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

Reed

ANGLER: David Showell TAG ID: GFR38752 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 10/19/2020 LOCATION: Reeds Bay, New Jersey, US
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Absecon

ANGLER: David Showell TAG ID: GFR38751 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 10/19/2020 LOCATION: Reeds Bay, New Jersey, US
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568

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR35568 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) SEX: Male DATE: 10/19/2020 LOC
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567

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR35567 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) SEX: Male DATE: 10/19/2020 LOC
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Ezekiel

ANGLER: Ryan Mack TAG ID: GFR37379 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 10/19/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River, Jacksonville,
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Moses

ANGLER: Jim Mack TAG ID: GFR37174 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 10/19/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River, Jacksonville,
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Miracle

ANGLER: Bella Malhotra TAG ID: GFR37378 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 10/18/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River, Jacksonv
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Story Teller

ANGLER: Luke Malhotra TAG ID: GFR37173 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 10/18/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River,
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Copper Coin

ANGLER: Bella Malhotra TAG ID: GFR38569 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 10/18/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River
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Boz

ANGLER: William Bosworth TAG ID: GFR35637 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 10/18/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Diablo

ANGLER: Jennifer Twining TAG ID: GFR33794 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 10/18/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Bruno – Amberjack Recovery !

ANGLER: Addison Sage TAG ID: GFR31013 SPECIES TAGGED: Amberjack, greater (Seriola dumerili) DATE: 10/17/2020 LOCATION: Miami Beach, Florida,
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Ms. Jennifer

ANGLER: Joseph Badeaux TAG ID: GFR35624 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 10/17/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RE
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566

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR35566 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 10/16/2020 LOCATION: Stono River, SC, USA OCEAN
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565

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR35565 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 10/16/2020 LOCATION: Stono River, SC, USA OCEAN
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564

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR35564 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) SEX: Male DATE: 10/16/2020 LOCATION: Stono Riv
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EMARI II

ANGLER: Dave Smith TAG ID: GFR35620 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 10/15/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RESEAR
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Harley

ANGLER: John Gallagher TAG ID: GFR33820 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 10/15/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RE
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Fishgaak

ANGLER: Kirk Fay TAG ID: GFR38664 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 10/14/2020 LOCATION: Offshore of Kismet, Long Islan
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Bailey

ANGLER: James Ellashek TAG ID: GFR35645 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 10/14/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RE
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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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