St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1830.
95 Riverside Drive
St. Marks FL 32355
Just 16 miles south of Tallahassee
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 MAY 24TH
“It’s been a tough period in the bay over the last week due to strong winds and storms. The water was somewhat stained last Saturday and is probably worse now with the mid-week thunderstorms. The good news is a clearing pattern and more moderate south/southwest prevailing winds expected for the Memorial Day holiday,” says Capt. Dave Lear of Tallahassee.
Floating grass is everywhere, which makes tossing a topwater plug with treble hooks difficult. Anglers using a clacker-style cork with a DOA shrimp tied underneath found willing trout in the chop. White Z-man shrimp and scented lures with chartreuse accents were also producing. Live shrimp, smaller pinfish and finger mullet are also effective options.
The reds have been scattered of late, probably because of a combination of bad weather and weak tides. Jigs, Aqua Dream weedless 3/8-ounce spoons and soft jerk baits will fool red drum once they are located. The eastern sections of Apalachee Bay have been more consistent lately than the zones closer to the St. Marks River.
With inshore water temperatures now into the low 80s, start the search early in the shallows. Once the sun gets up and the heat rises, switch to the mid-column depths. Some anglers are venturing out to deeper water—up to six feet—to find good trout.
The long holiday weekend signals the start of boating season, so expect lots of boats and novices on the water. Launching and returning early may help alleviate the ramp congestion.
With the new moon on Friday, tides will be exceptionally high with nearly three feet of water movement between phases. The solunar tables show very high feeding activity throughout the period. Peak times will be from mid-afternoon until early evening and a shorter window in the morning hours.
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 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