cape Girardeau
  38. Jeremy Patterson, Kansas City
  39. Nick Polanowski, Sullivan
  40. Sam Potter, Rolla
  41. Adam Prier, Golden
  42. Jeff Rainwater, St. Peters
  43. Anthony Reichard, St. James
  44. Michael Reitz, St. Louis
  45. Jonathan Rinehart, Arnold
  46. Scott Rodeman, O'Fallon
  47. Drew Ross, Crossett, Arkansas
  48. Jason Rudolph, St. Peters
  49. Derek Schlotzhauer, Harrisonville
  50. James Schumer, Columbia
  51. Devan Scroggins, Cassville
  52. Mike Spangler, Wildwood
  53. Steven Spangler, Pacific
  54. Doug Steinhoff, Columbia
  55. Robert Viehman, Steelville
  56. Dennis Voss, Union
  57. Ron Ward, Branson
  58. Mark Zettler, St. Charles

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To share your photo:

  • Fish should be photographed while still in the water to minimize the amount of time it is exposed to the air. Follow fish handling and release guidelines.
  • Post your image to your Instagram or Twitter account
  • Tag your photo with #MoTroutSlam
  • Be sure your post can be viewed by the public

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Did you catch a trout at a Missouri Blue Ribbon Trout Stream? Enter your catch here.