St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1830.
95 Riverside Drive
St. Marks FL 32355
Just 16 miles south of Tallahassee
Full-Service Marina in North Florida
Shields Marina is a North Florida boat dealer offering new & used pontoon boats, cruisers, center console boats, cuddy cabin, deck boats, fishing boats, walk-around and even outboards at very competitive prices. We also offer boat rentals - float, pontoon & kayaks plus bikes.
Our lines include: Angler Fishing Boats, Crest Pontoons, Southwind Deck Boats & Sea Born NX Fishing Boats, Sea Born SV Bay Boats, Spyder Flats Boats, and Sundance Skiffs Boats. We sell and service Yamaha , Evinrude, Honda , Mercury & Suzuki outboards. We service and sell Mercruiser, Volvo, PCM, Onan
Fishing Report“Yellow butterflies and love bugs flying around are a sure sign of the fall fishing season, despite the lingering hot temperatures,” says Capt. Dave. The hours of daylight are getting shorter and the redfish, trout, flounder and other flats residents know it’s getting to be time to pack on a few pounds in order to survive the long winter ahead. Trout are hanging around out on the grass flats in depths up to six feet. Steady action last weekend came from DOA shrimp and Sureketch jigs fished plain or under clacker-style corks. Adding a squirt of Pro-Cure gel scent helped stimulate the appetites when the bite slowed down. Target areas with turtle grass, sandy potholes, rock grass and submerged rock piles. The East Flats were more productive than west of the St. Marks River last week. Flounder will also fall victim to a shrimp jig twitched slowly across the bottom. Root beer has always been a favorite flounder flavor.Both trout and redfish are also foraging in the tidal creeks and coves in the National Wildlife Refuge. Shrimp lures are working, along with chrome or mullet-pattern top water plugs, but the best response has come on gold Capt. Mike’s weedless 3/8-ounce spoons. Reds and trout are enjoying being spoon-fed lately.There have also been consistent reports of schools of slot to upper-slot redfish forming. Most of the schools have been encountered on the falling tides. Keep an eye peeled for nervous water, large V-wakes and color changes (copper or red) to pinpoint the location and movement. A well-placed Capt. Mike’s or Aqua Dream spoon will trigger feeding competition. Multiple hook-ups are often the result.
By Captain Dave Lear - September 9th 2014
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Full Service Marina - new & used Angler, Crest & Sunset Bay boats & boat motor sales in St. Marks,
Florida -16 miles south of Tallahassee.
Service Department - inboard & outboard repairs, factory trained technicians, we test drive in the river, not in a tank.
Trailer Sales & Service - we can handle most of your trailer repairs and service
- Boat Storage - In the water or up on a rack
- Parts Department - new & used boat parts for sale for all marine engines, boat outboards and outboard motors by Yamaha, Evinrude, Honda and Suzuki
- Fiberglass work - done on site
- Ship Store - bait, tackle, ice, picnic supplies, marine hardware, electronics, clothing, etc for sale.
Detail shop - boat detailing done on site
Boat Launch - available 24 hours and at all tide levels
Bicycle, Kayak, Pontoon & Float Boat Rentals - call our ship store for reservations -(850) 925-6158
Pump Out Station - Help protect the environment - we offer this service for $5.00. (Off-site pump out also available via our pump-out vessel.)
- Fishing Guides - call ship store for names and numbers
- Showers & Laundry Facilities