Here is some info I found that lists a few quick differences between Estuary Perch and Bass
The estuary perch have a slightly larger mouth and more scooped forehead.
The perch also have a slight dip in the bridge of the forehead where the bass have a longer tapered snout & concave in shape.
Bass have white fingers on the ventral and #@! fin where a Perch tend to be dark throughout.
Estuary perch spend most of their time in the salt and brackish water, very rarely entering the fresh. Bass will spend most of their time in the freshwater and come down to the brackish to spawn.
The estuary perch has smaller scales than a Bass.
Photo from the site, have removed the persons head as it was not my photo, but I would love to have caught his fish
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PB's from Yak:
Flathead 59cm, Bream 35cm,
Tailor 25cm, Moses Perch 28cm,
Wild Bass 40cm, Travelly 27cm,
Whiting 33cm, Eaustry Cod 28cm,
Snapper 51cm, Impoundment Bass 40cm
Reef shark about 2m, Spangeld Emperor 28cm
Longtail Tuna 118cm, Spanish Mackerel 117cm
Wild Yellow belly 37cm.
There is nothing more relaxing than a day on the water in a Kayak.