They still are occasionally caught from barnegate inlet south, usually as bycatch by folks fishing crabs for weakies. Back when you could still target tog they'd be caught as bycatch there as they share very similar habits.
You ever want to feel a rod almost ripped out of your hands, head down to Fla. and go fishing specifically for them around docks and bridges in the backwaters. Absolute blast and one of the strongest (and tastiest) fish you'll ever get to duke it out with.
"I just wanta play everyday despite small nagging injuries --
and go home to a woman who appreciates how full of crap I truly am"..... Crash Davis