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

4127

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4127 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, blacknose (Carcharhinus acronotus) SEX: Female DATE: 08/09/2022 LOCATION: Stono
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4128

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4128 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, blacknose (Carcharhinus acronotus) SEX: Female DATE: 08/09/2022 LOCATION: Stono
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Joseph

ANGLER: Robert Bowden TAG ID: GFR51504 SPECIES TAGGED: Other IF OTHER: Gafftopsail Catfish DATE: 08/09/2022 LOCATION: Hilton Head Island, So
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Jade

ANGLER: Isabella Bowden TAG ID: GFR51503 SPECIES TAGGED: Other IF OTHER: Gaff topsail Catfish DATE: 08/09/2022 LOCATION: Hilton Head Island,
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4126

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4126 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, blacknose (Carcharhinus acronotus) SEX: Male DATE: 08/06/2022 LOCATION: Stono R
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Shark Pal

ANGLER: Millan Foutz TAG ID: GFR51950 SPECIES TAGGED: Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) DATE: 08/05/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Fernandina Beach, Flo
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Tiny Cob

ANGLER: Millan Foutz TAG ID: GFR51938 SPECIES TAGGED: Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) DATE: 08/05/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Fernandina Beach, Flo
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Mr Cob

ANGLER: Reece Bett TAG ID: GFR51948 SPECIES TAGGED: Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) DATE: 08/05/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Fernandina Beach, Flori
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Updog

ANGLER: Nate Palmer TAG ID: GFR51937 SPECIES TAGGED: Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) DATE: 08/05/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Fernandina Beach, Flor
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Ranch

Hook removed, tag inserted and on its way in under 60 seconds. ANGLER: Clay Grafft TAG ID: GFR4476 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, blacktip (Carcharh
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December 7 – Striped Bass Recovery!

ANGLER: Neil Scibelli TAG ID: GFR44932 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) LOCATION: Rye Harbor, New Hampshire, USA  DATE: 08/0
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Dolph – Amberjack Recovery!

ANGLER: Mark Litkenhus TAG ID: GFR48604 SPECIES TAGGED: Amberjack, greater (Seriola dumerili) LOCATION: Offshore Savannah, Georgia, USA DATE
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Jerry

ANGLER: Luke Gavigan TAG ID: GFR52077 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 08/03/2022 LOCATION: East Hampton, New York, US
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Reel Cast Charters – Striped Bass Recovery!

ANGLER: Captain Andrew Ray TAG ID: GFR42103 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 08/03/2022 LOCATION: Long Island Sound, N
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Morregaritaville

ANGLER: PATRICK MOORE TAG ID: GFR32578 SPECIES TAGGED: Grouper, black (Mycteroperca bonaci) DATE: 08/02/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Cancun, Mexi
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Chapo

ANGLER: Steven Guzman TAG ID: GFR32580 SPECIES TAGGED: Grouper, black (Mycteroperca bonaci) DATE: 08/02/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Cancun, Mexi
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4398 – Sandbar Shark Recovery!

ANGLER: Ben Bardoorian TAG ID: GFR4398 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) DATE: 08/02/2022 LOCATION: Charleston, South C
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Joe

ANGLER: Richard Lynch TAG ID: GFR51936 SPECIES TAGGED: Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) DATE: 08/02/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Jacksonville, Florid
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King Bob

ANGLER: Knos Cartwright TAG ID: GFR51935 SPECIES TAGGED: Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) DATE: 08/02/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Jacksonville, Flor
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Pepper J

ANGLER: Emmit Janus TAG ID: GFR51933 SPECIES TAGGED: Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) DATE: 08/02/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Jacksonville, Florida,
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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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