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

Morado Trophy

ANGLER: Aaron Fowler TAG ID: GFR33060 SPECIES TAGGED: Spearfish, shortbill (Tetrapturus angustirostris) DATE: 09/28/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR35555 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/27/2020 LOCATION: Kiawah I
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4361 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/27/2020 LOCATION: Kiawah Is
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4238 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/27/2020 LOCATION: Kiawah Is
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4360 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, blacknose (Carcharhinus acronotus) SEX: Female DATE: 09/27/2020 LOCATION: Kiawa
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR4237 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/27/2020 LOCATION: Kiawah Is
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR35556 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/27/2020 LOCATION: Stono Riv
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Lady Lissa

ANGLER: Nate Day TAG ID: GFR35289 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Female DATE: 09/27/2020 LOCATION: St Johns River, Jac
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Gardner Finshew

ANGLER: Nate Day TAG ID: GFR35286 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/27/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River, Jacksonville,
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Spotty James

ANGLER: Kyle McNuman TAG ID: GFR35287 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/27/2020 LOCATION: St, Johns River,
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Creme de Redfish

ANGLER: Kyle Mamatey TAG ID: GFR35292 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/27/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River,
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Flips

ANGLER: Stratten Smith TAG ID: GFR35288 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/27/2020 LOCATION: Jacksonville, F
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That Trooper P1

ANGLER: William Pierce McDonald TAG ID: GFR35285 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/26/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River,
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR35554 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) SEX: Female DATE: 09/25/2020 LOCATION: Stono River
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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR34438 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) SEX: Female DATE: 09/25/2020 LOCATION: Kiawah
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Gracie

ANGLER: Todd Jensen TAG ID: GFR33032 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/25/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RESEA
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James

ANGLER: Steven Pickett TAG ID: GFR33095 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/25/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RE
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Stevens

ANGLER: Amanda Stevens TAG ID: GFR28631 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 09/25/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RE
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Clark

ANGLER: Nikki Run-on TAG ID: GFR35293 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) SEX: Male DATE: 09/25/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns River,
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Crazy Hayezy

ANGLER: Hayes Hosch TAG ID: GFR35294 SPECIES TAGGED: Drum, Red (Sciaenops ocellatus) DATE: 09/25/2020 LOCATION: St. Johns 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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