The club’s tagging program serves two purposes. We compile scientific data
as to the migration and growth rate of Striped Bass. We also get the
pleasure of communicating with the angler who recaptures the fish that you
release. For those who tag all the bass that they catch, the data can be
used as a fishing log of the fish that you release.
We use a Floy FT-2 style of dart tag . This tag suits us well for tagging in
the wide range of circumstances that we tag. Some other systems have a
higher return rate but require more effort to employ the tag.
Currently we have 25,000 stripers swimming free with our tags attached. Our
program is recognized by the Littoral Society and we turn our records over
to the state at the end of the year. This information over time will give
everyone more information as to growth rates, migrations and the condition
of the fish stocks for the future.
To report a tag return contact Fred Bogue at
Link to NJ Tagging Studies
Link to Tagging Member Info
Link to Illustrated Tagging Instructions
Link to Tag Returns