Pontoon, Bay, Center Console, & Deck Boat Dealer - Evinrude & Yamaha Outboards & Service - 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 for sale at very competitive prices. We also offer boat rentals - float, pontoon & kayaks plus bikes. Stop by our dealership located in St Marks, FL.
Our lines include: Sea Born NX Fishing Boats, Sea Born SV Bay Boats, Spyder Flats Boats, Sundance Boats, Strike 33 Aluminum Cat boats, Blue Wave Bay boats, and Silver Wave Pontoon boats. We sell and service Yamaha , Evinrude, Honda , Mercury & Suzuki outboards. We service and sell Mercruiser, Volvo, PCM, Onan
FISHING REPORT AS OF FEBRUARY 22, 2017
It’s still February, but don’t tell that to the fish in Apalachee Bay,” says Capt. Dave Lear of Tallahassee. “With azaleas and dogwoods blooming and Gulf water temperatures pushing closer to the magic 70-degree mark, the flats are getting ready for an earlier-than-normal explosion.”
Those transitional zones like oyster bars in the mouths of the coastal rivers, tidal creeks and adjacent shorelines are the staging areas for trout and redfish right now. Noisy surface plugs like Heddon Super Spooks, Hall ‘Em In Peanuts and Rapala Skitter Walks are prompting explosive strikes from lurking trout and roving reds. Pearl or white soft-plastics like Sureketch and DOA CALs are also attracting attention with flounder and sea bass joining the mix. Aqua Dream or Capt. Mike’s 3/8-ounce weedless spoons in gold or pink patterns are fooling aggressive reds, including over-slot size fish.
There haven’t been any reports of Spanish mackerel or pompano yet, but they will be arriving within the next few weeks. Cobia won’t be far behind.
This weekend will produce strong water flow in advance of Monday’s full moon. Prime feeding times will be from late mornings until early afternoon followed by another late afternoon window once the tide starts falling out. The mid-week forecast is calling for advisory wind conditions on Saturday and Sunday morning, although hopefully it won’t slow down this hot bite for long.
Come see us at the Tallahassee Regional Boat Show
March 3-5, 2017
North Florida Fair Grounds
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Full Service Marina - located just 16 miles south of Tallahassee
- New boats by Sea Born, Spyder, Sundance, Strike 33, Blue Wave, and Silver Wave.
New motors by Evinrude, Honda, Mercury, Suzuki, and Yamaha.
- Used boats and motors
Service Department - inboard & outboard repairs, factory trained technicians, we test drive in the river, not in a tank.
Trailer Sales & Service - New trailer sales by Magic Tilt and Road King. 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, Mercury,Honda and Suzuki
Fiberglass work - done on site - we have our own technician
Ship Store - Full service with all your boating needs. Bait, tackle, ice, picnic supplies, marine hardware, electronics, clothing, etc.
Detail shop - boat detailing done on site
Twin 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