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

Emily

ANGLER: Bryan O’Neil TAG ID: GFR42080 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/28/2021 LOCATION: Newport, Rhode island, USA
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Sysaphish

ANGLER: Daniel Wojcik TAG ID: GFR26946 SPECIES TAGGED: Bonefish (Albula vulpes) DATE: 07/28/2021 LOCATION: Christianstead, Virgin Islands OC
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Josy

Shark had three hooks in mouth. We removed ours and two other before release. ANGLER: Patricia Wilson, Logan Cooper, Virginia Wunn and Randy
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J-Money From Diamonds

ANGLER: Willy Duran TAG ID: GFR42089 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/28/2021 LOCATION: Newport, Rhode Island, USA
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Barry

ANGLER: Brian Miller TAG ID: GFR39084 SPECIES TAGGED: Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) DATE: 07/27/2021 LOCATION: Fire Island, New York, USA O
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Sharky – Hammerhead Recovery !

ANGLER: Jake Griffin TAG ID: GFR28853 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, hammerhead great (Sphyrna mokarran) DATE: 07/26/2021 LOCATION: Offshore North T
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Big Bertha

ANGLER: David Eslinger TAG ID: GFR42076 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 07/26/2021 LOCATION: Newport, Rho
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Abby#16

ANGLER: Kimberley Meadows TAG ID: GFR36454 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 07/26/2021 LOCATION: Offshore P
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Frankie

ANGLER: Brian Miller TAG ID: GFR39083 SPECIES TAGGED: Other IF OTHER: Fluke DATE: 07/24/2021 LOCATION: Long Island Sound, New York, USA OCEA
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Max

ANGLER: Joe Aiello TAG ID: GFR42078 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/22/2021 LOCATION: Newport, Rhode Island, USA O
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Gagg – Red Snapper Recovery !

ANGLER: Luke Hudson TAG ID: GFR36739 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 05/29/2021 LOCATION: Dauphin Island, Alabama,
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RB268

ANGLER: Bob Bowden TAG ID: GFR42242 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/20/2021 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey, USA
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RB269

ANGLER: Dave Mangone TAG ID: GFR42243 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/20/2021 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey, U
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Sasha – Snook 2 x Recovery !

ANGLER: Jamie Sherrand TAG ID: GFR27006 SPECIES TAGGED: Snook, Atlantic (Centropomus undecimalis) DATE: 07/20/2021 LOCATION: Tampa Bay, Flor
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RB270

ANGLER: Alex Katyan TAG ID: GFR42244 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/20/2021 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey, US
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RB271

ANGLER: Bob Bowden TAG ID: GFR42247 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/20/2021 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey, USA
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RB272

ANGLER: Bob Bowden TAG ID: GFR42245 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/20/2021 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey, USA
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RB273

ANGLER: Alex Katyan TAG ID: GFR42246 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/20/2021 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey, US
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RB274

ANGLER: Bob Bowden TAG ID: GFR26628 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/20/2021 LOCATION: Raritan Bay, New Jersey, USA
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Brtye – Red Snapper Recovery !

ANGLER: Sawyer Wales TAG ID: GFR36975 SPECIES TAGGED: Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus) DATE: 07/19/2021 LOCATION:  Dauphin Island, Alabam
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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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