Danica Patrick poses with 51-pound fish

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Danica Patrick has gone fishing.

The former IndyCar and NASCAR driver, 40, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of herself posing with a large fish, which she caught on a fishing excursion.

She captioned the carousel of photos, which also included pictures of filleting and packaging the fish, "Did you know halibut have eyes on both side at first but it moves to one side and swims on [its] side on the bottom of the ocean? Neither did I. Caught a 51 LB halibut! I got a special hat even - 50+ LB club."

Patrick's followers enjoyed the peek into the Wisconsin native's life. One joked in the comment section, "Now we know why you went fishing. Just for the Halibut." Another added, "It’s almost bigger than you!"

When she's not out on the high seas, Patrick is speaking out about an important health issue. She recently opened up to Yahoo Life about removing her breast implants, which she believed caused a slew of chronic health conditions.

"Hair loss and weight gain, and nothing I did fixed it. And I couldn’t lose weight and then I lost my cycle," she explained in a June interview. "It’s not something that all of a sudden you get [the implants] in and then you’re sick the next day. It’s such a gradual process."

She recently shared a photo of herself in a bathing suit on social media, and explained how she's learning to love her body again.

"I wish I could [have] told this 32 year old girl that boobs won't make you more perfect or have it all or be more feminine. These were my reasons and to me these narratives are the problem. Implants just feed into it. Culture feeds into it. Social media feeds into it. Filters feed into it. Unhealed trauma feeds into it," she wrote in the caption of the Instagram photo. "The work is always an inside job. The real question is — how can I do the emotional work to see myself as perfect, having it all, and feminine? When we do that, we won’t seek outside validation or a way to get it."

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