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

Emari VIII

ANGLER: Dave Smith TAG ID: GFR47445 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/29/2022 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RESEAR
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Scout

ANGLER: Dave Smith TAG ID: GFR47448 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/28/2022 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, USA R
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Michael

ANGLER: GT Mason TAG ID: GFR47447 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/28/2022 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, USA RES
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Julie

ANGLER: GT Mason TAG ID: GFR47446 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/28/2022 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, USA RES
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Emari VII

ANGLER: Dave Smith TAG ID: GFR47440 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/28/2022 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, USA R
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Emari VI

ANGLER: Dave Smith TAG ID: GFR47439 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/28/2022 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, USA R
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John Cena

ANGLER: Ben Stephanak TAG ID: GFR48106 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Male DATE: 09/27/2022 LOCATION: Staten Island,
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Michele

ANGLER: GT Mason TAG ID: GFR47450 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/27/2022 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, USA RES
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Thomas

ANGLER: Dave Smith TAG ID: GFR47449 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/27/2022 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico,
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4311

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4311 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/27/2022 LOCATION: Folly Cree
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4308

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4308 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/27/2022 LOCATION: Folly Cree
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Emari IV

ANGLER: Dave Smith TAG ID: GFR41491 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/25/2022 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RESEAR
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Andrea

ANGLER: Andrea Brigman TAG ID: GFR37437 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/25/2022 LOCATION: St. John's River, Jackson
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Lucy Caroline

ANGLER: Christopher Vrba TAG ID: GFR48123 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 09/22/2022 LOCATION: Staten Isl
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Survivor

ANGLER: Tyler Grant TAG ID: GFR51910 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/22/2022 LOCATION: St. John's River,
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Big Cracker

ANGLER: Steve Grant TAG ID: GFR51909 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/22/2022 LOCATION: St. John's River,
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Smiles

ANGLER: Tyler Grant TAG ID: GFR51908 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/22/2022 LOCATION: St. John's River,
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James

ANGLER: Jacqui Dingman TAG ID: GFR51907 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/22/2022 LOCATION: St. John's Rive
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Harry

ANGLER: Jacqui Grant TAG ID: GFR51906 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/22/2022 LOCATION: St. John's River,
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Rubble

ANGLER: Jacqui Grant TAG ID: GFR51905 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/22/2022 LOCATION: St. John's River,
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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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