Bobby’s Fish Camp

At mile marker 119 on the Tenn-Tom, about midway between Demopolis and Mobile, is Bobby’s Fish Camp.


Bobby’s has a dock on the river long enough for about three Great Loop Boats. We arrived late in the day with a group of seven boats and found a sailboat already at the dock. With help from experienced boaters in the group, one by one we approached from downstream, got two boats tied to the dock, and rafted the remaining boats off of them.

Bobby’s Fish Camp is famous for its catfish dinners served only on the weekend. We arrived just in time to enjoy Southern fried catfish with hushpuppies and cole slaw, in companionship with the other boaters.

Boating friends from Curt’s Dream, Island Time, One Eye Dog, and Passages.

The river was flooded due to recent heavy rains. It had a significant current and carried a lot of logs, branches and other debris, some of which hit/scraped/lodged under our boat during the night. Not our best night of sleep.

This log was lodged against our starboard propeller the next morning.

Early the next morning, after waiting for the fog to lift, our posse of boats headed downstream. We, with Pat and Marcia of Boyle N Water, decided to travel faster than the others, hoping to make it to Dog River Marina (135 miles away) in one day.

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