St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1830.
95 Riverside Drive
St. Marks FL 32355
Just 16 miles south of Tallahassee
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 & 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 & Westerbeke.
Capt. Dave Lear
Apalachee Bay Fishing Report
December 10, 2014
Confused is the operative word to describe the fish this week. The cold/warm/cooler conditions of late
make it hard for trout and red fish to decide exactly where they should be. And
that creates problems for anglers, too. The cold snap around Thanksgiving
pushed a bunch of fish way up the coastal rivers seeking warmer water. The
warming trend this week triggered some fish to head back towards the Gulf and who
knows where they’ll end up with this latest front. The best tactic is to start
around the river and creek mouths and keep moving until fish are located.
Oyster bars, mud flats and deeper holes in channels or at junctions in the
waterways are always good places to start. Soft plastics bounced slowly along
the bottom have been productive lately, like Sureketch shrimp or DOA CAL shad
tails. Use the lightest weight possible to make contact and don’t be shy about
changing colors until you find what works. Gold glitter is a good cold water
choice and lime green with a red tail has also been working. The fish have to
see the lure to eat it, so contrasting patterns always stand out. Suspending
plugs like the Hall ‘em In Rippers, Rapala Twitchin’ Raps and Corky Mullet are
more good options in greenish, black/silver and white/red head patterns.
Happy fishing - a good day on the water is hard to beat!
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 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
- Ship Store - bait, tackle, ice, picnic supplies, marine hardware, electronics, clothing, etc for sale.
Fiberglass work - done on site
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
- Transient Dock
- Authorized Poly-Wood Outdoor Furniture Dealer - Check out our prices! Call Pam Shields at (850) 925-6223 for furniture quotes.