I did the the trip from Muskogee to New Orleans
last November in my Wauquiez Pretorien. October would have been better as it was a cold trip.
It was also a motor boat
trip as my air draft
is a bit over 56' so the mast
was on deck
Lots of hazards as would be expected. Navionics
seemed to be fairly accurate in most places except Lake Dardenell in Arkansas.
I personally wouldn't do it again unless I had a shallow draft boat
allowing more opportunities for anchorages
. I never was stuck but did bump the bottom a handful of times.
I can give is plan your trip so you are not traveling at night due to The Barge traffic.