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.

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. Ben Burris, Rolla
  4. Jacob Canfield, Republic
  5. Nathanael Coffman, St. James
  6. Garner Cummins, Webb City
  7. Nicholas Davidson, Manchester
  8. Austin Ferraiuolo, Independence
  9. Cameron Gonzales, Springfield
  10. Rik Hafer, Kirkwood
  11. John Holler, Saint Robert
  12. Kevin Irish, University City
  13. Jack Losse, Kirkwood
  14. Mike Losse, Kirkwood
  15. Shayne Manetzke, Eureka
  16. Shannon McGuire, Kearney
  17. Jim Owens, House Springs
  18. Charles Pancoast, Cape Girardeau
  19. Jaydon Payment, O'Fallon
  20. Boot Pierce, Sullivan
  21. Michael Schelp, Gladstone
  22. Vance Schneider, Kansas City
  23. Sarah Schulte, Columbia
  24. Federic Simmens, Jamestown
  25. Ethan Smith, Columbia
  26. Trevor Southards, Moscow Mills
  27. Nathan Steinkamp, Fenton
  28. Garry Teeple, Fulton
  29. Spencer Thomas, Grandview


  1. Joseph Alvarez, Rolla
  2. Joshua Bowen, Newburg
  3. David Cooper, Little Rock, Arkansas
  4. Jason Cummins, Webb City
  5. Michael Frieden, Rolla
  6. Kelly Hinson, Saint Clair
  7. Tony Hinson, Saint Clair
  8. Tom Lagermann, St. Louis
  9. Harold Meyr, Cape Girardeau
  10. Jason Rudolph, St. Peters
  11. Christopher Selle, Kansas City
  12. Mathew Wortmann, O'Fallon


  1. Daniel Bauman, Kansas City
  2. James Bolin, Joplin
  3. Zach Caselman, Battlefield
  4. Cameron Courtwright, Warrensburg
  5. Kevin Courtwright, Warrensburg
  6. Trenton Courtwright, Warrensburg
  7. Paul Eggeman, Columbia
  8. Travis Gabel, Columbia
  9. James Gamache, Rolla
  10. Mike Kidd, High Ridge
  11. Frederick Kossman, St. Louis
  12. Michael Kossman, Imperial
  13. Mike Kruse, Columbia
  14. Jamie Lamkin, Poplar Bluff
  15. Mario Lozina, Fenton
  16. Billy McCaslin, Fenton
  17. James Meng, Columbia
  18. Jeremy Patterson, Kansas City
  19. Sam Potter, Rolla
  20. Adam Prier, Golden
  21. Derek Schlotzhauer, Harrisonville
  22. James Schumer, Columbia
  23. Devan Scroggins, Cassville
  24. Mike Spangler, Wildwood
  25. Steven Spangler, Pacific
  26. Doug Steinhoff, Columbia
  27. Dennis Voss, Union
  28. Mark Zettler, St. Charles

Trout Slam Brag Board

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.