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

Monica – Striped Bass Recovery!

ANGLER: Collin Teter TAG ID: GFR44584 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 06/21/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Sea Bright, New J
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Billie Jean

ANGLER: Coral Aiello TAG ID: GFR50308 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 06/22/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Newport, Rhode Is
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4089

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4089 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) SEX: Female DATE: 06/21/2022 LOCATION: Offshore
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Peacock Bass Recovery!

ANGLER: Henry Galinis TAG ID: GFR04007 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, peacock (Cichla spp.) LOCATION: Boynton Beach, Florida, USA  DATE: 06/21/2022 B
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Felice

ANGLER: Todd Marcy TAG ID: 50307 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 06/21/2022 LOCATION: Newport, Rhode Island, USA OCEA
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Justin Big

ANGLER: Justin J TAG ID: GFR45152 SPECIES TAGGED: Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) SEX: Female DATE: 06/20/2022 LOCATION: Chesapeake Bay, Virigi
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Mark

ANGLER: Mark M TAG ID: GFR45151 SPECIES TAGGED: Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) SEX: Male DATE: 06/20/2022 LOCATION: Chesapeake Bay, Virginia,
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Blitz

ANGLER: Ashley Thao TAG ID: GFR50306 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 06/19/2022 LOCATION: Newport, Rhode Island, USA 
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Nicholas A. Rondeau

ANGLER: Philip Rondeau TAG ID: GFR50305 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 06/19/2022 LOCATION: Newport, Rho
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Shorty

ANGLER: Jack J TAG ID: GFR45167 SPECIES TAGGED: Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) DATE: 06/18/2022 LOCATION: Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA RESEAR
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Teddy

ANGLER: Jack J TAG ID: GFR45168 SPECIES TAGGED: Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) DATE: 06/18/2022 LOCATION: Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA RESEAR
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NALA

ANGLER: Tyler May TAG ID: GFR4259 SPECIES TAGGED: Other IF OTHER: Common pacific thresher SEX: Female DATE: 06/12/2022 LOCATION: South Carls
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Robbo – Striped Bass Recovery!

ANGLER: Mark Drummey TAG ID: GFR38792 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 06/10/2022 LOCATION: Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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4304 – Atlantic Sharpnose Shark Recovery !

ANGLER: Teigan True TAG ID: GFR4304 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) SEX: Male DATE: 06/08/2022 LOCATI
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Skinny

ANGLER: Dave Reitano TAG ID: GFR42830 SPECIES TAGGED: Roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) DATE: 06/07/2022 LOCATION: Quepos, Costa Rica RES
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Bob

ANGLER: Mike Marsh TAG ID: GFR42828 SPECIES TAGGED: Roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) DATE: 06/07/2022 LOCATION: Quepos, Costa Rica RESEA
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Nemo and Marlin

ANGLER: Chris Arguijo TAG ID: GFR40801 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 06/07/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Cabo San Lucas, M
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Jack

ANGLER: Glenn M. Taylor TAG ID: GFR47397 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, hammerhead scalloped (Sphyrna lewini) SEX: Female DATE: 04/08/2022 LOCATION:
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Little Perri – Striped Bass Recovery!

ANGLER: Stephen Byrne TAG ID: GFR36651 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 06/06/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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Linda

ANGLER: Tom Fote TAG ID: GFR41893 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 06/04/2021 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New J
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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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