Catch and Release pin

Trophy Trout
Catch & Release

Since the late 1990s, Lilleys’ Landing has been handing out catch-and-release pins and certificates to anglers who successfully release a 20-inch or longer rainbow or brown trout on Lake Taneycomo.  This program has encouraged fishermen of all ages to release thousands of trophy trout for others to enjoy.

We encourage all anglers who intend to release their catch to practice safe handling techniques that will allow a released trout to thrive and grow for another angler to catch. Click the button below to learn more.

Trophy Catch and Release Patch

2022, 1st Trimester | January - April

April 2022

Danny Karll
24" Club
April 30, 2022

Danny Karll

Fish: 24″ Brown
Lure: Rapala Silver
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Lee Brixey
24" Club
April 30, 2022

Lee Brixey

Fish: 24″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Brittany Brixey
April 30, 2022

Brittany Brixey

Fish: 21″ Brown
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Darrell Lamb
April 29, 2022

Darrell Lamb

Fish: 20.25″ Rainbow
Lure: Night Crawler
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Bradley Gilpin
April 29, 2022

Bradley S Gilpin

Fish: 21.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Robert Naimi
April 29, 2022

Robert Naimi

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Les Morgan
April 28, 2022

Les Morgan

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Rick Lisek

Larry Singh
April 28, 2022

Larry Singh

Fish: 20.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Rick Lisek

Katie Davidson
April 28, 2022

Katie Davison

Fish: 22″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Billy Elbert

Paige Hedrick
Taneycomo Hall of Fame
April 25, 2022

Paige Hedrick

Fish: 30.25″ Brown
Lure: Drag Queen Fly
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Brett Rader

David Loe
April 24, 2022

David Loe

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Nick Padgitt
27" Club
April 23, 2022

Nick Padgitt

Fish: 28″ Rainbow
Lure: Crackleback
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Wayne Donnelly
April 23, 2022

Wayne Donnelly

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Bill Babler

Clint Myers
April 23, 2022

Clint Myers

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: Rick Lisek

Jay Hogan
April 22, 2022

Jay Hogan

Fish: 23.25″ Rainbow
Lure: San Juan Worm
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Glen Evans
24" Club
April 22, 2022

Glen Evans

Fish: 24″ Brown
Lure: Chartreuse Rooster Tail
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Dave McGarrah
April 22, 2022

Dave McGarrah

Fish: 22″ Brown
Lure: Red/Gold Kastmaster
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Lynn Armstrong
April 22, 2022

Lynn Armstrong

Fish: 21.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Scott Rookstool
24" Club
April 21, 2022

Scott Rookstool

Fish: 24″ Rainbow – 5.85 lbs.
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Scott Rookstool
April 21, 2022

Scott Rookstool

Fish: 23″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Mike Walker
April 21, 2022

Mike Walker

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Duane Doty

Allen Kluender
April 20, 2022

Allen Kluender

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Duane Doty

William H Stark IV
April 19, 2022

William H. Stark IV

Fish: 20.25″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Jeremy Rasnick

Dale Bailey
April 19, 2022

Dale Bailey

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: Steve Dickey

Craig Fish
April 18, 2022

Craig Fish

Fish: 20.4″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Henry Vanderhoff
27" Club
April 18, 2022

Henry Vanderhoff

Fish: 28″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Susan Klanke
April 17, 2022

Susan Klanke

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Duane Doty

Gaylen Spence
April 16, 2022

Gaylen Spence

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: Steve Dickey

Sarah Cody
April 16, 2022

Sarah Cody

Fish: 22″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Blake Harris

Curtis Phipps
April 16, 2022

Curtis Phipps

Fish: 22″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Brett Rader

Ian Garbi
April 16, 2022

Ian Garbi

Fish: 23″ Brown
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Brett Rader

Bruce Bowersox
April 16, 2022

Bruce Bowersox

Fish: 22″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Carol Bowersox
April 16, 2022

Carol Bowersox

Fish: 23″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Monica Sheeler
24" Club
April 15, 2022

Monica Sheeler

Fish: 24″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Hayden Dinges
April 15, 2022

Hayden Dinges

Fish: 20.25″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: Rick Lisek

Landry Paschall
April 15, 2022

Landry Paschall

Fish: 20.25″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Rick Lisek

Jason Hall
April 15, 2022

Jason Hall

Fish: 22.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: Shane Pierce

Jason Tebbenkamp
April 14, 2022

Jason Tebbenkamp

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Samuel Dickinson
April 14, 2022

Samuel Dickinson

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Shad Fly
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Bill Babler

Travis Huffman
April 14, 2022

Travis Huffman

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Blake Harris

Kristen Huffman
April 14, 2022

Millie Huffman

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Blake Harris

Millie Huffman
April 14, 2022

Millie Huffman

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Blake Harris

Joe Mena
April 14, 2022

Joe Mena

Fish: 22″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Amy_Stephens
April 14, 2022

Amy Stephens

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Duane Doty

Amy_Stephens
April 14, 2022

Amy Stephens

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Duane Doty

Tess_Huffman
April 14, 2022

Tess Huffman

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Duane Doty

David Welder
April 14, 2022

David Welder

Fish: 20.25″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Matt_Wenzl
April 12, 2022

Matt Wenzel

Fish: 20.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Duane Doty

Debra Lancaster
April 12, 2022

Debra Lancaster

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Fly
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Brett Rader

William Wharton
April 11, 2022

Willy Wharton

Fish: 20″+ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Mark_Huck
April 10, 2022

Mark Huck

Fish: 22.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Night Crawler
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Nolan Belt
April 9, 2022

Nolan Belt

Fish: 23.25″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Shane Pierce

Bryan Burnett
April 9, 2022

Bryan Burnett

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Rick Lisek

Brody Grantham
April 9, 2022

Brody Grantham

Fish: 23″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Dave Kralemann
April 9, 2022

David Kralemann

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: White Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Jerry_Dunaway
April 9, 2022

Jerry Dunaway

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: White Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Duane Doty

Jackson Belcher
24" Club
April 8, 2022

Jackson Belcher

Fish: 26″ Rainbow
Lure: White Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Benjamin Nolot
April 7, 2022

Benjamin Nolot

Fish: 20.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Tony Weldele

Larry Walker
24" Club
April 6, 2022

Larry Walker

Fish: 26″ Rainbow
Lure: Tan Mega Worm
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Jules Kennedy
April 3, 2022

Jules Kennedy

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Jace Bosley
April 3, 2022

Jace Bosley

Fish: 23.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Orange PowerBait
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Thomas Horsman
24" Club
April 3, 2022

Thomas Horsman

Fish: 26″ Rainbow
Lure: Sculpin Fly
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Sam Hoppe
April 2, 2022

Sam Hoppe

Fish: 21.75″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Mark Sipp
April 1, 2022

Mark Sipp

Fish: 20.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Gary Austin
April 1, 2022

Gary Austin

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Jim Riggs
April 1, 2022

Jim Riggs

Fish: 23″ Brown
Lure: Signature Series Jerkbait
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Nick Layton
April 1, 2022

Nick Layton

Fish: 23″ Rainbow
Lure: White Mop Fly
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

March 2022

Josh Tietz
March 29, 2022

Josh Tietz

Fish: 23″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Rick Lisek

Timm Dooley
March 129, 2022

Tim Dooley

Fish: 23″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Paul Jenkins
March 29, 2022

Paul Jenkins

Fish: 20″ Brown
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Darryl Jenkins
March 29, 2022

Darryl Jenkins

Fish: 20″ Brown
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Darryl Jenkins
March 29, 2022

Darryl Jenkins

Fish: 22″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Eric Swanson
March 28, 2022

Eric Swanson

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Tony Weldele

Kraig Bode
March 28, 2022

Kraig Bode

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Rick Lisek

Eric Pachla
24" Club
March 28, 2022

Eric Pachla

Fish: 25″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Tony Weldele

Thomas Horsman
24" Club
March 28, 2022

Thomas Horsman

Fish: 26″ Rainbow
Lure: Bonito Bunny Fly
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Kenny Mikulich
March 25, 2022

Kenny Mikulich

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Wayne Baker
March 24, 2022

Wayne Baker

Fish: 21.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Elise Payton
27" Club
March 21, 2022

Wayne Baker

Fish: 27″ Brown
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Jayden Purdy
March 18, 2022

Jayden Purdy

Fish: 22″ Rainbow
Lure: Powerbait
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Blake Craig
March 17, 2022

Blake Craig

Fish: 22.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Mylan Lowenberg
March 17, 2022

Mylan Lowenberg

Fish: 20.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Joe Lauhe
March 17, 2022

Joe Lauhe

Fish: 22.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Brad Pierson
March 17, 2022

Brad Pierson

Fish: 20.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Garrett Norell
March 16, 2022

Garrett Norell

Fish: 22″ Brown
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Tristen Walker
March 16, 2022

Tristen Walker

Fish: 23″ Rainbow
Lure: Night Crawler
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Brett Houk
March 16, 2022

Brett Houk

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Marabou Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Colby Allen
March 15, 2022

Colby Allen

Fish: 22″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Brett Rader

Preston Affengranger
March 15, 2022

Preston Affengranger

Fish: 22″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Tony Weldele

Kaeden Swalley
March 14, 2022

Kaeden Swalley

Fish: 20.25″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Billy Elbert

George Robinson
March 14, 2022

George Robinson

Fish: 23″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Lynn Robinson
March 14, 2022

Lynn Robinson

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Deiter Duff
March 14, 2022

Deiter Duff

Fish: 21″ Brown
Lure: Little Cleo
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Brian Davey
March 12, 2022

Brian Davey

Fish: 23″ Rainbow
Lure: Marabou Jig
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Collin Richards
March 12, 2022

Collin Richards

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Steve Dickey

Blake Wilson
March 11, 2022

Blake Wilson

Fish: 23″ Rainbow
Lure: Signature Series Jerkbait
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Brent Davey
March 10, 2022

Brent Davey

Fish: 22.25″ Rainbow
Lure: Marabou Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Stan Kasakevics
March 8, 2022

Stan Kasakevics

Fish: 20.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Rick Lisek

Vince Mazzola
24" Club
March 5, 2022

Vince Mazzola

Fish: 26.5″ Brown | 8+ lbs.
Lure: Flicker Shad
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Brad Reed
24" Club
March 5, 2022

Brad Reed

Fish: 24.25″ Brown | 7.2lbs.
Lure: Live Bait
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Clayton Henderson
March 5, 2022

Clayton Henderson

Fish: 22″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Marsha Lilley
March 5, 2022

Marsha Lilley

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Brian Vesely
27" Club
March 4, 2022

Brian Vesely

Fish: 28″ Brown
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Kevin Vesely
March 4, 2022

Kevin Vesely

Fish: 21.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Captain B

Chris Mueller
March 3, 2022

Chris Mueller

Fish: 22″ Rainbow – 3.9lbs.
Lure: Jig
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Betty J Wirsen
March 2, 2022

Betty J Wirsen

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Minnow
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Kenton Harbour
24" Club
March 1, 2022

Kenton Harbour

Fish: 26″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Duane Doty

February 2022

Ryan Ray
February 27, 2022

Ryan Ray

Fish: 23″ Brown
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Brian McFarland
February 26, 2022

Brian McFarland

Fish: 22″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Matt Weber
24" Club
February 26, 2022

Matt Weber

Fish: 25″ Brown
Lure: Live Bait
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Seth Turner
February 25, 2022

Seth Turner

Fish: 22″ Brown
Lure: Black Lilley’s Jig
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Rod Smith
February 21, 2022

Rod Smith

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Scud
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Josh Reeves
February 21, 2022

Josh Reeves

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Hare’s Ear Nymph
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Rodeara Godfrey
February 20, 2022

Rodeara Godfrey

Fish: 23″ Rainbow
Lure: Homemade Dough Bait
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Jeff Weable
February 19, 2022

Jeff Weable

Fish: 21.5″ Rainbow
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Mike Schoening
February 19, 2022

Mike Schoening

Fish: 20″ Rainbow
Lure: Night Crawler
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Nathan Redd
February 18, 2022

Nathan Redd

Fish: 21.5″ Brown
Lure: Custom Jig
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Kaylor Walker
February 12, 2022

Kaylor Walker

Fish: 22″ Brown
Lure: Lilley’s Jig
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Kenneth Akins
24" Club
February 12, 2022

Kenneth Akins

Fish: 24″ Brown
Lure: Signature Series Jerkbait
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Jeremy Rasnick

Michael Highfill
February 11, 2022

Michael Highfill

Fish: 22″ Brown
Lure: Jerkbait
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Kent Keene
February 8, 2022

Kent Keene

Fish: 20.5″ Brown
Lure: Marabou Jig
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Tracy Frenzel

Nathan Shags McLeod
24" Club
February 9, 2022

Nathan “Shags” McLeod

Fish: 25″ Brown – 8.42 lbs.
Lure: Clutch Custom Crankbait
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: Tony Weldele

Matthew Little
February 8, 2022

Matthew Little

Fish: 21″ Rainbow
Lure: Black Wooly Bugger
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Jim Paul
February 5, 2022

Jim Paul

Fish: 22″ Brown
Lure: Shad Crankbait
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

Weston Cowsert
February 5, 2022

Weston Cowsert

Fish: 20″ Brown
Lure: Lil’ Jake
Location: Fall Creek to Branson

Guide: None

January 2022

Rick Beckwith
24" Club
January 31, 2022

Rick Beckwith

Fish: 24″ Rainbow
Lure: Nickel/Gold Colorado
Location: Trophy Area

Guide: None

Andrew Foster