Sportsman's University @ Gone Fishin Marine

The technology available to today's outdoors enthusiast is truly amazing.

Ol' school anglers and outdoorsmen often express their dismay at the fact that much in the way of high-tech equipment didn't exist in their day, and at times, conjecture on how much better they could have been had they been given access to today's modern marvels, and many now spare no expense to acquire the best "hi-tech" equipment on the market.

The question we have to ask ourselves however is: Are we really maximizing the use of this expensive technology we have invested so much money in?

Enter...Sportsman's University, a curriculum of hands-on classes specifically designed to help today’s outdoorsman understand today's "high tech" equipment - equipment that has become a necessary part of just about every outdoorsman's arsenal. Many own "high tech" equipment, but a great majority are simply not familiar with even the most primary functions of these "pricey" units, and never gain the confidence in, or recognize the effectiveness of, these true modern marvels.

Sportsman's University will endeavor to help the west's legion of outdoor enthusiasts understand high-tech equipment – and techniques, whether it be for fishing, hunting, or boating.. as long as it relates to the great outdoors.

Sportsman's University classes are FREE (at some locations) and are conducted in a hands-on, classroom format, projected on a HD big-screen TV, often with equipment simulations available for effective interactive instruction. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis and classes are limited to approximately 25-40 students per class for maximum effectiveness, with each student receiving study materials, and refreshments.

These courses are conducted by factory trained professionals in a seminar/lab format, helping students understand what often cannot be understood simply by reading an instruction manual.

Some of the type of classes that will be offered in 2015 (at various locations throughout Northern California) will be:

Predator Hunting - Bow Hunting - Reloading - Boating Safety - Home Defense and Firearm Safety - Electronic Navigation – Fishing the SF Bay – Fly-fishing basics – DFG Resource Care

Classes are open to all sportsmen, whether you fish for bass, trout, kokanee, or hunt for the vast variety of game our "golden state" has to offer. Information about various brands of electronics, firearms, boating safety, fish and equipment care techniques, are just a few of the many classes that will be offered, so you can be sure that you will leave with a better understanding of how technology can help improve upon your outdoor experience.

December 18th Sportsman's University Basic Sonar class details:

Sonar Basics - "Using sonar to locate a catch fish", featuring Len Vinci, of Johnson Outdoors.

Students can expect to learn from this course:
- Basic functionality
- Setting alarms
- Resolving noise/interference issues
- Setting Way Points
- Understanding Side Imaging/Down Imaging
- Transducer technology/functionality/rigging
- Downloading software- Offloading stored data

And don’t worry, this sonar basics class is comprehensive and non-brand specific, so you will learn a ton about your unit, and the theory behind sonar, whether you own a Humminbird, Lowrance, or Garmin, as it will have something for EVERYONE.

Registration for guaranteed seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so PLEASE register early. Class is from 6-8pm (Class starts promptly at 6pm).

Gone Fishin Marine is located at: 1880 N Lincoln St, Dixon, CA 95620 - (707) 678-1600
See you all there!
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