We are in our 7th year in business and just when you think you have seen and heard it all a fourth time repeat customer Seth Millsaps from Oregon along with new technology takes it a step further.

Seth read our blog "Why we recommend using new hook, flies and jigs everyday” and being an engineer it all made sense to him. To further his curiosity he added a very sensitive Electric Field Detector app to his smart phone to test his tackle.

Just like the blog reported he found that half of his tackle projected an electric field when dry, certainly all used hooks, lures and terminal tackle were high. Taking this new technology to the Columbia River along with Electron Fish Attractors in pursuit of Chinook (King) Salmon he started catching Salmon regularly. It all came together for Seth and completely changed his perspective of what is really going on underwater and what the fish actually sense.

EMF DETECTOR smart phone app

EMF DETECTOR smart phone app


When it came time to replace all his tackle he used his new app to find tackle off the store shelves that did not display an ion electric field.
The majority of the tackle offered for sale projected a low to high fish repelling ion field. He found suitable tackle but it wasn’t easy.

This was a reputable huge store chain that thousands of Anglers rely on for quality products. Why would they sell products that project a fish repelling electric field? The answer is they don’t know. Even worse they don’t know that they don’t know.

Most of the tackle today comes from overseas and is made of recycled ferrous and nonferrous metals that react with one another creating an ion electric field. These products come from the factory with this fish repelling field, they get stronger over time and when fished the ionized water of the lake or river energize the ions and the field gets progressively stronger. If you’re relying on this tackle to provide dinner you might want to order pizza.

The only places in the world this tackle will catch fish is the pure clear waters where the TDS “total dissolved solids” is less than 100 PPM. Here in these environments conductivity is poor, so fish rely on their sense of sight, smell and sound to feed not electroreception.

THE SCIENCE WORKS… just try it

Six easy steps to the best fishing of your life.

  1. Read the blog Why we recommend using new hooks, flies and jigs everyday

  2. Install an electric field detector app to your smart phone, choose the most sensitive one you can find. It might cost a couple bucks for the second most important tool in your fishing arsenal, it’s just a guessing game without it.

  3. Don’t use or buy any tackle with an electric field.

  4. Discard all tackle with an electric field as it will influence other tackle.

  5. The most important tool in your tackle box is the fish attracting electron field of the appropriate Electron Fish Attractor.

  6. Read our other blogs




Since we added this statement to the directions on the back of the packaging of the Electron Fish Attractor Series of bait and lure enhancers we have had countless inquiries as to why.



Physical changes to ferrous metals meeting ionized water and oxygen create fish repelling electric fields in a day's fishing that build every hour they are used. There is no way to avoid this other than replacing hooks, jigs and flies after a day’s use.


To best explain the physics behind my statement let's start at the beginning.
Anyone with any intelligence that has put the time on the water will have at one time or another had this question in the back of their mind.

Why did this rig, jig, lure or fly work so well yesterday
and not so much today?

Most anglers will write this off as the temperament of fish and will change patterns trying to connect or maybe there are other forces at play here.

About 30 years ago I bought my first Electromagnetic Field Recorder and was completely fascinated discovering all the electric fields that were now visible to me. Not in the literal sense but now I could locate them, measure the strength and find the source. My two obsessions that already dominated my time was sport fishing and physics had to make room for electroreception.

Previous to all this, I had studied the journals of world famous physicist Hendrik Casimir who discovered that all matter and life projects either a positive (+) or negative (-) electric field known to science as the Casimir Effect.

I had so much fun with my new toy scanning everything and of course my tackle. The discoveries made were exciting and heart breaking. Any tackle that had been used, had an electric field present that was easily detected by my EMF recorder. The next question was, if fish could detect it and if they could, would it attract them or repel them?

New tackle had no detectable electric fields unless it was old metal with no rust proofing, lead with brass were the worst. Now I needed to know how long it took for fields to form in new tackle, this encouraged dozens of experiments that led to conclusive results.

Over the next few years my fishing partner and wife Rachel and I challenged these results over and over on the water with similar results every time. We would use identical tackle and fish at the same depth and distance, Rachel’s gear would always be brand new with no detectable E field, my identical gear had a confirmed E field. Rachel caught most of the fish every time.


Years of experiments proved two things, fish other than sharks and rays can sense E fields, this ability is known as electroreception. We knew we were breaking new ground in science based on fish reactions only.


The fish repelling E fields projected by tackle comes from the ionization (corrosion) of ferrous metals (metals or alloys containing iron) triggered by ionized water and oxygen. This includes all hooks except for those made of pure stainless steel. Dissolved mineral salts in the water increase conductivity and the strength of the E field.

To better understand this principal take a sample of distilled or De-ionized water (the same thing). It has no electric field and no conductivity. Add a pinch of sea salt and the physical properties change. The many mineral elements react with each other and dissolved oxygen to create an electric field and conductivity. When ferrous metals contact this solution ionization starts quickly regulated by the amount of dissolved minerals and dissolved oxygen.

The amount of dissolved minerals is measured in parts per million (PPM), all the dissolved minerals is referred to as total dissolved solids (TDS).

As a reference distilled water has a TDS of 0 PPM, rain has a TDS of 10 PPM, bottled water has a TDS of around 200 PPM and Ocean water has a TDS of 30,000 to 37,000 PPM. Brackish water or estuaries have a TDS of 10,000 to 18,000 PPM depending on the tide. The Great Lakes has a TDS of 200 PPM or less.

Most Bass, Walleye, Musky and Pike Lakes have a TDS over 200 PPM in the spring, 175 PPM in the Summer and 100 to 125 PPM in the Fall. The reason the TDS levels change from spring to fall is that plant matter and weed growth cleans and filters the water naturally and minimal run off.

The higher the TDS the faster your tackle will project an evil electric field that all our tests prove to be repulsive to fish.

Hooks with ferrous metals, lead, chromed brass terminal tackle, brass and stainless or chromed spinners and lures will give you about 16 hours of good fishing with a TDS of 125 PPM, 8 to 10 hours with a TDS of 200 PPM, 6 to 8 hours with a TDS of 300 PPM, 4 to 6 hours with a TDS of 5,000 PPM, 2 hours with a TDS of 15,000 and less than an hour with a TDS of 30,000 PPM.


There are numerous brand name hook manufactures that all produce an excellent product that usually includes some sort of rust protection, this can dramatically lengthen the good fishing time of the hook.

Stainless Steel does not corrode in the pure form but is widely discouraged in the sport fishing world, no one wants to leave jewelry in the fish's mouth.

fishing hooks


Anglers' choice today is a high carbon steel alloy with state of the art rust protection knowing that someday it will rust out if the fish escapes with it. These hooks are great but as soon as the protection is compromised the process starts aggressively. Even using pliers to remove the hook from the fish's mouth can compromise the hook and the same goes with pinching the barbs.


Lead has unique properties, it has the ability to store electric fields when contacting a dis-similar metal turning it into a battery of sorts with lead always taking the (-) negative role. The greater the mass of lead and the higher the TDS the greater the E field.

Lead has unique properties,
it has the ability to store electric fields when contacting
a dis-similar metal turning it into a battery of sorts
with lead always taking the (-) negative role.
The greater the mass of lead and the higher the TDS the greater the E field.


When I shop for painted jigs
the one with no lead showing is the one to use.
These jigs look new and some are but time is a bandit
and will steel its fish-ability.

All these jigs have a repelling E-field.
Still use new hooks every day!



A live fish still wet from capture will also project an electric field but rather than an ion field created by ferrous metals this is a negative (-) electron field that all life projects.

When the fish dies the electron field disappears. This negative (-) electron field is the natural E field all life projects and now that we have isolated it our new focus is to replicate it to add the spark of life to flies and lures.



In a few years we had our first prototype of our Fresh Water Series, it worked so good attracting fish to the hook we kept it secret for 20 years. Later came the Salt Water Series, it too remained secret.

What we invented was a small multiple alloy non ferrous wire coil that would create its own energy to amplify the Earths negative Magneto to create a negative electron field.

May of 2012 we opened Life Spark Sport Fishing Tackle as a retirement business, now there is over a half a million Electron Fish Attractors out there worldwide.
With the majority of users still keeping them secret.


Humans are not electroreceptive, we can’t see all the forces that surround us, fish can, birds can, reptiles can and all mammals with wet noses can so we need things like an EMF Recorder or the simple knowledge of what creates these forces.

To be the most successful Angler possible try to understand electric fields, when you work with them pure fish catching magic happens, when you fish against physics nothing happens.


Rick Crozier

Habitualization (Part 2), Salt Water


In an area as large as the planet’s Oceans, it is hard to believe that there are places where fish habituate to sport fishing, but it is true. Anywhere you have condensed populations of fish with heavy fishing pressure you will find habitualized fish. Huge urban areas and derbies make the situation worse. Not all fish habitualize, only the smarter ones and they are the ones that will survive to pass on their genes to produce even smarter fish in the next generation. I call this farm boy science, hogs, cattle, chickens and fish, what's the difference? Breeding is breeding and genetics do not lie!   Smarter fish are naturally evolving.

West Coast Salmon

Pro-Staff Paul Toth (owner/operator) Something Fishy Charter in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Pro-Staff Paul Toth (owner/operator) Something Fishy Charter in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Each year along the West Coast of North America from Northern California to Alaska, anadromous species of Salmon return to their natal rivers to spawn. As these fish congregate in the bays and fjords close to their home rivers, they must go through a series of habitualization steps.

  • First, they must slowly adjust to a decrease in salinity; the TDS will drop from 30,000 PPM to 10,000 PPM or lower in just a few kilometers.

  • Secondly, they must learn to survive the predators that await their arrival, Killer Whales, Seals, Salmon Sharks and the most deadly of all, the commercial fleet.

  • The Salmon that have survived all this now have to face a new danger, an armada of anglers. Popular fishing areas have formed over the years where boats congregate almost bumper to bumper. The naive fish get clobbered the first day they are fished by the anglers but the survivors quickly learn what to avoid and how to stay alive.

Each time new fish arrive the fishing is good for those fish only, the fish that have been there a day or two have developed zipper lip and will not bite. If new fish don’t show up for a while the angler’s success rate goes way down. Despite the lack of new fish and zipper lip there are always a few fish caught mostly by locals and guides, this keeps the crowd ever present.

A similar scenario occurs with Striped Bass all along the Eastern Sea Board and the California Coast of the U.S. Like Salmon, the Bass are returning to spawn. New fish are eager to co-operate with anglers but quickly habitualize and develop zipper lip once they have been fished a while.

My wife Rachel and I have been fishing anadromous fish for over 25 years with a scientific approach.
We always get our fish and this is how we do it.

Check your boat’s electric field.
I rate this as #1 and the most important.

Note: Do this on the fishing grounds with both cannon balls at 75 feet and the kicker running and in gear.

Using a common voltmeter, set the dial to DC20. The negative terminal goes to the hull of your aluminum boat or the motor mounts of a fiberglass boat and the positive terminal goes to the downrigger cable or water.
If your boat is over 0.65 it is too hot for Salmon, perfect is 0.62 volts.
If your boat is over 1.1 it is too hot for Stripers, perfect is under 1.0 volts.
To read more on this subject see Check your boats EMF and Rust Fisherman’s enemy. The bottom line is if your boat is too hot, fish are avoiding you never seeing your gear. Most anglers regard this topic as nonsense and immediately discount the whole science. That’s too bad because most anglers return to the dock empty handed.

Avoid the crowds.

Although you are confident of your boats electric field being perfect or low it will draw the electric field of a hot boat that gets too close raising your own electric field.
You can easily register this on your voltmeter. This is electric field contamination and can happen from 100 feet away. It will go away after a bit.

Check your Cannon balls.
Since they are a great mass of lead, the purity of the lead will dictate the strength of the electric field it will produce when fishing. Recycled lead is full of other metals that produce a very strong, very weird electric field fish do not like.

Do not buy cannon balls with any other than stainless steel eyes, any softer metal will turn it into a strong battery able to manufacture and store electricity. To avoid this whole mess I coat my balls in latex, that way there is no electric field forming while fishing. To read more see Check your balls.

Now that your boat and gear have the perfect electric field you are attracting fish to your down rigger cable, so show the fish new tackle they might not have seen before. If everyone is using flashers and Hoochies go to a spoon or cut bait without a flasher. Salmon that see flashers going by all day will soon be flasher shy, recognizing it as danger and will avoid it.

Use new terminal tackle and hooks every day.
The best anglers and guides use new hooks and swivels every charter, religiously.
Most don’t know why thinking it’s a luck thing, realistically tackle develops an electric field that gets stronger every hour it is used. This field does not go away but gets stronger each day it’s used. Most anglers without knowledge will use the same gear all week or all season. Needless to say they have minimal results.

The Game Changer.
To be a consistent successful angler you must pay attention to all the details we have talked about so far. It’s not rocket science but common sense science. Even when all details are perfect, the fish have the last word and can decide to be non-co-operative.
The only guarantee you can use is the Electron Fish Attractor - Salt Water Series. Fish can’t resist it, they just can’t help themselves.


Boca Grande, Florida, U.S.A.   Tarpon
We have good customers local to the area that love catching Tarpon. They don’t do the derby thing but fish in the pack of boats that’s always present. They use the Electron SW 1 and keep it secret; they also say that they never wait more than 10 minute for a hook up!

New Zealand, Wrasse
Here the lad’s fish a wall a thousand feet down for a fish they call Wrasse. Many boats fishing the same wall using the same gear day after day has resulted in habitualized fish with a bad case of zipper lip. These fellows ordered the Electron out of desperation did some modifications to their gear as per our website and now limit every time they go out.
Bad news for us they keep the Electron secret.

Pacific Ocean, Tuna
Yes, even out here in the open ocean our long line clients report Tuna shying away from their lines. They claim that there are too many ships targeting Tuna, a species that I think has learned to avoid the electric field of the hook. Marine Biologists look at the catch records of these ships to adjust annual quotas (where they exist) trying to regulate total catch limits. These quotas have decreased over the decades marking a decline in total fish stalks.
Our Captain friends argue this, saying their sonar shows many fish, they just don’t bite as they did in the past.

We currently have two ships that have been using the Electron SW 1, for four years now, of the long line fleet they always finish first, in about a third of the time of the rest of the fleet saving over $100,000.00 US on fuel. The Electron is their most closely guarded secret and that’s okay with us.

If you missed reading part 1 here is the link: Why some fish are impossible to catch (Part 1)

Tight Lines
Rick Crozier


Why some fish are impossible to catch (Part 1)


Habitualization: The ability of living things to adapt to their environment to feed, reproduce and avoid danger.

Fish are smarter than you think and no one thinking otherwise has ever fished for habitualized fish. They are in our most popular lakes and ponds where extreme fishing pressure exists. These water bodies usually have easy access, are close to large urban areas offering picnic areas, camping, swimming and power boating.

In this environment, the angler is just another predator that fish learn to avoid, no different from the Osprey and Otter. Human activity also creates opportunities for fish otherwise not available.

Pigeon Lake Provincial Park. Photo credit Kelsey Crozier

Pigeon Lake Provincial Park. Photo credit Kelsey Crozier

Swimming areas become feeding stations whenever busy docks become shelter and powerboat waves dislodge shore food. Some species do better in these environments than others. Catfish, Walleye, Brook Trout and Pike tend to habitualize slowly and fished out easily. Species like Perch, Bluegill, Black Crappy, Lake Whitefish, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Small-mouth Bass tend to habitualize faster and are smart enough to avoid being be fished out.

These fish are smart and are able to recognize danger and have the memory to avoid it. The factors that mitigate the survival of some and the disappearance of others can be a hot debate of those of knowledge. Myself I do not think its brain size I would be more inclined to think it would more likely the sensitivity of the senses.


All fish share the same senses including electroreception that I believe plays a key role in avoiding danger although different fish have different levels of discrimination. The harder to catch group will have the most discriminative electro-receptiveness able to detect the smallest electric field from the smallest hook.
See:  Finally! Proof of Magneto-reception in Fish. Cells containing Magnetite found in Rainbow Trout.


Rick Crozier at 16 years old.

Rick Crozier at 16 years old.

Back in the 60’s, a 10 acre gravel pit stocked with Lake Erie Yellow Perch was our fishing hole, swimming hole and local all-time teenage hangout. Here we could catch Perch up to eight inches with regularity and sometimes even get our limit of 30 fish.

It wasn’t until I bought a snorkeling mask and flippers that I realized there were Perch in that pit over 13 inches. 3 lb. plus Perch in an old Southern Ontario Gravel pit. They would hang around the swimming area showing no fear of humans whatsoever feeding on the shrimp and insect larva kicked up by the swimmers.

I was 16 at the time, a live bait dealer, taxidermist, and guide. Completely obsessed with all forms of sport fishing. I had to have some of these fish for the wall. Sadly, it never happened. No matter what I tried, they would never bite.

Snorkeling with the fish I could hand feed them but as soon as I added a hook they would avoid it. Decades later I realized that it was the faint electric field of the hook those fish recognized as danger.

Over the years, I have had similar encounters with Bluegill, Black Crappy, Small Mouth Bass, Brown and Rainbow Trout and most recently with Lake Trout. All these fish species showing the same ability to recognize the hook. This is electro-reception at its finest. The electric field of a small hook is so faint yet these species could discriminate it from the stronger electric field of live bait. Fascinating stuff!


I have heard from divers inspecting dam structure have visual encounters of Pike and Musky the size of humans. Some of the divers were spooked as the curious fish made them very nervous due to their size and lack of fear of humans. Like Big Foot sightings without evidence, it is only an eyewitness account without evidence, but not all can be exaggerating. If it is true, my guess is these fish too have learned to avoid the hook to get so big.


A great example of habitualized fish a little closer to home is the Bow River here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Bow is a world famous trout stream reportedly the most challenging anywhere. Here there are thousands of trout for every kilometer of river but they are very hard to catch.

For decades now, anglers have been using brass beads and lead wire on their flies. Although the TDS of the river is very low about 150 PPM the combination of brass and steel with or without lead creates a weird electric field fish recognize as danger. Some of the top Bow anglers have abandoned the brass and lead and had instant improved success. Dry flies do not have an electric field; the floatant applied to the fly does not let an electric field form.

Fishing on the bow. Photo credit Rachel Crozier

Fishing on the bow. Photo credit Rachel Crozier


Migratory fish are beyond a doubt the fastest habitualized fish of all time.
Two friends and I, traveled to a Vancouver Island river reported to have a decent Steelhead run. After a 2-hour boat ride and a 20-minute hike, we found ourselves at the top of a 30-foot rock face I immediately determined I was too old and fat to navigate.

Below was a gin clear run with about a dozen chrome bar Steelhead holding in a loose school. As the lads a third my age, descended the cliff I settled in to watch the show. Both buds were using a white foam dink style float with pencil lead weights and a soft plastic worm. Both had cast and both had fish on straight away. As the fish were fighting the school was agitated several fish followed the fighting fish a bit but the school was in turmoil.

After a quick photo, both fish were released and slowly swam back to the school that was now back to its original location. As the lads resumed casting the Steelhead would avoid the bobber moving out of the way each time it drifted by. The anglers below had no idea this was happening but I could see it as clear as day from above. After a few more casts the fish dispersed downstream, probably back to the salt water only a few hundred meters away.

I had witnessed an entire school of Steelhead habitualized in front of my eyes in a half an hour. This is an example of visual habituation since the TDS of this river would be less than 50 PPM an electric field would take a day or more to form. These fish recognized the danger visually either the float, the weight, the worm or all of the above and deliberately moved to avoid it.

Find Waldo fishing at Gull Lake, MN

Find Waldo fishing at Gull Lake, MN

Pike release through the ice. Photo by Pro-Staff Sonny Covin

Pike release through the ice. Photo by Pro-Staff Sonny Covin

Ice fishing will habitualize fish as winter progresses, especially if most anglers fish the same area using the same gear. When this happens anglers write it off as very slow fishing. The fish are there but not biting.

The telltale sign of habitualized fish is when fish come in then put the brakes on flicking their tail toward the bait turning side ways to expose the lateral line to the echo of the mini shock wave. By doing this fish can discriminate variations in the echo to sense the line, bait or lure. If the electric field of the hook or lure is detected you won’t even get this action. The fish avoid it altogether.

If the fish you are targeting are this habitualized to sport fishing, move and get out of there. I will always try the deepest water, closest to any structure. Choose areas with no or little evidence of fishing, at least there you will have a better chance for success.
See; Finding The Fish Using the Coriolis Effect


Hendrick Casimir a famous physicist conducted experiments proving the existence of electric fields naturally occurring in every environment in every element even in complete vacuums. You can find the results of these experiments by searching the Casimir Effect.

When you search electro-reception, you will find very narrow-minded people of knowledge claiming that the only fish with electro-reception are sharks and rays, electric eels and elephant fish. These morons of science have never slid an Electron Fish Attractor on their line, which would create some head scratching.


Tricks you can try to fool habitualized fish

In situations where habitualized fish are the target there are a few tricks you can try but remember these fish are smart and the best you will do is a fish or two before they realize the trap and quickly avoid it.

  1. Use the appropriate Electron Fish Attractor.
    The higher negative electron field will attract and consume the negative ion field of steel. For some hard-core physics research electron attractor.
  2. Where legal, use live bait, the high electric field of a struggling minnow will override the very faint electric field of the hook. This is not a foolproof system all the time but worth a try.
  3. Scents are also worth a try, most are oil based and will prevent any electrical field from forming. This strategy works best in water with very low TDS; fish here are used to food with a very low electric field. In water with higher TDS, a bait without an electric field is as distasteful to fish as the wrong electric field.
    Remember do not get any scent on the Electron Attractors.
  4. Dry flies and fly poppers coated in floatant have no or very little electric field.
    The floatant does not let a field form.
  5. Fast trolling using the Electron seems to be the most consistent way of fooling habitualized fish. Do not give the fish time to inspect it; they will sense the Electron and position to intercept it.

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Rick Crozier


Ice out pike on the North Saskatchewan River

Something to do this weekend

A quick photo of Rick Crozier with this North Saskatchewan River beauty before being released.

A quick photo of Rick Crozier with this North Saskatchewan River beauty before being released.

Every spring at ice out large pike work their way from the deep wintering holes to the creeks and oxbows where they will soon spawn. As they make their way up and down the river the huge egg bearing females keep to the shallow quiet water close to shore well out of the main current. This is where we have fished them for decades using a frozen minnow and a sliding sinker on an open bail set.

These fish make great pictures but that’s about it, they are roe bound and lethargic giving up easily when caught.

Each fish represents a million more pikes so handle them gently never holding them horizontally bowing the spine, keep the fish vertical for a faster release.

Don’t even think of eating any fish from the North Saskatchewan River!  Natural mercury enters the food chain high in the Rocky Mountains by way of bacteria.
This is collected in the food chain by natural predation until finally it collects in the fish.

Each year a fish lives in this environment it collects more mercury, an old female pike would be so toxic she couldn’t be safely used as fertilizer. Our government has studied this natural contamination in depth in the 80’s and knows full well the danger, yet they still allow fish retention on the river.

Tight Lines
Rick Crozier

Ice Fishing Updates


So much for the 2015/16 ice-fishing season in Southern Alberta, a few die-hard anglers are still putting in an effort but I’m cautious of bad ice, it could be fine in the A.M. but go to cubes in the P.M. It seems that the entire season has been a season of bad ice and non-co-operative fish, everyone we talked to has had a tough year.

No caption needed here but.. "Stay safe out there"

No caption needed here but.. "Stay safe out there"

Rachel and I got out a few times this winter but did not fish much. It was more fun giving out samples and talking to anglers for us than fishing. We would approach a party of anglers then give one sample to one person and rig it for them to make sure they were using it correctly. Then we would leave and return in a few hours to see how they were getting along. Our greatest thrill this season was the response everyone had using our Electrons. They all asked for more samples. Most folks caught fish and the ones that did not said the Attractors brought them in no problem; they just could not catch them.

Hans about to release a nice Walleye

Hans about to release a nice Walleye

This Rattlesnake Lake angler in Alberta we only know as Hans was about to release his 7th Walleye when we returned to see how he liked using the Electrons. He had killed his limit of 50 cm Walleye and had a few nice perch on the ice.
Hans admitted that he does not catch anything and will never fish without the Electron again. He was so excited and thankful that we had some to sell him.

We learned a lot this winter regarding salts dissolved in the water, total dissolved solids or TDS seem to disappear as winter drags on. Lakes that were 150 to 200 PPM have dropped to less than 100 PPM; some lakes like Ghost Lake went as low as 50 PPM. We keep track of this because it affects conductivity in the water.

The lower the TDS the less conductivity means the more Electrons you use.
We had no idea that this decrease in TDS was so dramatic in late winter although Jason Fraser, a Calgary area biologist, warned us of this.

Here are the hottest Electron rigs per species


The rig that out fished anything else this winter for Whitefish is the Fresh Water 1 or 2 Low TDS a glass bead (supplied) on a short shank beak hook and a single maggot. This rig clobbered Whites everywhere in Southern Alberta. We suspect it will work for Whites anywhere.
The Electron is so small you can cast it with a fly rod suspended from a strike indicator or a small bobber cast from a lite spinning rod.


The rig that Walleye preferred is the Electron Fresh Water 2 or 3, low TDS, a glass bead in clear or yellow (supplied), a short shank hook with a minnow or a scented minnow by Berkley Gulp, Trigger X etc.
A bill-less crank bait with the Electron and a glass bead can be unbeatable.

Perch, Crappy and Pan fish

Perch can’t resist the Electron Fresh Water 1, 2 or 3 series, a glass bead and a hook with maggots, minnow, scented grubs and minnows.
- For very low TDS use the Fresh Water 3 Low TDS
- For a TDS over 200 PPM use the Fresh Water 1 Low TDS.


Tube jigs work great, only use the tube, thread it on the line then thread the appropriate Electron, a glass bead and a short shank hook. Pull it all into the tube (bait is optional). This rig can be used in open water suspended from a bobber or jigged over the weeds.
Fish shallow (3 to 6 feet) at first ice and deeper (50 to 60 feet) at last ice.
See below for photo of small white tube jig.

Northern Pike

Dead lining is Canada's all-time favorite method to catch Pike, a species that quickly responds to the Electron Fish Attractor. The all-time favorite rig for pike is a 6 to 10 inch nylon coated steel leader or equivalent threaded through the anus of a bait fish coming out the mouth. Slide an Electron on the leader into the mouth of the bait.
I seem to have my best luck when the bait lays on the bottom.



Use an Electron Fresh Water 1, 2 or 3 Low TDS, a glass bead, a short shank hook with maggots, scented grubs or minnows. Pull this into the tube.

Small spoon baits with the Electron slid on the line isolated with a glass bead can be jigged with great success for larger trout of all species.

Do not use any terminal tackle, keep it moving covering all depths.
All Char species respond to tapping the spoon on the bottom.

Photo byJason Fraser

This beautiful Lake Trout was caught in extremely LOW TDS conditions
using 5 Fresh Water 3's in a tube jig.

Tight Lines
Rick Crozier


Summery, New Recommendations


It’s very hard to establish guidelines to help our customers with our products when we were living on Vancouver Island. There the TDS is less than 50 PPM on average so we rely on customer feedback for the rest of the world. Sometimes this information is incorrect.

Florida for example, our first customer from that state told us that our Electron Fresh Water 1 and Fresh Water 2 did not work in that states ponds, lakes and rivers, so we encouraged our customers to order the high TDS attractors. Sadly that information was incorrect.  The low TDS Attractors work excellent in that states fresh water as well as all the Eastern States. So for over two years we have been giving out the wrong recommendations based on wrong feedback. We’re in the process of fixing that now.

When the right Attractor is matched with the right species of fish pure magic happens, fish after fish action. If this is not happening we need to know about it so we can figure it out with your help.

We recommend all New Customers to ORDER the SPLIT PACKS to avoid any disappointment, one or the other will always work great.

Our salt water series does not have this problem, it always works great.



I waited all year to float Alberta’s world famous Bow River with legendary guide Barry White. Barry is one of the pioneers of fly fishing the Bow and knows the river and its trout like no other. Floating the Bow with Barry White should be on every fly anglers bucket list.

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This sunny calm September day started with me checking the total dissolved solids (TDS) of the Bow’s water showing a count 152 parts per million (PPM). I was stoked, a TDS of 150 ppm is perfect for the Fresh Water 1 Low TDS Electron Fish Attractor. Anywhere we have used the attractors in this range the results were fish after fish.

This was not the case today. The day started off with a nice 16 inch Rainbow Trout then a half dozen smaller fish and that was it. The three inch streamer fly’s I tied might have been too long as the trout were short striking it (just pulling the tail of the fly making it hard to set a hook).

There was clearly something wrong. Those trout should have pounded those flies, but that was not the case. Barry said it was a hopper day and if we were tossing hoppers it would have been a fish after fish day.

The TDS was the problem. After researching the chemical makeup of the Bow’s water it became evident that along with calcium, sodium, carbon and other micro elements the water has levels of cobalt, cadmium and thorium dissolved in the water. These three elements are slightly radioactive and although the TDS is relatively low the presence of three radioactive elements would increase the ambient electric field or the Casimir Effect and alter the Electrons ability to create the perfect electric field to attract fish.

Right now it is a head scratcher but since I live in Calgary now I’ll have time to work on it. I’ll figure it out, I always do. Watch for a new product next year, the Electron – B, for Bow River.

Rick Crozier


Yep we sold the farm, we’re off the rock. Bye-bye Vancouver Island, bye-bye B.C. Ferries, bye-bye Christy Clark we’re out of here!

Don’t get me wrong living and fishing on Vancouver Island is truly great after all it is Canada’s California but we have four grand kids now and one more on the way and that trumps it all. So for the fourth time in my life I’m Alberta bound. Off to the flat lands where you can wave to your neighbour two miles away and guess the wind speed by counting Tumbleweeds per hour.

More central location…

We need easier access to the game fish species so popular to the country like Musky, Pike, Walleye, Bass, Pan fish and Trout. Living in Alberta will put us closer to these fish without paying B.C. Ferries $200.00 a ride.

Anyone interested in sponsoring our show should contact us now.
We are looking for filming locations, guide services, events and lodges where we can highlight your service at no cost to you other than amenities. The main sponsor, the Electron Fish Attractor is capable of funding the project in its entirety.

We urge all interested to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we are filming, we will be posting daily where internet conditions allow.

Tight Lines
Rick Crozier



The other day Rachel and I had the pleasure of taking the stars of the TV show Two Men and Their Fishing Rods fishing for Sockeye in the Alberni Inlet. We started our day before sunrise joining about fifty or so boats all working the China Creek area. After about a half an hour it was clear that there was no action and the Sockeye today would not co-operate as planned. I ran three dummy flashers per side but three feet above the top flasher I ran a small Coyote Spoon two feet above and two feet behind the longest flasher.  The spoons had the Electron secured to the hook with elastic thread, no flasher.

Nathan Thomas and Tyler Kyle hosts of Two Men and their Fishing Rods

Nathan Thomas and Tyler Kyle hosts of Two Men and their Fishing Rods

As it got brighter out the fish started to bite for us and in the next two hours we played Sockeye Basketball with fish after fish. We were getting bites about every five minutes, lots of double plays, lots of hits and misses, lots of frowns from other boaters, our guests had pointed out to us that no one had seen any other boat catch a fish. Our two guests had a ball, we were all laughing hard making too much noise, our stereo was playing blue grass too loud.
The morning was playing out as too much fun.

But as every Sockeye angler knows the fish make the rules and after two hours of fun the fish quit biting, we had a half dozen in the box and had twenty or so on. We never did see any other boat catch a fish, the lads were impressed.

Watch for the episode in 2016

UPDATE, the show airing date is APRIL 16, 2017
will post link here as soon as we can.


Tight Lines


Cold Front Insurance?

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. Days before your vacation or derby you hear about the approach of a dreaded cold front. Your stomach drops at the thoughts of battling big waves and strong winds in the pelting rain. But worst of all, these cold fronts usually bring tough fishing conditions.

Lake Diefenbaker, Northern Pike

Fish seam to disappear when the barometer dives. With enough perseverance sometimes you can find them. They’re usually deeper on or near sand, inactive and not feeding. A slow moving jig or spoon jigged on or near the bottom may reveal a fish or two but true to form fishing is tough.

You need cold front fishing insurance. It’s cheap, reliable and will save the day. It won’t stop the rain or wind but it will catch fish when you find them. It’s called the Electron Fish Attractor. Walleye and Pike can’t resist it. Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Tips on finding the fish after the storm.

Even the biggest and baddest Pike and Walleye like to hide when the weather goes bad. They will be deeper than they were a few days ago and usually over a sandy area.

I’ve seen evidence of fish attracted to these sandy areas due to the high electro-magnetic field (EMF) the sand emits. Here they can hide their own electrical field resting virtually electo-receptively invisible.

As well as Walleye and Pike, Whitefish, Pan fish, Lake, Brook, Rainbow and Brown Trout all exhibit the same pattern. This high EMF is called the ambient EMF or the Casimir Effect. These areas generate an EMF generated by the quartz and iron contained in the sand and rock. The higher the amount of quartz and iron the greater the EMF.

When fish enter these areas their electrical field is dominated by the ambient EMF and they virtually disappear. The Electron Fish Attractor presented into this environment generates a higher electrical field than the Casimir effect consequently creating interest and a strike.

Have fun on the water

Take The Electron Challenge - We dare you!

Folks everywhere are having a ball taking our challenge.
Won't you join them?

Janice Covin with a few Walleye for dinner

Janice Covin with a few Walleye for dinner

Use identical lures and identical line.
Put the Electron Fish Attractor on one.
Troll at the same distance and see what happens next.
The lure with the Electron takes all the fish - not most but all, every time.


Add your favorite scent to the lure without the Electron, nothing changes the Electron still takes all the fish.

Our Alberta friends are releasing over 50 Walleye and Pike a day at Pigeon Lake using the EFA. They challenged all the popular scents verses the Electron and not one fish was caught on a scent. The Electron took every fish, every time. The Electron caught a Walleye or Pike on average every 10 minutes all day.  When the Electron Fish Attractor was slid on the line of a scented lure it started catching fish every 10 minutes as well.

Retired Canadian angler B. Moon says with a daily limit of 8 Walleye he feels he can single handedly eliminate the invasive Walleye from the lower Columbia River of British Columbia.

A few weeks ago we received an e-mail from Brian Kedik, Director/Donation Coordinator of the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation Inc. asking if we would be a sponsor for their raffle. We agreed and sent him some product.

When he received them he was skeptical that these little coils really worked. So last week he just had 1 hour to fish and thought he would take the Electron challenge. He caught a Walleye, Pike and Small Mouth Bass on the Electron charged lure. The same lure without the Electron never caught a thing. He was so excited about the product he called us the next morning to tell us of the challenge. He told us he was going to let everyone know that it’s true, it’s all true these things really do work and to read our blog.

So join the gang and TAKE
You will be mighty surprised on how well they work! 
Oh and send us some pictures of your catch!

Have Fun

Check your boats Electrical field and have a successful fishing season


Check your boat’s electric field.
I rate this as #1 and the most important.

Note: Do this on the fishing grounds with both cannon balls at 75 feet and the kicker running and in gear.

Using a common voltmeter, set the dial to DC20. The negative terminal goes to the hull of your aluminum boat or the motor mounts of a fiberglass boat and the positive terminal goes to the downrigger cable or water.


All metal and motorized boats generate an electrical field. If this field is too high you’re spooking fish, taking away their appetite, giving them zipper lip.

Depending on how much voltage is involved you could be scaring fish from a 100 or more feet in every direction.

Boats like this are a good reason to avoid groups of boats in one area as one “hot boat” can ruin everybody’s day.

The lower your electrical signature the less fish pay attention to you. This is the reason belly boats, plastic kayaks and canoes are so popular. To the fishes electro senses they are invisible and go unnoticed.

A little electro generation can work in the anglers favor.
Large schools of bait fish generate an electric charge of 0.5 to 1.0 volt of electric energy.
Attracting predators from 100’s of feet away.

This estimate came from interviewing B.C.’s troll fleet captains and a few new school guides out there willing to talk about it. These voltage estimates were relating to herring and sardine schools in salt water. All interviewed agreed that D.C. 0.62 volts was the best for Coho and Spring (Chinook) salmon and 0.7 volts attracted schools of sockeye best. Most other salt water fish react to 0.7 to 1.0 volt D.C.

Fresh water fish are not much different

Musky, Pike and Walleye seem to prefer 0.7 to 1.25 volts. Great Lakes salmon and Trout like 0.6. Small and Large Mouth Bass like it very low at 0.02 and Stripe Bass prefer 0.7 to 0.9

Here are the steps to take to see how much electricity your boat generates

  1. Note: ONLY check your boats electrical discharge out on the water. The best location to test the boat is near where you fish. Not at the dock or in a marina due to all the surrounding metals and boats that can interfere with the results.

For all purpose salt water around 1.0v is okay
For salmon and trout 0.62v is perfect Salt or Fresh
All purpose fresh water with no trout or salmon, 1v is okay for musky, pike, walleye etc. 
read RUST


Aluminum boats; Too low

This is okay, better to low than to high. To use this to your advantage fish close to the boat using the little electrical field you have to attract fish.

Down rigging – Use wire cable and twine to attach the cannon ball. The longer the twine the higher the voltage. The shorter the twine the lower the voltage.
Only use Cannon Balls with stainless eyes, see Time to check your balls!

Check your down riggers output by testing negative to boat and positive to wire cable.
Adjust the twine length until you get 0.62 volts.

Aluminum boats; Too High, check the following


Motor and all electrical must be grounded to the battery and not the boat

Clean or replace all zinc on motor and boat. If your boat does not have one add 1 pound of zinc for every 150 lbs. of boat weight. Isolate from boat hull.

Check motor and boat for loose wires

All steel things like anchors, coolers, chains, pails, tools should be isolated from the hull in a rubber tote.

Rivets – This is a big one. All additions to your boats hull riveted in place should be drilled out and replaced with 100% aluminum rivets if they show signs of rust. Check your boats hull for white corrosion around the rivets. Evidence of this means the boats manufacture used a different aluminum alloy for the rivets than they used in the hull. If you find this I'm sorry to say that your boat is a flower pot, get rid of it, there is nothing within reasonable sense you can do. The different alloys react producing electricity out of control getting stronger with exposure to water and age.

No junk - when purchasing light fixtures, automatic anchors, railings, electric covers and tops, antennas, motors etc…buy quality. Keep in mind you can not install a stainless steel railing around an aluminum boat. You have to use aluminum or it will generate electricity. No brass, copper, pewter or any Heinz 57 alloys as they will generate too much electricity.
Steel snaps to hold tops and covers all generate electricity.
Keep your aluminum boat,  pure aluminum.

Down rigging / out rigging – Use nylon braid on down riggers and a latex coated cannonball. Show no metal. The trick here is to get your lure as far away from the boat as possible.
Use side planers, outriggers and fish way back, 100 feet plus.

Fibreglass boats Too low;

Use down-riggers with steel cable and adjust with twine. See Aluminum too low

Fibreglass boats Too high

Here are a few things to check.

  1. Make sure all metal anchors, cannonballs, toolboxes, railings, bridges, metal fuel tanks are all grounded to the battery or completely isolated in rubber totes.
  2. Clean all zincs on motor.
  3. Remove or oil any rust ex. Hinges and antenna, coolers.
  4. If you have Brass nuts on outboard, coat them with latex on the outside and lubricate with WD 40 on the inside.

These tips are the result of 40+ years of observations, testimonials and research to share with you the secrets of angling success.

If you are blessed with a boat that fishes well you’re not always safe. Things change over time and when you add something new to the boat check the electrical field again, it could have changed.

Don’t be out there not catching fish. More to come on this topic

 Tight lines.


Bad News for fish cops

Tackle Evolution, Arnold Romppai owner of Romppai's Outdoors has added the Electron Fish Attractor Fresh Water 1 and Fresh Water 2 to their high quality hand crafted line of tackle.

For the first time you can purchase lures with the Electron Fish Attractor built in. These will include Jigs, Lures and Spinner baits. Just look for the Electron Fish Attractor sticker.

Shown here is Romppai's Marabou Jig in 1/4 oz. / Extra Power, w/2/0 E. C Hook.

I am excited to see the rest of the line up and will post updates as I get them.

They are available exclusively at Romppai's Outdoor's in Thunder Bay, Ontario.



Fly fisherman have been using electric fields and electroreception to catch fish for decades.


Metal components used in fly tying like lead, copper, brass, tungsten, chrome, nickel and stainless steel all produce electricity and a corresponding electric field when contacting dissimilar metals like tempered or stainless steel hooks.

This process is called ionization or galvanization, the disbursement of positive and negative ions stimulated by oxygen in the water. Some metals are more reactive than others producing too many negative ions that do a great job of repelling fish.

This is the result after 6 hours

This is the result after 6 hours

A single brass bead on a high carbon hook in salt water gives you from 10 to 30 minutes of fishing where you might be attracting fish. After that they either get too hot or produce too many negative ions and repel fish.

The only thing that changes in fresh water is the length of time you have to attract fish before the same thing happens. This will be determined by the TDS present in the water. Low TDS will give you hours of fish attraction with just a single brass bead on a steel hook. The higher the TDS the less time you have to attract fish.

Metals that generate high negative ions like lead and copper lower your fish attraction time and should always be insulated from the hook with thread and head cement.

Here is an experiment for you to try

Using a TDS meter and a distilled water sample, adjust the TDS level by adding sea salt, a few grains at a time and bring the TDS up to 500 PPM or as close as possible.

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Here the TDS is testing at 475 ppm, I added a few more grains of sea salt and it tested at 521 ppm. This is the very top of the upper range for the Electron Fish Attractor.

Next add one drop of Hydrogen Peroxide 2% per ounce of water to add oxygen to the sample and gently stir.

Place your fly into a container and pour the water over it deep enough to let bubbles float over it. If hydrogen bubbles start accumulating on the surface of the fly there is proof of electric generation.

To record this remove the fly from the water sample and test it with a volt meter that displays millivolts. The voltage won’t be constant reducing rapidly once measured.
Try negative to the brass bead and positive to hook.

I found that a #8 tempered steel hook with a small brass bead would generate .01 mV at 500 PPM TDS for 1 hour.
After 2 hours the charge had increased to .03 mV, and to .08 mV in three hours.

This is after 1 hour

This is after 1 hour

Left: Electron Fish Attractors - Fresh Water 1 low TDS.
In 1 hour hydrogen bubbles starting to form due to electric generation.

Middle: Bead head blood worms. Brass bead and tempered steel hooks showing signs of hydrogen bubbles showing electric generation.

Right: Bead head dragonfly nymph and bead head pheasant tail nymph also showing hydrogen bubble forming proving electric generation.


After 3 hours

 Left: After 3 hours you can see the Electron Fish Attractors generating lots of smaller hydrogen bubbles as it generates an electric charge.

Middle: Hydrogen bubbles are more visible, electric generation is inducing premature corrosion of hook. Iron oxide is leaching out into the water showing a rusty stain.

Right: Hydrogen bubbles are also visible. Iron oxide leaching is just starting due to premature rusting.



The brass bead and tempered hook flies are generating an electric charge and field.
The iron oxide indicates a high generation of negative ions that repel fish.

Although the electric field is much less than the Electron Fish Attractor the high generation of negative ions will start to repel fish within 3 hours.

If the TDS was cut in half to 250 ppm the fish attracting time would be 6 hours,
at 750 ppm it would be 2 hours and at 1000 ppm TDS only 1 hour.

At 6 hours the results are conclusive (see the picture at the top) the Electron Fish Attractors are completely covered in hydrogen.  It would be questionable if it still attracts fish as 500 ppm is the max for the Fresh Water 1 Low TDS Attractors.

The brass bead flies are clearly covered in hydrogen and iron oxide and have lost their fish-ability long ago.

The same experiment done in salt water with a TDS of 30,000 PPM  and a #8 stainless steel hook and a small brass bead produced 1.0 mV in 10 minutes, 18 mV in 1 hour and 64 mV in 3 hours. The fish attraction of this combo is about 30-90 minutes.

All this technology was not worth a dam when it came to convince fly shops to carry the Electron Fish Attractor line. They mostly argued that their clients are hard core purists that would never use electric fields to catch fish in any way. They did not believe they already were, nor would they investigate any further.

That attitude is the height of ignorance
that all game changing technology faces.

We can't win

Two purchasers agreed to try the Salt Water 2 for Bonefish. One was headed to Belize the other to Little Cayman. They both said that the Bonefish wanted a crab pattern attractor and would go right to it from a distance.

The guy that went to Cayman ordered for himself but didn’t think they would sell in his store so he declined. The other guy said he caught Bonefish and Permit all day long on day one of his three day stay but never used it on day two and three.

When asked why he said it took all the fun out of the chase and that frustration is part of the game. “It’s not just about catching fish” he said. Then went on about how using the Attractors was cheating and could not support us.

I had no response to that other than to each his own. Personally I like catching fish and I like watching other people catch fish, especially those new to the sport.

In my lifetime I have known fly tyers, rod builders, tackle crafters, carvers, collectors, artists and writers all with a burning passion for the sport and their niche but never or seldom fish. True to form I guess, there are those that revel in the chase and the cast and catching a fish might be an inconvenience.

It’s a head scratcher!

Rick Crozier


Finally! Proof of Magneto-reception in Fish. Cells containing Magnetite found in Rainbow Trout.

Scientists have accepted the theory that migratory species of birds, fish, turtles and mammals are sensitive to the earth’s magnetic field, but this is the first time the precise cell with Magneto-Sensitivity has been located.

A research team at Munich’s Ludwig Max Millions University studied cells from the Olfactory Gland of a Rainbow Trout under a microscope.

A magnet rotated under the microscope stage revealed several cells that were moving with the magnet. These cells were individually studied and found to contain Magnetite, the most magnetic substance on earth.

This is great proof for us and reinforces what we have been theorizing for decades. I can’t see this discovery just involving Rainbow Trout, one could speculate that all members of the trout, char and salmon families of fish could have Magnetite present in their olfactory tissue as well.

This could also hold true for other related species with an adipose fin like Catfish, Piranha, Golden Dorado, Pacu, Tiger fish, White Fish and Grayling. We know these fish are extremely Electroreceptive by of their response to the Electron Fish Attractor Fresh Water 1 low or high TDS.

This discovery in trout could explain how salmon find their way back to their maternal streams from thousands of miles away. To do this they must be able to sense north and south as well as longitude, kind of like a built in GPS.

I won’t be surprised if some day they find magnetite in all fish to some degree. I say this because of fish behaviour I noticed while observing bait fish (Great Lake Shiners) held captive in a stainless steel and glass tank awaiting sale at a bait wholesaler.

Thousands of fish were evenly dispersed in the tank but when a magnet was placed on the steel to hold an order form all the fish reacted instantly by balling up in the opposite end of the tank.  Was this reaction due to the magnetic force or the negative ions created by it, or both? Maybe someday we will find the answer.

Rick Crozier

TDS? EMF? Electroreception? Magnetoreception? What does it all mean?


The text books we all studied in school are wrong. Scientists and biologists have argued that the only fish capable of Electroreception are members of the shark and ray family with the exception of Electric Eels and Elephant fish. 

We couldn’t disagree more. In fact we have built a company offering 19 products that disprove this theory by their very performance.  We have recruited dozens of field testers around the world that use our products that will agree there is a sixth sense all fish possess.  This is called Electroreception and Magneto-reception (the ability to detect and decipher Electro Magnetic Fields), EMF.  What I am saying is that EMF are invisible to us but not to fish, birds, turtles, marine mammals and all land animals with wet noses.  The only time they are visible to us is when we see the Northern or Southern Aurora Borealis in the night sky.

This ability brings the Salmon back to their maternal streams, guides the Sea Turtles to their maternal beaches and guides birds and migratory land mammals on their journeys.  It has been proven to me that all fish are electroreceptive by way of my invention the Electron Fish Attractor.  Those that have used it know there is something to it by the response fish have to it.

Every angler is a scientist at heart and needs proof to believe a theory.  
Once you accept the fact that everything, all matter has its own distinct EMF you will find the proof everywhere.

To understand this best let’s look at water in its simplest form.  Distilled or deionized water is pure water, just H2O nothing else.  Water in this form cannot conduct electricity or EMF.  Now add a pinch of salt.  As it dissolves in the water Neutrons and Protons react and expel positive and negative ions and electrons.  These ions are the conductors of electricity and EMF.  By adding a pinch of salt to our water sample we have added dissolved solids by way of sodium chloride, thereby increasing the total dissolved solids (TDS).  The more solids dissolved in the water the greater its conductivity.  Each and every element dissolved in water creates its own little neutron/proton universe dispensing ions creating what is called the ambient EMF. 

Every river, lake, pond and aquarium has its own individual EMF determined by the different elements in its TDS make up. To add to this ambient, EMF suspended particles like sediment, silicates, organic tannin's and vegetation all add ions to this atomic mix, all increasing the conductivity.

To better understand how all this science relates to
sport fishing we should look at how fish interpret EMF. 
To do this let me take you on a journey of the mind. 

Imagine a cross section of a lake or pond showing the surface and bottom with weeds, rock, gravel and sand.  Now let’s add the ambient EMF by colouring the water a dark yellow.  Paint the bottom orange.  Rock is darker orange because it has a lower EMF. The gravel is lighter orange and the sand because of its high EMF let’s paint it bright orange.  Paint the weeds bright white to signify life.  They are alive and giving off plenty of ions.  Now let’s add the fish. Put them everywhere.  Let’s have some Crappy and Bluegill suspended mid depth.  They are inactive so paint them pale yellow, just a little brighter than the water.  Now add bait fish. They are active so colour them bright white and sparkling as muscles contract as they swim about.

Over the sand let’s add an ambush predator, a Musky.  She has been lying in wait for prey to come by staying very still, not using those huge muscles at all.  This keeps her EMF low and unnoticeable against the higher EMF of the sand.  Like a stealth fighter she is hiding in plain sight ready to attack any fish that comes too close.  Before any attack is launched the Musky must decide if whether or not this would be meal is worth blowing its cover for.  If it lunges and misses, those huge muscles will glow bright white making it impossible to hide until its EMF drops again as it rests.  So for now let us paint her bright orange as she waits for her opportunity.

On the bottom add a Catfish.  It has no scales to hide its EMF so paint it bright white as it mulls around on the floor.  Those long whiskers are loaded with sensors so sensitive they can detect the very faintest EMF of crustaceans, worms and fish hiding in or on the bottom.

In the distance there is a bright light, so bright it is like a star.  All fish recognize this immediately as a good sized bait fish that has been wounded, probably by a Loon or Merganser.  The high EMF of the racing heart beat and contracting muscles are sending out a signal of an easy meal for hundreds of feet in every direction.

The Pan Fish notice it first and move in to torment it. It’s too big for them to swallow but that does not stop them from the chase. Their colour now changes to sparkling bright white as they follow the wounded bait fish.

Our Catfish notices it too but can’t get a bearing on it. His electroreception is more personal than local, all he knows is that it’s that way and swims in that direction.

Finally our Musky senses the wounded bait fish. She also senses the pan fish and the catfish closing in.  This is exactly what it she has been waiting for, an easy meal. She won’t have to lunge to feed, just casually swim over and eat it.  Keeping her EMF as low as possible so she can quickly return back to stealth mode.  Time is on her side. Her electroreception is local and bang on. The wounded bait fish is still 100 feet out. She won’t get a visual until its 20 feet away.  So for now she slowly postures, anticipating the interception point. As the musky slowly moves, there are sparks coming from its fin bases and tail.  This area slowly turns white as muscle movement increases its EMF. The pan fish sense the musky and the trap that awaits and are out of there.  Our catfish senses the musky and loses interest in the chase.

There is no competition for the bait fish and our musky gets close and engulfs it. Something is wrong, it’s not a bait fish at all, but a lure with the Electron Fish Attractor creating the high EMF.  The Musky has been fooled and now it is fighting for its life.  It doesn’t know it will be quickly released but for now the battle is on.

When she is released she is glowing bright white from the high EMF created by the struggle.  This fish will survive the ordeal but it will take time to recover her strength and lower her EMF to get back to stealth mode.

Wow! Now you guys know where I go when I get quiet.

Rick Crozier


Finding The Fish using the Coriolis Effect


I’ve spent thousands of hour’s staring down a hole in the ice waiting for fish to show up. Anticipation of action helps with the boredom. Sometimes there are minnows to watch but most of the time there is nothing interesting going on.

The one thing always present is a bit of a current, it’s always there to some degree in every body of water. This intrigued me. How is this possible? There is little or no flow in the dead of winter? So what could be causing this this phenomenon? Well the answer is that the flow is caused by the rotation of the earth on its axes, this phenomenon is called the Coriolis Effect.

Depending where you live on the planet we are travelling over one thousand miles an hour as we rotate on our axes, at the same time we are travelling some 27,000 miles an hour as we rotate around the sun on our yearly journey through space.

This creates a clockwise rotation of water north of the Equator and a counter clockwise rotation south of the Equator. This small current is evident in all lakes, ponds and even in bird baths.


During the 80’s, I was Fishing Editor and #1 Columnist for Alberta Fishing and Hunting Magazine and thought that a story explaining this current I called The Zoo Plankton Drift would be an interesting column. This drift is like a tide that always flows in the same direction to us it is barely noticeable, but to a microbe or protozoan it is a raging torrent complete with whirlpools, back eddies and raceways.

So if the water is always drifting in the same direction, obstacles like points, bays, reefs and islands would create back eddies were Zoo plankton would concentrate, attracting minnows that in turn attract game fish. It made sense to me but before I could write my column this had to be proved.

By looking at lake contours, imagining the clockwise drift it is easy to determine were the back eddies would be. After checking out the other three sides of a structure taking note of minnow and game fish populations the fourth side where the back eddy should be always proved to be more active. Most of these areas have a high density of Clams and Mussels on the bottom. Somehow these filter feeders know where the food is and congregate there.

After proving my theories to myself I wrote an article called the Zoo Plankton Drift that was met with a lot of skepticism. That was in 1986, I think. I’ve been experimenting with this theory ever since, summer and winter and have never found any evidence to dispute it.

Using this pattern to locate hot spots over the years has given me some exceptional fishing but the best thing it’s done is saved my valuable fishing time for the most productive areas.

Tight Lines
Rick Crozier



Huge Gerrard Rainbows on the Fly, Love, Love, Love!

I came across these photos and I just had to share this exciting fishing trip from years ago when working on the development of the Electron Fish Attractor. Boy we had FUN!

Location:   Kootenay Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Time:         February 10th 2007

Species:    Gerrard Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden
Electron Fish Attractor:   Fresh Water 1
Electron Lill’ Kokanee Streamer Fly Pattern

Rick Crozier

Rick Crozier



  • 8wt fly rod with fast sinking line and a 20 ft. 6 lbs tippet
  • 1/0- 3” Polar bear streamer fly with FW1 prototype insulated on shank
  • 1 or 2 willow leaf gang trolls with 3” blades all silver, add 2 Fresh Water 1 Attractors to gang troll

Method / Technique

Troll hook-less willow leaf 30 feet behind boat, increase speed so it’s just spinning under the surface. It’s best if it breaks the surface now and then. Troll the streamer fly’s to the side and 10 feet behind the willow leaf. Pump the rod to dart the fly then point the rod to the fly to stop it. This stop dart action imitates a small wounded Kokanee trying to keep up with the school. The EMF created from the FW1 is sending out a signal of a wounded fish. The combination is lethal on the big Rainbows and Dollies.

Catch:  6 Rainbows 24” to 34” and 4 Dollies, 22” to 28”

Heinz Kubusch

Try this technique anywhere large Trout and Char feed on Kokanee Salmon. It is very unusual to catch dollies on the surface, they are mostly caught 100 feet deep using down-riggers. They sensed the EMF from the FW1 on the fly and came up to it.
This is heart stopping action that lasts all winter. The water is as clear as air, most times you can see the fish following the fly and the strike.


Tying Instructions:  Electron Lill’ Kokanee Streamer Fly

wrap trailer hook with wire then form a loop and tie into shank

  • Hook: #2 – 4/0 stainless steel streamer
  • Electron Fish Attractor: 1 Fresh Water 1

  • Wire: Single strand stainless steel
  • Trailer hook: - #2 – 2/0 octopus stainless steel


  • Tail: 2 long large dark blue dun trimmed to form tail, reverse web, Very visible part of fish

  • Hackle: White long tied in at center of shank. Trimmed on top.
  • Throat: White polar bear
  • Wing: White polar bear
  • Top wing: Silver synthetic for sunny days, pink for pink sky, red for sunset, black for twilight.
  • Eyes: large 3D epoxy on pie shape acetate

Electron Lill’ Kokanee Streamer Fly

Rick Crozier

Ice Fishing Tip for Landing Trout and White Fish

Having trouble landing Whitefish and Trout through the ice? Try using a landing board.
This is basically a paddle made of ¼ inch plywood that you sand smooth and varnish.
For an 8” hole the paddle should be 5” wide. As for the length well that depends on the thickness of the ice you're fishing on but I would recommend at least 24".  You can even drill a few finger holes at one end to make it easy to hold.

When a fish is coaxed into the hole, slide the paddle board into the hole and wedge it so the fish can’t escape. Then just lift the fish and paddle out of the hole keeping it wedged. Then you can use the board to partially cover the hole to prevent an accidental escape.
With a little practice it’s a great way to land floppy and slippery fish on the ice.

Have fun ice fishing
Rachel Crozier