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

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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Hart Breaker

ANGLER: Brenna Hart TAG ID: GFR41071 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, bull (Carcharhinus leucas) SEX: Female DATE: 06/17/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdal
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Gus

ANGLER: Jose Unan TAG ID: GFR38124 SPECIES TAGGED: Amberjack, greater (Seriola dumerili) DATE: 07/17/2021 LOCATION: Pompano Beach, Florida,
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Brinley Lane

  ANGLER: Taylor Asby TAG ID: GFR4440 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier) DATE: 07/17/2021 LOCATION: Crystal River, Florid
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Northeast Striped Bass Study – Striped Bass Recovery!

ANGLER: Cyrus Dworsky TAG ID: GFR41625 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 07/15/2021 LOCATION: Pemaquid Beach, Bristol,
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Marinara

ANGLER: Jackson Knaup TAG ID: GFR36355 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 07/15/2021 LOCATION: Quepos, Costa
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Paul Da Monkey

ANGLER: Cade Headier TAG ID: GFR36496 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Pacific (Istiophorus Platypterus) DATE: 07/15/2021 LOCATION: Quepos, Costa R
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Wyley

ANGLER: Treavor Williams TAG ID: GFR42082 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 07/15/2021 LOCATION: Newport, R
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Kumo

ANGLER: Alex Sanchez TAG ID: GFR41003 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) DATE: 07/14/2021 LOCATION: Miami, Florida, USA
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Gnarlin

ANGLER: Cade Hiduter TAG ID: GFR37964 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, blue (Makaira nigricans) DATE: 07/14/2021 LOCATION: Quepos, Costa Rica RESEARC
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Northeast Striped Bass Study – Striped Bass Recovery !

ANGLER: James Holmes TAG ID: GFR38985 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 03/20/2021 LOCATION: Clark's Landing, New Jerse
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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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