Fishing the French River at the Toque
The Upper French River has a well-known history of being one of Ontario’s fishing hot spots for a variety of species including Bass, Perch, Crappie, Walleye, Pike, Sturgeon and the all elusive Muskie. The Toque just happens to be located in a fishing sweet spot just 1 Kilometer up from Chaudiere dam right across from the Dokis reserve and Marina.
At The Toque you can spend all day exploring private bays, inlets and streams and never hit the same place twice. The Upper French also boasts deep water holes and rocky sholes that produce really big fish. The French River really does have it all.f Spend your day cruising some weedy banks for a giant musky, or head to the deeper holes to catch a pickerel dinner. We can also hook you up with a rental boat or fishing guide to help you navigate through some of the hot spots and techniques. The Toque has the benefit of being situated on a natural tree covered Rock point surrounded by 50,000 acres of untouched Crown land nestled between two creeks. The sloping rock slowly leads out to deep water within 20 Meters of our docks. Our deep-water docks with individual slips can take large deep hull boats and float planes.
Ask us about our “Build a Trophy” package to hold an exciting competition.
We want to ensure that your fishing trip at the Tilted Toque is the best experience that you could imagine for you and your group. Feel free to ask for any special requests.
Upper French River Fishing Regulations
The Tilted Toque is a great spot to relax and unwind after some Upper French River Fishing. We are located in the Ontario Fisheries Management Zone 11 (With the Lake Nipissing Water Body Exception).
Lake Nipissing – including the waters of the French River from the Chaudière and the Little Chaudière dams to Lake Nipissing; the west bay of Lake Nipissing (Haddo Township); the northwest bay of Lake Nipissing to the falls of MacPherson Creek; the Sturgeon River from Lake Nipissing to the dam at Sturgeon Falls; the Veuve River from Lake Nipissing to the chutes located in Lot 5 in Concession 1 (Caldwell Township); the South River from Lake Nipissing to Highway 654; and the entire West Arm of Lake Nipissing including Cross Lake
- Closed to all species – from March 16 to Friday before third Saturday in May and December 1 to December 31
- Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass – open from third Saturday in June to November 30
- Muskellunge – open from third Saturday in June to November 30
- Northern Pike – S-4; not more than 2 greater than 61 cm, of which not more than 1 is greater than 86 cm, and C-2; not more than 1 greater than 61 cm, none greater than 86 cm
- Walleye and Yellow Perch – open from January 1 to March 15 and third Saturday in May to October 15
- Walleye – S-2 and C-1; none less than 46 cm