I was out on a co-workers land last night, fishing on the Smoky Hill River near Lindsborg, KS. I had read several places that a good simple bait to try would be Chicken Liver that has some Garlic Power mixed in. It certainly made a nasty smelling bait smell worse, so I thought I would give it a try. I had some left over liver from my trip last week that I tried first, within 3-5 minutes of throwing out my first lines I had caught two decent channels and had several good hits taking the bait on the others, so I was really excited about the liver/garlic combination working so well. I ran out of the original container of liver, and opened a new container, in my excitement I put quite a bit of garlic power in the liver container and mixed it up. I then tried using that bait, I never really had a good bite after that until right before dark when I needed to leave (my lantern light had burnt out, was having trouble seeing). My questions is this: is it possible to have too much smell/potency to your catfish bait? On a side note, I had tried using one of the pre-shaped dough baits from walmart (I can't remember the name, comes in a red re-sealable package, made especially for channel catfish) and didn't have much luck with that at all.