tapering creatine

due to additional weight gain from creatine should you taper off of it during champ season?

Does the weight gain outweigh the strength increase you get from creatine? Can you perhaps use creatine as a fuel source?

Is this the only reason you would cut it out during competitions?

Sorry for replying so slow.
I guess I don’t have any well-developed theory on this. So, my question is how do you use it during the season? Do you make any changes in its use?