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

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