Wanted to respond as I finally fixed it today. Took the carb off and the jet was almost completely unscrewed. I wasn't sure how tight it was supposed to be so I loosely tightened it and it worked for a bit, then got REALY sluggish. eventually, it wouldn't run again. Took the float bowl off once more and the jet had come out altogether.
After tightening it good and tight, i took it out for a 15 mile trip with no problems. Looking good so far. Thanks for all the help.