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Re: Fisher sets [Re: greenetrapper] #6984893
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Fisher are not hard to trap I find. I usually use box sets with 220s as well but have caught them in 160s and even incidentally in coyote snares.
I catch them in boxes both in the ground and in leaning trees but more often on the ground. Bait doesnít seem to matter, Iíve used liver, deer scraps, beaver, moose hide, deer hide, you name it. I think the lure does more for catching them than bait. I use gusto or Cavens Tree Climber.

Re: Fisher sets [Re: greenetrapper] #6984903
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Leftlane is right on. I actually think he is a Yank spy.

Re: Fisher sets [Re: 080808] #6985047
09/07/20 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by 080808
Leftlane is right on. I actually think he is a Yank spy.

Oh I don't care what they're saying about him ...I think he's allright!


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Re: Fisher sets [Re: greenetrapper] #6985049
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And I bend my triggers back....to obtain an easier unobstructed entrance. This also allows red squirrel and mice to enter and work the bait without firing the trap.


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Fisher sets [Re: greenetrapper] #6985059
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Nice Belisle!!!^^^


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Re: Fisher sets [Re: 330-Trapper] #6985061
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Nice Belisle!!!^^^


They are now.....after filing the dog,to keep them set. They use to go off by themselves...


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Re: Fisher sets [Re: Nessmuck] #6985067
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Nice Belisle!!!^^^


They are now.....after filing the dog,to keep them set. They use to go off by themselves...

That's odd

My 160, 220 Belisles were good out of the box...maybe different year or runs?


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Re: Fisher sets [Re: greenetrapper] #6985072
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My 160s and 220 Belisle s fit in the set back boxs. Both work great for fisher
* I too like small 1/4" mesh for the back.


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Re: Fisher sets [Re: greenetrapper] #6985326
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I used 1" x 1/2" wire mesh for my wire cages right from the video, 5x5/155 Bodygrip Combo Marten and Fisher Set and Marten and Fisher Fur Handling with Bob Noonan. We only have a six day season in my area, a 24hr check and bait must be covered so that it is not visible from directly above. In those six days, I have yet to have the bait messed with at all, except if there was a catch. I always took it as a good sign that another Fisher could be in the area. The only bait that I had messed with were in wooden cubbies so far, I was thinking most likely a weasel or shrew? Again I am an elderly gentleman with health issues only running a few traps, but I feel the 1" x 1/2" mesh and the 155 is a good combination. What is also nice, everything needed to make the set fits all inside the cage, it's lightweight and fun to build.
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Re: Fisher sets [Re: greenetrapper] #6985330
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Nice wire boxs^^^


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Re: Fisher sets [Re: greenetrapper] #6985335
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See that middle panel in the wire cage.....itís on a hinge...so you can wire your bait to it...then stand it back up and wire it in position. You can do all that bait wiring at home....then setting the cage and trap is a breeze. Very light weight and doesnít rot ,like wood. Plus you can weave hemlock or pine bows through it ....to keep the Birds off it.


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Re: Fisher sets [Re: greenetrapper] #6985550
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The middle panel is hinged, but I use spike to hold it in place. I have my bait in ziploc bags, it's pretty ripe stuff. After rubbing the bait on the tree from the base of the tree to where the bottom of the cage will be positioned on the tree, I dump the bait in the bottom of the cage. I place a spike through the cage for the hinged panel to rest on when I flip it over to place on the tree. I use a second spike, placed through the cage, trap springs and jaws to help to hold in place. Not the best pictures, but you can make out the spikes in place?
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You can see the spike holding the hinged panel better in this picture. Usually the trap falls free of the spike holding the trap but this Fisher must have been stone-cold dead instantly, I don't even think it flinched.
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Re: Fisher sets [Re: greenetrapper] #6985607
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Real Nice^^^


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Re: Fisher sets [Re: greenetrapper] #6985636
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Yup....I use a a branch to hold the bottom of the trap...then pull up my springs and weave another small saplings,through the eyes of the trap and top of the cage. Same difference with the spikes.


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