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

Drag Queen

ANGLER: Judy Walker TAG ID: GFR37079 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/26/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Jacksonvil
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Remember those deployed

ANGLER: Judy Walker TAG ID: GFR37084 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/26/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Jacksonvil
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Fred Red – Red Drum Recovery !

ANGLER: Joseph Bradley TAG ID: GFR37170 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/26/2021 LOCATION: St. John's Landings, Jack
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Judy Gaynell

ANGLER: James Love TAG ID: GFR37085 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/26/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Jacksonvill
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Lucky Red

ANGLER: Paul Sims TAG ID: GFR37076 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/26/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Jacksonville
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Sam

ANGLER: Anthony Bartolone TAG ID: GFR38278 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 09/25/2021 LOCATION: Islamorada,
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King of Alberta

ANGLER: Gany Parr TAG ID: GFR38549 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/24/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Ja
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Stampeeder 2

ANGLER: Ned Librock TAG ID: GFR38550 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/24/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River,
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Big Boy Alberta

ANGLER: Gary Parr TAG ID: GFR37161 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/24/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Jacksonville
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Calgary Buffalo

ANGLER: Ned Librock TAG ID: GFR37167 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/24/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River,
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Andie

ANGLER: Scott Stinson TAG ID: GFR41333 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) SEX: Female DATE: 09/23/2021 LOCATION: Fort Laud
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Big Rick – Red Drum Recovery !

ANGLER: Taylor Bennett TAG ID: GFR38574 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/23/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Jackson
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4137

ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4137 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) SEX: Male DATE: 09/23/2021 LOCA
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Gary 4

ANGLER: Ned Librock TAG ID: GFR38548 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/23/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Jacksonvil
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Calgary Catch

ANGLER: Ned Librock TAG ID: GFR37168 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/23/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River,
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Yardstick

ANGLER: Gary Parr TAG ID: GFR38543 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/23/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Jacksonville
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Gary 3

ANGLER: Ned Librock TAG ID: GFR38546 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/23/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Jacksonvil
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Pale Rider

ANGLER: Gary Parr TAG ID: GFR38544 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/23/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Ja
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Gary 2

ANGLER: Ned Librock TAG ID: GFR38545 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/23/2021 LOCATION: St. John's River, Jacksonvil
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Spot On

ANGLER: Gary Parr TAG ID: GFR38547 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/23/2021 LOCATION:  St. John's River, Jacksonvill
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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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