I'm interested in one of your rods for salmon fishing out of mouth of the Columbia River in the Pacific Ocean. We end up trolling and drift fishing. The action from the 4-8 ft swell on any given day when we drift is similar to mooching as well. We are hooking up on 10-15 lb cohos and 20+ kings on good days. One key difference here is that it is taboo to try to set the hook on these salmon as they are about to enter the river - setting the hook will rip it right out of their mouths.
What rod would you recommend that can provide some fast action, can handle a diver and is under $300.