i've fished with chicken liver a few times for channels and i've had good luck. i'm getting lazy and don't want to mess around with tying the liver with thread, panty hose, etc. cause it's a pain in the butt, but it works so well that i'm thinking of making a dip bait out of it. i could blend up the liver and juice, mix in some garlic powder, maybe even blend up some mackerel.... but what can i use to thicken it up? i don't want it as thick as stuff like Hog Wild, but softer so you can actually dip the bait in it and pull it out. also is there a type of oil that you should use to keep the smell on for a while?