Shady Lakes will be postponing their opening date to April 10th to stay in compliance with our Governor’s state mandated social distancing orders to help the spread of COVID-19.

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...

Starting September 3rd Shady Lakes will have new hours for fall. We will open a tad later in the morning, opening at 7am instead of 6am, and we will close at 6pm. Come join us for some crisp fall mornings of fishing.

Insight from a local photographer, Gary Lamott: "Here in the High Desert water is especially precious! I visited Shady Lakes for the first time recently with a good friend! Here is one of the only places where you can see the Sandia Mountains and the New Mexico skies reflected in water as well as many interesting inhabitants! Please contact...

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.

We spent a fantastic Saturday here at Shady Lakes with Global Opportunities Unlimited and Kids Hooked on Fishing. The weather was great, the fish were cooperating and everyone had an amazing time. We are so glad that Shady Lakes can help provide such nature enriching experiences for our Albuquerque community.

We want to thank Earl Conway and Sun Country Outdoors for coming out to Shady Lakes to do a little pond management. It takes a village to keep our ponds one of the best kept bass & trout fishing ponds in all of the Albuquerque area!