Hooker and lp are the only two that seem to hold up long term. Both like 3500$ and better.
We use a penn 50w n a 70 loaded with 80lb metered braid. Either are fine. Texas boys are using talica 50s and they catch a ton and that's closer in size to a 30.
There's a **** ton of structure out there. It really is amazing. Bumps holes ledges valleys etc..... Only thing I've noticed so far is that marking deep bait and fish is what u want more so than a specific spot. Need a sounder that can read good to the depths ur fishing...we focus on 1200 to 1800. But some guys are finding them shallower but we havent really tried it yet. It can be the best looking structure but if there's no bait I've found dont even bother.
If they're around you will find out suprisingly quick.