St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1830.
95 Riverside Drive
St. Marks FL 32355
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, PCM, Onan
Apalachee Bay Report/March 24, 2015
The spring flats season is well underway with plenty of positive reports coming in, says Capt. Dave Lear of Tallahassee. Trout can still be found in the tidal creeks yet many are moving out to the shallow flats as the water temperatures consistently register above 70 degrees. Rocky and patchy sand bottom in less than three feet, as well as grass bottom from four to five feet have been holding the biggest concentrations of fish. Productive offerings include suspending plugs such as MirrOlure Catch 2000s, as well as lipped twitch baits. Sardine and pinfish patterns have been the most effective. DOA 1/4-ounce shrimp lures, Sureketch touts and soft-plastic jerk baits are also racking up catches of keeper trout. Gold/glow, gold glitter, glow and pearl were effective colors. Depending on the locale, the water clarity ranges from stained yet clear to crystal clear with visibility down to four feet in the latter spots. The top water bite is getting better as well. Rapala Skitterwalks and similar walk-the-dog style plugs in gold variations are triggering explosive strikes.
Redfish and flounder action is improving as well. Weedless 3/8-ounce gold Aqua Dream or Capt. Mike’s spoons, along with jerk baits, are drawing the attention of slot reds on falling tides. Flounder prefer soft plastic jigs bounced slowly off the bottom.
A few random Spanish mackerel were landed this past week. The bulk of the speedsters should be arriving any day now. The same holds true for pompano.
The cold front may cause temporary lockjaw, but it won’t last long. The fish are settling into their spring patterns, so get out there and start catching.
Is your boat and/or motor ready for Spring? Don't be caught with a rig that needs service when you are ready to start enjoying our great Spring fishing and boating season. Call Dennis, service manager, and get scheduled. (925-6158, Extension #2)
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!