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

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:  Angler Fishing Boats, Crest Pontoons, Southwind Deck Boats & Sea Born NX Fishing Boats, Sea Born SV Bay Boats, Spyder Flats Boats, and Sundance Skiffs Boats. We sell and service Yamaha , Evinrude, Honda , Mercury & Suzuki outboards. We service and sell Mercruiser, Volvo,  PCMOnan

Fishing Report by Captain Dave Lear -December 17, 2014

Despite weaker tides and cooler overnight temperatures last week, the inshore bite was surprisingly good..  Tidal creeks held quality trout, redfish and a few flounder and the fish readily gobbled down a variety of artificial lures.  The biggest trout and reds (up to 22 inches on the trout and 26 for the reds) were caught on suspending plugs, including DOA Bait Busters and Paul Brown Fat Boys in gold glitter/black and Hall em In Rippers in white/red head. DOA shrimp in gold/glow, root beer/gold flake and orange crush all produced trout and redfish as well.  The first couple hours of the in-coming tide was the most productive period.

 This weekend looks even more promising.  The new moon on Monday will trigger negative low tides at daylight, followed by a swing of more than 3.5 feet by lunchtime.  That much water movement should stimulate a feeding frenzy through the morning and early afternoon.  The Gulf water temperatures are still below 60 degrees, so a slower, methodical presentation is called for.  But put a lure in their face and you should be rewarded with a solid strike, followed by a good fight.

Near shore, the black sea bass are chewing most anything and there have been reports of schools of cooperative bull reds as well.


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This comprehensive course will feature instruction on when, where and how to fish the flats of Apalachee Bay and the Forgotten Coast. Topics will include knots, tackle, lures, baits, tides and lunar phases, navigation, flats etiquette, boat, kayak and trailer rigging and other subjects to help anglers catch more redfish, trout and other in-shore game fish. Captains Dave Lear and Chuck Simpson will be the primary instructors, along with Brett Shields. A BBQ lunch and goody bag with lures, hooks, charts and other valuable information ($25 value) is included with admission.  More than $1,000 in door prizes, including Shimano spinning reels, tackle and other outdoor gear, will also be awarded each day.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb 21 or Sunday, Feb 22, 2015

TIME:  9:00 am to 3:30 pm 


COST: $85-Seating limited;advance registration 

Jr. Anglers $25 (12-16) 

REGISTRATION: www.captaindavelear.com

 All of us at Shields Marina wish you a very merry holiday season!


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

  • Full Service Marina - new & used Angler, Crest & Sunset Bay boats & boat motor sales in St. Marks,
    Florida -16 miles south of Tallahassee.
  • Service Department - inboard & outboard repairs, factory trained technicians, we test drive in the river, not in a tank.

  • Trailer Sales & Service - 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, Honda and Suzuki
  • Fiberglass work - done on site
  • Ship Store - bait, tackle, ice, picnic supplies, marine hardware, electronics, clothing, etc for sale.
  • Detail shop - boat detailing done on site

  • Canvas Work

  • 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

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