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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.
FISHING REPORT by Captain Dave Lear
April 16, 2014
someone please tell the March lion to turn off the turbines and give us spring
back?” But hopefully the predicted more normal
temperatures will return this weekend and the winds will quit howling.
this crazy weather, some nice stringers of trout are being caught on the flats
in depths of 2.5 to 5 feet on a variety of baits. Shrimp is still the primary forage right now
although schools of bait are showing up offshore. DOA
standard shrimp or Sureketch shrimp
jigs are good choices when fished plain or under a popping/clacker cork. Colors are mixed, from gold glitter to root
beer to glow. Some anglers have been
having success with chartreuse tails. What that mimics in nature is beyond me, but
if it works who cares, right?Suspending
and top water plugs are scoring with the trout as well.
reports on redfish are inconsistent this past week. Some quality fish were caught off oyster bars
from Hickory Mound to Oyster Bay, but it was usually single-digit fish. Weedless spoons like the Aqua Dream or Capt. Mike’s variety are still the go-to redfish
Spanish mackerel are around right now, along with bluefish and ladyfish. Shiny, flashy and fast are the three buzz
words to describe mackerel fake-food. I
also heard of several undersized cobia caught or spotted on the flats the last
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.