At my in-laws in Missouri for the holiday, but I managed to sneak out for a couple days of fishing. Missouri has nine “blue ribbon” trout streams, which are managed to produce trophy-sized trout and/or to protect wild reproduction of trout in delicate habitats. I fished two of these (Mill Creek and Little Piney Creek), which are smaller spring creeks.
First day was slow with only 3-4 small fish. Second day on Little Piney was amazing though. Easily a 25 fish day in only about 3 hours.
Fun fact, there are wild McLeod Redbands in several small Missouri creeks. Beautiful fish.