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

Big Rick

ANGLER: Matt Razore TAG ID: GFR36081 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/21/2021 LOCATION: Ocean Reef, Florid
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Bull Shark

Angler Management

ANGLER: Jared Price, Susan Price and RJ Idos TAG ID: GFR36136 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, bull (Carcharhinus leucas) DATE: 01/21/2021 LOCATION: M
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Jolene 2

ANGLER: John John TAG ID: GFR36083 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/21/2021 LOCATION: Ocean Reef, Florida,
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Olga

ANGLER: Matt Razore TAG ID: GFR36080 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/21/2021 LOCATION: Ocean Reef, Florid
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Jolene 2

ANGLER: John John TAG ID: GFR36301 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/21/2021 LOCATION: Ocean Reef, Florida,
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AmberJack Andy

ANGLER: Michael A. Ferrante TAG ID: GFR39252 SPECIES TAGGED: Amberjack, greater (Seriola dumerili) DATE: 01/18/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdal
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“CNC Goldy”

ANGLER: Nathan Sherwin TAG ID: GFR36001 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) DATE: 01/17/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL,
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Double Hook

ANGLER: Michael Gerster & Ethan Kang TAG ID: GFR31915 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/17/2021 LOCATIO
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Hollywood Blue

ANGLER: Anthony Lee TAG ID: GFR36005 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 01/16/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL,
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Buffalo Blue

ANGLER: Leo Alessandra TAG ID: GFR30218 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 01/16/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, F
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Big Bertha

ANGLER: Steve Murphy TAG ID: GFR33944 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, hammerhead great (Sphyrna mokarran) SEX: Female DATE: 01/16/2021 LOCATION: Fort
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Jordan

ANGLER: Sean Cook TAG ID: GFR30219 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 01/16/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
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Vinny

ANGLER: Tyler Krepelan TAG ID: GFR36006 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 01/16/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, F
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Rascal

ANGLER: Chuck Many TAG ID: GFR26811 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 01/16/2021 LOCATION: Chesapeake Bay,
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Pubb

ANGLER: Shane Parman TAG ID: GFR36009 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 01/15/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL,
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Billy

ANGLER: Trever Elwood TAG ID: GFR36010 SPECIES TAGGED: Barracuda, great (Sphyraena barracuda) DATE: 01/15/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Charlotte Marie

ANGLER: Billy Springer TAG ID: GFR19559 SPECIES TAGGED: Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) DATE: 01/14/2021 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA OCEA
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Mac

ANGLER: Lexie Halma TAG ID: GFR9909 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 01/13/2021 LOCATION: Miami, FL, USA OCEA
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Chomper

ANGLER: Libby Halma TAG ID: GFR10014 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus) DATE: 01/13/2021 LOCATION: Miami, FL, USA OCEAN
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Doc

ANGLER: Steven (Doc) Lang TAG ID: GFR26808 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) SEX: Female DATE: 01/13/2021 LOCATION: Chesapeak
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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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