Fish Smarter with Ryan Moody online fishing courses

Fish Finder Fundamentals only the pro's know!

Fish Finder Fundamentals only the pro's know!

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  • For the price it was GOLD. Very clear and concise. Great tips! Definitely recommend this course.
    Chris PowellNoosa, QLD
  • Sounder Skills 1 was really informative. It was the missing link to my fishing for over 20 years of Skiboat angling. A big thank you for sharing your knowledge Ryan.
    Leon GenganDurban, South Africa
  • I've seen many tutorials over the years but was never able to correctly interpret what I see until Ryan explained the basics.
    David WalkerCentral Lake, Michigan USA
  • I learnt more from Sounder Skills 1 than I did after SIX calls to Garmin techs!
    Ray BoswellPort Austin, Michigan USA
  • Without Ryan's explanations, I did not know what I was looking at when I first used my Garmin sounder. Ryan has a way of explaining things that is easy to understand.
    Jacques SoucyOntario, Canada
  • I've been using fish finders for 20 years and was surprised at what I didn't know. I picked up a few great tips that I haven't seen anywhere else. Definitely recommend.
    Scott BrownleeTownsville, QLD

No Frills No Fluff
Actionable easy to follow insights

  • Why you're not seeing fish

    There are three simple reasons that prevent you from seeing fish on your equipment, and I address all three and explain the interactions between them. Simple and practical.

  • Searching and Assessing

    These two very different applications need to approached in two different ways. We explain how to get the most out of your equipment for both applications.

  • Fish are not rocks

    To the uninitiated, bottom dwelling fish can appear as rocks. We show you how to tell the difference. Because who wants to spend the afternoon fishing for rocks?

  • When to adjust your settings

    There’s a time to fiddle and a time to leave it alone. Are you confusing yourself even more by making unnecessary adjustments? Where most people go wrong has nothing to do with their sounder settings!

  • Converting 3D to 2D

    Learn how the conversion from 3D under the boat to 2D on your screen can play tricks with your brain and what the display REALLY shows.

  • Insights applicable worldwide

    These insights are not just for use in tropical Australia. They apply wherever you use a boat and sounder/side scan.

14,000 + Students from 28 Countries Worldwide
  • Sounder Skills 1 is full of useful information and is presented well so it's easy to understand. Since enrolling I now know what is under my boat, and what structure to fish and what not to. I am now catching the fish I always wanted to. THANK YOU!
    Roger DavidsonUmtentweni, South Africa
  • Sounder Skills 1 costs the same as a 6 pack of bundy's so not a big outlay at all, to gain lots of good tips!
    Bernie WienertNorth Fly, Papua New Guinea
  • I have already told everyone I know how good this course is. For once in my life there's no bullshit I had to listen to. Just goes to show that you're never too old to learn something new.
    John De BreeLogan City, QLD
  • Sounder Skills 1 teaches you how to differentiate between two different species. Even though I am based out of Florida knowing what the target species is was helpful. I would recommend Sounder Skills 1 because of the attention to detail. Ryan gave a lifetime of experience and knowledge. An amazing course for experienced and beginner anglers.
    Alvaro CorderoHomestead, Florida USA
  • I had absolutely no hesitations about signing up to Sounder Skills 1. I loved all of the course content, especially the Side Scan info. I would 100% recommend this course!
    Michael RankinPalmetto, Florida USA
  • Definitely recommend the course. I have watched heaps of YouTube clips to try and explain what my sounder is showing me but Ryan explains it in simple terms.
    Nathan PrattBiloela, QLD
  • Yes, This course has increased my understanding of how to use my fishfinder 2D and SV greatly. I have been reading Facebook posts, watching youtube videos and taking live courses on setup for my Garmin and nothing has helped my understanding more than these online courses. I now have a much better understanding of what I am seeing and realize I have been missing fish due to misinterpretation of what I was seeing on screen. Thank you, Ryan Moody!
    Mark JungdahlDayton, Ohio USA



"After 35 years as a charter guide chasing trophy fish for clients, you learn a few tips and tricks not many people learn. Even if you have been using a fish finder for years, I think you'll be surprised at what you can learn in this course." -Ryan Moody

  • I found all of Sounder Skills 1 helpful, it helps understand how to use a sounder to help find fishing spots.
    Pascal De LorenzoSaint-Gilles, Réunion
  • Totally recommend this short course. Minimum cost and very informative. Even if you're just honing your skills.
    Ian GarrettBowen, QLD
  • Absolutely recommend....the value of your experience and knowledge coupled with ease of learning. For a so called experienced fisho I learned HEAPS.
    Brett FordTownsville, QLD
  • Sounder Skills 1 is great value! I now can't wait to do Sounder Skills 2. Cheers Ryan.
    Jared MorrisPohnpei, Micronesia





In this course, we're going to go through the 3 main reasons people don’t see fish on their sounder.

Understanding these concepts is the difference between the marketing hype and the reality of what you see in your boat. The biggest issue is they INTERACT with each other and can cancel each other out OR exacerbate the problem (making fish so tiny you can’t see them).

We demonstrate these concepts with sounder shots AND actual sounder recordings narrated by Ryan fishing on the boat, so you can begin to conceptualise the 3D world underneath you displaying on your 2D equipment.

There are TWO CORE VIDEOS which take an hour to watch plus three bonus videos. No frills, no fluff. Just an expert angler sharing his hard earned knowledge with you.

Please don’t be too concerned about the model of sounder we are using, or the species of fish we are displaying. All sounders conform to these principles and all fish targets are just that… fish targets.

We have included examples for both side scan and traditional. If you don’t have a side scan unit yet, revisit this course when you do as they are TOPS. For those with side scan, I use my traditional in tandem with my side scan, so the entire course will be of benefit to you.

We have also added some troubleshooting in Video 2 for deep water anglers using traditional 2D units only.

The result is CONFIDENCE! Knowing what is actually under you instead of being tricked by little known illusions. Plus we'll teach you how to ENHANCE what you want to see (fish) instead of getting duped by clutter.

We're from Northern Australia and the fish species we use in the demo are as well. But our concepts work worldwide! We've had happy students in 28+ countries. This goes to show you that fish targets are fish targets and our concepts work wherever you are in the world.

We have also included some deeper water stuff for the offshore anglers using only 2D traditional. It is especially important you bed these concepts into your mind and really put them into practice as depth exacerbates the problems we have seeing fish and identifying large fish vs small fish.

Understanding these concepts really is the difference between the marketing hype and the reality of what you see in your boat.

So... Are you ready to learn the most IMPORTANT fishing skill for only $20 Australian or your money back?

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From paddock to plate....

Skills with your fish finder equal more consistent catches (and fresh fish for dinner).


Simple to implement instructions with proven student results


Clear step by step guide to better understand your echo sounder/fish finder taught by an expert with only one AIM - Catch more fish.


Stop second guessing yourself. Learn the tricks from the Master. 30 years of trophy fish catches plus proven student success (in 28 countries).


In the field in various locations. Shallow and deep. Side scan and 2D. Practical use for all brands and in any location. You will improve we guarantee it!


Go back and revisit the course as many times as you like. For Free. Plus if we upgrade the course, you get access to that too!

Meet Your Instructor.... Ryan Moody

Sounder Skills 1

Sounder Skills 1 online fishing course includes fish finder fundamentals to help you find and catch more fish - or your money back! From shallow creeks to deep water, you'll be shocked at what you didn't know. 

Normally AUD$49.99 - Limited Time Only AUD$19.99

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What our students say...

Side Scan has been a part of my sounder I’ve really struggled with. Now Ryan has shed some light on it for me, I’m more confident with my interpretation of what I’m looking at.

Steve Lawlor
  • I found the course very helpful in understanding my side scan unit. Definitely recommend.
    David ChurchesCanberra, ACT

Clear, concise and to the point. Spoken like a true fisherman.

Brett Organ, Lismore, NSW

The great interpretation of the images of fish bait and structures on the chirp as to a traditional one frequency unit has helped me out and cleared a lot of things up for me where I thought it was bait but could of actually been fish thank you

Doug Mellor, Forrest Beach, QLD

It is very informative and well delivered by Ryan and he explains things in a way that is practical and easy to understand.

Rod Hanneman, Townsville, QLD

Anything from RMF is going to be good. Learned a lot about my side scan and will be watching it a few more times.

Cameron Telford, Mandurah, WA
  • I definitely would recommend the course. Cheap as chips. Even if you only learn one new thing. Could be the difference one day in finding fish or not.
    Matt BrownseyMackay, QLD

Found the whole thing interesting and will be watching again. Would definitely recommend.

Kelly O'Connor, Longreach, QLD
  • Great! Includes practical aspects of sounder use not told by the sales people.
    Mike StottSunshine Coast, QLD

Loved it! Ryan is down to earth and tells it like it is. No hype to sell products.

Gerry Flora, Melbourne
  • I really liked how you put effort into not only teaching what to look for on the screen... but how to drive the boat to give the best sounder shots! If you don’t drive the boat right doesn’t matter what settings you have, you won’t get the optimum result on the screen.
    Steven BrookeTownsville, QLD

Absolutely l gained so much from this course. I have done training with the sounder rep and I got more from your course!

Carmel Redgewell, Bundaberg, QLD

Do this course. Everyone with a sounder needs this to help understand the confusing instructions supplied with the sounder.

Wayne Picker, Goulburn, NSW

Definitely recommend the course to others. Just excellent content and info from a professional. Nothing changes if nothing changes!

Mark Wanstall

I have had my sounder for 5 years and never seen a barra or thready or anything else. Seen rocks wrecks etc. but never fish. Now I have new ideas to try. Thank you

Neil Coad, Darwin, NT

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Try Sounder Skills 1 absolutely risk free. If the course doesn’t rock your boat and you don’t believe you’ve learnt anything, just let us know within 14 days and we will give you your money back!



Did you have any hesitations about signing up for the course?:

Not after talking to people that had done it or known someone that had. Did not hear one negative comment, only stories about catching fish. I had to be part of it.


What specific topic or feature did you find most helpful?:

All was very helpful but more so the information on interpreting all the different screen shots ie what you are looking at. Also Ryan is very good at explaining everything in an easy to understand method, I assume because of his experience and depth of knowledge and just being a good bloke. We could do with more people like him around. Sounds like he genuinely likes helping people and seeing the results.


Would you recommend the course and why/why not?: Definitely. Already am to everyone that fishes. This type of teaching can put you miles ahead before you even start. Looking forward to Sounder Skills 2.


What unit do you use?:

Have just purchased 2x Garmin 8412,s with GT51 and GT56 transducers off Paul at Burdekin Comms. He’s another good fella.



Did you have any hesitations about signing up for the course?:

No, The one true thing Ryan made clear & encouraged me was his statement, you need to know what’s under your boat, & out to the side (side scan) I cant wait to put this new found “Info” into use. Thanks Ryan.


What specific topic or feature did you find most helpful?:

All of it as I am new to fish finders & what he said, you don’t need the most expensive unit to see things, you just need to know how to interpret what’s on the screen


Would you recommend the course and why/why not?:

As an introduction it is essential


What unit do you use?:

As I said I’m new to this sounder “stuff” & have just bought a Garmin 125 echo MAP ULTRA with a GT56 high-wide Transducer, after watching your cheat sheet on Garmin Marine Electronics (Insure & Estuary)



Did you have any hesitations about signing up for the course?:

I did – Not any more, I have been looking at Ryan Moody fishing for many years with only a touch of interest. I thought I was doing alright at Barra with over 1000 caught and a dozen metery’s in 20 years and hundreds of trips- how little did I know. I gave the first cheapest course a go to see how he presented it and the course format Team Moody used. I think his personality and attitude suits me down to a tee and I feel more than comfortable to outlay so much more to improve myself through his teachings. Now after learning a couple of small things – I AM HOOKED! and have a quest for more. I will be defiantly doing more courses..


What specific topic or feature did you find most helpful?:

SIDE SCAN !!!. and chirp. I have been running a side scan on an old HDS 10 unit since 2009. I gave up using it after a couple of years felling that it was just not working for me and a gimmick that told me what the other screens told me, namely down scan and 2d normal sounder. How wrong was I. I completed the sounder skills 1 course straight away after receiving it. After watching Ryan using side scan to his advantage and the way he explained it, everything I thought I knew about fishing and sounders I threw out the window because I was not even close.


Would you recommend the course and why/why not?:

Ryan’s saying – “you don’t know what you don’t know” applies here. Why – because there is always something to learn. Everyday we all see and learn about things we have never even heard about or sometimes, things forgotten about many years ago. It is very hard to put a price on experience, Quality – you get what you pay for. Yes I would recommend this course Sounder Skills 1 to everyone from Novice to Pro. Best 20 bucks I have ever spent. After you learn a few things from Ryan you will get the thirst for more knowledge by doing more courses.


What unit do you use?:

Lowrance HDS 12 Live with active-image-3-1-transducer



Did you have any hesitations about signing up for the course?:

Initially, yes, but only because of price. But the most valid point made is that people spend all the money on equipment, and shirk at paying for knowledge. It’s all useless without knowledge; knowledge is priceless!


What specific topic or feature did you find most helpful?:

General settings and interpretation of what is being displayed.


Would you recommend the course and why/why not?:

Absolutely. What I learned from an introductory course in invaluable, especially as someone who’s new to the sport. I’d never used a sounder before, so not having bad habits off the bat is fantastic.


What unit do you use?:

Previous boat had a Lowrance Hook 4X. Currently upgrading to a bigger, better boat, so will see what comes with it.



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