St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1830.
95 Riverside Drive
St. Marks FL 32355
Just 16 miles south of Tallahassee
Competitive Prices & Caring Service
Shields Marina is a North Florida boat dealer offering new & used pontoon boats, cruisers, center console boats, cuddy cabin, deck boats, fishing boats, walkarounds and more at very competitive prices. We also offer boat rentals. Rent float & pontoon boats, kayaks and 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, PCM, Onan & Westerbeke.
Capt. Dave Lear
Apalachee Bay Fishing Report
November 18, 2013
It’s limbo time on the flats with the
water cooling but not too cold yet. That
means trout and redfish will continue to stage in shallower water near deep water
sanctuaries like the coastal rivers and deeper creeks. If the weather stays mild, concentrate efforts
around the creek mouths, oyster bars and productive areas such as the Rock
water plugs such as Hall ‘em In Hitchcocks, Rapala Skitterwalks and Heddon Super
Spooks have been effective. Color
doesn’t seem to matter as much as commotion, although mullet patterns or
white/red head versions are always effective. DOA shrimp (gold/glow, holographic) and
Sureketch jigs (white/pink tail, root beer/gold glitter, garnet/gold) are more
good choices for trout and reds and will also trick remaining flounder. ADL spoons in pink, silver and chartreuse are
working for both trout and reds.
Near shore, Spanish mackerel and
bluefish are grabbing a last meal or two before heading south to warmer haunts.
lures, Kastmaster spoons and noisy Chug Bugs or other popping plugs will
get their attention.
Happy fishing - a good day on the water is hard to beat!
DON'T FORGET TO FILL OUT A FLOAT PLAN - THESE ARE AVAILABLE AT OUR CHECK-OUT COUNTERS.
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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
- Ship Store - bait, tackle, ice, picnic supplies, marine hardware, electronics, clothing, etc for sale.
Fiberglass work - done on site
Detail shop - boat detailing done on site
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 - Check out our prices! Call Pam Shields at (850) 925-6223 for furniture quotes.