A.D. Bakjov, a government fisheries biologist just happened to be in town that day, and this is what he reported.
"Between 7 and 8 o'clock, fish ranging from two to nine inches in length fell on the streets and in yards, mystifying the citizens. I was in the restaurant with my wife having breakfast when the waitress informed us that fish were falling from the sky. We immediately went to collect some of the fish.
"The people in the town were excited. The director of the Marksville bank, J.M. Barham, said he had discovered that fish had fallen by the hundreds in his yard and in the adjacent yard of Mrs. J.M. Joffrion.
" The cashier of the same bank, J.E. Gremillion, and two merchants, E A. Blanchard and J. M. Brouillette, were struck by falling fish as they walked toward their places of business about 7:45 a.m.
"There were spots on Marksville's main street, in the vicinity of the bank, averaging one fish per square yard. Automobiles and trucks were running over them. Fish also fell on the roofs of houses.
"These were freshwater fish native to local waters and belonging to the following species: large-mouth black bass, goggle-eye, two species of sunfish, several species of minnows, and hickory shad. The latter species were the most common.
"I personally collected from Main St. and several yards on Monroe St. a large jar of perfect specimens and preserved them in Formalin, in order to distribute them among various museums.
"A local citizen who was struck by the fish told me that the fish were frozen; however, the specimens I collected, although cold, were not frozen.
"The largest fish in my collection was a large-mouth black bass 9