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Shields Marina
95 Riverside Drive
St. Marks FL 32355
Phone: 850-925-6158

Just 16 miles south of Tallahassee


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,  PCMOnan


Capt. Dave Lear of Tallahassee reports that despite windy conditions for much of the last week, anglers have been finding a variety of fish in Apalachee Bay and along the Forgotten Coast.  Redfish and black drum are hanging around the oyster bars near the mouth of the St. Marks River, as well as points east and west.  Live shrimp has been the most consistent producer, although artificial versions like the DOA one-quarter ounce shrimp are scoring as well.  Aqua Dream weed less spoons in gold or pink finish are also good probing baits.  Regular catches of flounder are being logged, too.

The trout bite has improved, both in terms of quality and quantity.  Top water action is good early and late in low light conditions.  Once the sun gets up and the water warms, a switch to Sureketch jigs and weed less flukes continue to fool the trout.  Ladyfish, bluefish and jacks, along with catfish, are a frequent by-catch. Spanish mackerel are still around in the shallows in lesser numbers.  If mackerel are the target, move offshore beyond the stake line and look for bait pods on the surface.  The Spanish and kings won’t be too far away.

 More cruising tarpon are being spotted on the flats.  Casting a DOA BaitBuster in front of rollers will trigger powerful strikes.  Floating a live pinfish or pilchard behind the boat while drifting will also lure tarpon, along with cobia.  Multiple species of sharks, now common throughout the Big Bend, will also find a frisky live bait hard to resist. 

 As of mid-week, the new GMC pickup truck prize was still available to the first STAR angler who catches a tagged redfish.  But you have to be registered to win (at least two tagged fish were caught but the anglers weren’t signed up).  The Florida STAR Tournament runs through Labor Day, with the truck, boat packages and college scholarships up for grabs.  To enter, visit: www.ccaflstar.com


Open Tuesday - Sunday from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(850) 925-6158

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

Canvas Work

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

Transient Dock

Authorized Poly-Wood Outdoor Furniture Dealer - Great prices! Call Pam Shields at 850-925-6223 for quotes on furniture.  We can save you money!

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