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#6118740 - 01/08/18 08:32 PM Fishers
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Anyone else ever have problems keeping fishers out of their sets when trapping in the woods?
My property is loaded with them. I target coyotes.
Never had one in any of my sets trapping around my fields. Only in the woods.
Using commercial lures and baits for coyotes, basic dirt hole and pre made step down sets I made before the ground froze.
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5 yr apprentice trapper totals
Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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#6118749 - 01/08/18 08:37 PM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
bctomcat Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/20/09
Posts: 953
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
Originally Posted By: Tattoodlineman
Anyone else ever have problems keeping fishers out of their sets when trapping in the woods?
IMPOSSIBLE! Fisher are opportunistic predator/scavengers that will eat virtually anything; berries, birds and eggs, fish and of coarse MEAT. Thus many types of food and lure will attract them.


Edited by bctomcat (01/08/18 08:38 PM)
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#6118753 - 01/08/18 08:39 PM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Zach aka trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/30/17
Posts: 626
Loc: NC, Pisgha forest
Can you not trap them?
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#6118761 - 01/08/18 08:43 PM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
John-Chagnon Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 317
Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
If your from Michigan and you move from the UP to below the bridge you won't trap many. Of all the fishers I caught in the UP at coon, fox and coyote sets I never caught one that I could keep, always had to let them go.


Edited by John-Chagnon (01/08/18 08:44 PM)
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#6118769 - 01/08/18 08:48 PM Re: Fishers [Re: Zach aka trapper]
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Originally Posted By: Zach aka trapper
Can you not trap them?


Season closed dec 10.
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Criticism is the death gurgle of a non achiever

5 yr apprentice trapper totals
Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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#6118771 - 01/08/18 08:51 PM Re: Fishers [Re: John-Chagnon]
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Originally Posted By: John-Chagnon
If your from Michigan and you move from the UP to below the bridge you won't trap many. Of all the fishers I caught in the UP at coon, fox and coyote sets I never caught one that I could keep, always had to let them go.


Iím a pro at releasing them viscous little critters unfortunately.
I pulled the couple sets I had in my woods because of non target catch of fishers.
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Criticism is the death gurgle of a non achiever

5 yr apprentice trapper totals
Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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#6118774 - 01/08/18 08:53 PM Re: Fishers [Re: bctomcat]
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Originally Posted By: bctomcat
Originally Posted By: Tattoodlineman
Anyone else ever have problems keeping fishers out of their sets when trapping in the woods?
IMPOSSIBLE! Fisher are opportunistic predator/scavengers that will eat virtually anything; berries, birds and eggs, fish and of coarse MEAT. Thus many types of food and lure will attract them.


Kinda figured. Ok thanks.
Do they stay in a certain area or travel a lot?
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Criticism is the death gurgle of a non achiever

5 yr apprentice trapper totals
Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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#6118787 - 01/08/18 09:01 PM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
John-Chagnon Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 317
Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
I think I'd rather have the fishers though, when i moved away from fisher country I was introduced to the Possum - Tattoodlineman do you get possum too! At least I do not have to be quick to dispatch them! I caught some possum as a kid when I moved back to Northern Lower Michigan it seemed they were everywhere. This cold winter should reduce their numbers.
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#6118791 - 01/08/18 09:04 PM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
bctomcat Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/20/09
Posts: 953
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
Fisher have a circuit they travel on a regular basis over several weeks or more.


Edited by bctomcat (01/08/18 09:05 PM)
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#6118801 - 01/08/18 09:08 PM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
It amazes me the amount I catch, I have never seen one in the woods during deer bow season.
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Criticism is the death gurgle of a non achiever

5 yr apprentice trapper totals
Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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#6119240 - 01/09/18 09:04 AM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
080808 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/15
Posts: 722
Loc: NNY
A problem I wish I had. lol

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#6119333 - 01/09/18 10:12 AM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Got this big boy Thanksgiving week, taxidermist said its the largest fisher he's ever seen.
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Criticism is the death gurgle of a non achiever

5 yr apprentice trapper totals
Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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#6119344 - 01/09/18 10:15 AM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
_________________________
Criticism is the death gurgle of a non achiever

5 yr apprentice trapper totals
Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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#6119406 - 01/09/18 11:20 AM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
PineDoggin Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/09/16
Posts: 571
Loc: N.J.
I can come up next year and help you with your fisher problem,LOL

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#6124399 - 01/14/18 06:30 AM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
rutcon Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/15/15
Posts: 12
Loc: iowa
What did it weigh? Largest we caught was a 13# this year in SW NY.

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#6124455 - 01/14/18 07:45 AM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Zach aka trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/30/17
Posts: 626
Loc: NC, Pisgha forest
Wow beautiful animal I truly want to catch one, that big one is way cool. Way better than Possoms I promise
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#6124473 - 01/14/18 08:01 AM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
backroadsarcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/22/12
Posts: 872
Loc: Frazee, MN
when we had more fishers here I was catching them out in the middle of fields. I don't think a person can purposely try to keep them out without risking the chance at catching anything else you are after.

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#6124483 - 01/14/18 08:15 AM Re: Fishers [Re: rutcon]
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Originally Posted By: rutcon
What did it weigh? Largest we caught was a 13# this year in SW NY.


Taxidermist said it was a male but I never weighed him. Apparently taxidermist had a hard time finding a form to fit him because of his size, for the style pose I wanted.
Heíll make my other fishers look like babies once I get him back.


image hosting for ebay
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Criticism is the death gurgle of a non achiever

5 yr apprentice trapper totals
Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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#6124522 - 01/14/18 08:53 AM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Golf ball Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/19/14
Posts: 1031
Loc: E central Il
Cool looking room lineman !

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#6124623 - 01/14/18 10:23 AM Re: Fishers [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Thanks my friend. I took that pic before rm was complete, just wanted my fisher mounts off the floor. I'll post some more pics later of finished product.
_________________________
Criticism is the death gurgle of a non achiever

5 yr apprentice trapper totals
Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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