Albuquerque Bass & Trout Fishing

Grown with a Love of Fishing

Shady Lakes Trout & Bass fishing has been open to the public for the past 55 years. Owned by the Phillips family, it remains a beautiful oasis in the Rio Grande valley just 10 minutes north of downtown Albuquerque. Shady Lakes has beautiful ponds abundant with water lilies and shaded picnic areas under huge cottonwood trees. Ponds are stocked with rainbow trout, large mouth bass, and bluegill on a regular basis. Shady Lakes operates seasonally, opening in the spring and closing in the fall.  

 Cover photo by Steve Richardson- Thank you Steve! 


Pro Tips from Shady Lakes fisherman Fermin Herrera: "I hear people have been struggling to catch bass in the heat, well yesterday afternoon I went out temperature was about 95 degrees or so and still managed to pull in 7 bass all from the 1.5-2 lb range with the biggest fish weighing in just shy of 3 lbs. I...

Jaci Monlina

Local Fisherman

"What a great experience and great views! Plus two very nice ladies, Karen and Jill, thanks for the hospitality to a Fella from Massachusetts!!! See y'all soon..."

Sayo Sage

Local Fisherman

"Shady lakes is a great place to take your kids, have a barbecue and do some great fishing. I like the atmosphere with all the trees around and all the water lilies aside from fishing it's just a really nice place to be!"

Nate Doug

Local Fisherman

"Shady Lakes is an amazing place to get some peace and have some good bass and trout fishing. My favorite spot to pass time and have fun." 

Sharon Sullivan

Local Fisherman

"It was a great place growing up, coming on field trips, and great for young kids and new timers to fishing. Fun to help others learn how to fish, bait their own hook (especially getting young girls into fishing). It was almost guaranteed you would catch something. I even caught a novelty golden trout here once. Beautiful lily pads and could hear the bullfrogs. 

Like the old saying goes, "Teach a man to fish and you'll feed him for a lifetime". Even if that feeding comes through curiosity."

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