Satellite Tagging Striped Bass - The Fisherman

Satellite Tagging Striped Bass

Exclusive video coverage of StriperQuest, the official launch of the 2024 Northeast Striped Bass Study presented by Gray Fishtag and The Fisherman Magazine on the Raritan Bay.  While the folks at Gray Fishtag Research (GFR) have been tagging marlin, tuna, sailfish and roosterfish in exotic locations around the globe since 2015 with satellite tracking devices, the striped bass tagging efforts which launched in the spring of 2019 in the very first satellite tag deployment along the lower Hudson River have eclipsed the popularity of all those other exotic, big game species.

“Last year our program tagged over 4,300 fish, 76 species in all, but the striped bass for three consecutive years has been our top tagged species,” said GFR director Roxanne Willmer noting that over 2,100 striped bass were tagged in 2023, up from 1,394 the year prior. Major sponsors of the ongoing Northeast Striped Bass Study partnership with Gray Fishtag Research and The Fisherman in 2024 include American Fishing Wiring (AFW), Berkeley Striper Club, Caterpillar Marine, Fin-Nor, the Fisheries Conservation Trust, Hudson River Fishermen’s Association, LBI Surf Fishing Classic, the Many, Glassberg and Nova families, Montauk Surfcasters Association, New York Sportfishing Federation, PENN, Raritan Bay Anglers Club, Ross Brewery, Seaguar, Simrad, Southernmost Apparel, Yo-Zuri, and Van Staal.

If this study is interesting to you, if you’d like to see more research like this, and if you believe that gathering more data about the striped bass migration is important, then we hope you come aboard. For a $25 tax-deductible charitable donation to Gray Fishtag Research, you’ll receive a custom decal from marine artist Carey Chen that allows you to show your support for the Northeast Striped Bass Study.

Contact Roxanne Willmer at 844-824-8353 or [email protected] or go to

Video by, Michael Caruso, The Fisherman Magazine

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