Born and raised in Kailua Kona Hawaii, Captain Tracy Epstein grew up fishing in Kona with his dad, longtime Kona charter captain Steve Epstein. He began his charter fishing career at the age of 15. Since then, Tracy has traveled to fish in the top destinations in the world for marlin fishing, including Madeira Portugal, Cabo Frio Brazil, Cairns Australia, Cape Verde Africa and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He has been an integral member of many tournament winning teams in both Kona and Mexico, amassing over half a million dollars in total winnings.
In 2005, while working as a deckhand on the Northern Lights, Tracy and Captain Kevin Nakamaru tagged and released eight pacific blue marlin in a single day, breaking Kona's previous record of six. They went on to repeat the feat two days later, which helped catapult them to win the top blue marlin tag and release award for the Pacific. To date, Tracy's largest pacific blue marlin weighed in at 966 pounds.
Tracy has also branched into the photography aspect of sport fishing. His spectacular images have been featured in multiple issues of Marlin Magazine and Australia’s BlueWater Magazine.