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#6064383 - 11/24/17 10:28 PM Fisher Trapping
Predatorfever32 Offline
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Registered: 10/08/17
Posts: 152
Loc: Pennsylvania
I thought I would try our brief fisher season in my state. What do you guys do when specificially targeting fisher? What size do you use? What sets/Baits/ lure etc. I assume they don't mind excessive blocking.

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#6064394 - 11/24/17 10:45 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
coalminer Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1111
Loc: Pa
Pine tree areas next to hardwoods. Try n find tracks, set at base of trees in root holes, bait beaver meat, skunky lure, red fox gland lure or beaver castor. Traps, MB 450, SC 2 dbl long springs , I like laminated traps, not hard to catch, can be hard to find. Just my .02.
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#6064458 - 11/25/17 04:07 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 2332
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Apples for bait.
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#6064525 - 11/25/17 06:33 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: AJE]
Claypool313 Offline
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Registered: 08/07/16
Posts: 25
Loc: Pennsylvania
I'm not sure if I'm going to try this year. It's almost an hour drive each way to the nearest place I have with fishers. Lots are seen on cams and in deer season. Last year I didn't catch but would go with a louder call lure this time. I just built two cubbies with roofs to keep snow off the trap bedded just outside. I'll be ready if the weather looks good. Just not sure I'm up to that drive before work for a week. Not to mention gas for the truck.

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#6064538 - 11/25/17 06:49 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
330-Trapper Offline



Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 17639
Loc: Minnesota
Coni-boxs with 16o's or 220s set back in. Beaver meat & Gusto
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#6064568 - 11/25/17 07:22 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: 330-Trapper]
Rat Trapper Sr. Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 1166
Loc: Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: 330-Trapper
Coni-boxs with 16o's or 220s set back in. Beaver meat & Gusto


This works for me too.

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#6064635 - 11/25/17 09:01 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Fisherman Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 558
Loc: northern New York
Pennsylvania has some whacky laws. Can't use running poles. Can't set conibears, except within the confines of a water coarse. I would use covered bait (beaver is best) , skunk attractor, and beaver castor. When your season runs, meat is a better choice. Hemlocks,mixed growth, old stone walls near beaver ponds, cedar swamps, etc.

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#6064876 - 11/25/17 04:10 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Predatorfever32 Offline
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Registered: 10/08/17
Posts: 152
Loc: Pennsylvania
So cubbies seem the best?

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#6064924 - 11/25/17 05:17 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 6426
Loc: New Hampshire
Originally Posted By: Predatorfever32
So cubbies seem the best?


Yup...it's a big weasel
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#6064925 - 11/25/17 05:18 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 6426
Loc: New Hampshire
Or the Classic leaning pole set ...with a 160
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#6065121 - 11/25/17 08:20 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Fisherman Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 558
Loc: northern New York
Too bad Pa. can't use running poles!

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#6065194 - 11/25/17 09:36 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
PAskinner Offline
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Registered: 08/27/10
Posts: 2222
Loc: PA
Well, we caught a released a couple under pines in flat and dirthole sets. Couple guys here go upstate and catch em every year with mainly dirtholes. What coalminer said makes sense to me. Thorpe would use natural holes under trees as cubbies for conis, no reason they won't work with foot traps.

Anyone use mink musk? Seems like it would be good on any of the weasel family.
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#6068266 - 11/28/17 09:27 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 17639
Loc: Minnesota




Two fishers and a Skunk today in the 160/220 box cubbies set back in with an overhang. Beaver meat/ Gusto /Castor lure and LT's Coyote lure. Good Day on the line.
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#6068437 - 11/29/17 05:35 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Trapper Dahlgren Offline
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 1234
Loc: Michigan
good day indeed way to go 330-trapper

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#6068444 - 11/29/17 05:52 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
rendezvous Offline
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Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 711
Loc: NY
330-Trapper, a couple of beautiful Fishers, really nice skunk too...

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#6068563 - 11/29/17 08:07 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 17639
Loc: Minnesota
Last day today...see if we can fill my partners tags. 5 day season it's hard to do.
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#6068592 - 11/29/17 08:30 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: 330-Trapper]
lindner115 Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 31
Loc: SW Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: 330-Trapper
Last day today...see if we can fill my partners tags. 5 day season it's hard to do.


How do you pick location without snow and tracks. this is my first fisher tag. took me 7 years to get and i've only got 10 days to catch one.

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#6068606 - 11/29/17 08:40 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: 330-Trapper]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 4762
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: 330-Trapper
Last day today...see if we can fill my partners tags. 5 day season it's hard to do.


That is short , Wisconsin starts mid October and goes to the end of December.
2 1/2 months.
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#6068608 - 11/29/17 08:43 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 6426
Loc: New Hampshire
We have been setting the same poles for 20 years.....lol...or longer for most on here. We get the month of Dec ...to get 5.....and at 25.00 ......iam gonna let them thrive this season. Just find a stream or beaver pond and set traps
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#6068654 - 11/29/17 09:34 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: lindner115]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 17639
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: lindner115
Originally Posted By: 330-Trapper
Last day today...see if we can fill my partners tags. 5 day season it's hard to do.


How do you pick location without snow and tracks. this is my first fisher tag. took me 7 years to get and i've only got 10 days to catch one.
Well, I've seen them in certain locations While Deer hunting... those times they were chasing Pine Squirrels up the trees... the times I've seen them they missed the squirrel and waited on a branch outside a hole for over an hour. Also in a couple of my good locations we have captured them on game camera while bear baiting and then we go back when season opens and set 160 and 220's in cubby box's on the ground. My partner is trying the leaning pole sets, but for my time and money I'll keep the cubbies on the ground the same old boring way because that's what has worked for me in the past.
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