Blue Ribbon Trout Slam

Blue ribbon trout slam badges and pins

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.

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Help protect Missouri's trout waters from rock snot.



  1. Mark Bauman, Kansas City
  2. Jason Bell, St. Clair
  3. Jeremiah Bertels, Lake Saint Louis
  4. Andrew Black, St. Louis
  5. Bryan Blackford, Dardenne Prairie
  6. Nathaniel Borst, Parkville
  7. Matthew Buser, Kansas City
  8. Jacob Canfield, Republic
  9. Michael Cain, St. Louis
  10. Randy Christo, St. Charles
  11. Austin Cira, Mission, KS
  12. Spencer Coe, Bend, Oregon
  13. Brendan Corazzin, Kansas City
  14. Garner Cummins, Webb City
  15. Patrick Dickinson, Linn
  16. Rudy Dodorico, Florissant
  17. Paul Ericson, Shawnee, Kansas
  18. Robert Farnam, Jefferson City
  19. Austin Ferraiuolo, Independence
  20. Jeff Flaugher, Holts Summit
  21. Brian Flowers, Columbia
  22. Brad Foster, Belton
  23. Gregory Gaia, St. Charles
  24. Cameron Gonzales, Springfield
  25. Rik Hafer, Kirkwood
  26. David Haislar, Marquand
  27. Linda Haislar, Columbia, Illinois
  28. Clayton Henderson, Catawissa
  29. Taylor Herron, Kansas City
  30. Andy Hill, Columbia
  31. Brady Hill, Fenton
  32. Wyatt Hill, Fenton
  33. Tony Hinson, St. Clair
  34. Beth Holler, St. Robert
  35. Chris King, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  36. Mike Kirksey, Highland, Illinois
  37. Elizabeth Lambird, East Lynne
  38. Mike Losse, Kirkwood
  39. Nicholas Matthews, Nixa
  40. Paul McCaslin, Fenton
  41. Christopher Morman, Myrtle, Mississippi
  42. Justin Murphy, Harrisburg (2nd time)
  43. Mark Nettles, Chesterfield
  44. Jim Owens, House Springs
  45. Ben Ortbals Steinkamp, Hillsboro
  46. Steve Parsons, Lakeview, Arkansas
  47. Jaydon Payment, O'Fallon
  48. Frank Petraglia, St. Louis
  49. Michael Petres, Maplewood
  50. Boot Pierce, Sullivan
  51. Dustin Portell, St. Louis
  52. Vance Schneider, Kansas City
  53. Sarah Schulte, Columbia
  54. Vincent Schroeder, East Lynne
  55. Andrew Senters, St. Louis
  56. Trevor Southards, Moscow Mills
  57. Brian Spangler, Wildwood
  58. Taylor Stumpf, Columbia, Illinois
  59. Nicholas Trusso, Columbia
  60. Clark Tucker, Saltillo, Mississippi
  61. Dylan Vermeire, Lake Saint Louis
  62. Nicholas Walsh, Apo, AE
  63. John Weghorst, Holts Summit
  64. Rick Wright, Smithville
  65. Mark Zettler, St. Charles
  66. Anthony Zuber, St. Robert


  1. Zach Althaus, St. Louis
  2. Joseph Alvarez, Rolla
  3. Jesse Boucher, St. Charles
  4. Miller Bowles, St. Louis
  5. Ben Burris, Rolla
  6. Seth Calkins, Warrensburg
  7. Kevin Carril, Overland Park, Kansas
  8. Jason Cummins, Webb City
  9. Jim Davis, O'Fallon
  10. Zachary Debord, Columbia
  11. Greg Edster, Joplin
  12. Jeanne Edster, Joplin
  13. Tom Exline, Arnold
  14. Michael Frieden, Rolla
  15. Jeff Hedger, Goodman
  16. Kyle Hix, Rolla
  17. Rick Hoenes, Palmyra
  18. John Holler, Saint Robert
  19. Gregg Holmes, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  20. Thomas Huber, Shawnee, Kansas
  21. Darla Ketcherside, Hillsboro
  22. John Ketcherside, Hillsboro
  23. Marc Lewis, Ozark
  24. Jack Losse, Kirkwood
  25. Jason Ludlum, Fort Leonard Wood
  26. Sean McCombs, Kansas City
  27. Darrell Nelson, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  28. Paul Posey, Lebanon
  29. James Randolph, Kansas City
  30. Michael Schelp, Gladstone
  31. Jonathon Roberts, Kansas City
  32. Federic Simmens, Jamestown
  33. Ethan Smith, Columbia
  34. James Smith, Washington
  35. Seanmichael Stanley, Columbia
  36. Nathan Steinkamp, Fenton
  37. Garry Teeple, Fulton
  38. Spencer Thomas, Grandview
  39. Samuel Vanfossan, Excelsior Springs
  40. Eric Willis, Webster Groves


  1. Darrell Atteberry, Bel Aire, KS
  2. Daniel Bauman, Kansas City
  3. Dave Beale, Augusta
  4. Will Black, Wildwood
  5. James Bolin, Joplin
  6. Joshua Bowen, Newburg
  7. Byron Bradley, Kirkwood
  8. Ben Breese, Madison, Wisconsin
  9. Noah Brocato, Labadie
  10. John Bush, Springfield
  11. Zach Caselman, Battlefield
  12. Phil Charleville, Festus
  13. Ronald Cobb, St. Louis
  14. Nathanael Coffman, St. James
  15. Michael Collins, Jefferson City
  16. David Cooper, Little Rock, Arkansas
  17. Aaron Cornman, Hillsboro
  18. Leigh Ann Cornman, Hillsboro
  19. Cameron Courtwright, Warrensburg (2nd time)
  20. Kevin Courtwright, Warrensburg (2nd time)
  21. Trenton Courtwright, Warrenton (2nd time)
  22. Michael Cravens, Tempe, AZ
  23. Marc Davenport, Owensville (2nd time)
  24. Nicholas Davidson, Manchester
  25. Cody Diehl, Kirkwood
  26. Paul Eggeman, Columbia
  27. Travis Gabel, Columbia
  28. James Gamache, Rolla
  29. Jason Goring, Bates City
  30. Chad Gross, Rolla
  31. Adam Guerich, Desloge
  32. Robert Hassenpflug, Liberty
  33. Ed Heist, Alto Pass, IL (2nd time)
  34. Hans Herfel, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
  35. Tyrone Herfel, Greeley, Colorado
  36. Kelly Hinson, Saint Clair (2nd time)
  37. Tony Hinson, Saint Clair
  38. Craig Holke, Ladue
  39. Kevin Irish, University City
  40. Tom Irish, University City
  41. Jeff Johnson, Republic
  42. Mike Kidd, High Ridge
  43. Rick Knipe, Centerville, Texas
  44. Frederick Kossman, St. Louis
  45. Michael Kossman, Imperial
  46. Michael Kromrey, Springfield
  47. Mike Kruse, Columbia
  48. Tom Lagermann, St. Louis
  49. Jamie Lamkin, Poplar Bluff
  50. Ike Lightner, Fordland
  51. Jordan Louderbaugh, Republic
  52. Mario Lozina, Fenton
  53. Joseph Lynch, Harrah, Oklahoma
  54. Eric Magoon, Waynesville
  55. Shayne Manetzke, Eureka
  56. John Maxwell, Macedonia, IL
  57. Billy McCaslin, Fenton
  58. Michael McColl, House Springs
  59. Vince McColl, House Springs
  60. Shannon McGuire, Kearney
  61. Anne McLaughlin, St. Louis
  62. Harold Meyr, Cape Girardeau
  63. James Meng, Columbia
  64. Amanda Miller, Bois D'Arc
  65. Chris Miller, Springfield
  66. Justin Murphy, Harrisburg
  67. Austin Nieman, Columbia, Illinois
  68. Patrick Olson, St. Louis
  69. Charles Pancoast, Cape Girardeau
  70. Jeremy Patterson, Kansas City (2nd time)
  71. Nick Polanowski, Sullivan
  72. Sam Potter, Rolla
  73. Adam Prier, Golden
  74. Jeff Rainwater, St. Peters
  75. Steven Records, Ozark
  76. Anthony Reichard, St. James
  77. Michael Reitz, St. Louis
  78. Jonathan Rinehart, Arnold
  79. Scott Rodeman, O'Fallon (2nd time)
  80. Drew Ross, Crossett, Arkansas
  81. Jason Rudolph, St. Peters
  82. Derek Schlotzhauer, Harrisonville
  83. James Schumer, Columbia
  84. Devan Scroggins, Cassville
  85. Christopher Selle, Kansas City
  86. Robert Sights, Ottawa, KS
  87. Rylyn Small, Bertrand
  88. Mike Spangler, Wildwood
  89. Steven Spangler, Pacific
  90. Doug Spurgeon, Taylorville, Illinois
  91. Doug Steinhoff, Columbia
  92. Glyn Tabor, Nineveh, Indiana
  93. Robert Viehman, Steelville
  94. Dennis Voss, Union
  95. Larrin Wada, Olathe, KS
  96. Ron Ward, Branson
  97. Mathew Wortmann, O'Fallon
  98. Mark Zettler, St. Charles
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