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

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ANGLER: Rick Stringer TAG ID: GFR34096 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) DATE: 08/09/2020 LOCATION: Kia
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The Beek

ANGLER: Kevin Bianchi TAG ID: GFR36702 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 08/08/2020 LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts, US
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Herman

  ANGLER: John Wallace TAG ID: GFR36701 SPECIES TAGGED: Bass, striped (Morone saxatilis) DATE: 08/08/2020 LOCATION: Boston, Massachuset
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Roz

Live lining mackerel ANGLER: David Lowell TAG ID: GFR36703 SPECIES TAGGED: Striped Bass DATE: 08/08/2020 LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts, US
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Pearl

ANGLER: Ava Nace TAG ID: GFR35490 SPECIES TAGGED: Striped Bass SEX: Female DATE: 08/08/2020 LOCATION: Newport, Rhode Island, USA OCEAN: Atla
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Sally Richmond

ANGLER: Ian Richmond TAG ID: GFR35489 SPECIES TAGGED: Striped Bass SEX: Female DATE: 08/07/2020 LOCATION: Newport, Rhode Island, USA  OCEAN:
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Bob

ANGLER: Kylee Michard TAG ID: GFR33737 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, blue (Makaira nigricans) DATE: 08/06/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RE
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Marley

ANGLER: Mikayla Nicols TAG ID: GFR33734 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, blue (Makaira nigricans) DATE: 08/06/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico R
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Infinity

WOW ANGLER: Gina James TAG ID: GFR34199 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) DATE: 08/06/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, Flo
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Bull Shark

Iris

ANGLER: Justin Higgins TAG ID: GFR33995 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, bull (Carcharhinus leucas) DATE: 08/06/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, Florid
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Sandy

ANGLER: Sam Alsop TAG ID: GFR36777 SPECIES TAGGED: Snook, Atlantic (Centropomus undecimalis) DATE: 08/06/2020 LOCATION: Juno Beach, Florida,
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Dink

ANGLER: Sam Alsop TAG ID: GFR36776 SPECIES TAGGED: Snook, Atlantic (Centropomus undecimalis) DATE: 08/06/2020 LOCATION: Juno Beach, Florida,
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Jumbo

ANGLER: Johnathan Morin TAG ID: GFR33771 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 08/05/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico R
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Sandy

ANGLER: Justin Brown TAG ID: GFR34198 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, lemon (Negaprion brevirostris) DATE: 08/05/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, Flor
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Sandy

ANGLER: Justin Brown TAG ID: GFR34198 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, lemon (Negaprion brevirostris) DATE: 08/05/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, Flor
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Daddy

ANGLER: Edward Ketterer TAG ID: GFR25408 SPECIES TAGGED: Roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) DATE: 08/04/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mex
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Mildred

ANGLER: Amanda Gilbert TAG ID: GFR33063 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 08/04/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RE
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Elyse

ANGLER: Amanda Gilbert TAG ID: GFR33072 SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, Striped (Kajikia audax) DATE: 08/04/2020 LOCATION: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico RE
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Sherman Perkins

ANGLER: Coy Perkins TAG ID: GFR34197 SPECIES TAGGED: Sailfish, Atlantic (Istiophorus albicans) DATE: 08/04/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, F
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Benjy Stotts

ANGLER: Marcus Stotts TAG ID: GFR32879 SPECIES TAGGED: Shark, dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) SEX: Male DATE: 08/03/2020 LOCATION: Fort Lauder
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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

Official Research Centers of Gray FishTag Research