Tracy Melton is the founder and president of Melton International Tackle. Tracy founded Melton Tackle in 1993 upon graduating from University of Southern California, class of 1991 with a B.S. in Business. It was during his participation in the USC Entrepreneurship Program where he was assigned the task of "starting" a ficticious company. Combining his love for fishing with his keen business sense, the idea to start Melton International Tackle was born.
Fifteen years later, Tracy still has the energy of a young entrepreneur, taking a keen interest in every aspect of the business. Keeping the personal touch that put Melton Tackle on the map, Tracy still manages to find the time to assist retail and mail-order customers alike, no matter how big or small their tackle needs may be.
Over the years, Tracy has established himself as one of the more successful and recognized big game anglers out there. Specializing in stand-up angling, his accomplishments include the capture of the first "stand-up grander" marlin ever taken (1,083lb. Blue Marlin in Madeira Portugal in 1995), 3 Big Eye Tuna weighing over 250lb and 2 Yellowfin Tuna over 200 lb.
Tracy's tournament fishing record is impressive.