Barto Landing

Tournament Reservations

Contact:: Bill Guerrini

SV Walleye Club

329 W. Dakota Street

Phone: (815) 663-6141








Spring Valley Barto Boat Landing

West side of Rt. 89


Barto Boat Landing

Barto Boat Landing in Spring Valley is situated on the Illinois River. It offers a deep lagoon for launching from the ramps and is the only calm-water public access to the Illinois River for forty miles.

For more than 20 years it has been the first stop on the Cabela's MWC Tournament Schedule, the biggest Walleye competition in the state, drawing fishermen from all over the United States. ESPN reporters covering the tournament dubbed our stretch of the river the "Sauger Capital of the World".

In addition to the MWC several other fishing tournaments are held here annually. The landing also offers excellent boating, fishing and watersport opportunities.

Fish / sauger stats from 2013: This year the IL/DNR hatchery was able to stock 930,000 fry and 206,337 fingerlings in the Illinois River. The total number of sauger stocked from 1994-20213 is 124,721,097! WOW…..FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! Thank you Ed Hansen, Randy Petkus and Rick Bushman

Spring Valley BArto Boat Landing

Walleye Conservation Fund Donation

Spring Valley Walleye Competition

Barto Boat landing lies on the northwest side of the Spring Valley bridge, adjacent to Route 89 . The Illinois River is also home to many recreational advantages and is enjoyed by area visitors and Spring Valley Citizens alike.

Spring AVlley Birdge Route 89



Barto Landing Sponsors


Spring Valley Walleye Club


Fisherman's 3rd Hand

2014 Calendar

SV Walleye Club


2014 Dues:$10.00

Your 2014 dues must be paid by Nov. 1st to be eligible to fish in the annual “Members Only” tournament in November. Send your $10.00 check to SVWC PO Box 154 Spring Valley, IL 61362 (Include a stamped return envelope)

March 1st

Fund raising raffle: All of the profits go into our Illinois River fish stocking project. We limit the raffle to only 500 tickets. If you would like to help out and sell tickets give Bill a call at …815-663-6141.

March 23rd

IL Walleye Trail

Barto Landing


March 29th

Walleye 5K Run

Walkers are welcome

Registration: 7 a.m - 8:30 a.m

Race begins at 9 a.m.

Click on RUN for registration and more information.


March 28th - 30th

Cabela's MWC Tournament

28th Year!

Barto Landing, Illinois River

Visit SV Walleye Club WEBSITE

or call: Bill Guerrini, 815.663.6141

for more information


April 15th

SV Walleye Club Meeting

7 p.m. at the Spring Valley Boat Club

May 3rd-4th

IL Walleye Trail Championship

Mississippi River


June 14th

Work Day

This year there are several projects to be worked on. All projects will begin at 7:00am sharp and end by noon.

Lunch is provided for all volunteers by the Club.

Everyone is to meet at Barto Landing.

June 28th

Spring Valley Walleye Club

Swap your "stuff" day

Fishing tackle and outdoor gear

Barto Landing - 8 a.m. - Noon

The public is invited to browse and shop but only SVWC members will be allowd to display equipment.

Goods are sold, traded or bartered.

August 9th

Golf Outing at Spring Creek

October 4th

Youth Fishing Day


October 14th

SV Walleye Club Meeting

7 p.m. at the Spring Valley Boat Club

November 29th

Members Only Walleye Tournament

2013 “MOT” winners

1st place: Ray Wirtz & Paul Basala    5 fish – 10.10lbs $600.00

2nd place: Gary Merkel & John Smith       5 fish – 9.95lbs. $300.00

3rd place: Adam & Pinky Sandor                5 fish - 9.95lbs. $200.00

Big Fish: Max Actis & Mike Stuckert         3.40lb sauger $500.00

December 9th

SV Walleye Club Meeting

7 p.m. at the Spring Valley Boat Club



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