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

Vinny

ANGLER: Tyler Krepelan TAG ID: GFR36006 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 01/16/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, F
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Rascal

ANGLER: Chuck Many TAG ID: GFR26811 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 01/16/2021 LOCATION: Chesapeake Bay,
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Billy

ANGLER: Trever Elwood TAG ID: GFR36010 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 01/15/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Charlotte Marie

ANGLER: Billy Springer TAG ID: GFR19559 SPECIES TAGGED: Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) DATE: 01/14/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA OCEA
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Doc

ANGLER: Steven (Doc) Lang TAG ID: GFR26808 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 01/13/2021 LOCATION: Chesapeak
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Sarita

ANGLER: Mike Greene TAG ID: GFR26809 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 01/13/2021 LOCATION: Chesapeake Bay,
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Gefilta ZZ

ANGLER: Zachary Fish TAG ID: GFR33945 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, spinner (Carcharhinus brevipinna) DATE: 01/13/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, F
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Baby Buzz

ANGLER: Joshua Gomez TAG ID: GFR36146 SPECIES TAGGED: Amberjack, greater (Seriola dumerili) DATE: 01/13/2021 LOCATION: Miami, FL, USA OCEAN:
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Coon Cuda

Haulover ANGLER: Nathaniel Coon TAG ID: GFR36145 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 01/13/2021 LOCATION: Miami, FL
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Big Deb

ANGLER: Paul Sleph TAG ID: GFR26807 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 01/12/2021 LOCATION: Chesapeake Bay,
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Billy

ANGLER: Jim Engeman TAG ID: GFR28852 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, bull (Carcharhinus leucas) DATE: 01/11/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
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Shaniqua

ANGLER: Kane Bounds TAG ID: GFR39130 SPECIES TAGGED: Tautog (Blackfish) SEX: Female DATE: 01/11/2021 LOCATION: Ocean City, MD, USA OCEAN: At
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Mrs. Z

ANGLER: Ken Zaniwski TAG ID: GFR39131 SPECIES TAGGED: Other IF OTHER: Tautog (Blackfish) SEX: Female DATE: 01/11/2021 LOCATION: Ocean City,
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Haley B

ANGLER: Rick Thill TAG ID: GFR36102 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/10/2021 LOCATION: Plantation Key, FL,
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Doodles

ANGLER: Rick Thill TAG ID: GFR36103 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/10/2021 LOCATION: Plantation Key, FL,
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Don – Sailfish Recovery !

ANGLER: Beau Vaeth TAG ID: GFR27533 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/10/2021 LOCATION: Islamorada, FL, USA
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Alexander

ANGLER: Alexander Mebur TAG ID: GFR36144 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, hammerhead scalloped (Sphyrna lewini) DATE: 01/10/2021 LOCATION: Miami, Flor
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Elmur – Barracuda Recovery !

ANGLER: Tyler Nekolny TAG ID: GFR26201 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 01/10/2021 LOCATION: Pompano Beach, FL,
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BO

ANGLER: Ryan Helton TAG ID: GFR36011 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, hammerhead great (Sphyrna mokarran) SEX: Male DATE: 01/09/2021 LOCATION: Fort La
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Big Hog

ANGLER: Jeff Nykaza TAG ID: GFR39251 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 01/09/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL,
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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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