In Oregon we have nine species of soles and other flounders, including the popular petrale and sand soles.
Features: Soles have flattened, oval bodies with both eyes on one side of their head. They are dark on top and light underneath.
Habitat: They are commonly found on mud or sand bottoms from 5- to 750-fathoms deep.
Techniques: Soles and other flatfish are best targeted by fishing with smaller hooks (less than 2/0) tipped with bait such as clam necks, sand shrimp, or chunks of herring or anchovy on a sandy or gravel bottom.