What size? I’d suggest at least a penn pursuit 6000 or any of the reels above it with a metal frame. I use a pursuit 2 6000 with 40lb braid on my 10ft ugly stick for sharks and rays. It holds up pretty well and the one gripe I have is the line lay with smaller diameter braid, but for the thicker stuff it shouldn’t matter too much.
Sounds a lot like a crab snaring setup. Fierce or a battle in 6000 or greater should do alright. I see a lot of them on Pacifica pier with 30lb mono. You might be able to get more distance with thinner braid. Max weight I’ve put on my ugly stick is 8 ounces for really rough conditions, but I usually use 5-6 ounces on a rod rated for 1-3. I’ve tried crab snaring with it, but it’s not really my kind of thing on piers,