Fishermen are in their glory in the Illinois Valley. Northern pike, walleye, and smallmouth bass are among numerous varieties of fish that frequent the Illinois River. Popular among area fishing enthusiasts, Barto Landing is the site of the Master's Walleye Circuit Tournament held at the end of March in Spring Valley, and offers some of the best year round fishing in Illinois. This two-day professional team tournament is the world's largest walleye fishing tournament, attracting people from all over the globe. In addition to this annual event, Barto Landing offers some of the best year round fishing in Illinois and a free public deep-lagoon launch site on the Illinois River.
For tournament reservation information contact Bill Guerini, Spring Valley Walleye Club, 815.663.6141 or email@example.com.