If you’re angling to slide more walleyes onto our side of the ice this winter, jigging spoons are a top lure choice to make it happen.

But there’s more to hauling in walleyes hand over fist than tying on the first spoon you come to when rummaging through the tackle box. A variety of considerations including size, fall rate, sound and color come into play.

Let’s tackle color today. Lures like Lindy’s deadly new Quiver Spoon are available in a rainbow of eye-catching colors and metallic finishes.

In general, high-visibility color patterns including glow, rainbow and firetiger excel in low-vis conditions, such as when suspended sediments, stains and other factors limit how far walleyes can see. Glow can also be great at night, though it’s not always a must-have, thanks to walleyes’ night-vision superpowers.

On the flip side, more subdued, natural colors often trigger more strikes in clear water, where walleyes rely on their eyesight to track down prey. A jigging spoon cloaked in colors that imitate the lake’s forage base can be hard to beat.

Reflective metallic finishes generate lots of flash. This makes them perfect for attracting walleyes from a distance in clear water during the day, but a little flash can help seal the deal under a variety of conditions.

To give anglers the best of all worlds, some spoons, like the Quiver Spoon, are available with a paintjob on one side and metallic finish on the other. That way, you can color a walleye’s world while still flashing a little silver or chrome to bring fish in close and make them strike.