Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bobby’s Fish Camp!!

Day 192 … Sun, Oct 29, 2017 … 48.9 miles; 5:15 hours, 0 Locks

Old Lock 2 Anchorage to Bobby’s Fish Camp

DCIM\100GOPRO\GOPR1932.JPGWe were off early with 3 sailboats leaving around us. With no locks today, it is easy to wait and have breakfast after we start moving; making for a earlier departure.


Not the straightest river section … lots of miles for not going far south today …

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Cally doesn’t care; she knows how to cruise in style …

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Busy day on the Tombigbee … we passed 5 tows today.

DCIM\100GOPRO\GOPR1937.JPGBobbysFishCamp Oct29 (11)We had been looking forward to Bobby’s Fish Camp … and it didn’t disappoint. Rustic, iconic, “one-of-a-kind” best describe the food and location, they are the reason to stop at Bobby’s. BobbysFishCamp2 Oct29 (6)The fried catfish is legendary at the restaurant; the location is the only marina in a 200 mile stretch of river. Many need this stop for fuel, we do not. We want it for shore dooty and FRIED CATFISH!!


Bobby’s was started in 1956 and is a spot on the river with boat ramp, restaurant plus RV pads and “cabins” to rent.BobbysFishCamp2 Oct29 (5)

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The dock only holds 3 Looper size boats. When more arrive they raft off the first row. We only had 5 boats and none rafted to us. Last night there were 9 boats; 3 boats docked and 2 rafted other boats. BobbysFishCamp2 Oct29 (10)Clearly we lucked out, though we offered twice for one of the sailboats to raft to us. Guess they prefer not rafting to a “motorboat”. Actually all 4 sailboats there with us were already knew each other.

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Looking back from the restaurant to Lab Parnters at the dock.

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Not fancy, but the food was very good!

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Oh, and Pecan Pie (me) and Lemon Meringue Pie (Rip) for dessert, too!!