The warm weather has the bass on the move at Lake of the Ozarks. I have found several areas where some bucks are starting to bed and some big females are lurking. The past couple of weeks the a-rig has dominated the tournaments with just about every tournament won on the technique. I have had a couple of really good days throwing the rig. The rig has been really hit or miss for me. If you can find them with the rig it can be lights out and it's hard to fish for a win throwing anything else when it seems like someone always finds the mother load with that thing. Last week I went down one bank and had 24 to 25 lbs in about 30 minutes never to find or catch those fish again. Some of the baits that I have been using on the a-rig with success are the Lake Fork Live Magic Shad, Lake Fork Magic Shad, and the Lake Fork Swim n Slug. There are a couple of ways to rig the baits to increase your hook ups. I've been floating two weightless dummy baits with the Do It hitch hikers. That keeps three baits with hooks on the bottom. For rigging up the baits use either a jig head with a heavy wired hook or a weighted shank swim bait hook. The weighted shank hook gives the baits more of a rolling action. There are a variety of a rigs out there and what a person needs to have is an a rig box just like they do a box for their c-rigs. Different rigs work better at different depths with different baits and in order to maximize the rigs effectiveness you need to consider your retrieve speed and depth. It will be interesting to see if the a -rig will work as good as it has been in the upcoming weeks because so far it has dominated.