I've been tagging with the American Littoral Society for over fifteen years. So far 27 of my tagged stripers have been recaptured. But I have only caught one taged bass so far.
It cost a half a dollar each to tag fish. ALS will send you a letter and a patch if someone catches your tagged fish. You also have to pay dues, but it is a group that is out to perserve our shore line and the publics access to them.Here is the NY Web Link http://www.alsnyc.org/
May you be able to Cast with the wind, and retreve with the current.