Shady Lakes Trout & Bass Fishing

Shady Lakes Trout & Bass Fishing

6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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EduardoC1811
Dallas, TX123 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
I took my 6 year old daughter there to try her hand at fishing. The location is private so it does not require a state fishing license. You pay around $7 per fisher and around $4 per non-fisher and then the trout ponds are a "catch'em you keep'em" policy. They charge per inch on the trout so watch out, you could empty your pocketbook quickly with the ginormous fish you pull out of there. They also offer catch and release at some of the other ponds that have blue gill and catfish. Overall, the experience was great. The place was clean, people were friendly, and for a great weather weekend, the crowds weren't too bad. My kid caught two great size fish within 30 minutes and was totally satisfied. They ran us $20 once we sized them up for payment.

A highly recommended place for bringing kids to catch their first fish or for city slickers from out of town who don't get to experience catching a fish other than at their grocery store.
Written March 22, 2015
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Janice J
Albuquerque, NM17 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
I am soooooooooooooo sorry that Shady Lakes is closing. It is a hidden diamond for the Albuquerque area. We have a lot of wonderful family memories from teaching our children to fish to now teaching our grandchildren. Best wishes
Written September 23, 2016
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mindajs
Albuquerque, NM31 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Opening before the end of March, Shady Lakes is known to locals as a unique place in the region for it’s beauty, sure-to-catch fishing, and great birding (especially if you’re early through the gate to see water birds before they’re disturbed by the fishers.) It’s a great place to take little kids to catch their first fish. Gorgeous views through the mature cottonwoods to the Sandia Mountains. Bring your own folding chairs and you can sit on the bank of the large lily pond to watch the birds and dragonflies, or sit at one of the picnic tables to watch the fishing action. Ponds are stocked with trout and bass (in cold and warm ponds, respectively) before opening for the season. The entrance fee is $4.95 if you’re not fishing. Watch the Albuquerque Journal fishing report or call 505-898-2568 for more info. Enjoy!
Written March 17, 2019
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Bryan D
Albuquerque, NM16 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
I've been going to Shady Lakes for well over 20 years. I caught fish there during Elementary School field trips and later on in life it enjoyed catching bass and bluegill in the larger ponds. Shady Lakes has been owned by the same family for decades but now is wanting to sell. Since they have made the decision to sell there has been very little maintenance done on the property. There are holes everywhere in the pathway that are Hazard to walking, there are tree branches all over the pathways which have not been maintained so you have to watch for Russian olive branches poking you in the eye. In addition to that the water level was about a foot-and-a-half lower than normal and as a result slimy green algae has already covered the Lakes. It is sad to see Shady Lakes to decline to such a poor state I hope somebody does by the property and return it to the former glory that it once held
Written April 13, 2017
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_mangiabella_jc
Albuquerque, NM180 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
Really a glorious setting if you visit when the pond lilies are blooming...end if May thru July-ish. Can fish for a fee (also they charge by the inch for trout or you can catch n release bass)...small fee per person for picnicing or artist painting /sketching...Definitely worth a visit
Written October 10, 2016
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Mandy F
21 contributions
Jul 2016
My 18 year old son loves to fish. The rest of us not as much. Shady Lakes was beautiful and a wonderful experience for all 4 of us. Loved that it is run by one amazingly energetic person that you can tell her main goal is to make sure the kids have a wonderful day not make a million bucks. We all caught our first trout and had a great trip because of Shady Lakes! Hope it will be there this time next year.
Written July 19, 2016
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COWendi
Evergreen, CO43 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
My son is fishing and I am enjoying the beautiful area, sitting on a picnic table in the shade under a GIANT tree.
Very beautiful place to spend a hot summer afternoon! Signs say this will be their last year, so please come! It has been in business since 1962!!
Written June 11, 2016
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itsjustmesandra
Los Lunas, NM21 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
It's a private set of ponds that are stocked. I didn't fish I just watched my granddaughter fish, just the expression on her face when she caught the fish just made my day. There is a fee to get in then another charge on the fish you catch and the charge is per inch. The lady that runs it is so friendly and helpful. Only thing is 2016 is the final year. I'm hoping to go back this summer.
Written April 20, 2016
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Cassidy Z
Corrales, NM19 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Nestled along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque's North Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the city: Shady Lakes! I have been coming to fish since I was a child and it is one of my favorite places in New Mexico. The Sandia Mountains provide the backdrop for this family-owned destination. Bring the whole family to fish, picnic and enjoy nature! You will be glad you did!
Written March 11, 2019
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Butterflyp58
Albuquerque, NM47 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
Beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony just gorgeous. Clean and no litter anywhere. Did not know this place was even here we will be back
Written February 13, 2019
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