St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1830.
95 Riverside Drive
St. Marks FL 32355
Just 16 miles south of Tallahassee
Providing New & Used Boats to St. Marks, FL.
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.
FISHING REPORT by Captain Dave Lear - July 23, 2014
“Rain, rain go
away”. The constant line-up of rumbling
thunderstorms seems to be never-ending of late but the consolation is the water
temperatures aren’t quite as hot and the cloudy conditions extend the top-water
When there are
breaks in the weather, Rapala
Skitterwalks and Heddon Super Spooks
are enticing redfish and sea trout. Mirror-finishes add a lot of flash, but noisy
rattles draw strikes as well. If there’s
a huge explosion behind the lure, chances are good a roving tarpon found the
bait to its liking. There have been
reports of cobia cruising the flats also.
Wolf packs of Jack
Crevalle are thick right now and along with top water plugs, they’ll pounce on
fast-moving jigs and spoons. Bluefish,
Spanish mackerel and ladyfish often frequent the same locales. The deeper edges along sandbars and shoals are
good places to hunt the fast-movers.
holding near creek mouths, oyster bars and sandy potholes. If you catch one flounder, others will be in
the vicinity. A DOA shrimp, Air Head or Sureketch shrimp jig bounced slowly
along the bottom will draw the interest of these tasty flat-fish.
AND DON'T FORGET TO FILE THAT FLOAT PLAN. FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT FRONT DESK OF SHIP STORE.
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.