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.

Bronze

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

Silver

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

Gold

  • 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.

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.

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Achievers

Bronze:

  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. Kevin Carril, Overland Park, KS
  7. Garner Cummins, Webb City
  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. John Holler, Saint Robert
  15. Tom Irish, University City
  16. Mike Losse, Kirkwood
  17. Shannon McGuire, Kearney
  18. Jim Owens, House Springs
  19. Ben Ortbals Steinkamp, Hillsboro
  20. Jaydon Payment, O'Fallon
  21. Frank Petraglia, St. Louis
  22. Boot Pierce, Sullivan
  23. Dustin Portell, St. Louis
  24. Michael Schelp, Gladstone
  25. Vance Schneider, Kansas City
  26. Sarah Schulte, Columbia
  27. Ethan Smith, Columbia
  28. Trevor Southards, Moscow Mills
  29. Nathan Steinkamp, Fenton
  30. Taylor Stumpf, Columbia, IL
  31. Spencer Thomas, Grandview
  32. Nicholas Trusso, Columbia

Silver:

  1. Joseph Alvarez, Rolla
  2. Will Black, Wildwood
  3. Ben Burris, Rolla
  4. Seth Calkins, Warrensburg
  5. Jason Cummins, Webb City
  6. Jim Davis, O'Fallon
  7. Michael Frieden, Rolla
  8. Kyle Hix, Rolla
  9. Gregg Holmes, Oklahoma City, OK
  10. Kevin Irish, University City
  11. Jack Losse, Kirkwood
  12. Vince McColl, House Springs
  13. Darrell Nelson, Tulsa, OK
  14. Christopher Selle, Kansas City
  15. Federic Simmens, Jamestown
  16. Garry Teeple, Fulton
  17. Mathew Wortmann, O'Fallon

Gold:

  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. Chad Gross, Rolla
  18. Hans Herfel, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
  19. Tyrone Herfel, Greeley, Colorado
  20. Kelly Hinson, Saint Clair
  21. Tony Hinson, Saint Clair
  22. Craig Holke, Ladue
  23. Mike Kidd, High Ridge
  24. Frederick Kossman, St. Louis
  25. Michael Kossman, Imperial
  26. Mike Kruse, Columbia
  27. Tom Lagermann, St. Louis
  28. Jamie Lamkin, Poplar Bluff
  29. Mario Lozina, Fenton
  30. Shayne Manetzke, Eureka
  31. Billy McCaslin, Fenton
  32. Harold Meyr, Cape Girardeau
  33. James Meng, Columbia
  34. Austin Nieman, Columbia, IL
  35. Charles Pancoast, Cape Girardeau
  36. Jeremy Patterson, Kansas City
  37. Nick Polanowski, Sullivan
  38. Sam Potter, Rolla
  39. Adam Prier, Golden
  40. Jeff Rainwater, St. Peters
  41. Anthony Reichard, St. James
  42. Michael Reitz, St. Louis
  43. Jonathan Rinehart, Arnold
  44. Drew Ross, Crossett, AR
  45. Jason Rudolph, St. Peters
  46. Derek Schlotzhauer, Harrisonville
  47. James Schumer, Columbia
  48. Devan Scroggins, Cassville
  49. Mike Spangler, Wildwood
  50. Steven Spangler, Pacific
  51. Doug Steinhoff, Columbia
  52. Robert Viehman, Steelville
  53. Dennis Voss, Union
  54. Ron Ward, Branson
  55. Mark Zettler, St. Charles

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  • 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
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