Pontoon, Bay, Center Console, & Deck Boat Dealer - Evinrude & Yamaha Outboards & Service - 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 at very competitive prices. We also offer boat rentals - float, pontoon & kayaks plus bikes.
Our lines include: Sea Born NX Fishing Boats, Sea Born SV Bay Boats, Spyder Flats Boats, Sundance Skiffs 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 Fishing Report
March 3, 2015
The water temperatures are not quite there yet, but all signs indicate the spring inshore season is upon us, says Capt. Dave Lear of Tallahassee. Flocks of robins are migrating north, the tulip trees are in full bloom and yellow pine pollen is starting to dust everything not covered. Once the dogwoods and azaleas start flowering, the pompano, Spanish mackerel and bluefish will have arrived, with Cobia not far behind.
Capt. JR Walker of Aucilla reported good catches of trout in creeks east of the Aucilla River last Friday, followed by a steady redfish bite on Saturday, despite difficult conditions. During my own foray earlier this week in the eastern part of the bay, I found very cooperative trout along the shoreline outside the creeks. Trout into the mid-20 inch range thumped gold/glow DOA shrimp like they hadn’t eaten in a month, which bodes well for the flats as the water continues its seasonal warming trend.
For those trout still lingering in the tidal creeks, slow-sinking suspending plugs like the MirrOlures 2000 and Paul Browns are working well. The water clarity is stained with tannin, but fairly clear so light colored patterns like bone and white/red head are good choices right now. Shrimp lures, such as DOA and Sureketch, fished plain with minimal weight, are more productive suggestions. If redfish are the target, it’s hard to top an Aqua Dream or Capt. Mike’s weedless spoon cranked slowly so it flutters just barely above the bottom.
Coming off this week’s full moon, the tides this weekend will be strong with the peak feeding period in the mid-afternoon on the incoming water.
Don't forget - be the early bird and call our service department and schedule your annual boat check-up. Don't be caught with a boat that needs service when you are ready to head out into the bay and/or do some fishing off-shore!
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
Authorized Poly-Wood Outdoor Furniture Dealer - Great prices! Call Pam Shields at 850-925-6223 for quotes on furniture. We can save you money!