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 - 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 for sale at very competitive prices. We also offer boat rentals - float, pontoon & kayaks plus bikes. Stop by our dealership located in St Marks, FL.
Our lines include: Sea Born NX Fishing Boats, Sea Born SV Bay Boats, Spyder Flats Boats, Sundance 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 FISHING REPORT
AS OF August 25th
“Fishing has been slow of late, with the summer doldrums firmly entrenched. Hot water and weak moon phases haven’t helped. The bay waters are still clear with only mild staining due to the recent rains. The one consolation is the floating grass is not as thick as it has been in previous weeks,” says Capt. Dave Lear of Tallahassee.
Anglers are finding some fish if they work hard enough at it. Redfish have been scattered of late and most of the trout are being caught in deeper water using jigs and shrimp lures. Weedless spoons, jerk baits and jigs are working for the reds, with no particular color standing out. If you find them and they’re willing to eat, they aren’t too picky. Sheepshead and flounder are around too. Live fiddler crabs or shrimp will fool the convicts, while DOA shrimp in near clear are tricking the flounder. Ladyfish and roving packs of jacks will scarf down most anything as long as it’s moving quickly.
The weekend weather prospects are mixed. Mid-morning high tides will be favorable for fishing right after daylight, if the breezes aren’t too strong. Big Bend anglers will want to keep a close eye on the tropics as well. The computer models are showing a disturbance crossing the peninsula and coming on into the Gulf as a possible hurricane. It that holds true, the bay and Forgotten Coast could be on the receiving end of a lot of unwelcome showers. But it is too early to know where and if this disturbance will develop and if it will be a threat to our area.
NOTICE TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS: In the event of a hurricane warning for the Big Bend area, please come down to the marina and secure or remove your boat if it looks like St. Marks will be negatively affected. At this time, we are not expected to be in any type of danger but with all weather, things could change so please keep informed and respond accordingly. Thank You.
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