St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1830.
95 Riverside Drive
St. Marks FL 32355
Just 16 miles south of Tallahassee
Full-Service Marina in 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 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/January 22, 2015
Although there were some positive reports from the
St. Marks River over the holiday weekend, the most consistent action is still
in the tidal creeks, says Capt. Dave Lear of Tallahassee. With the new moon tides and cooler
temperatures, the best opportunities came on the crest of the high tides and
the first couple hours of the falling. The water was warmed by the morning sun and
the current wasn't quite as strong so the fish didn't have to expend as much
energy chasing down a meal. Gold/glow
DOA one-quarter ounce shrimp and CAL shad tails worked well, along with
soft-plastic Sureketch jigs and jerk baits. Capt. JR Walker reported white/red head Catch
2000 plugs were also producing in the creeks surrounding the Aucilla River. The action wasn't furious but if you worked at
it, limits were caught. Mixed in with
the spotted sea trout was a smattering of flounder, sheepshead and silver trout.
Chuck Shields also reported people
catching fish in the St. Marks River in the “turn basin” as well as catching
Mango Snapper near the City of Tallahassee power plant.
been hard to find or finicky lately, due to the exceptional clarity. Anglers
venturing out to the near shore reefs and rock piles have been loading up with
keeper-sized black sea bass. These
scrappy fighters are none too picky about hitting any type of lure thrown in
FYI – The fishing seminar to take place at the marina in February is now sold out. For those of you who have signed up, Thank You; we look forward to a fun and informative seminar.
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!