Captain, guide, and past PWT Pro Dale Gilbert offers Walleye Clinics for anyone who wants to learn in depth about finding and catching walleyes. Learn how to find walleyes using Lowrance sonar, GPS and maps, and then the presentations to catch them that will help you improve your fishing success.
Dale has been on the Lowrance Pro Staff for several years and the last couple of years has provided tech support for Lowrance at several of the Montana Walleye Circuit tournaments. Dale has over 30 years of experience using Lowrance products and fishing walleye tournaments across the country. He retired from tournaments and the PWT circuit in fall of 2008 and now does seminars, clinics, tech support, sport shows, boat shows, “On the Water Seminars” and the “Captains’ Weekend Walleye Boot Camp.” Dale has a Captain’s license and a Montana fishing guide license and works through Craig Madsen’s Montana River Outfitters in Great Falls, MT.
Dale says, the “Key to Success is first being able to find the fish.” So, the morning will be spent on: “How to find fish and learning to use your electronics featuring the Lowrance HDS units with StructureScan, DownScan, GPS, and Maps.” The HDS or High Definition System from Lowrance incorporates their broadband technology that provides for a digitally enhanced sonar picture. We will cover how sonar works, the difference between sonar, StructureScan and DownScan imaging and how to get the most out of your unit and interpreting what you see. The StructureScan and DownScan imaging provide for a much improved and accurate reading of what you are seeing. This session will also cover networking of units via the NMEA 2000 and/or EthernetWorks, settings you can tweak to get the most out of your units, setting up overlay data, how to do software updates, minor troubleshooting, what to buy or not to buy.
Participants can bring their own unit for loading the latest software update during the breaks or after the session.
The afternoon session will focus on: “How to catch them once you have found them.” Based on what you have found, how to apply various presentations and techniques to put fish in the boat.
Dale is in the process of firming up arrangements for dates and locations.
The cost is $50 for the day.
If you are interested in a Walleye Clinic in your area, let me know and if there is enough interest we can get it set up.
You can signup by contacting Dale Gilbert at 406-788-3824 or email him at MtWalleyeLLC@gmail.com – or for further information the website at www.MontanaWalleye.com will be updated to include a more details, a brochure and tentative agenda/schedule. Class size is limited, so it will be first come, first served so get signed up if you are interested.