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.

Avoid trespassing

Do you have a legal right to use Missouri’s streams. The answer is yes … in some places and in some ways.

Find out more about trespassing while fishing.


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.



  1. Mark Bauman, Kansas City
  2. Paul Bernsen, St. Louis
  3. Jeremiah Bertels, Lake Saint Louis
  4. Andrew Black, St. Louis
  5. Bryan Blackford, Dardenne Prairie
  6. Nathaniel Borst, Parkville
  7. Everett Bosch, Bonne Terre
  8. Robert Bosch, Bonne Terre
  9. Matthew Buser, Kansas City
  10. Jacob Canfield, Republic
  11. Dustin Cantrell, Springfield
  12. Austin Cira, Mission, KS
  13. Spencer Coe, Bend, Oregon
  14. Brendan Corazzin, Kansas City
  15. Garner Cummins, Webb City
  16. Patrick Dickinson, Linn
  17. Rudy Dodorico, Florissant
  18. Paul Ericson, Shawnee, Kansas
  19. Robert Farnam, Jefferson City
  20. Austin Ferraiuolo, Independence
  21. Jeff Flaugher, Holts Summit
  22. Brian Flowers, Columbia
  23. Brad Foster, Belton
  24. Chase Green, Festus
  25. Cameron Gonzales, Springfield
  26. Rik Hafer, Kirkwood
  27. Hunter Harrell, Springfield
  28. Michael Hatcher, Rockaway Beach
  29. Clayton Henderson, Catawissa
  30. Taylor Herron, Kansas City
  31. Andy Hill, Columbia
  32. Brady Hill, Fenton
  33. Wyatt Hill, Fenton
  34. Tony Hinson, St. Clair
  35. Beth Holler, St. Robert
  36. Aaron Horner, St. Louis
  37. Jonathon Huensch, Wildwood
  38. Justin Huensch, Ballwin
  39. Chris King, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  40. Mike Kirksey, Highland, Illinois
  41. Elizabeth Lambird, East Lynne
  42. Benjamin Lampe, Rolla
  43. Mike Losse, Kirkwood
  44. Paul McCaslin, Fenton
  45. Ben Moore, Columbia
  46. Christopher Morman, Myrtle, Mississippi
  47. Mark Nettles, Chesterfield
  48. Jim Owens, House Springs
  49. Ben Ortbals Steinkamp, Hillsboro
  50. Steve Parsons, Lakeview, Arkansas
  51. Jaydon Payment, O'Fallon
  52. Frank Petraglia, St. Louis
  53. Michael Petres, Maplewood
  54. Boot Pierce, Sullivan
  55. James Placht, Grubville
  56. Dustin Portell, St. Louis
  57. Brandon Roach, Lee's Summit
  58. Preston Robertson, Branson
  59. Cooper Rodman, Springfield
  60. Vance Schneider, Kansas City
  61. Sarah Schulte, Columbia
  62. Vincent Schroeder, East Lynne
  63. Andrew Senters, St. Louis
  64. Trevor Southards, Moscow Mills
  65. Brian Spangler, Wildwood
  66. Matthew Stockert, Alton, Illinois
  67. Taylor Stumpf, Columbia, Illinois
  68. Kyle Swenson, St. Louis
  69. Darin Tarrants, Auxvasse
  70. Ryan Tarrants, Boonville
  71. Ron Terry, Nevada
  72. Nicholas Trusso, Columbia
  73. Clark Tucker, Saltillo, Mississippi
  74. Dylan Vermeire, Lake Saint Louis
  75. Nicholas Walsh, Apo, AE
  76. Emiley Weese, Imperial
  77. John Weghorst, Holts Summit
  78. Joe Weiss, Irondale
  79. JD Williams, St. James
  80. Rick Wright, Smithville
  81. Tyler Yazdi, Chesterfield
  82. Mark Zettler, St. Charles
  83. Anthony Zuber, St. Robert


  1. Zach Althaus, St. Louis
  2. Joseph Alvarez, Rolla
  3. Brogun Betta, Linn Creek
  4. Jim Betta, Linn Creek
  5. Jesse Boucher, St. Charles
  6. Miller Bowles, St. Louis
  7. Ben Burris, Rolla
  8. Seth Calkins, Warrensburg
  9. Kevin Carril, Overland Park, Kansas
  10. Kyler Castillo, Branson
  11. Randy Christo, St. Charles
  12. Jason Cummins, Webb City
  13. Jim Davis, O'Fallon
  14. Zachary Debord, Columbia
  15. Greg Edster, Joplin
  16. Jeanne Edster, Joplin
  17. Tom Exline, Arnold
  18. Michael Frieden, Rolla
  19. Gregory Gaia, St. Charles
  20. Michael Garbs, Dardenne Prairie
  21. Dave Haislar, Columbia, Illinois
  22. Jeff Hedger, Goodman
  23. Kyle Hix, Rolla
  24. Rick Hoenes, Palmyra
  25. John Holler, Saint Robert
  26. Gregg Holmes, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  27. Thomas Huber, Shawnee, Kansas
  28. Michael Lamphere, Battlefield
  29. Marc Lewis, Ozark
  30. Jack Losse, Kirkwood
  31. Nicholas Matthews, Nixa
  32. Sean McCombs, Kansas City
  33. Luke Mirly, Jackson
  34. Darrell Nelson, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  35. Paul Posey, Lebanon
  36. James Randolph, Kansas City
  37. Michael Schelp, Gladstone
  38. Jonathon Roberts, Kansas City
  39. Federic Simmens, Jamestown
  40. Ethan Smith, Columbia
  41. James Smith, Washington
  42. Seanmichael Stanley, Columbia
  43. Nathan Steinkamp, Fenton
  44. Garry Teeple, Fulton
  45. Spencer Thomas, Grandview
  46. Samuel Vanfossan, Excelsior Springs
  47. Eric Willis, Webster Groves


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