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

Karl

ANGLER: Kyie March TAG ID: GFR30042 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 02/22/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Big Bertha

ANGLER: Zach & Tanner Shepherd TAG ID: GFR37914 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) DATE: 02/21/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lau
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Crimson

ANGLER: Katherine C. Anderson TAG ID: GFR39272 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, nurse (Ginglymostoma cirratum) SEX: Female DATE: 02/20/2021 LOCATION:
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Carolina

ANGLER: Christian Lopez TAG ID: GFR37702 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 02/20/2021 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico R
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Julieth

ANGLER: Pepe de la Peña TAG ID: GFR33030 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 02/20/2021 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico R
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Conguela

ANGLER: Phillip Hinojosa TAG ID: GFR39283 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, hammerhead great (Sphyrna mokarran) SEX: Female DATE: 02/19/2021 LOCATION:
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Crazy Eight Lori

ANGLER: Vern Coggle TAG ID: GFR38345 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, nurse (Ginglymostoma cirratum) SEX: Male DATE: 02/19/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderd
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Bruce

ANGLER: Marc Owczarzak TAG ID: GFR37909 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, silky (Carcharhinus falciformis) DATE: 02/19/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale,
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Chipper

ANGLER: Michael J. Walsh TAG ID: GFR36027 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier) SEX: Female DATE: 02/19/2021 LOCATION: Fort Laude
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Potato Cesar the Third

Tail wrapped. ANGLER: Rebecca, Cesar & Christian TAG ID: GFR37704 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 02/19/2021 LOCAT
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BooBoo Vincent

ANGLER: Katherine Vincent TAG ID: GFR36198 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 02/18/2021 LOCATION: Los Sueños
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Acachete

ANGLER: Sam Chol TAG ID: GFR36194 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 02/18/2021 LOCATION: Los Sueños, Costa R
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Big Risers

ANGLER: Sam Roberts Jr. TAG ID: GFR36192 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 02/18/2021 LOCATION: Los Sueños,
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Jene #2

ANGLER: Jeremy Gann TAG ID: GFR36191 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 02/18/2021 LOCATION: Los Sueños, Cost
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Blue Fifty

ANGLER: Adam Weeks TAG ID: GFR36169 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 02/18/2021 LOCATION: Miami, FL, USA OCEAN:
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Mario

ANGLER: Mario Rappaccioli TAG ID: GFR26320 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 02/18/2021 LOCATION: Quepos, Co
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“Bruce”

ANGLER: Martin Lamp TAG ID: GFR39270 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, silky (Carcharhinus falciformis) DATE: 02/17/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL,
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BITE THE NECK

  ANGLER: Jordan Bari TAG ID: GFR38346 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 02/17/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdal
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Mako (Rob’s Mako)

ANGLER: Rob Borngesser TAG ID: GFR34044 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, mako shortfin (Isurus oxyrinchus) SEX: Female DATE: 02/17/2021 LOCATION: Holl
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Bumble

ANGLER: Preston Dekker TAG ID: GFR36171 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, thresher bigeye (Alopias superciliosus) DATE: 02/17/2021 LOCATION: Miami, FL,
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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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