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

Paul Taeffner

ANGLER: Paul Taeffner TAG ID: GFR53187 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 11/26/2022 LOCATION: Raritan River, New Jersey
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Pacific Sailfish - Stock

Jeffrey

ANGLER: Steven Dahl TAG ID: GFR51023 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 11/25/2022 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, F
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Charlee

ANGLER: Nathan Cornell TAG ID: GFR40314 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 11/19/2022 LOCATION: Long Beach State Park, N
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Tony the Tiger

ANGLER: Dominic Tunison TAG ID: GFR38169 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier) DATE: 11/19/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Fort Lauderdal
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Big Mama A

ANGLER: Kelsey Vander Heyden TAG ID: GFR38167 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier) DATE: 11/19/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Fort Laud
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Stefaun

ANGLER: Corey Robinson TAG ID: GFR41172 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 11/19/2022 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale
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Atlantic Sailfish

Maverick

ANGLER: Titan Bender TAG ID: GFR51142 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 11/18/2022 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale,
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Pacific Sailfish - Stock

KIWI

ANGLER: Penny / Derek TAG ID: GFR51024 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 11/18/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Fort La
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Vera

ANGLER: Kinsey Jackson TAG ID: GFR46510 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 11/17/2022 LOCATION: Islamorada, Flo
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Julio

ANGLER: John Santistevar TAG ID: GFR51175 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 11/17/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Fort La
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Mario

ANGLER: Warren Johnson TAG ID: GFR51159 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 11/17/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Fort Laud
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Great Barracuda

Willow

ANGLER: Treyton DeBoer TAG ID: GFR51064 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 11/17/2022 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, F
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Vera Vita

ANGLER: Bill Barton TAG ID: GFR46512 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 11/16/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Islamorad
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Chuck

ANGLER: Chuck Many TAG ID: GFR49901 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 11/15/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Sandy H
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Papucho

ANGLER: Chris Croke TAG ID: GFR52086 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, white (Kajikia albidus) DATE: 11/15/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Curacao OCEAN: Atla
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Philly

ANGLER: Phillip Dietrich TAG ID: GFR39278 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 11/15/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Fo
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Joey

ANGLER: Joe Mikolay III TAG ID: GFR51157 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 11/15/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Fort Lau
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Pacific Sailfish - Stock

Nicole Darling

ANGLER: Dante Particelli TAG ID: GFR42814 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) SEX: Female DATE: 11/14/2022 LOCATION:
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Margaret’s Mammy

ANGLER: John Watson TAG ID: GFR44100 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 11/14/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Pompano B
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Pacific Sailfish - Stock

Hank the Tank

ANGLER: Ryan Berkey TAG ID: GFR29162 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 11/14/2022 LOCATION: Offshore Pompano B
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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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