Last coupla batchs of Doc's Catfish Getter dip bait I got were simply too thick to stick to the hook... even with the soft kind. I tried adding a little water, stirred it up real good and it made it even worse... it really didn't want to stick and got kinda chunky. Sooooo... I got to thinking... the stiff version is for warmer temps... why not heat up the bait a little bit and see what happens. I stuck a small container in the microwave for about 30 seconds and viola!... instant goopy mess that stuck like crazy to the dip worm.