When I hear about things like this it gets me as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.  Some counties along the Rainy River in Minnesota have closed all boat ramps on the Rainy River due to concerns over coronavirus.

If you're not familiar with the Rainy River in Minnesota, it flows into Lake of the Woods and is the boarder between Ontario and Minnesota.  Every March the river opens up and much like the Missouri here, is a hot bed destination if you want to catch a 30 inch walleye.

The Koochiching County Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to close numerous county-owned Rainy River accesses.

The accesses include Upper Sioux landing, Frontier landing, Nelson Park landing and Vidas landing due to concerns of large numbers of anglers coming into the area in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision will be reviewed April 14 at the next board meeting, the board said.

In addition, the Lake of the Woods County Board voted to close all county-controlled landings that provide access to the Rainy River, until further notice. This will be reviewed weekly.

And Monday night, the Baudette City Council voted to close the two river accesses in Baudette – Peace Park and Timber Mill Park – until further notice.

This all but nixes fishing for awhile on the Rainy.  Let's hope we don't see anything like this on the Missouri here in Bismarck.