trophy trout Catch and Release Program

Trophy Catch & Release

We love to see Lake Taneycomo’s big trout, and we REALLY love to see them released for the next angler to enjoy! If you catch a trout that measures 20 inches or longer we’ll trade you an embroidered patch, a commemorative pin, and a certificate for your fish photo and info about the catch. Just bring your photo to our fly shop to participate.

Take a minute to scroll through photos and info below of the hundreds of trophy trout released on Taneycomo over the last few years!

If you’ve caught a trophy trout but don’t have time to come by our shop, you can still participate! –>

A trophy trout is truly special, and we’ve created some new clubs to help celebrate the fish that stand out - even among this elite crowd. Introducing the 24, 27, and 30 inch clubs!

24+ Inch Club

24 inch trophy trout club

27+ Inch Club

27 inch trophy trout club

30+ Inch Club

Taneycomo Trophy Archive

Select a year and date range below. Click on a guide’s name to view their website (2021 listings and later). Learn how to hold a trophy trout in a way that increases its chances of survival with our 9 step guide.