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
APALACHEE BAY & ST MARKS RIVER FISHING REPORT AS OF DECEMBER 1ST.
“It was a banner holiday weekend, fishing-wise, with multiple reports of big trout and redfish catches across the region,” says Capt. Dave Lear of Tallahassee. “That success may be hampered by Mother Nature in the next few days, however, if the forecast of strong winds holds true.”
The recent cool snap, on top of the new moon tides, had fish chomping after Turkey Day. Big trout, those exceeding 20 inches, were the highlight. Many were taken on topwater plugs like Rapala Skitter Walks and Heddon Super Spooks, while others succumbed to Zman swimming minnow lures and other soft plastic jigs, along with live shrimp under popping corks. Slot size fish were so numerous some anglers lost count of the numbers caught. Most were sporting hefty girths as they gorged in anticipation of leaner months ahead.
The redfish were also cooperating. Most were found prowling the shorelines with broken sand/shell bottom. The same lures used for trout were scoring reds. Aqua Dream/Capt. Mike’s weedless spoons are more proven reds-catchers. Flounder, sheepshead and black sea bass round out the seasonal smorgasbord.
The milder temperatures this week have raised the Gulf water temperatures again, which will certainly be confusing to the fish. Instead of heading up the coastal rivers and tidal creeks, many will remain close to the shore with deep-water access in anticipation of the next cold front. Winds are predicted to be near or above advisory levels this weekend and out of the northern quadrant. With the mid-day low tides, expect the negative low conditions to linger longer than normal.
All of us at Shields Marina wish you a happy Holiday Season!
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