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

Blue

ANGLER: Braedyn and Kaelyn Hensley-Balliett TAG ID: GFR34153 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, bull (Carcharhinus leucas) DATE: 07/07/2020 LOCATION: Fo
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GEORGE WASHINGTON

ANGLER: DANIEL O'NEILL TAG ID: GFR19762 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 07/04/2020 LOCATION: Cape Canaveral, FL, U
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JOHN ADAMS

ANGLER: JEFF FISHER TAG ID: GFR19766 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 07/04/2020 LOCATION: Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
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THOMAS JEFFERSON

ANGLER: JEFF FISHER TAG ID: GFR19764 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 07/04/2020 LOCATION: Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
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AARON BURR

ANGLER: DANIEL O'NEILL TAG ID: GFR19768 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 07/04/2020 LOCATION: Cape Canaveral, FL, U
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ELIZA HALMILTON

ANGLER: JEFF FISHER TAG ID: GFR19795 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 07/04/2020 LOCATION: Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
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BEN FRANKLIN

ANGLER: SAMANTHA FISHER TAG ID: GFR19791 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 07/04/2020 LOCATION: Cape Canaveral, FL,
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ALEXANDER HAMILTON

ANGLER: Jeff Fisher TAG ID: GFR19793 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) SEX: Male DATE: 07/04/2020 LOCAT
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JAMES MADISON

ANGLER: Jeff Fisher TAG ID: GFR19789 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 07/04/2020 LOCATION: Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
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HERCULES MULLIGAN

ANGLER: JEFF FISHER TAG ID: GFR19787 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 07/04/2020 LOCATION: Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
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Sonny

ANGLER: Kasey Wamicken TAG ID: GFR31412 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) DATE: 07/03/2020 LOCATION: Pompano Beach, Flo
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Little Perri

ANGLER: Howard Owens TAG ID: GFR36651 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/02/2020 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey, U
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Perri Rock

ANGLER: Howard Owens TAG ID: GFR36652 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/02/2020 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey, U
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Tyler

ANGLER: Micheal Carroll TAG ID: GFR31422 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) DATE: 07/02/2020 LOCATION: Pompano Beach, Fl
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087

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR34087 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus) DATE: 06/30/2020 LOCATION: Kiawah Island, Sou
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR34060 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, spinner (Carcharhinus brevipinna) DATE: 06/30/2020 LOCATION: Kiawah Island, So
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Sharky (Big Huge Fish)

ANGLER: Chelsie Brown TAG ID: GFR30226 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, bull (Carcharhinus leucas) DATE: 06/30/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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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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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR34081 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) DATE: 06/30/2020 LOCATION: Kiawah Island, Sout
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Cosmo

ANGLER: Scott Cutter TAG ID: GFR31175 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 07/29/2020 LOCATION: Quepos, Costa R
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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