Posted By gutpile on 10 Nov 2012 08:08 AM
Fisher are strict carnivores like most of the weasel family. Any meat type bait would work. Fish would be my second choice. Did you know Fisher are one of the only animals that will actively hunt prorcupines? Now that's a critter with brass ones! We don't have Fisher in my area but they are moving south maybe someday I'll get a shot. But the people I know who do trap them use meat type baits. Leaning pole sets are great sets esp when the snow starts getting deep.
Everything I have read indicated fishers were strict carnivores too but now I have my doubts. I watched one from my deer stand one recent morning that made three or four stops on my bait pile in the span on a couple of hours. At 75 yards I watched it munch on a partially eaten sugar beet and also eat a bit of corn. If I would not have been watching it through 10X field glasses to verify exactly what it was eating I would not have believed it!