St. Mary's County, Maryland.
Redman Branch midpoint in Valley Lee, Maryland.
Redman Branch ends in Valley Lee, Maryland.
6.21 miles long (10.00 kilometers)
About The Redman Branch
Redman Branch is a stream in St. Mary’s County. It’s located approximately 6.5 miles from Lexington Park and can be found within the state of Maryland. The stream is measured to have an elevation of 1 meter, it’s also close by a suburban hamlet named Duke’s Retreat. It’s also within proximity to other water bodies, some are even connected to it. These waterbodies include streams such as Glebe Branch, Woodland Branch, Little Duke Creek, and Big Duke Creek. All of them are measured to be less than a mile away from Redman Branch.
About half a mile from the stream and you’ll find yourself in Saint Georges Cemetery, it is divided into two parts, an older part near the church and a newer part across the road. It was established in 1850 for Roman Catholics in the county. Its name is meant to reflect the old name for the area St. George’s Hundred. The cemetery also shares its name with a nearby river called St. George’s River.
The stream also has another name; locals call it Church Branch. It’s meant to reference the six branches of the Christian Church namely; Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, Oriental Orthodoxy, and Assyrians. One of the best landmarks near the stream is the town of Lexington Park. It is found seaside of St. Mary’s County and is one the fastest micropolitan areas in the state. Its name was given during World War II, after the sunken USS Lexington aircraft carrier.
Redman Branch Fishing Description
The steam’s connections to various water bodies in Maryland let it have a varied fish population swimming through its currents. You can expect to catch species of different shapes and sizes when fishing here. The most popular and active fish species in the area are largemouth bass, white perch, and bluegill. There are other fish species caught here the crappie though they are nowhere near as frequent as those mentioned earlier.
Both Lexington Park and Duke’s Retreat have reliable bait shops that can provide you with high-end fishing equipment and gear you may need to make the most out of your fishing trip. To catch the biggest and largely carnivorous species here, the largemouth bass, we advise using live bait such as shinners, crawfish, or minnows. To catch white perch, you should use soft plastics or inline spinners, then attach sea worms as live bait. For bluegill, use either nightcrawlers or sea worms as bait, these are their most preferred food.
Redman Branch Seasonal & Other Description
There aren’t many fishing restrictions in the area, just make sure to bring your fishing license and you’ll be able to fish any time you want. But there are seasons where the fish in the area are known to go to shallower waters. This is during the spring, during the months between March 20 to June 20. The fish in here spawn near the water’s surface during this time, starting here will make them more exposed to your bait, increasing your chances of getting a catch.
You can start fishing at any time of the day in this area, and you’ll still be able to have a moderate chance of hooking your target. However, there are times of the day where the species in the area are most active. It’s reported that the best fishing time in the stream is from 6:18 AM to 8:18 AM. If that’s too early for you, another schedule in the afternoon is also available and is just as effective. This other best time to fish is during There’s also an alternate time that’s similarly effective, this is from 12:08 PM to 2:08 PM.
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