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#6064383 - 11/24/17 10:28 PM Fisher Trapping
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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]
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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]
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Apples for bait.
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#6064525 - 11/25/17 06:33 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: AJE]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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So cubbies seem the best?

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#6064924 - 11/25/17 05:17 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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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]
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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]
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Too bad Pa. can't use running poles!

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#6065194 - 11/25/17 09:36 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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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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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]
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good day indeed way to go 330-trapper

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#6068444 - 11/29/17 05:52 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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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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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]
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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]
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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]
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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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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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#6068686 - 11/29/17 10:17 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: lindner115]
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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.


This works for me, Pre-bait. Several years ago I experimented with pre-baiting. Because of special "Lynx Rules" where I trapped I wanted to use foothold traps. That required a 24 hour check so I wanted to catch fisher fast. I used beaver carcasses for bait and here is what I found. Some fisher hit and run and I did not catch fisher at those locations. Other fisher will stay on the bait until it is 100% gone. I was able to catch fisher quickly at those locations & several locations produced two fishers and some marten. If you have the time and energy pre-baiting will allow you to catch fisher quick.





Edited by ebsurveyor (11/29/17 10:19 AM)

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#6068810 - 11/29/17 01:34 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: ebsurveyor]
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"This works for me, Pre-bait. Several years ago I experimented with pre-baiting. Because of special "Lynx Rules" where I trapped I wanted to use foothold traps. That required a 24 hour check so I wanted to catch fisher fast. I used beaver carcasses for bait and here is what I found. Some fisher hit and run and I did not catch fisher at those locations. Other fisher will stay on the bait until it is 100% gone. I was able to catch fisher quickly at those locations & several locations produced two fishers and some marten. If you have the time and energy pre-baiting will allow you to catch fisher quick."

Yup. Pretty much tells you one of the best strategies.
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#6069693 - 11/30/17 10:03 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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ebsurveyor, Cool Pictures!!
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#6069731 - 11/30/17 10:53 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: 330-Trapper]
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330-Trapper - do you find that the skunks caught in connibears spray?
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#6069924 - 11/30/17 03:45 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: 330-Trapper]
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ebsurveyor, Cool Pictures!!


Thanks, I have hundreds of them. This guy took about 200 before I moved the camera:










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#6069944 - 11/30/17 04:10 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: ebsurveyor]
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Originally Posted By: ebsurveyor


This works for me, Pre-bait. Several years ago I experimented with pre-baiting. Because of special "Lynx Rules" where I trapped I wanted to use foothold traps. That required a 24 hour check so I wanted to catch fisher fast. I used beaver carcasses for bait and here is what I found. Some fisher hit and run and I did not catch fisher at those locations. Other fisher will stay on the bait until it is 100% gone. I was able to catch fisher quickly at those locations & several locations produced two fishers and some marten. If you have the time and energy pre-baiting will allow you to catch fisher quick.





Just curious do you ever notice if the females are more likely to stay around and work it for a few days than the males?

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#6069963 - 11/30/17 04:24 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: BernieB.]
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Originally Posted By: BernieB.
Just curious do you ever notice if the females are more likely to stay around and work it for a few days than the males?


Never thought about it but now that I do, you might be correct. I do know that I catch about three females to every two males at pre-bait locations.

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#6070103 - 11/30/17 06:21 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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I was surprised a couple of days back when I saw fisher tracks on snow quite a ways out in an overgrown field littered with apple trees. It was obvious it was running rabbit (snowshoe hare) trails.

I was dragging a deer carcass to place as coyote bait (hunting) and dropped part of a hind leg in the vicinity of the fisher tracks. I went by there today and saw where something had dragged the leg under an evergreen. I presume it was the fisher.

I set a conibear box on the location. I'll let you know how I make out.

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#6070128 - 11/30/17 06:40 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Posco]
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Originally Posted By: Posco
I was surprised a couple of days back when I saw fisher tracks on snow quite a ways out in an overgrown field littered with apple trees. It was obvious it was running rabbit (snowshoe hare) trails.

I was dragging a deer carcass to place as coyote bait (hunting) and dropped part of a hind leg in the vicinity of the fisher tracks. I went by there today and saw where something had dragged the leg under an evergreen. I presume it was the fisher.

I set a conibear box on the location. I'll let you know how I make out.


Sometimes it works.


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#6070135 - 11/30/17 06:43 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Originally Posted By: Predatorfever32
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.


Find a fisher trail. These track were not there four days ago. I made a set there today. I'll update if I get one.


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#6070148 - 11/30/17 06:55 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: ebsurveyor]
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I used the side entrance with baffle. Maybe I'm feeling overly optimistic but I'm looking for wide springs on the outside of that box tomorrow.

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#6070182 - 11/30/17 07:12 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: zallen]
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Originally Posted By: zallen
330-Trapper - do you find that the skunks caught in connibears spray?
Usually they just leak some ..but Belisles help with a quick dispatch
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#6070189 - 11/30/17 07:18 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Question about fisher for you seasoned guys. Is it normal for fisher to run together or are they typically a solo creature? I had scouting camera pics with as many as five fisher at a time sitting on my bear baits. Granola was the bait btw.

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#6070227 - 11/30/17 07:39 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: ebsurveyor]
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Originally Posted By: ebsurveyor
Originally Posted By: Predatorfever32
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.


Find a fisher trail. These track were not there four days ago. I made a set there today. I'll update if I get one.



I am betting you will catch that fisher 9 days from today!
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#6070348 - 11/30/17 08:30 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Posco]
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Originally Posted By: Posco
Question about fisher for you seasoned guys. Is it normal for fisher to run together or are they typically a solo creature? I had scouting camera pics with as many as five fisher at a time sitting on my bear baits. Granola was the bait btw.


I always make at least 2 sets together....just in case a coon ends up in one....or you get a double. I alway use a leaning pole set ,for many reasons.

A....with the trap 5 feet off the ground...it's easy to see a catch from a distance...so you can keep your tracks in the snow away from the set (Theives).

B .....when it snows a foot....the cubbie is buried ...but the pole set is easy to Check

C....the catch is hanging ...not on the ground,where mice can chew on it.

D....with the skunk / Gusto ...5 feet up....helps to cast the scent a greater distance
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#6070415 - 11/30/17 09:22 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
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Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
Originally Posted By: Posco
Question about fisher for you seasoned guys. Is it normal for fisher to run together or are they typically a solo creature? I had scouting camera pics with as many as five fisher at a time sitting on my bear baits. Granola was the bait btw.


I always make at least 2 sets together....just in case a coon ends up in one....or you get a double. I alway use a leaning pole set ,for many reasons.

A....with the trap 5 feet off the ground...it's easy to see a catch from a distance...so you can keep your tracks in the snow away from the set (Theives).

B .....when it snows a foot....the cubbie is buried ...but the pole set is easy to Check

C....the catch is hanging ...not on the ground,where mice can chew on it.

D....with the skunk / Gusto ...5 feet up....helps to cast the scent a greater distance


Thanks for the tips, I'll use them.

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#6070428 - 11/30/17 09:34 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
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Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
Originally Posted By: Posco
Question about fisher for you seasoned guys. Is it normal for fisher to run together or are they typically a solo creature? I had scouting camera pics with as many as five fisher at a time sitting on my bear baits. Granola was the bait btw.


I always make at least 2 sets together....just in case a coon ends up in one....or you get a double. I alway use a leaning pole set ,for many reasons.

A....with the trap 5 feet off the ground...it's easy to see a catch from a distance...so you can keep your tracks in the snow away from the set (Theives).

B .....when it snows a foot....the cubbie is buried ...but the pole set is easy to Check

C....the catch is hanging ...not on the ground,where mice can chew on it.

D....with the skunk / Gusto ...5 feet up....helps to cast the scent a greater distance

'coons here are in for the winter, but I do make two sets at hot locations. Been trapping Maine for eight years and no one has messed with any of my fisher/marten sets.

No pole sets in Maine. All connies on land must be inside a lynx exclusion box. I always put my call lure up high, everything else in the box.

Fishers sometimes eat hanging stuff:





Edited by ebsurveyor (11/30/17 09:36 PM)

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#6070435 - 11/30/17 09:39 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Posco]
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Originally Posted By: Posco
Question about fisher for you seasoned guys. Is it normal for fisher to run together or are they typically a solo creature? I had scouting camera pics with as many as five fisher at a time sitting on my bear baits. Granola was the bait btw.


I've seen 100's of fisher in trail cams (bear baits) and have never seen more than one at a time. Some days we will have as many as 30 bear hunters setting on baits, they have reported 4 or 5 martens at the same time, but no one every reported more than single fishers.


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#6070439 - 11/30/17 09:41 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: FriarTuck]
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Originally Posted By: FriarTuck

I am betting you will catch that fisher 9 days from today!



Hope you're right.


Edited by ebsurveyor (11/30/17 09:41 PM)

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#6070444 - 11/30/17 09:48 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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You get a warm day in Fisher season...them coons will come out...been there ,done that.
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#6070449 - 11/30/17 09:51 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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I believe that fisher are solitary animals and that gang setting is a waste. Each to their own. I do, however, have a photo sent by a friend that shows three fisher together. I believe they were from the same litter before they dispersed.

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#6070713 - 12/01/17 08:04 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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I almost always set Two coni-box's several feet apart at each location.
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#6070784 - 12/01/17 09:46 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: 330-Trapper]
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Originally Posted By: 330-Trapper
I almost always set Two coni-box's several feet apart at each location.


I like two boxes at my pre-bait locations. The second box here has a marten in it.


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#6071277 - 12/01/17 08:17 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: ebsurveyor]
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Originally Posted By: ebsurveyor
I've seen 100's of fisher in trail cams (bear baits) and have never seen more than one at a time. Some days we will have as many as 30 bear hunters setting on baits, they have reported 4 or 5 martens at the same time, but no one every reported more than single fishers.


We were running bear baits in the Patten/Sherman area. We canoed in. I'm positive there were at least four fisher in the frame, if not five. It's been six or seven years ago and frankly, I wasn't all that interested in fisher, it was the bears we were excited about. I've got to start archiving pics instead of dumping them after viewing.

You come all the way from Pa. to trap in Maine? That's a poke. I just finished a twelve hour work day and went to check my conibox. Nuthin'! I skunked it up a bit. Seems I was overly optimistic.

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#6071299 - 12/01/17 08:45 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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How long is your fisher season in Maine ? And is there a limit ?
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#6071306 - 12/01/17 08:49 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
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Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
How long is your fisher season in Maine ? And is there a limit ?


One to two months depending on what district you're in. I believe you're allowed ten.

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#6071343 - 12/01/17 09:24 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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How big of a range do fisher travel

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#6071353 - 12/01/17 09:29 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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I would say availability of the food source determines that .
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#6071555 - 12/02/17 06:45 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Are they territorial?

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#6071784 - 12/02/17 12:36 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Posco]
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Originally Posted By: Posco
You come all the way from Pa. to trap in Maine? That's a poke. I just finished a twelve hour work day and went to check my conibox. Nuthin'! I skunked it up a bit. Seems I was overly optimistic.




It's only an 11-12 hour drive. Thanks Maine IFW for the five day check.

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#6071788 - 12/02/17 12:41 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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How much fur do you lose....in a 5 day check ....before other critters find it ?
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#6071900 - 12/02/17 04:14 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
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Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
You get a warm day in Fisher season...them coons will come out...been there ,done that.


We don't have many 'coon up here.


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#6071907 - 12/02/17 04:18 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
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Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
How much fur do you lose....in a 5 day check ....before other critters find it ?


I personally have only had 1 marten chewed by a fisher. It brought $45 at the May 2017 NAFA sale. The marten chewed in half that I posted was in a friends trap.

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#6071938 - 12/02/17 05:20 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Depends on the line for me. I was on one last year where I had to double set. I was getting 50% of marten or fisher eaten in a two day check. Double sets only on that line I learned.

My line has almost no marten. On a three day check I had my first marten eaten a week ago. I got the fisher in the next set, but my fisher population isn't like that other line. That was crazy
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#6072577 - 12/03/17 07:45 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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How many marten and fisher are you guys allowed a season up north, just curious.

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#6072942 - 12/03/17 02:56 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Originally Posted By: Predatorfever32
How many marten and fisher are you guys allowed a season up north, just curious.


Maine 10 Fisher 25 Marten

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#6072953 - 12/03/17 03:11 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
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Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
How much fur do you lose....in a 5 day check ....before other critters find it ?

Have always done a 3 day check myself.Have never lost anything.
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#6072955 - 12/03/17 03:13 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
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Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
How long is your fisher season in Maine ? And is there a limit ?

Here 2 months.November and December.10 fisher limit
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#6075338 - 12/05/17 01:29 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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So much for a three day check. Found a front leg and a tail with no tail bone in it near my upside down bloody box, Hope the fisher comes back tonight.





Edited by ebsurveyor (12/05/17 01:29 PM)

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#6075378 - 12/05/17 02:11 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Nice

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#6075460 - 12/05/17 03:56 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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had a few pictures this year with 4 an 5 fisher in them lots with two an three

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#6075463 - 12/05/17 04:00 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren]
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Originally Posted By: Trapper Dahlgren
had a few pictures this year with 4 an 5 fisher in them lots with two an three

After seeing UP of Michigan I bet there is a ton of fisher there.
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#6075471 - 12/05/17 04:08 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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all at same spot same day 24 hour check had 4 set there dec 3

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#6075472 - 12/05/17 04:10 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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yes lots an only aloud 1 a year mad

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#6075474 - 12/05/17 04:12 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Nice looking coon.
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#6075614 - 12/05/17 06:01 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren]
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Originally Posted By: Trapper Dahlgren
yes lots an only aloud 1 a year mad

Thats a shame your only allowed one fisher a year
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#6075624 - 12/05/17 06:07 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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I caught mine this year in a 7x7 box guarded by a 1/16 snare.

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#6076486 - 12/06/17 02:42 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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this year I put a box set by every leaning pole set and caught a male in the box set. They can be lazy and not want to climb. I use beaver meat salted down and put some castor on it along with a fisher lure and Alaskan Sable Oil lure up high for a long distance call. This is the longest lasting skunk smelling lure there is.

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#6077304 - 12/07/17 08:45 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: coykill]
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Originally Posted By: coykill
this year I put a box set by every leaning pole set and caught a male in the box set. They can be lazy and not want to climb. I use beaver meat salted down and put some castor on it along with a fisher lure and Alaskan Sable Oil lure up high for a long distance call. This is the longest lasting skunk smelling lure there is.


who makes/sells Alaskan Sable Oil?

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#6077542 - 12/07/17 12:18 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Halseth's Alaskan Sable Oil I purchased it from F & T Fur

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#6077628 - 12/07/17 01:39 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: coykill]
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Females always pay better
Originally Posted By: coykill
this year I put a box set by every leaning pole set and caught a male in the box set. They can be lazy and not want to climb. I use beaver meat salted down and put some castor on it along with a fisher lure and Alaskan Sable Oil lure up high for a long distance call. This is the longest lasting skunk smelling lure there is.


The females are always worth more.....just saying
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#6077630 - 12/07/17 01:41 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: coykill]
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Originally Posted By: coykill
Halseth's Alaskan Sable Oil I purchased it from F & T Fur


Thanks

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#6077712 - 12/07/17 03:07 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Bruce T]
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Originally Posted By: Bruce T
Originally Posted By: Trapper Dahlgren
yes lots an only aloud 1 a year mad

Thats a shame your only allowed one fisher a year


To make it worse, we are allowed either one marten OR one fisher. One tag, two species.
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#6077738 - 12/07/17 03:40 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
Mac Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
Females always pay better
Originally Posted By: coykill
this year I put a box set by every leaning pole set and caught a male in the box set. They can be lazy and not want to climb. I use beaver meat salted down and put some castor on it along with a fisher lure and Alaskan Sable Oil lure up high for a long distance call. This is the longest lasting skunk smelling lure there is.


The females are always worth more.....just saying


Used to be but the market has changed.
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#6081590 - 12/10/17 08:05 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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use havaheart coon traps work fine with beaver meat&cannine call russ carmans
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