C-O Sole


The ⁤C-O Sole or also known ⁣as the⁢ Pleuronectes isocellus is a marine species that belongs to Pleuronectidae family. This fish⁣ is of significant interest, both due to ​its unique characteristics and sought after ⁤by ‌anglers due to its known cunningness.

Conservation Status

Presently, the C-O Sole is not ⁤endangered or threatened, and it is labeled as “LC” (Least Concern) on ⁣the IUCN Red List. Conservation efforts⁢ are not currently targeted for the species as it is plentiful in its natural habitats.


Statistic Average Range
Length 45 cm 20-60 ‌cm
Weight 1 kg 0.5-2 kg
Average Lifespan 12 ⁣years N/A


These marine creatures reside extensively along the Pacific coast, from the Bering Sea down to the Southern California. As they are primarily a bottom-dwelling species, migration patterns are mostly ⁢short-distance and linked to spawning periods.


The C-O Sole prefers cold, saltwater environments, typically finding home at depths ranging from 10 m to 500 m. Temperature conditions for these fish typically fall between‍ 0°C to 20°C.

When and Where⁤ to See

The ⁤C-O Sole are more evident ⁤during the early spring and late fall, specifically during ⁤dawn or dusk.

Best Fishing Locations

  1. Bering Sea, Alaska
  2. Gulf of ‍Alaska
  3. Coastal Waters of British Columbia
  4. Pacific Northwest
  5. Off the coast of San Francisco

How​ to Catch

A favourite ⁤among anglers, C-O Sole are typically lure with worms or small crustaceans during their active hours⁢ of dawn ⁤or dusk. Bottom fishing is the most effective method, given the species’ preference for dwelling deeper in bodies of ⁢water.

Identification Guide

The C-O Sole have ‌elongated, diamond-shaped bodies. They are generally grey-brown, with dark spots scattered around its body.


C-O⁣ Sole provides a moderately rich, tender, white meat. It’s typically grilled, seared, or baked and pairs well ​with a broad ‍range​ of sauces and sides.

Additional Information

The C-O Sole is an​ opportunistic⁢ feeder, generally eating small invertebrates or other fish. Current⁤ threats include commercial fisheries ​and the coincidence of their coastal migration patterns with many anthropogenic activities.

References and⁣ Further⁢ Reading