Garmin is the leading name in marine electronics and GPS and has become an established favorite of anglers and hunters of all stripes across the northwest.
The “Garmin Tech Center” is an exclusive feature of the Washington and Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Shows and provides a free (with admission into the show) in-depth class on how to get the most out of your fishing electronic and GPS.
Below you’ll find a summary of each seminar as well as the full schedule.
Whether you’re in a pea soup fog on the ocean or lost in the forest, knowing how to use a handheld GPS can be your lifeline to getting back to your rig safely. It’s affordable life insurance and a tool every outdoorsperson should carry when they’re out in the wild. This free course shows you how to get the most out of your Garmin handheld wherever you wander.
Today’s professional anglers, guides and tournament pros, rely on their electronics to find fish fast and reliably. Their knowledge of which electronics to buy, how to install them and how-to use them is a critical element in consistently catching fish. This session provides insight into what the pros do to optimize their electronics and get the full value of the features these units are loaded with. Some of the topics covered include making use of combo screens, sonar set-up and auto-pilots.
From bass fishing on a lake or river to finding optimum structure for offshore ling cod and other species, this session provides valuable insight into these two functions on your sonar/GPS unit. You’ll be able to distinguish the quality of the structure you’re fishing much better once you understand how this feature works and how to use it. And of course, the mapping feature is another useful tool for anyone fishing expansive bodies of water or offshore.
It’s the hottest thing in fish finding technology. You’ll see the fish coming to your gear before they hit! This technology enables you to see the fish in real time, in front, behind or around your boat. This free course shows you how to use Livescope XR and why you need it.
If you’re looking for an offshore edge here it is! Sirius XM fish mapping enables you to identify the optimal water temperature up to 30 meters below the surface along with concentrations of plankton. Del Stephens shares his deep knowledge of this technology and how to get the most out of it for locating offshore salmon and tuna. This is a game-changer for offshore anglers!
It doesn’t matter what fishing electronics you own you’ll have a better idea of how to use them if you attend this session. Learn how to make the necessary adjustments so you can locate fish, identify structure and bottom composition and accurately know your depth when your boat’s on plane. No matter your skill level this is a great opportunity to hone your knowledge of sonar so you get the most out of your fish and depth finder.