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Black Sole
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A saltwater fish that lives in the depths of the northern seas.

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Food Effects

  • DEX +4
  • MND -6

    • Mithra is the only race able to eat Black Sole.

Final Fantasy XI

Category: Final Fantasy XI
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Fishing Skill Cap: 96

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It's very easy to catch any fish at any level.
# Oct 05 2007 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone can catch a fish WAY above their cap. My lvl 12 fishing mule can easily catch bastore breams, but the lvl 12 fishing makes a high chance of losing the line when the fish is caught, or a message saying my skill was too low. Still, the chances are fairly high to get high lvl fish to sell for profit.
Below Cap catch
# May 06 2006 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
For those people who caught this fish far below the fishing cap:

How hard was it to reel in?
black sole
# Mar 16 2006 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
I'm level 11 I just caught one in Port Jeuno. I have all the fishing gear too so that helped.
# Feb 24 2006 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
97 posts
Fishing skillcap for black sole is 96.
# Jan 07 2006 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
"You are Positive you don't have enough skill to reel this one in"
Seamusnapoleon catches a black sole

# Nov 09 2005 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
What level can you catch these things because on my server they sell for sooooo much money i wish the cap would be some where around 25.
# Apr 28 2005 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
i think its funny to hear people say, hey i got a black sole at 33, no you cant until 70s, whatever, i use lu shang's rod, catch em since im 11 fishing, aint no big deal, you just need the good bait and good reflexes.
RE: lol
# Sep 09 2005 at 6:53 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Fri Sep 9 08:10:51 2005
here fishy fishy
# Mar 13 2005 at 8:59 PM Rating: Excellent
106 posts
I caught one in Port Jeuno while waiting for the airship. Was using Mithran Rod + Sinking Minnow. My fishing is 33...
fluke catch..
# Jan 26 2005 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
218 posts
just caught one at lvl 57 fishing. miracles do happen LOL
Helps the nerf
# Dec 30 2004 at 6:54 AM Rating: Decent
This is the fish that will help lessen the blow of the nerf to high lvld fisherman. Since sushi is the new thing (for a good reason) and this is an ingredient, things are looking better then was thought
a better spot
# Nov 01 2004 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
You can also catch this fish in qufim on the south shore. If you use a sinking minnow, it is the only fish that will bite. You can also catch a fair number of them if your skill is at least in the mid-70's .. you just wont catch as many. The best place I have found is on the ledge near the place the kraken spawns. You wont catch monsters there, and the fish bite much more often than in port jeuno.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 27 2004 at 1:51 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WHERE CAN U CATCH THIS FISH? AND WHAT FISHIN EQUIPMENT DO U USE?
RE: where
# Jun 28 2004 at 3:22 PM Rating: Good
75 posts
First of all, no need to use caps lock. I can read your question just fine whether or not you shout.

As to where you can catch it, there are plenty of good resources, such as (my favorite :D) the Clanwind fishing database .

If you don't feel like checking it out though, I'd guess that the best way to catch it is with a Lu Shang and Sinking Minnows in Port Jeuno or Lower Jeuno. It's also possible to use a composite rod without worrying about breaks, but I'd use the Lu if I had it.

You could also use sliced cod as bait, if you don't like lures. The Shrimp Lure also works, but it can also fish up a bunch of other fish in the area.

Your fishing skill has to be in the high 80s before you can start fishing for this though.

# Apr 10 2004 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
Black Sole are stackable
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