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May 09, 2011

Tred Barta

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"I really wanted to prove to others and myself that there were still plenty of people out there who could engage in competition at the highest levels and be totally trustworthy."
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"Your captian guides your boat through coral heads, rough inlets fog and storm. Doesn't that deserve respect?"
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"Drenched with saltwater stinging my eyes, I lunged the straight gaff into the darkness where I guessed the fish's head might be."
"I now realize that I can no longer kill any billfish, in any ocean, for any reason."
Sport Fishing Mag
Recently, a low-res version of the image you see here went viral among anglers on the Internet, spawning endless ­speculation and wild claims. Here, finally, is the real story from Tred, the man who was there. — Ed.
Sport Fishing Mag
During the Miami Boat Show in February, a most unusual incident occurred. It’s no secret that Capt. Peter B. Wright and I have never seen eye to eye. Our petty skirmishes back and forth in Marlin and Sport Fishing magazines have been going on for a long time.
Sport Fishing Mag
Charlie Hayden was not just another one of us; he was part of the fabric and soul of bluewater fishing.
Sport Fishing Mag
I Propose the Treasure Cay Barta Blue Marlin Classic, a Dead-Bait Blue Marlin Release Tournament
Sport Fishing Mag
From the early 1970s through today, like many other traditionalists, I have practiced the art of light-tackle angling.
Sport Fishing Mag
Fishing is about enjoying the great outdoors with friends and family. But it's also a celebration of being as perfect as the prey you pursue.