Livingston doesn't have the numbers or size. However you better have 20# or more to win. I remember 2009 Anger Quest being the best year for big bags and fish. I had a 4th place with 21 and change with big bass 7.44.
08-12 were all better than average years for Livingston. I think a lot of that had to do with the 06 draw down from Hurricane Rita and repairs on the dam. It allowed for a ton of shoreline growth and made for better spawns the following years. That combined with 06 & 07 stocking by the state meant a healthy population. That being said the last couple of years fishing hasn't been as good, I don't know of any tournaments with multiple 20# sacks this year. Actually I haven't seen a 20# sack since March 14lbs & change won the last Select Bass in April and the May Anglers Quest.
I wish the state would stock more but I guess there are better places to focus their efforts. Less than 500K fingerlings in the past decade. Few lakes in comparison since 2005 Conroe 2.75 million, Rayburn 7.5 million, Toledo 4.8 million, Nacogdoches 400K+, Palestine 2.7 million, Limestone ~300K