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

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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR35573 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) SEX: Male DATE: 10/28/2020 LOC
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Ernie

  ANGLER: Brian Miller TAG ID: GFR36632 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 10/27/2020 LOCATION: Fire Island, New Yo
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Notorious B.I.G.

ANGLER: Corey Leckwart TAG ID: GFR38536 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 10/26/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River
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Three for One

ANGLER: Oliver Joyce TAG ID: GFR38537 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 10/26/2020 LOCATION: St. John's River,
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Usain Bolt

ANGLER: Corey Leckwart TAG ID: GFR38538 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 10/26/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River
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Drummer Boy

ANGLER: Oliver Joyce TAG ID: GFR38531 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 10/26/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River, Jacksonvil
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El Tauro Loco

ANGLER: Corey Lechwart TAG ID: GFR38530 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 10/26/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River, Jacksonv
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR35574 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) SEX: Male DATE: 10/26/2020 LOC
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Windy

ANGLER: Kirk Fay TAG ID: GFR38666 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 10/26/2020 LOCATION: Great Sound Bay, New York, USA
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Sailcat II

  ANGLER: Steve Murphy TAG ID: GFR33949 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 10/25/2020 LOCATION: Fort Laude
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Mary P

Piggy FHQ ANGLER: Ryan Parrish TAG ID: GFR35586 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) SEX: Female DATE: 10/25/2020 LOCATION:
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Fat Bottom Girl

ANGLER: Josh Hargis TAG ID: GFR38539 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 10/25/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River, Jacksonvill
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Chuckie

  ANGLER: Cameron Hargis TAG ID: GFR38540 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 10/25/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River, J
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Chanecaw

ANGLER: Chaney Hargis TAG ID: GFR24686 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 10/25/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River, Jacksonvi
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Crackley

  ANGLER: Reagan Hargis TAG ID: GFR24685 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 10/25/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River, Ja
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4374 SPECIES TAGGED: Other IF OTHER: Finetooth Shark (Carcharhinus isodon) SEX: Female DATE: 10/25/2020 LOC
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Smalls

ANGLER: Gina Fay TAG ID: GFR38663 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 10/24/2020 LOCATION: Great Sound Bay, New York, USA
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR35572 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) SEX: Male DATE: 10/24/2020 LOC
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4382 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) SEX: Female DATE: 10/24/2020 LOCATION: Kiawah I
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Criminal

  ANGLER: Jason McFadden TAG ID: GFR35588 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 10/24/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lau
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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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