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

Bruce Nicholas Henderson-Weibl

ANGLER: James Edward Weibl TAG ID: GFR31411 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) DATE: 06/30/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale,
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CNT4- Striped Bass Recovery !

ANGLER: Zack Gregg TAG ID: GFR27089 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis) LOCATION: Off the Waters of Wells, Maine, USA DATE: 06/
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Tonto Gold

ANGLER: Kevin Wright TAG ID: GFR31806 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, bull (Carcharhinus leucas) DATE: 06/28/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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Frijol de ORO

ANGLER: Jose Alberto Oller TAG ID: GFR33105 SPECIES TAGGED: Roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) DATE: 06/28/2020 LOCATION: Off the Waters o
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088

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR34088 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) DATE: 06/28/2020 LOCATION: Kiawah Island, Sout
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SAM

ANGLER: Sam Dunton TAG ID: GFR30638 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 06/26/2020 LOCATION: Islamorada, Florida
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR34051 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) DATE: 06/26/2020 LOCATION: Kia
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No Nose Billy

Sailfish was missing its bill ANGLER: Jason Hillegos TAG ID: GFR30641 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 06/25/
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Lucy

ANGLER: Laura Reichard TAG ID: GFR35478 SPECIES TAGGED: Striped Bass DATE: 06/25/2020 LOCATION: Newport, Rhode Island, USA OCEAN: Atlantic L
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56 -Blacknose Shark Recovery !

ANGLER: Matt Muzynoksi TAG ID: GFR34056 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Blacknose LOCATION: Kiawah Island, SC, USA DATE: 06/24/2020 BOAT NAME: The Ho
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Shorts

ANGLER: Raymond Henderson TAG ID: GFR33965 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) DATE: 06/24/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale,
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Tony

ANGLER: Katie and A.J. Shippert TAG ID: GFR33960 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) DATE: 06/23/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauder
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Rona

ANGLER: David Messick TAG ID: GFR33971 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, bull (Carcharhinus leucas) DATE: 06/22/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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Outlaw

ANGLER: Richard and Austin Warren TAG ID: GFR33966 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) DATE: 06/22/2020 LOCATION: Fort Laud
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Dorothy

ANGLER: Joshua Mor TAG ID: GFR33967 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, bull (Carcharhinus leucas) DATE: 06/22/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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Coleman

ANGLER: Randy Coleman TAG ID: GFR33968 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, nurse (Ginglymostoma cirratum) SEX: Male DATE: 06/21/2020 LOCATION: Fort Laude
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Smallers – Dusky Shark Recovery !

ANGLER: Ivon House TAG ID: GFR10031 SPECIES TAGGED: Dusky Shark LOCATION: Waters off Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA DATE: 06/21/2020 BOAT NAME: Ou
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Fatty Patty

ANGLER: Ivon House TAG ID: GFR33969 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) DATE: 06/21/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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Leontius

ANGLER: Jennifer Sperl TAG ID: GFR33972 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) SEX: Female DATE: 06/20/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lau
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Bubba Barker

  ANGLER: Debbie Barker TAG ID: GFR33975 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) DATE: 06/20/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdal
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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

Official Research Centers of Gray FishTag Research