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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-11-2018, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best leg hold to use for fisher?

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This will be my first year, so I’m not an expert but I’m using a Duke #2 4-coiled with 10’ of chain on a drag.

That’s going to be my mountain setup.

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Iíve caught many in #2 Bridger OS with lams- 4 coiled. That said, I have a lot of them, and my 1 1/2 Victor and B&L coils are a little on the small side. I just came in possession to a big lot of traps, among them are some 1.65 Bridger OS 2 coils as well as a dozen #2 Victor double jaw 2 coil. The double jaw Victor would cut down on foot damage, and the 1.65 Bridgers look like fur getters also.

Short answer.....if I was tooling up for fisher and fisher only....Iíd settle on a 1.65 or 1.75 trap with OS and lamination. Four coiling not too critical. Iíd cable stake with a short chain, but nothing wrong with long chain and drag either.
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I use #2 bridgers with paws I trip pans on them with enough chain and a quick link to attach it to a tree.I have caught fisher most years since we got season.Here is an old post that shows how I set for them.
https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/26-...my-fisher.html
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I use #2 bridgers with paws I trip pans on them with enough chain and a quick link to attach it to a tree.I have caught fisher most years since we got season.Here is an old post that shows how I set for them.
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. Nice set up. Fishers really dig the Gusto. There might be other skunky loud lures that work the same, but I havenít tried them.
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Bridger #2 os dogless, MB 450ís, SC #2 dls. All have worked well, I see no reason for 4 coiled traps for fishers,
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We have caught 3 in 1.5 dukes. Standard trap with no significant modifications. One was caught on the ground in a dirthole the other two were caught in leaning pole sets with the trap wired to the tree.
Gusto was used on all 3 of them. That's some potent stuff.
From what I have seen I really wouldn't want to use a trap much bigger than a 1.5. Not really that big of an animal at all. #2 4 coiled seems like a lot to me for specifically targeting fisher.
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I'm new at trapping to begin with. I only bought the 4 coiled Dukes because they were on sale. I can take the coils off and make them 2 coiled if 4 coils are too much. It certainly won't bother me any.


I was just going to use them in the mountains for fisher, bobcat, and yotes.

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Have caught 10 so far in #3 sleepy creeks with no issues. What you have will work fine. Good luck!

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