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
FISHING REPORT FOR APALACHEE BAY – APRIL 14, 2015
It’s been a little soggy this past week, but that hasn’t stopped the fish from really turning on, says Capt. Dave Lear of Tallahassee. Trout and redfish are in full spring mode and the big girls like cobia and even kingfish have made an appearance on the flats.
The biggest news of the week is an awesome topwater bite reported on the East Flats last Friday. One crew caught 11 trout measuring over 20 inches, plus two more that almost matched that mark. All the fish were taken on topwater Spooks and scented shrimp lures. More catches were reported using live shrimp and DOA shrimp imitations. New penny has been the top color this past week.
Redfish are also chewing heartily. Aqua Dream weedless spoons in gold and pink are good choices, along with topwater offerings. A weedless jerk bait rigged with a worm hook or circle hooked through the nose are also effective. Flounder are back on the flats as well, lurking in potholes, in the drop-offs in creek mouths and around oyster bars. A shrimp lure or shad tail hopped slowly through the zone will fool the tasty flat fish.
Showering bait was a common theme in depths less than six feet. The bait was being chased by Spanish mackerel, as well as a few hungry kings zooming through the uncommon depths. Cobia are arriving daily, so be on the lookout for the brown bombers. A bright Gag Whip-it Eel or a bucktail jig on a medium-heavy outfit is the perfect set-up for lemon fish.
Pompano, bluefish, ladyfish and even a stray tarpon or two are cruising through the flats of Apalachee Bay. So get out and enjoy the fun. Just don’t forget to pack the rain gear.
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!