The “first white marlin” of the season has been caught in Ocean City. Ron Bennett reeled in the first white marlin of 2018 on Saturday, June 13 while the crew of “Stalker” was fishing off the shore of Ocean City. The fish was released after the catch. For bringing in the first white marlin of the season, Bennett will receive a $5,000 prize awarded by the Town of Ocean City. Mayor Rick Meehan says the first white marlin catch of the season is a symbolic start to the fishing season and hopefully a sign of many more for our offshore fishermen this summer. Bennett is also expected to receive a $5,000 prize from the Marlin Club and $5,000 from a local fishing group.