Well today was a day we had to work at them, and work hard the guys did. We had a group of 4 drive down from NY looking for big Tog. Unfortunately I can't tell you that we can catch big Tog every time, some days it just happens and there is no guarantee they will chew. Guys battled rough weather all day with a forecast that was supposed to be SW 10-15, but was more SW 15-25. The fish didn't really want to cooperate either the bite was very fussy. At the end of the long day the 4 guys ended up with 15 fish with the largest around 6 pounds.
Just a side not when heading down for one of these trips there is no need to bring 3 rods a person. If 5 guys did that there would be 15 extra rods on the boat. When I fish I use the same rod for Tog every time, you get the feel for that rod and it will definitely improve your hook ups. Another thing is try to cons alidade your gear, there is no reason to bring enough gear to cross the Atlantic. I fish for all different types of fish all year, and the amount of gear that guys bring on a Tog trip is just crazy. Nobody that brings all that gear ever ends using it, all we do is trip over 20 bags laying around the boat.