Help identifying fish

Echskech

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Last weekend I took my girlfriend out for one of her first real fly fishing trips. Late in the day she hooked up with the Chrome bright fish that was all of 15 in. It's adipose was clipped, but it looked a little small to be any game fish. Could someone tell me if this was a Jack Salmon or a sea run cutthroat?

Sorry in advance for the vague picture but we were trying to get the fish back in the water fast.
 

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Echskech

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Not a cuttie. Maybe a steelie smolt.

Which stream is that?
We were fishing just below the mouth of Eagle Creek on the Clackamas. I guess there's a hatchery on Eagle Creek. It was just strange that such a small fish was clipped.
 
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That’s a KEEPER right there....

Not a bad trout either.:)

Rainbow trout,

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They are smaller on their way out. There is a hatchery on Eagle Creek and they do release steelhead. So more likely than not a steelhead smolt. We have caught them in the Clackamas before and in the Willamette while springer fishing. Looks like it was a nice day on the water.
 

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