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.  


Exciting news! We are getting ready for a big fishing weekend with Labor Day around the corner. We will be stocking the ponds with over 1,000 lbs of 12-14' rainbow trout. Come join us for some great fishing Labor Day weekend!

Shady Lakes Restocked the Trout Ponds with BIG RAINBOW TROUT averaging 12"-20" on August 6th. & Shady Lakes stocked additional Bass & Bluegill June 20th! The bass stocked are 2-1/2 to 3 lbs. Fishermen are getting great hits and catches every day. Bass bluegill are biting on topwater plastics and worms.

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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