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


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,  PCMOnan



“Summer is now officially here and it appears the ‘dog days’ arrived about the same time,” says Capt. Dave Lear of Tallahassee. Smoking hot temperatures, strong afternoon sea breezes and a slow bite is frustrating many anglers. Despite this, some quality fish are still being caught, as evident by the Big Bend Saltwater Classic leaderboard last weekend.

Trout continue to be tough.  The best chance for specks is right at dawn or just before dusk when the water is the coolest. Top water plugs are producing the most strikes.  Rapala Skitterwalks top the list, along with MirrOlure Top Dogs, Heddon Super Spooks and One Knockers.  Color doesn’t seem to matter as much as noise and commotion.  If you’re shopping for replacements, silver and chartreuse patterns would have the slight edge.

There have been reports of large schools of redfish with sparse or no appetites. Top water plugs are also fooling those that are cooperative and weedless gold spoons such as the Aqua Dream or Capt. Mike versions will work too.  With the water clarity very good, reach for those with silver and chartreuse finishes first.  But the standard gold is never a bad choice, either.

Nearshore reefs and natural structure are concentrating a variety of fish due to the depth and cooler water temperatures. Flounder, black sea bass, trout are biting better deeper, plus those spots are also frequent stop-overs for cobia and kingmackerel.

With the approaching full moon and mid-day lows, the best time to be on the water this weekend  will be dawn and dusk.  

And remember, scallop season opens June 27th.  The FWC reported that according to the pre-season surveys, this will be a good year with increased numbers of scallops observed in the St. Marks sites. 


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

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

Canvas Work

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

Transient Dock

Authorized Poly-Wood Outdoor Furniture Dealer - Great prices! Call Pam Shields at 850-925-6223 for quotes on furniture.  We can save you money!

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