St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1830.
Competitive Prices & Caring Service
Shields Marina is a North Florida boat dealer offering new & used pontoon boats, cruisers, center console boats, cuddy cabin, deck boats, fishing boats, walkarounds and more at very competitive prices. We also offer boat rentals. Rent float & pontoon boats, kayaks and bikes.
Our lines include: Angler Fishing Boats, Crest Pontoons, Southwind Deck Boats & Seaborn NX Fishing Boats, SeaBorn 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 & Westerbeke.
Apalachee Bay Fishing Report from Capt. Dave Lear
May 15, 2013
Real spring weather has finally arrived and with it the action in
the bay is only getting better. The water
clarity on the East Flats is very clear, although floating grass can make using
topwater lures difficult at times. When that happens, switch to a weedless jig
or twitch bait like the DOA 5.5 CALS or the Airheads. Lighter color patterns
are best in the clear conditions. Another go-to choice is a Sureketch shrimp jig
suspended under a clacker-style cork, especially in areas of concentrated sand
potholes and rock grass. Add a 20-pound fluorocarbon leader to help prevent
cut-offs and reduce visibility. There are reports of tripletail showing up in
the bay around structure. Keep a medium-action rod rigged with a 1/2-ounce DOA
shrimp in gold flake or holographic glitter at the ready for these tasty and
powerful critters. Lots of undersize cobia are around now, too, along with some
bigger ones. Al Gag’s Whip-it eels in natural, candy-apple red and lime green
will rarely be refused by the curious ling.
DON'T FORGET TO FILL OUT A FLOAT PLAN - THESE ARE AVAILABLE AT OUR CHECK-OUT COUNTERS.
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 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
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
- Ship Store - bait, tackle, ice, picnic supplies, marine hardware, electronics, clothing, etc for sale.
Fiberglass work - done on site
Detail shop - 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 -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
- Transient Dock
- Authorized Poly-Wood Outdoor Furniture Dealer - Check out our prices! Call Pam Shields at 925-6223 for furniture quotes.