St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1830.
95 Riverside Drive
St. Marks FL 32355
Just 16 miles south of Tallahassee
Providing New & Used Boats to St. Marks, FL.
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 &
FISHING REPORT BY Captain Dave Lear:
The dog days of
summer are here however some quality fish are being caught by those who brave
the heat and thunderstorms. To coincide
with the most comfortable—and the best likelihood of action, dawn until
mid-morning and again after 5 pm are the prime times to go. Those windows also match up with this weekend’s
Solunar tables based on the waxing crescent and first quarter moon phases.
continues to be problematic, making lures with treble hooks difficult to keep
clear. If you do have unobstructed water, Super
Spooks and Skitterwalks with
chrome in the pattern will attract the most attention. Weedless or subsurface baits will cause less
headaches. A 5.5 CAL jerk bait rigged with a 5/0 worm hook or a Sureketch shrimp jig pinned on 1/8-ounce head will get below the
vegetation and into the strike zone. New
Penny and combinations with chartreuse have been the most effective patterns
Redfish are much
more tolerant of hot water and continue to roam the shorelines, grass points
and inshore structure like oyster bars and rock grass. An Aqua
Dream 3/8-ounce weedless spoon in classic gold or pink will fool the reds,
but the new Live Bait series with
pinfish or mullet finishes are also good choices.
pods in the near shore depths is another summertime option. Spanish mackerel, jacks, bluefish and even the
occasional king mackerel will be chasing the sardines and pilchards. Watch for the commotion and then idle close
before shutting off the engine to keep the bait on the surface.
AND DON'T FORGET TO FILE THAT FLOAT PLAN. FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT FRONT DESK OF SHIP STORE.
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.