Hpld down the Q-key and press the left mouse button. A pie menu will open - check "camera based selection".
This will select objects that are closest to the canera and will help to avoid pick larger objects that are farther away.
The other option is make a layer and put all the geometry you do not want to pick in that layer and make the layer a reference layer.
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Sir Isaac Newton, 1675