Striped Bass with Satellite Tag


Gray FishTag Research
is an international and fully interactive fish tagging program powered by the world’s largest network of fishing professionals consisting of approximately 10,000 charter boat captains and mates.

Our fish tagging program is an essential tool for promoting the sustainability of marine game fish and increasing public resource awareness. We are collecting information in real-time, producing valuable scientific data, directly from fishermen in waters world-wide. We are connecting professional fishermen and angling enthusiasts with the scientific community who are all desperate for relevant data.

All data collected is being analyzed and used for scientific purposes and shared with any and all interested parties at NO COST.

All fish species in every ocean are being monitored. Billfish, sharks, general offshore and inshore fish species are being tracked and recorded. Results provide valuable information on migration patterns, fish stocks, growth rates, habitat depths and much more.

Recent Tagging Activities – “Live Tag Feed

Bear Bait

ANGLER: Angela Rock TAG ID: GFR46231 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/25/2022 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, F
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Victor

ANGLER: Gray Cornwell TAG ID: GFR41417 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 01/25/2022 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RES
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Michelle

ANGLER: Cory Kabara TAG ID: GFR46250 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) SEX: Female DATE: 01/23/2022 LOCATION: Fort Lauder
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Sanchez

ANGLER: Colby Mason TAG ID: GFR46414 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/23/2022 LOCATION: Islamorada, Florid
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Kayden

ANGLER: René Bourdrean TAG ID: GFR46383 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 01/23/2022 LOCATION: Quepos, Costa
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Big Bad Jon

ANGLER: Jon Beckham TAG ID: GFR32267 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) SEX: Female DATE: 01/23/2022 LOCATION: Offsho
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Bub

ANGLER: Ian Moy TAG ID: GFR46238 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) SEX: Female DATE: 01/22/2022 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale
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Popee

ANGLER: Alan Sutkowski TAG ID: GFR46413 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/22/2022 LOCATION: Islamorada. Flo
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Squenser

ANGLER: Colby Mason TAG ID: GFR46412 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/22/2022 LOCATION: Islamorada, Florid
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Hippo the Jack

  ANGLER: Drew SoFloWildlife TAG ID: GFR45184 SPECIES TAGGED: Jack, crevalle (Caranx hippos) DATE: 01/22/2022 LOCATION: Islamorada, Flo
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Tartar Sauce

ANGLER: Drew SoFloWildlife TAG ID: GFR45185 SPECIES TAGGED: Grouper, red (Epinephelus morio) DATE: 01/22/2022 LOCATION: Islamorada, Florida,
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Werb

ANGLER: Warren Werbiti TAG ID: GFR46392 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 01/22/2022 LOCATION: Quepos, Costa
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PB

ANGLER: Patrick Hout TAG ID: GFR46399 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, blue (Makaira nigricans) DATE: 01/22/2022 LOCATION: Quepos, Costa Rica RESEARC
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RCA Marlin

ANGLER: Rae Marie Gulan TAG ID: GFR41416 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 01/22/2022 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  
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Mary Ann

ANGLER: Erik Rouse TAG ID: GFR46419 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, lemon (Negaprion brevirostris) SEX: Female DATE: 01/21/2022 LOCATION: Fort Lauder
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Doreen

ANGLER: Angelo D'urso TAG ID: GFR46423 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, lemon (Negaprion brevirostris) DATE: 01/21/2022 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, Flo
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Lucky Guy

ANGLER: Drew SoFloWildlife TAG ID: GFR45183 SPECIES TAGGED: Tuna, blackfin (Thunnus atlanticus) DATE: 01/21/2022 LOCATION: Islamorada, Flori
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Water Damage

ANGLER: Jonathan Odachowsk TAG ID: GFR31593 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 01/21/2022 LOCATION: Quepos, C
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Lucky Irish

ANGLER: Curtis Johnson TAG ID: GFR41387 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/20/2022 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale
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Sonia – Red Grouper Recovery!

ANGLER: Paul Whiting TAG ID: GFR45180 SPECIES TAGGED: Grouper, red (Epinephelus morio) LOCATION: Islamorada, Florida, USA DATE: 01/20/2022 B
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Gray FishTag Research Tagging Expeditions

We have successfully carried out several research and tagging expeditions where teams combined of local captains, mates, event sponsors, research center personnel and scientists, set out with the goal of deploying Satellite Tags (PSAT’s) and conventional “spaghetti” tags on various fish species. Roosterfish, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Swordfish and Striped Bass! have already been tagged and some very interesting data has already started to come in.

We are always exploring new initiatives and opportunities and we welcome anyone interested to support and participate in any future Research Expedition. So if you looking for a fishing experience of a life-time, do not hesitate to let us know.

Through generous support we continue to expand our program to new territories. This is allowing us to learn more about our amazing fisheries while sharing the information to the public at no cost.


Gray FishTag Research (GFR) is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization. The success of the program is made possible by the generous commitment and participation of the hard working charter fishing captains and mates, fishing professionals and staff members at our Research Centers. These partners are actively advocating and introducing the Gray FishTag Research program to their visitors and customer base.

Official Research Centers

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