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
FISHING REPORT FOR APALACHEE BAY
SEPTEMBER 23-30, 2015
It’s shaping up to be a good weekend to be on the water, says Capt. Dave Lear of Tallahassee. With the approaching full moon, the prime tides will be mid-afternoon, with plenty of water flow all morning. Gulf water temperatures are down to the low 80s, which combined with the shorter daylight hours, are sure signs the fall season is upon us.
Redfish continue to be the most cooperative in the shallow depths of the bay and tidal creeks. Topwater offerings like the Rapala Skitterwalks in chrome patterns, Heddon Super Spooks and reMirrOlu Top Dogs all get the nod. Aqua Dream weedless spoons in gold, silver and pink also prove enticing to roving reds. The maze of oyster bars in the lower St. Marks and Aucilla/Econfina Rivers should all be holding reds in moving water.
The trout bite is still off, but slowly improving. The same baits used for reds will satisfy the trout. Soft-plastic shrimp like the DOA one-quarter ounce or Sureketch jigs in natural colors are also producing specks. Work the shallow flats, especially around floating rock grass, or off the ends and drop-offs to score trout.
As typical for this time of year, there are plenty of other species joining the buffet line. Spanish mackerel, flounder, black drum, pompano and cobia are all a distinct possibility when venturing into the bay. The early forecast looks good, so get out there and enjoy the bounty.
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
Authorized Poly-Wood Outdoor Furniture Dealer - Great prices! Call Pam Shields at 850-925-6223 for quotes on furniture. We can save you money!