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

December 20 – Striped Bass Recovery!

ANGLER: Edward Abrantes TAG ID: GFR44945 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/17/2022 LOCATION: Elbow Ledge, Newport, R
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Fisher Brinks

ANGLER: Tyler Brinks TAG ID: GFR48354 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/12/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey, U
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Tanya

ANGLER: Tyler Brinks TAG ID: GFR48356 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/12/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey, U
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Horse – Flathead Catfish Recovery!

ANGLER: Daniel Champion TAG ID: GFR47740 SPECIES TAGGED: Flathead Catfish LOCATION: Guntersville, Alabama, USA  DATE: 05/05/2022 BOAT NAME:
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Jonah Byrd

ANGLER: Brian MIller TAG ID: GFR44571 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/04/2022 LOCATION: Bellport Bay, New York, US
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Big Mama

ANGLER: Dennis O'Connor TAG ID: GFR42072 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/04/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey
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Pamela Lynn – Striped Bass Recovery !

ANGLER: Jim Baker TAG ID: GFR39893 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/04/2022 LOCATION: Sandy Hook, New Jersey, USA R
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Wendy Byrd

ANGLER: Brian Miller TAG ID: GFR44572 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/02/2022 LOCATION: Bellport Bay, New York, US
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Marty Byrd

ANGLER: Brian Miller TAG ID: GFR44570 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/02/2022 LOCATION: Bellport Bay, New York, US
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YellyFish

ANGLER: Charlie Martin TAG ID: GFR44573 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/01/2022 LOCATION: Bellport Bay, New York,
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Donald

ANGLER: Paulie Martin TAG ID: GFR44568 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/01/2022 LOCATION: Bellport Bay, New York, U
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Baron

ANGLER: Paulie Martin TAG ID: GFR44574 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/01/2022 LOCATION: Bellport Bay, New York, U
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FJB

ANGLER: Robert Brunges TAG ID: GFR42931 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 05/01/2022 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey,
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4315

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4315 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) SEX: Male DATE: 04/30/2022 LOCA
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4316

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4316 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) SEX: Male DATE: 04/30/2022 LOCA
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Freddy the Flathead

ANGLER: Jason Burton TAG ID: GFR48051 SPECIES TAGGED: Flathead Catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) DATE: 04/30/2022 LOCATION: Guntersville, Alabam
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Bull Shark

Salty the Shark

ANGLER: Trenna Kehrer-Lalix TAG ID: GFR46660 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, bull (Carcharhinus leucas) DATE: 04/29/2022 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, F
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Sailfish

ANGLER: Jimmy Nelson TAG ID: GFR32729 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 04/29/2022 LOCATION: Puerto Jimenez,
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BB Stover

ANGLER: Martin Stover TAG ID: GFR46441 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) SEX: Female DATE: 04/29/2022 LOCATION: OCEAN: At
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BFF

ANGLER: Dave Pohlschneider TAG ID: GFR47748 SPECIES TAGGED: Flathead Catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) DATE: 04/28/2022 LOCATION: Guntersville,
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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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