I wanted to make a bait loaded up with amino acids and proteins after reading that catfish will aggresively seek these amino acids out when they detect them because they are essintial to catfish for health, growth, and breeding. I found one of those amino acid/protein health powders from the vitamin store that was loaded with the amino acids thats cats need. I mixed some up in a plain old dough bait with a little anise and crayfish oil. I gave it to my step-son to try and he said It worked good! Caught several eater size channels and 2 carp.. Best of all it doesn't stink. I think because of how essential these amino acids are, it may get them to bite when they aren't hitting that well because it would be hard for them to pass up a massive dose of what keeps them healthy. More tests are needed to prove the theory, but I'll keep updating. Oh yea, I got the cherry flavor health powder and it gave the bait a nice red color.