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

Danny

ANGLER: Benny Spaulding TAG ID: GFR25985 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 12/04/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Marat
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LouGene

ANGLER: Lou Hordone TAG ID: GFR49748 SPECIES TAGGED: Other IF OTHER: Tautog DATE: 12/04/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Red Bank, New Jersey, USA RE
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Andy

ANGLER: Jimmy Armel TAG ID: GFR52933 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 12/03/2022 LOCATION: J Reef, Georgia, USA OCE
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Judy

ANGLER: Judy Halladay TAG ID: GFR52935 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 12/03/2022 LOCATION: "J" Reef, Georgia, USA
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Pacific Sailfish - Stock

J.D.

ANGLER: Jack Kennett TAG ID: GFR51078 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 12/03/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Marathon
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Nate

ANGLER: Jimmy Armel TAG ID: GFR52934 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 12/02/2022 LOCATION: DUA Reef, Georgia, USA O
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Sam

ANGLER: Jimmy Armel TAG ID: GFR52949 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 12/02/2022 LOCATION: DUA Reef, Georgia, USA OCEAN
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Sanford 64

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53164 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 62

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53162 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 61

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53161 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 59

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53159 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 58

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53158 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 57

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53157 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 56

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53156 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 35

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53155 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 54

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53154 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 53

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53153 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 52

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53152 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 51

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53151 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Sanford 50

ANGLER: Roger Sanford TAG ID: GFR53150 SPECIES TAGGED: Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) DATE: 12/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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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.



2021 Tagging Expeditions

2021 Pescadora Billfish Championship

2021 Islamorada Swordfish Research Expedition

2021 “SwordQuest” Swordfish Tournament

2021 NE Striped Bass Satellite Tag Study – New Jersey

2021 NE Striped Bass Satellite Tag Study Phase 2 – Montauk

2021 Costa Rica Blue Marlin Satellite Tag Study


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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